Nicolette Writes

Professional Freelance Writer and Stay-at-Home Mom

Archive for the month “September, 2012”

What have I been up to?

So what have I been up to?? I haven’t blogged in ‘ages’!
Well, I guess I have been busy with life. And that for me is currently finding the best ways to make Alex happy and to stay sane while being a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer. I don’t know which part has been the hardest.

It seems impossible to work on articles – Alex insists on me keeping him busy all the time. If you haven’t had kids yet, you will think I am exaggerating. If you have had kids, you will smile and nod your head – you know what I mean!

Perhaps the hardest part have been being happy. It sounds horrible – I mean, of course I am happy about Alex in my life! You see, my office space is at home. I know I know, I should take my laptop and go work at a coffee shop. Seriously, have you tried that with a five-month old who rarely sleeps at day, and who refuses to sit on your lap – he HAS to stand and you have to hold him. Hmmm, this leaves me with no open hands for typing or sipping that idealistic cappuccino.

So I often end up putting Alex in his pram and heading down town, cruising from PEP, to Clicks, CNA, Woollies, Checkers and so on. Problem is, you can’t buy things from these places everyday or every time you go to town. So I often end up walking around town feeling depressed and empty. It’s also not easy to play with a baby from 6am to 10pm.

I am going through a tough phase of my life. Don’t get me wrong – I am grateful. I just need some support on how to manage my new life as a mom, a stay-at-home mom, and someone also interested in building her dream career.

Love, Nicolette


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