Multitasking Mommy Mania & BornFree Radio Episode 1
Although I know the President’s morning activities have a much wider ranging impact then mine, I’d wager that I could teach him or any Fortune 500 CEO a thing or two about getting the job done.
My day starts anywhere between 4:45 and 5:10 am. Yes that’s right, I said between 4:45 and 5:10 am. But that’s a whole other story. By 6 am, I’ve cleaned, diapered, dressed, brushed the teeth of my toddler and started him on breakfast. I’ve also cleaned, diapered, fed and dressed the baby, made lunch for the toddler, watched endless episodes of Sesame Street/The Wiggles/Blue’s Clues, cleaned up seemingly several thousand piles of toys/trucks/books/Legos and packed two diaper bags and strollers for a full day out and about in the city.
By 7 am, I’ve made coffee for the husband, drank several cups of green tea, cleaned the kitchen, started the laundry, emptied the dishwasher, put away the clean baby bottles and depending on the day walked and fed our two dogs. My itinerary is busier in those few early hours then it used to be in an entire weekend.
Sometimes between the time I get up and the time I go to bed I’m literally so busy my head is spinning. Doing two things at once is for the weak, as a Mom I literally feel like I spend every minute multi-tasking. Even as I write this I’m eating dinner, checking email and playing Scrabble online (although I’m losing.) I’m curious to know if there is such a thing as a mom who does one thing at a time, focusing just on the moment. Is that even possible?
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Robin Saks Frankel is the founder of Crib Notes (www.cribnotesbaby.com), a free monthly e-newsletter for parents of kids ages zero to three. She’s also a writer, a mother of two boys (1 toddler and 1 infant) and somehow still finds the time to watch Gossip Girl and Family Guy. When she’s not watching trashy TV, she can usually be found attached to her iPhone Facebooking, Tweeting or playing Words With Friends. Robin, her husband, kids and two dogs somehow manage to coexist peacefully in Manhattan. Robin received her M.S. in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University but still can’t tell you what credit derivatives are. Follower her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cribnotes