Running a cake business during the school holidaysHi, I don’t think I am alone in dreading the school holidays and trying to juggle looking after the kids and dealing with cake orders especially when its the height of wedding season. I started this thread so maybe those out there who have some...
I don’t think I am alone in dreading the school holidays and trying to juggle looking after the kids and dealing with cake orders especially when its the height of wedding season.
I started this thread so maybe those out there who have some experience of managing this over the years could possibly share their stories with the rest of us who are still trying to find the happy medium of cake orders verses children.
I have two boys aged 7 and almost 4yrs. The eldest can now start doing summer camps but that still leaves me the little one to look after. I can call on family once in a while but not all the time as both sets of parents are getting old and I don’t think its fair on them as its hard work!
Obviously summer is the height of wedding season and I want to do more wedding cakes but I am also aware that I don’t want to upset the kids by not doing things with them all summer. My eldest is also now entering junior Key Stage 2 where he is going to get more homework and will need more of my time to sit with him throughout the year to help with school work.
I can manage some weeks staying up till the early hours but that is not good for my health either and recently I have been ill for most of this year on and off and the doctors have told me to chill out more and take it easy…..arrggghh! I so want to make more cakes but I am struggling with time to do the housework, gardening, look after the kids and do all the jobs involved with running a business too.
Please share your ideas and experiences, I am hoping I might be able to find some useful advice!
Alpa x (Simply Alpa)