Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Work, play, love

Ok, I admit it, being a stay-at-home-mom with a home-based business is a lot of work. Especially when your mother is visiting for three weeks smack in the middle of your business launch, plus during Easter and your baby's first birthday, your husband's 30th birthday, AND Mother's Day. Whew! So, needless to say I have been busy these past few weeks.

I am proud to say that my business venture, Jennifer Blake Photography is going well. I'm not making boat loads of money (yet!) but I have been improving my photography skills while establishing myself in the community. I am proud of the product I am creating and happy when it makes my customers happy.

I have to say that owning my own business while being a mom is a whole new ball game for me. It's so challenging to find time to get work done in between my usual life. It's something I'm going to have to work on, probably for a while, probably always. But I like a challenge, especially one that means I get to do something I love while staying home with my baby girl.

My baby girl, who by the way turned 1 last week. It's a cliche but it's true that time flies. It's been an amazing year of adventures, learning, fun and also difficulties. But we made it through and have so much to be thankful for and to look forward to.

This is going to have to be a short post, as I have work to do and am also fighting off a head cold (another of many illnesses to hit our family over the last few months ugh) so I plan to get some rest this afternoon, which means NOT sitting at a computer. I'll post again soon, because I have lots to talk about!

Me and my big girl on her first birthday!