The Uncensored Early Days of An At Home Business with Kids at Home......

I wanted to pop in and give you all a little update on the behind the scenes stuff here and the changes coming up. After several weeks of setbacks and knock backs it looks like I have a designer keen to work on my new logo design. I hadn't realised that by some people's standards it was too close to the end of the year to take on more work. Thank goodness I'm now working with a fellow Queensland Blogger whom I have worked with before for other design needs. Seriously is it that close to the end of the year, people are winding up?

In other behind the scene antics I've been busy with online sales, things are happening on a small scale but steadily. But it's exciting to see the response in the pieces I've been listing, I take it as validation and a confidence builder that people are keen on the pieces I curate, offer and sell. Among my ever mounting stock of children's and maternity items, I'm also busy trying clear a vast collection of other vintage, retro, kitsch, clothing and collectible pieces I have amounted. Let's just say I'm being kept busy enough at the moment that it's nearly daily visits to the post office.


Visits to the post office have been frequent enough lately that I have had to adopt unique approaches for wrangling Cohen and Sarah and parcels all at once. I therefore have my first unofficial employee.....Cohen. I am employing the tried and tested parenting tactics of bribery to get in and out of the post office unscathed.

Cohen's job description is as follows:

All of this is with my help of course and whilst I wrangle Sarah and but for Cohen's dutiful assistance he gets coins (he doesn't care what domination) to put in his money box.

Mind you all of the above didn't keep me unscathed last week when I wouldn't buy a desk caddy for Cohen (his three years old mind you) so he could have the scissors from it for craft. It resulted in him screaming with tears:

"But I want itttttttttttt". 

No thanks to onlookers who stared and tutted us, I think I'm doing a fine and dandy job parenting and I will not give my child everything he or she wants.

Oh the joys of a stay at home mum and her adventures into further establishing a predominately at home business. I'll keep those who are interested enlightened to the journeys of how I manage things as things progress. I want to be able to show other mums out there too that it is possible to carve out a little dream for yourself whilst at home with your kids.

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My Vintage Childhood: The Uncensored Early Days of An At Home Business with Kids at Home......

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Uncensored Early Days of An At Home Business with Kids at Home......

I wanted to pop in and give you all a little update on the behind the scenes stuff here and the changes coming up. After several weeks of setbacks and knock backs it looks like I have a designer keen to work on my new logo design. I hadn't realised that by some people's standards it was too close to the end of the year to take on more work. Thank goodness I'm now working with a fellow Queensland Blogger whom I have worked with before for other design needs. Seriously is it that close to the end of the year, people are winding up?

In other behind the scene antics I've been busy with online sales, things are happening on a small scale but steadily. But it's exciting to see the response in the pieces I've been listing, I take it as validation and a confidence builder that people are keen on the pieces I curate, offer and sell. Among my ever mounting stock of children's and maternity items, I'm also busy trying clear a vast collection of other vintage, retro, kitsch, clothing and collectible pieces I have amounted. Let's just say I'm being kept busy enough at the moment that it's nearly daily visits to the post office.


Visits to the post office have been frequent enough lately that I have had to adopt unique approaches for wrangling Cohen and Sarah and parcels all at once. I therefore have my first unofficial employee.....Cohen. I am employing the tried and tested parenting tactics of bribery to get in and out of the post office unscathed.

Cohen's job description is as follows:
  • He must carry parcels in a bag to the counter and stand in line patiently waiting for our turn.
  • He hands over parcels to the post office attendant.
  • He waits patiently while its processed and takes the receipt for me.

All of this is with my help of course and whilst I wrangle Sarah and but for Cohen's dutiful assistance he gets coins (he doesn't care what domination) to put in his money box.

Mind you all of the above didn't keep me unscathed last week when I wouldn't buy a desk caddy for Cohen (his three years old mind you) so he could have the scissors from it for craft. It resulted in him screaming with tears:

"But I want itttttttttttt". 

No thanks to onlookers who stared and tutted us, I think I'm doing a fine and dandy job parenting and I will not give my child everything he or she wants.

Oh the joys of a stay at home mum and her adventures into further establishing a predominately at home business. I'll keep those who are interested enlightened to the journeys of how I manage things as things progress. I want to be able to show other mums out there too that it is possible to carve out a little dream for yourself whilst at home with your kids.

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1 Comments:

At October 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Kitty said...

Where is the 'like' button?!

 

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