Sometimes all seems chipper in the world of blog but all is not as it seems!
My working life is all consuming, work life balance is not happening at all.
My youngest girl leaves junior school this year and last summer after nearly missing the last day of the school year because i was working on teacher gifts for others i promised this last year i would make an effort... i have made it to one event and that was only because i was having a table with my things!
This makes me very sad, i have missed her exihibition, her assembly and perfomances and last week i missed the jubilee tea party ok ok i did make a couple of cakes but that was all!
I didn't go to church with them at Christmas, i haven't been on the school trips as normal and i no longer help with her swimming class!
90% of the time the children are lucky to see me for more than a couple of hours and then i am normally catching up on emails etc.
I even missed two lots of parent evenings because i had to work at events.
We wont be going away again this year because i don't have the time... i have events every weekend now until mid July and then i am on Christmas making until October and then we are back to wall to wall events until i finish for Christmas.
I am cranky and mardy because i feel guilty. I am tired and miserable because they miss out on me just being a mum.
Life is not always what it seems, we don't swan around doing a little sewing and faffing around!
What i am trying to say is me, along with lots of other designer maker mums work our arses off!
I love what i do and wouldn't change but i do get a bit miffed when some people seem to think i am not working hard because i don't go to the office or shop.
There i have got that off my chest and should feel better but to be honest all i see is a big fat post with crap mum plastered across it!