Snow Days…

by Renee on February 5, 2014 · 4 comments

in life

Snow Day. The boys and I have been bonding like crazy this week. Monday they were both home sick. Tuesday was a half day of school and today we are enjoying another snow day.


Truth be told I struggle during weeks like this. I love the extra time with the boys but I still have work that needs to be finished. Sarah Hoffman wrote a post that spoke to me, about how her old life and new life now collide. I remember when my children were small and it was a struggle to balance everything. Yet in many ways I look back on those days with a bit of jealousy for how much simpler it was when they were little. Now my children expect more and need more. And they sleep MUCH less, what the hell is a nap and can I talk my kids into one?

Snow day 2

The expectation of running a business from home often collides with my family on weeks like this one. There are calls that have not been returned and emails that haven’t been written and even blog posts that need to be finished because I get to spend some extra time with the boys…. while I can, while it matters.

While they still ask me to help.

While they still need assistance to get a drink.

While a game of trouble or knee hockey can still make their day.

I would be lying though if I said it wasn’t hard. My mind is racing with a filling to-do list and the knowledge to know there is not time to complete it all.

And yet it’s these moments that make the madness worth the struggle.

We enjoyed a day outside. We played. We read. We laughed. We wrote. We worked out. We drank hot chocolate. We faught (hey, this is still real life).

Bella in the snow

I’m not really sure where that was going but it’s where my mind is today. I wish there was more time.

Since there was no way to take it to the gym today. I used the break in schedule to check out the new Tempo MASH UP Conditioning DVD. I’ll do a full review and DVD giveaway soon. As for the workout, today it was the perfect switch up way to break out a sweat. And the boys even jumped in a joined me for the cardio portions. Nothing says tire out small boys like high knees and burpees!


Question of the Day: How do you spend your snow days? Have you ever had a snow day?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah Kay Hoffman February 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I LOVE this so much. I THANK YOU for including my post, and that you had some food-for-thought from it. I work from home, too. What do you do? All my very best to you:)


2 Renee February 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Thanks Sarah! You are very welcome. :) I left my job in advertising almost 2 years ago and now run a small shop out of my house.


3 Nicole February 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Holy smokes! Look at all of that snow!! You might lose Bella outside in the puffy snow :) That’s why I put Kostas’ red jacket or orange bandana on him when I take him out on the lake.


4 Renee February 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Bella needs a tracker on days like yesterday she is sooo light in the snow. She LOVES it though.


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