Hey, I’m Donella. So glad to meet you here at Mom on the Clock. I want this to be your go-to resource for blogging how-tos, time management tips, productivity hacks, and encouragement for living your best mom life.
Why did I start Mom on the Clock?
Well, I’m a blogger and a productivity/time management junkie. I’ve read LOADS of books. I’ve tried LOADS of apps.
But the thing is, most of the tools I’ve tried and the advice I’ve read is geared toward women and men who work outside the home.
But girl, let me tell you, working at home with the kids underfoot is a whole different ball game. I’m not saying it’s harder than working out of the home… it’s just different.
The kids are constantly distracting you. Instead of a few solid hours at a time to get work done, you may be lucky to get a solid 15 minutes. Being a WAHM is wonderful and frustrating at the same time.
So the advice you’ll find here isn’t geared toward someone who can sit and work for hours on end. With this blog, I hope to teach you how to make the most of those small pockets of productive time you find throughout your day.
Who am I to teach you anything?
I’ve been blogging for 5 years now. I started my first blog, Glue Sticks & Gumdrops, in November 2014. I worked on my blog part time while doing client work for other bloggers until 2017. Since then, I’ve worked for myself. Now I run several of my own blogs and homeschool our son.
It sounds like I’ve got it all together, doesn’t it?
But in all honesty, I used to be a hot mess. My house was a disaster. I had sticky notes and notebooks everywhere. I tried app after app to get organized but never stuck with anything long enough to learn it and love it.
Moving from app to app and notebook to notebook led to a lot of dropped or forgotten deadlines. My messy house caused me endless frustration, because a cluttered house leads to a cluttered mind.
I was constantly dropping the ball either with my family, my work, or my home. I couldn’t seem to juggle it all.
That’s when I decided to STOP trying to fit my life into someone else’s routine. Don’t get me wrong — I still read lots of books and try lots of apps. Once a geek, always a geek.
But I take what works for me, and I toss out the rest without guilt.
That’s what I hope to share with you — realistic tips, tricks, schedules, routines, and more — that fit into the life of a busy, distracted work at home mom.