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The Balance of Parenthood and Self Employment

Artemas Photography Baltimore County Portrait Senior Photographer Photography York DC 0001

 

It’s an exciting time here at our home. Our third son is due in just about three weeks and this morning I’m thinking back to when Jacob was born. He was our first and joined us in April of 2008. I remember the excitement, fear, worry, pure joy, and all the other emotions that go along with your first child. At the same time, I was just starting to work on my photography business. It wasn’t too difficult at first. Jacob slept a lot, I worked when he slept and I was just starting out, so I didn’t know any better. Learning as I go….

Then Alex was born in 2010 and things got a little hectic. I was learning to adjust to self employment and parenthood. It’s a constant struggle because on one hand, I never want to miss any time with our boys, and on the other, I want to continue growing my business to be able to provide for them. It took me a while to find some peace in my mind and accept the fact that I can’t do everything.

When Liam arrives next month, I wonder what kind of adjustments three children will ┬ábring. At the same time, I feel much more prepared and have learned to “roll with the punches” because parenthood can throw you a curve ball at any time of the day or night. If you have children, you know what I mean.

I love my boys more than I ever thought possible. They really are my entire world and I look forward to each morning when they get out of bed, come downstairs, and start driving me crazy. It’s been a struggle at times, adjusting to this world of parenthood and self employment. But honestly, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s an amazing adventure and I love having my family along for the ride. Have an awesome day everyone, I have to run, I hear footsteps coming down the stairs.

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  • Rochelle - I completely echo your sentiment, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Motherhood and being a business owner is a difficult balance but its a wonderful one. Thanks for sharing Artemas!

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