You don't have a nanny, so how do you manage motherhood with the challenges of nurturing your nascent business? What are your time management tools?
It’s hard with design because you really need some space and peace of mind to think about what you are designing and parse out your inspiration and then you also need physical space to put your tablet and computer and sketches. It helps to set goals for myself the day before.
Time management isn’t my strongest suit anymore because anything my kids need seems very urgent to me, and they always need something. That being said, I am lucky to live close to my very supportive family, who love my girls to death. I rely on them a great deal to steal moments for reflection and for work or even quick trips to Trader Joe’s. I imagine I will eventually need to hire somebody to help with the small stuff, but I’ll keep relying on my family for now, even though it means that I don’t have quite as much time to work, or as open a schedule. I’m so fortunate to have that kind of peace of mind when my children aren’t with me.
Photography by Layli Samimi