Saturday, October 29, 2016

8 Useless Bits Of Advice For A Work At Home Dog Mom

My skin crawls when people who aren't work at home pet parents give me advice on how to be a better, more productive work at home dog Mom. I know they mean well, but I can assure you, the advice doled out is about as useful as me attempting to give advice on surviving labor pains and calming a teething toddler.

Over the years, I've lost count how many times people have dished out tidbits of useless wisdom. The advice is all over the charts.

Here are 8 of the top useless bits of advice from people who aren't work at home dog moms...

1. Do your hair and makeup every day. This is usually followed by, "It'll replicate the process of having to get ready for a real job outside of your home." A real job? Oh, please elaborate on how work-at-home isn't a "real job."

2. Freshen up your wardrobe. New clothes will make you feel better. Do you know what I hate more than new clothes? Shopping for clothes.

3. You need to get out more. What does this even mean? Do I need to stand outside more often? Do I need to be in a car traveling from point A to point B several times a week? Or, do I need to attend more social gatherings?

4. Put your "dogs" in daycare once or twice a week so you can get a break. You couldn't pay me to put our kids in daycare. For me, it wouldn't be a break because I'd be all teary eyed and worried until it was time to pick them up.

5. You should get on a normal sleep schedule. Surviving on a few hours of sleep a day isn't healthy. I know this. However, the schedule I have is what works for our family. At times, yes, it sucks, but it is what it is.

6. Dedicate at least an hour a day for exercise. I power walked to the bathroom earlier today when I had to pee really, really bad and felt a sneeze coming on. Does that count?

7. Have a hobby or two. I do. It's called DIY Dog Mom Projects and Bodacious Biscuit Love. I also create homemade dog biscuit recipes, make patchwork doggy blankets, and will be creating cool doggy themed stuff to sell.

8. Yoga will help you to relax, unwind, and melt the stress away. Wine does the same thing.

*raises wine glass*

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