Playing Grown Up


I’m a bit of an oddity for a few reasons.  First, I work full time in my house- I’ve been telecommuting for the past 8 years. Second, I really, really like my job.

Before kids, working from home meant sleeping until 8:20, rolling out of bed and starting work at 8:30. Now it means working a full day from 6 – 8:30 am getting the kids up, taking Scorch to school, then coming back again by 8:20, handing off the Bean to our amazing nanny, and then starting my official work day.  There are some mornings when starting work is my break. 😉

I’m incredibly lucky with this arrangement and know it. I love my job and my coworkers; I get to feel productive every day and bring in a pay check all while hearing my kids play upstairs. Some people take coffee breaks, I take hugs & kisses breaks. When the kiddos were little, I could stop to nurse them or calm them down. Now I can kiss boo-boos and hear about school days between conference calls.

But I do miss, on occasion, getting dressed for work and interacting with adults everyday. Which is why I love quick business trips! I get to see some of my favorite people, stay in a hotel much nicer then what we stay in as a family, eat dinners out at places that don’t have a kids menu and just get to be Grown Up. Conversations don’t revolve around Preschool Politics or potty training progress at the dinner table. I get to be Heather instead of simply Scorch & Bean’s Mom and, sometimes, that’s awesome.

I just hope my coworkers didn’t notice the crayon marks all over the top of my laptop.


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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