Summer Holiday Parenting for Mums in Business (Infographic)

*Waves* Remember Me? 

Hola Mums (and Dad’s) in business working from home, how’s it going? Can you believe the summer holidays are already over?! Where did the time go!? We have already completed the first week of the back to school, daily routine and quite frankly it makes me sad 🙁 Hats off to everyone who managed to do any work this holiday as I for one snatched a grand total of 30 hours which equates to around 4 measly hours each week. Basically enough time to sort through emails and keep on top of social media and write a review or two for the enormous amount of time we spent out! Thank god I spent that day scheduling Facebook updates and Instagram auto share otherwise people might have thought I’d fallen into the abyss!

Less Work More Play 

I make no secret of the fact that I choose not to work through the summer holidays and fully appreciate that not everyone is as lucky as me. I mainly accomplish this though through pre-planning both my work load and days out and having a super supportive family.  It does mean though that now I’ve finally got time to sit at my desk (which is overflowing with “stuff” gah! The not turning it into a dumping ground went really well!), all I can see is my to do list which is buckling under the pressure to stay on just one sheet of paper! I then find myself thinking “what did I do for the last 7 weeks” no really what did I do. *insert pondering face*

Cue magical interlude music played on a harp …….. This. This is what I did for 7 weeks and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

Joanne Dewberry infographic

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Does your summer look anything like mine? I’d love to hear your thoughts especially on how well you survived! Survival tips are always appreciated! (If you failed miserably then check out last month’s Britmums Mums in Business Round-Up | Delegating This Summer Holiday. )

PS. *cough* there are only 7 week until Half Term! *cough*

A Cornish Mum

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  1. September 3, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Sounds like a great break! Anything that involves 157 ice creams sounds good to me!

    • September 3, 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Haha! That is between the 5 of us! Not just me or I’d be the size of a house!

  2. September 4, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Sounds like you had a great time. Glad that you managed to stick to it x

  3. September 4, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Sounds like a Summer to be treasured. The kids grow up so quickly so make the most of it! So relieved to hear that I’m not the only one to have a desk that’s creeking under the strain of everything dumped on it and a to do list that’s rolling out of the door! I laid in bed fretting about it this morning (having just returned from a fabulous week in Cornwall) Any tips on where to start would be much appreciated. Can’t see the wood through the trees at the moment!

    • September 4, 2016 / 10:58 am

      I try and break my to do list down into manageable chunks of 3. Aim to get 3 things done each day if you do more yippeee if you don’t you won’t feel so bad on yourself as long as you complete the 3 things. It can be hard to know where to start if you have to much to look at. Hope this helps.

      • September 5, 2016 / 2:14 pm

        Thanks Joanne. I do tend to give myself too much to do and then feel that I’ve failed if I don’t get to the end of the list. I like the shorter list idea 🙂

        • September 6, 2016 / 9:05 am

          No worries. I think Sarah we are all too guilty of thinking we can do more then getting frustrated. I only managed the 3 things I set out to do yesterday and although my list is still overflowing I didn’t feel that I had underachieved. Good Luck

  4. September 4, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I now wish I had to take Summer off too. It’s a great reason to work for yourself, the flexible hours. For me it’s holidays and Christmas that really make up for the long working days and yeah, I hate the todo list when I get back to work.

    • September 4, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Mine is so big!! I’m wondering how many reviews I can delegate to the children 😉

  5. September 4, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Love the infographic, made me chuckle xx Was the wine consumed just by you? ,)

  6. Shannon
    September 4, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    That’s a great way to share your summer haha, I love that little chart! I wish I had had that many ice creams!

  7. Amanda
    September 4, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Love your image! Our ice cream consumption is probably the same! Oh and the wine! Xxx

  8. September 4, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Haha I love this infographic, good luck catching up with everything xx

  9. September 5, 2016 / 10:01 am

    It does sound as though you had a great time, hard to believe it is already September!

  10. September 5, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Sounds like you had an amazing summer, being able to put down tools and concentrate on the kids is a real treat and you made the most of it

    • September 5, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      We certainly did! (Although my waist line isn’t best pleased!)

  11. September 5, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    I think it is amazing that you dont have to work during the holidays, well done you x

  12. September 6, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    What a fab infographic, definitely something to print out & keep to remind you of your fab summer! 🙂

  13. September 8, 2016 / 11:40 am

    The catching up is fun alright but once that is done and the routine starts again, it all feels good doesn’t it?

  14. Carla S
    September 8, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    I am loving your infographic! What a fun way to compile all your summer memories. I do hope that now the new school term has arrived that you will be able to get on with some more work.
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  15. September 9, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I have to work year round.

  16. September 9, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    I love this, such an awesome infographic! 15 million arguments before lunch…that sounds familiar! #weekendblogshare

    • September 9, 2016 / 12:51 pm

      Every flipping day! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. September 10, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Aaaagh, I absolutely love your infographic and wish I had kept track of any stats like you did! You must tell me how to make one as it looks fab. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare

  18. September 12, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Sounds like a lovely summer. I work full time in an office, but I was on maternity leave for much of the summer, so we enjoyed a lot of family time and outings!

  19. Mummy and Monkeys
    September 15, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely summer, I love how you have created the pictures too, such a great idea. I hope you have found your desk again. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x