Next up in “I Don´t Know How She Does It” we have Victoria from A Modern Homestead. This entrepreneurial mama runs a few businesses, wrote an ebook and if this isn´t busy enough yet, she cooks everything from scratch, completely organic! Check out how this busy boss mom gets it all done.
Q: Please introduce yourself, why do you think people around you might think “I don´t know how she does it”?
A: I’m Victoria, founder of A Modern Homestead and mother to an 18 month old. In addition to running around after a toddler, I run 3 businesses, make our Christmas gifts by hand, and cook all of our food from scratch, and I do it all on less than $200 a month!
Q: What does your typical weekday look like?
A: I wake up about 2 hours before my son to get the household going, make breakfast, and get some morning work done. Once my son is up, we have breakfast and hangout until nap time! During nap time I do some more work and make lunch. After lunch and nap, it’s more playtime until dinner. After dinner, my husband takes the baby for awhile so i can finish up my workday. Then bedtime for baby, and a little downtime for me!
Q: What is your secret to get it all done?
A: I have a ridiculous number of lists and spreadsheets going in my life to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. With so many balls in the air it’s easy for something to get dropped. My lists and spreadsheets are an absolute lifesaver!
Q: What do you do when you feel like you´re close to a break down?
A: I’m not one to take breaks. Work is fun for me and I push myself really hard. But like everyone else, I do have a breaking point. When I feel myself getting close to that point, I take the afternoon to re-group, find what’s getting to me, and figure out how to make my way around the issue.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: I tend to binge relax. Since I don’t take breaks often, when I do, it’s hard to stop! Recently I read an entire trilogy (700 pages per book) in about a week! Not much work got done, but it was a really fun week 🙂
Q: What keeps you motivated?
A: My family, hands down. Just being able to be with them all the time, by working for myself and not having to go into an office. So working hard keeps that dream alive.
Q: What is your favourite activity with your son?
A: I love watching my son learn new things. It’s a magically thing to watch those gears turn, but even still, tickle fights are my favorite 😉
Q: What would be your advice for other busy moms to get the most out of their day?
A: Make a plan. Don’t leave things to chance, don’t rely on your own memory in order to get everything done. Make sure it happens with lists and a great game plan!
Q: What else do we need to know about you?
A: I was home-schooled for life and as a result I got to learn a ton of fun skills! I have 2 black belts, I’m a singer/songwriter with 3 professional CDs, I can play anything with strings, and can craft with any fiber!
Have you checked out the previous “I Don´t Know How She Does It”?
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – Inspiring Moms
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – with Kelsey van Kirk from The HomeLoving Wife
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – with JeeYoung Dubs from Simply + Every
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – with Lauren Berger from Working Mom Magic
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – with Aimee Gonzalez Niebuhr from MamaCentric
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – with Shannon Bennett from Memoirs of a Working Mom
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – with Erica Avery from momEplanner
- I Don´t Know How She Does It – with Sara Robinson from Get Mom Balanced
Photo credit: @amodernhomestead on Instagram