Life in lockdown: 24 hours as a working Mum
Working from home is a whole other ballgame when you’ve got kids around. MNC co-founder Nicky Chisholm fills us in on her 24 hours in lockdown.
We are feeling knackered now. But things can ease off a little as we have all the new tech, timetable and community sponsors team in place. We’re getting into the swing of lockdown life. So what does it look like for me?
6am – 7am
Most days I can’t wait to get out of bed and see what lies ahead. With the peace and quiet and the fresh smells in the air, morning is my favourite time of day.
7am – 8.30am
8.30am – 9.30am
At 9am ‘school’ starts and they’re engaged in learning. I always check in on them before I start the first meeting of the day.
9.30am – 12pm
At 9.30 I have a Zoom check in with the team. We talk about all of the upcoming events, social media, blogs and any planning for the weeks ahead.
Next is the Worthing Zoom meeting. Sara and I fill everyone in on the news, then our members present their pitches before we enter break-out time with members entering smaller ‘meeting rooms’ with three or four members.
We say goodbye to the members and then the managers have a quick debrief.
It’s an intense two hours. I’ve had to get up to speed on the tech very quickly, but we’ve found that members are really enjoying their virtual meetings. It’s been a big change, but it’s amazing how everyone has adapted so quickly.
12pm – 1pm
1pm – 3pm
Then before I know it, back to work. This week we’re working on mission statement part 2 and on new opportunities for upskilling and visibility for our community.
3pm – 5pm
5pm – 7.30pm
7.30pm – 9pm
9pm – 10pm
10pm until morning
Throughout the day
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