This week’s installment of How She Does It features our community manager in the Triangle Area, Abigail Schneider! She is truly the PlatinumSitters expert and is a magician at finding amazing babysitters, In addition, she is raising a baby of her own! Working from home with a little one around is a true challenge and she makes it look easy. Read on to find out how she does it!
Community Manager for the Triangle Area
Mom to Neil II, almost 1
Partner to Neil
Uses PlatinumSitters: Weekly
Your son is 1 ! What has been your favorite stage thus far?
I have loved it all, but the older he gets when new words enter his vocabulary and he learns new things it is so much fun.
What is your biggest struggle in terms of finding balance?
With a partner who works long days, travels and is gone most awake hours, I have had to learn to let go and set small realistic goals for myself. I have also tried to learn to time block so that I can be present for my child and devote my full attention to work when focusing on that.
How has PlatinumSitters helped you in that pursuit?
PlatinumSitters has helped a ton with the days/weeks my son is out of “school” or if I have a week where I am overloaded and overwhelmed. I book a sitter for just a few hours so I can dedicate that time to nothing but getting my things done.
What would you go back and tell yourself as a first time mom?
To believe everyone when they say “time goes by so fast” and to really enjoy each and every little moment. To also be easy on yourself and be sure to take time for yourself to reset if possible.
Quick! You have two hours of kid-free time…what are you going to do?
Either run for the car to run errands kid free OR lay across the couch while catching up on my shows and doing nothing 🙂