Being a Mum and a Small Business Owner...................
Few hiccups in the Martinsen household this past week or so. I’m a small business owner, a mum and this week have stepped up to my latest role – being Florence Nightingale. My seven-year-old had some day surgery last week at hospital under general anaesthetic…….he needed a day or so to get over it. Luckily he was a model patient, Pip took charge of the office, and I managed to jiggle a few things around and get some work done too.
Today he’s been ill again – this time with a streaming cold and hacking cough. He wouldn’t be a welcome addition to the classroom today for sure, so once again Pip has been in charge, and I’ve been taking care of my [once again] model patient.
Being a small business owner isn’t easy, and its hard just to take time out…….but at the same time I feel blessed that I can do the right thing and by working a little earlier in the morning and a little later at night everything can work out. No boss breathing down my neck, just a mum doing the right thing and giving her son the big hugs and cuddles he needs.
And you know what they say – that being a small business owner is all about juggling roles!