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How do you manage as a SAHM with an Etsy shop?

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I only have one child (so far) .. she is a year and a half, but I started this business when I was pregnant with her. She was colicky for the first 5 months of her life, and it was VERY hard - I (stupidly) did a sold out Heartsy deal last summer and so I had a lot of orders to fill, and since I couldn't put her down, I had to knit over her head while she slept..

Now I do most of my knitting during her nap time and when she goes down for the night (and I am lucky that she goes down around 6:30 PM). When she wakes up for her nap we go for a walk to the post office to drop off my packages for the day. It is a pretty good system - I try to devote the rest of my time to her, but I do admit that sometimes I get drawn in to see what my stats are / if I have any convos, etc., :)
I Love this thread!

all of these things, I think about all of the time.
Sometimes I feel guilty for letting "Dora" babysit for a while.
Always I feel guilty when I order out pizza, lol!
Sometimes I ship the kids off to grandmas for the weekend.
Always, I drink loads of coffee.
Sometimes I daydream about having a studio outside of my home.
Never do I get enough sleep. lol

But the rewards are infinite. My kids get to see my smiling face every day and when I pick them up from school. And they get to hug me anytime they want! :))

It is alot harder with school out and the bigger kids are home, I still have my 4 year old and my "hubby" is gone every other week for his work.

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