Welcome, Boss Mom. I am so glad you are here!
Hi! My name is Ginny and I am a work-at-home mom. That kind of sounds like I’m part of a support group. Well it’s true – I am a work-at-home mom, and this site is basically my virtual support group.
I have worked at home as an 8-5 employee for the last 5 years. My job isn’t the kind of job I can “just fit in during nap times”. Who can really do that anyway? I work for an actual employer – so those 8 hours are not mine. I also have a 2 year old toddler – with another little baby on the way. Combining a toddler, a pregnancy – and an actual job – means my work hardly ever looks as “perfect” as the photo above!
Often my days are full of juggling toddler tantrums, grocery lists, hours in front of my laptop, trying to be a “clever Pinterest mom with all the mom tricks”, stale coffee, bath time, episodes of The Office at night – and if I’m lucky – wearing actual clothes.
(Speaking of Pinterest – I’m over here all the time. Come join me!)
I love my job so much – it is the one thing (outside of my beautiful, wonderful husband) that makes me feel like a competent, productive adult. I also love being a mom so much. That is the thing that makes me feel the most human. So, what’s a girl to do? Just keep juggling.
What is A Modern Commonplace Book?
I began blogging over 6 years ago (I know, basically an eternity in blogging years). (Read about the title here.) And at that time, this site was just a way for me to share all my favorite life things with my favorite people. I am an extreme extrovert (ENFJ anyone?), so this blog became a way for me to make a whole bunch of internet friends – and to share my favorites tips, products, life goals…
Since then, I have realized that my life is actually very small – and I don’t really have time try every mascara on the market and share my favorite. In fact, the fact that I sometimes wear mascara at all is a huge success in my little corner of the world. Instead, I decided to reach out to “my people” and be a shameless supporter of the work-at-home mom.
Why the work-at-home mom?
We are a special type of woman. We work at home which makes us the happiest – no commutes, no dress shoes, no wasting time in irrelevant meetings. And, many of us are even our own bosses! But, if you are anything like me, you have found out very quickly that being at home does not make everything easier. In fact, it makes the line between “business” and “family” a very hard line to draw. It adds guilt when you want to be with your kids (and should because you are 2 feet away) – but you can’t. In fact, I think the world just doesn’t understand how hard it is to be a work-at-home mom. Have you heard these things before?
“Well, just work during nap time.”
“At least you can rest during nap time.”
I mean, what? Which one is it? In my experience it’s neither. Instead, it’s a hundred times harder than that.
So, please, will you join me? I still want to share all my favorites with you – but also want to pick your brains and write about all the things we work-at-home moms face. Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to meet you.
What will you find on this site? Things like…
- Encouragement for the Work-at-Home Mom
- 5 Reasons I love working at home as a work-at-home mom
- How to use Chatbooks to make easy photo books for family members
- A perfect play area in your living room for infants and toddlers
- The one-line-a-day journal for busy moms!
I have also compiled all my favorite mom resources for you here – from my favorite head phones – to my favorite baby gear guides. Check it out if you are into that sort of thing!
To thank you for joining me, I want to give you something for free RIGHT NOW.
I want to plan your dinners for the next 20 weeks.
I have written up a FREE 20 Week Meal Plan that gives you 5 free dinner recipes each week – for 20 weeks. Things that are really cool about this free meal plan:
- Each week’s shopping list has no more than 20 ingredients
- You get 1 printable for the whole week
- There are optional “extra” recipes for breakfast and lunch
- I also include an optional “prep” day instructions to free up your week!
Get these emailed to you every week FOR FREE
Every Thursday I will email your meal plan to you – so you don’t need to remember anything! Each week comes complete with a printable grocery list and set of recipes! Yay for making life more simple.