The question about work-life balance has come up from quite a few of you lately. You want to know how I balance being a wife, a mother to three young children, and a small business owner? For right now, I’m not entirely prepared to answer how I ‘do what I do’ because I’m still formulating my thoughts on that topic. I’m imagining me saying, ‘just run around like a crazy woman’ is not exactly the answer you were looking for…….though sometimes it’s the truth. So until I can clearly articulate myself on that topic……..I thought I would share some bits and pieces of our life that will maybe bring the whole idea work-life balance together.
For the most part (excluding today ~ ugh!), the girls are really good at entertaining themselves and playing together. The fact that they are only 16 months apart really helps because they are pretty much interested in the same things. I would say they are definitely each others best friend. Having them be able to play independently helps allow me to tend to their baby brother, Caspian Finn, and get some work done with The Cottage Mama.
Today I thought I would share some of The Cottage Kids favorite toys. Now mind you, Matilda Jane is 2.5 years old and Savannah is almost four. So, these are what they are into now………I’m sure that will change down the line, but I’ll give a little update when it does. I also think it’s fun to see what other kids are into and might give you some new ideas for toys for your little ones.
The Bilibo is a new toy that the girls received for Christmas from my in-laws. We aren’t entirely sure what it’s supposed to do, but that’s the beauty of it ~ it can be anything you want it to be. You can sit in it and spin around, you can put your baby dolls in it as a little doll bed, you can wear it on your head and pretend to be an astronaut (a favorite idea of Savannah and Matilda), you can carry your toys around in it. The wonderful thing is that it lends itself to great imaginary fun.