Get Off Your Phone :: A Confession from the Work at Home Mom

I know you see us. The moms at the playground, pushing our swinging tot with one hand, phone in the other. There is at least ONE of us around. At the zoo, the park, or the Chick-fil-A play area … there is always one or two of “us” in your presence. I’m almost positive someone has mumbled under their breath that we should be off our phones and enjoying these moments with our littles. And I couldn’t agree more.

I just so happen to be that EXACT mom…

I am the mom rushing kids out the door in the morning, answering a client’s message about our session in an hour. I zone out in the middle of my teenager telling me about practice (because I’m thinking of a response to an email that has me sounding like a normal, functioning human being and not like a crazy that attempted to work with fighting toddlers in the back seat). I am the mom scheduling work during a workout and invoicing in the carpool line. I am THAT mom, 100%. 

Do I love it? No. I deal with it. 

I just so happened to have hustled my way to a job that I love, one that allows me to work from home. One that at times, has me dreaming of an office job where I could dedicate set hours to work and the rest for family. There are times that I feel the guilt of having to be glued to my phone and work all while at a playdate with friends.

My confession? There is a different side to what you see. Not all of us with a phone in our hand are putting texts or social media ahead of our kids … some of us are merely trying to survive. We work from home to be able to squeeze in picnics or trips to the zoo. We carry a looming guilt for hearing “Mom. Mom. Mamma…MOM, listen to me!” more than we like to admit. It’s a balancing act like no other and at most times, it calls for a phone in our hands. We don’t necessarily LOVE it … but we deal with it.

So next time you see one of “us” around, just know that it’s just another mom, just like yourself, trying to balance this whole thing out …with work in the form of an iPhone attached to her hand.

Cassie is a hustle-from-home mom to four boys, Blaison, Kade, Kellan and Matty. She worked as a payroll administrator for nine years up until the arrival of their third son, Kellan. After realizing the costs of daycare for three little ones, and the sudden growth in her business, Cassie Treuil Photography, she left her job to focus on building her business and raising her four boys. In between shuffling kids to carpool and football practice, she can be found planning events for RSMB and editing the sweetest little faces of BR. On the weekends, catch her between the football field and Highland Road Park cheering on her Catholic High Bear. She loves her family, an occasional juice cleanse, weekends on the water and her tiny town of Port Allen.

1 COMMENT

  1. I love this! I relate so much! Everyone thinks I have it easy because I can work from home…and sometimes I do! But, there are no set work times and family time, it all just blends together!

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