Now that my daughter has just started walking (aided) she drags me out to walk almost everyday!
She loves the outdoors, so barring a rainy day, she will grab my hand, toddle towards the door with me in tow, point at the doorknob and say “Ah-toe!” (meaning ‘let’s go’), then point at her shoes and sit on the floor in anticipation of me putting her shoes on her.
Then we take a walk around the block.
Half way through she gets tired, so I carry her 10kg weight to our neighbour’s rose garden, where we smell the roses.
Then we walk home.
WAHM = work at hom mum
SAHM = stay at home mum
Well, not counting my SAHM status to a young toddler (that is the biggest job!) :)
The first job came about when my hubby started his clinic. I am now his bookkeeper. No interviews required, which is brilliant because I don’t tend to do very well in interviews, regardless of how much skill I have sigh
The second job also came about when my hubby started his clinic. As we bought the premises and he was a sole trader with a reasonable amount of risk in his job, we decided to put my name on the title and I become landlord. That way, I could generate income not from renting to him, but from renting the other parts of the property to others. So I am also a landlord.
The third job is as a demonstrator for a cloth nappy boutique. Haven’t really started this one yet, still in the midst of setting up. But it sounds like fun, and it’s something I could earn some extra pocket money out of.
The beauty of it all?
I am doing all this very part-time, all from the comfort of my own home! But I guess when I start demonstrating for nappies this may change.
Most new sewing machines come with at least one free lesson from the dealer, take advantage of it!
Mine did have the lesson offer but I didn’t like the dealer, so I self-taught myself.
This was a slow process, but I eventually got there.
What really helped was when friend came over to show me how to construct bags for charity. She did everything like an old hand, thus ridding me of my need to constantly refer to the manual for every single detail.
Since that time, I tend to be faster, only because I have seen how quickly the sewing process goes, from winding the bobbin, threading the machine, and actually sewing up.
So, take heart, ask a friend/family member to demo something simple on the sewing machine, and you should be off!