In the last installment of The Juggle Series (where fabulous moms share just how they manage to juggle it all), I interviewed work-at-home mom, Erika Geiss. She’s the owner of Red Pencil Editing Services and teaches part-time at a local college. Scroll through to read how she “juggles” marriage, motherhood and work.
Special thanks to all the moms that participated in The Juggle Series and opened up to share their experiences– the ups, downs and beauty of motherhood.
What is your typical day like from start to finish/describe your work schedule?
It depends on the time of year. During the school year, my husband and I share prepping the kids for the day, have coffee, talk about the day ahead, any schedule changes and get ourselves ready. Then it's to the bus for our son and depending upon who has an early morning obligation, my husband and I trade off getting the youngest to daycare. By 9:30, I’m doing client work (I work from home running Red Pencil Editing Services) or doing class prep-work or grading, when I’m also teaching art history as an adjunct faculty member at a local college. On teaching days, I head to campus, and I'm usually back before my son's bus returns. When my son comes home, he and I have some time together then pick up his sister. Depending upon the timing of extracurricular activities, the evening consists of dinner, homework and family time until the kids’ bedtime routine. After the kids go to bed, my husband and I spend time together or get additional work done alongside each other before bed. During the summer, we try to maintain the morning and evening schedules as closely as possible. For intense work weeks—the kids go to daycare. If it's a light work-load week, I will work in the mornings while they play, then we do something in the afternoon.
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