Superwoman or Super God?

As a freelance writer and editor who has three children at home, I often am asked how I manage to write and care for my children—and have time to sleep. After reassuring the questioner that I am not, after all, Superwoman, I usually reply that I tend to be well-organized, disciplined, and deadline-oriented. But that, too, can give the wrong impression. I am those things, which are assets to a writer’s life, but I certainly have my moments of coming undone, either because of my own shortcomings or my children’s, or just because of circumstances.

Would I love to say I handle every situation with grace and calmness? Well, sure, who wouldn’t? But the thing is, I flub up even minor frustrating situations. While the outside world might see calm and organized, inside can be chaos. Good thing God is always there with His grace and mercy.

For me, and for many other woman I interviewed for Hired@Home, the key to a successful at-home business or employment is balancing your work and your family. Sometimes this is an easy task; sometimes it’s extremely difficult. I find myself periodically re-evaluating my work and family obligations to make sure my priorities are correct, that I’m not neglecting my clients, my children, or my husband.

Until next time, Sarah

2015-01-08T22:39:01+00:00

5 Comments

  1. Rebekah March 7, 2008 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Good for you, Sarah. I am looking forward to reading you book when it comes out this spring. And I appreciate you sharing your website with me.

  2. The Payne Family March 7, 2008 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Sarah, I am so proud of you! You are definitely an inspiration to me. You make me want to get organized, work hard, and try to be a better wife and mother. Congratulations on your new book. I know it will be a huge success!

  3. Melanie Dobson March 7, 2008 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Hey Sarah! The site looks great! I can’t wait to see your finished book.

    We do serve a Super God!!

    ~Melanie

  4. Leslie Carbone March 7, 2008 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Sarah, congratulations on the book and on the Web site!

  5. Sandra Joseph July 3, 2008 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Hi Sarah,

    I received your book yesterday and have read it through. Congratulations on a great book.

    I wrote a blog entry on your book –you can read about it here http://sandrajo.wordpress.com/2008/07/01/featured-in-hired-at-home

    Sandra Joseph
    Recognize & Remember
    http://www.sandrajo.wordpress.com

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