2/18/09

Lights, Camera, Action...err, Oh Crap I Forgot My Line!

It was just a typical day yesterday...get up, take a shower (yep, you heard me...I took a shower), take kids to school, cut some wood, be filmed by a production team, SAY WHAT?!

A production team came to my house and my good friend Oonagh's house (owns her own preschool) to film us being our always perfect, never boring, always well-groomed selves for a show that will focus on what life is like when you work from home and have kids running about. But not just that. We're hoping to help other women or moms who are trying to figure out how they can make money and yet have more time/flexibility with their kids (or future kids). It's tough...I know. I went from being a full-time out-of the-house, climbing-the-ladder working mom who worked long hours and her kids were in daycare from 8:30-6:00pm to a broke stay-at-home mom longing for a bit of my old,creative, money-making life, to a part-time freelancing mom with a kid on my lap while I designed marketing materials, to a full-time nanny working from home taking care of other people's kids to now a full-time work-from-home mom with a growing business. Kinda feel like I could be the only guest on Oprah's stay-at-home mom vs. working mom show where I yell back and forth at myself whilst taking sides. Now THAT would be something, huh?

Anyhow, this is something that evolved from the LA Times article and may or may not happen but I'll keep you posted. But really, who doesn't want to see a mom who never showers, wears the same clothes day in and day out, cuts wood, and polyurethane's during American Idol? I mean, really! What's that? We're cancelled already?!?! Crap...back to the garage I go.

2 comments:

Heather said...

You seem like the wood-working version of my sister who is an illustrator and has her own line of children's books (see www.journeyaround.com). And, I think what you're doing is absolutely great. If you move to the east coast, I hope you consider moving in next door to me so we can be friends!

Just wrote a quick post about you on my new blog:
www.doodlebugs.blogspot.com

Keep up the great work!

Mod Mom Furniture said...

Heather, your comment made my day!!! Thanks so much. And I'll totally move next door to you if we make our way East. I love your blog, it's great! I'll make sure write a post about it in the coming days. And I'll check out your sister's children's books.

Thanks again!!!! I really needed a push today -- you have no idea how much you helped me be motivated to get back in the garage. I feel like I should pay you. :)