Is it possible to be (telephone) interviewed by a newspaper reporter while you have a 3 yr old running around tossing pillows for a fort and a 15 month old who is waaaay past-due his nap?
Possible? Yes. But you do it while bribing the 3 yr old with mini marshmellows to stay quiet and by hiding in the laundry room with the baby banging in the closed door. Dora could be your best friend. And maybe you forgot to feed your kids a proper lunch (unless you count marshmellows and lots of mini crackers). Honestly, I think I have normal, well behaved kids -- that is, until I get on the phone...
Is it perfect? Heck no.
But things get done and you pray while being interviewed that what is coming out of your mouth sounds reasonable, focused and maybe even well thought out.
As a mom with young kids under foot and a home business, I have learned that things must get done - on all fronts - and that perfection is no longer achievable. Nor do I pretend to be perfect because that image is not something I can keep up with.
Last week I had a conference call with people on the other end who were actually sitting in a quiet board room while I was wiping bums on the other end ... the mom entrepreneur gig is not for the faint of heart. All I can say is thank god for the headset....
If you want to check out the results of the crazy interview you can read it in the Guelph Mercury which came out on March 11th.
If you live in Milton, you'll find us featured this month in Snap for our playgroups and work with Kindermusik
And moms in Kitchener-Waterloo can tune in on Monday morning (march 15th) to Rogers Cable to see myself & our Community Manager, Christa Mackinnon, on their Daytime morning show at 11am. My kids will not be running around the studio as I learned my lesson with that when my then 10 month old threw peas all over the green room in Barrie but, hey it was a sound proof room...
PS: If you're reading from Guelph and you'd like more info -- please email: firstname.lastname@example.org since that link was not included in the article.