Touching Base

Hello there! I hope you haven’t forgotten about me yet. I know. It has been one event, product review, or press release after another on this blog lately. Where have my stories gone, you may wonder–those stories about my little adventures with the two minis, the joys and challenges as a nanny-less work-at-home mom, or my notes about being a fireman’s wife?

I can’t say that life has been uneventful. In fact, it has taken an exciting twist with my work-at-home job on full swing and Créatif Studio finally taking off (P.S. Join us at the Work-At-Home Expo on October 25!). I am super grateful because before all these happened, I was able to hire a nanny–a really good one (thanks to a co-parent who referred her to me)–who can watch over the kids while I do business…and well, go on dates with the hubby or spend some me-time.


But I haven’t forgotten about the minis. Although I’ve been quite busy recently, I do still have quality time with them. I sometimes feel guilty that I’m not spending as much time as I used to with them (like 24/7!), but I always remind myself that I have to give time for myself, too–time to be alone, to do what I love.

toddler art

Less time with the minis doesn’t mean I love them less. The truth is, now that I am finally getting some time to myself, the time I am with them is more meaningful because instead of simply spending time with them, I am able to be with them. I won’t lie. I often felt burnt out and lost when all my time and energy were given to the minis. Some of you would say, “You’re a mother. Where else would you spend your time and energy but on your children?” But beyond being a mother, I am Kim…and I have many other hats aside from being mommy.

toddler art

I realized recently that we have to give all our hats some TLC for us to function at optimum level. If you focus on just one role, you can’t expect the rest of you to be happy and healthy. Eventually, you will break down. In my case, I became sickly and I sort of lost touch with myself.

That’s why I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. I’ve been catching up on life and focusing on simply being. Don’t worry, though. I’m feeling better than ever already and I can’t wait to go back here and share what I’ve been up to. But for now, I’ll leave you with this good read about being vs. doing. Talk to you soon!

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. The Vanilla Housewife

    Great to hear you’re doing great Kim! I envy you! There are days when I really just wanna crasha nd curl in a corner. We really have to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our loved ones better. God bless!

  2. Maan

    You’re doing the right thing, Kim! I barely leave my toddler since I’m a WAHM, too, and I noticed that sometimes, I resent him! On the contrary, I become a lot nicer mom when I am able to leave the house and do stuff by myself. 🙂

    1. Kim Reyes

      I didn’t want to use the term “resent” in this post…but that best describes how I used to feel when my days are all about the kids. 🙂 You’re right, I’m much nicer too when I get to have some time off.

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