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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

An Office For Moms- "The Moffice!"

*I'm talking "Moffice" In The Powder Room today. Have you set up your moffice, yet?

One of the things that I shared in "How To Be A Better Blogger" was that I often blogged in my powder room.
Now that I am a WAHM (fancy talk for "Work At Home Mom"), I need more space. I'm coming out of the powder room!




I whined explained to my neighbor/gal pal how difficult I was finding the whole WAHM gig. 
1. The phone rings 972 times a day.
2. My mister comes home for lunch.
3. Friends pop by to see "what the heck a WAHM does all day?!?"
4. Guilt prompts me to clean or do laundry or eat bon bon's wash dishes.
5. Working in silence is totally out of my comfort zone. 
6. I began to drink talk to myself and crack jokes to an empty room.
My gal pal, a veteran WAHM, suggested we form a "Moffice"! Get it? A mom office- MOFFICE!
For the past week, we have been sharing an office space. 
I usually stumble into the moffice by 9:30am, coffee in hand, computer under my arm, and bandana on my head. 
It has been a total game changer. My "work time" is clearly defined while I am in the moffice. No guilt, no interruptions, no bon bons. 
Take a lookiloo:

WHAT OUR KIDS THINK WE DO...
 WHAT OUR FRIENDS THINK WE DO...
 WHAT OUR HUSBANDS HOPE THINK WE DO...

WHAT WE THINK WE DO...

How about you? Are you a WAHM? A SAHM? Are you a "working mom"? (Yes, I know that "working mom" is redundant!) 

96 comments:

  1. The tummy troubles part cracked me up!!! You're a mess...

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    1. Oh, Katy! I am a hawt mess, fo' shizzle!

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  2. I need an office so I wont be distracted by the other things to do...or I can just go hang out at the coffee shop!

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    1. I am too easily distracted to work in a coffee shop. I would sit, fingers perched on the keyboard, and watch people for hours on end!
      Thanks, Holly!

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  3. This is soooo funny, Kerry. I would like to rent office space in your Moffice please! You have some awesome friends.

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    1. Puh-lease move here! I'll find you a house in my 'hood and we can "work" in the moffice all dern day!
      Thanks, Leslie!

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    2. Now, that would be fun...luv your blog Iris...you'd be perfect in the 'hood!!!

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  4. Jeremy just asked why you don't tag him in the blog also btw. And wants to know if he can join the Moffice.

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    1. PS Do you watch the Office? If you do, after working with her for a week, just FYI, Rossow = Meredith.

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    2. Jeremy doesn't want to know what goes on when he is at work! AND, you know that I am a TV moron. What is "The Office" and is Meredith a psycho?
      Thank you for being the brains behind the MOFFICE!

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  5. I love it! But I could never have a Moffice - I would be too tempted to have fun instead of work.

    I am a WAHM - I work 2.5 days a week as a freelance copywriter. I loooooove it!!!!

    To add some interest to the mix, Hubs is working at home one day a week too. So right now I am huddled in one room and he's in the other while the babysitter is watching our 3yo. Somehow, it works!

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    1. That sounds perfect! Oh, we have fun. I threw the worst joke EVER out yesterday during a silent moment. It was so stupid that we laughed ourselves silly.
      Thanks, JD!

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  6. I agree with the previous commenter: Do you need my resume? You ladies are hysterical.

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    1. The only requirement is that you not get offended when Rossow lets out her morning pooders.

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    2. Erin- pay no attention to Youse. Someone is the pooder queen and it ain't me!

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    3. I'll vouch for Kerry...and it's certainly not me! Hmmm...who could it be then???

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    1. Well, come on over, Donna. It is great to have a group of women to bounce things off of and share my stupid jokes with!
      See you at the par-taaaay tonight!
      Have a great weekend!

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  8. Haha! I'm presently on the look out for about 5 sq. feet of uninterrupted space.

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    1. I feel your pain! I have spent many hours blogging in the powder room!

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  9. My favorite is the Pillow Fight Scene- oh Hell... That was awesome Kerry!

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  10. I want to come work at your Moffice!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

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    1. Grab some chocolate and your laptop- we'll save you a seat!
      Thanks, Erin!

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  11. Kerry, that video made me laugh so hard, I almost peed in my pants. I would love to intern for you. I promise not to pee in my pants at work.

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    1. Bring it, Amanda! We would have so much fun! Our girls could play while we "work"!
      You'll be in good company- lots of "pee my pants" threats go on everyday!
      Thank you for popping by!

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  12. Great tips from the throne. Now I'm busy designing new toilet paper..... it is made of burlap, with a foxy chevron design that you spray paint in your choice of Rustoleum shades. Might be a tad scratchy, oh well, have to work that out and I haven't decided how to incorporate the hot glue.

    ~Bliss~

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    1. I predict a huge hit- that baby is going viral!
      Thanks, funny one!

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  13. I work from home - well, sort of. I want a MOffice - for fun.

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    1. Start your own MOFFICE! I get more done in 2 hours at the moffice than I do all stinkin' day at home!
      Thanks, Holly!

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  14. If I could just for one hour be in your presence, I think I would just wet my pants- to death. Your vlogs have me rolling every.single.time.

    But, I have to draw the line at chevron. It's my least favorite thing on the internet these days.

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    1. I liked chevron the first million times I saw it. Now, it makes me twitchy.
      Thanks for popping by!

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  15. Let me start by saying... I WILL be getting one of those fancy frocks!

    Kerry,

    Seriously, you are a hoot, I laughed and laughed! You made my day.
    I know your friends are lucky to have you.
    I think we follow each other on Hometalk, stop over and see me sometime at A Button Tufted Life... and take a tour of my house, I would LOVE to have you!

    Keep making us smile, we need more of that... and wine

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    1. I love your name "A Button Tufted Life"!
      Get yourself a frock and head to the MOFFICE!
      Thanks, Cynthia!

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  16. Kerry! You are so freaking funny! I feel like I have had a visit with you watching your video. Yes, I did detect a Southern accent there...even a "y'all". And a very quiet voice...is that so no one will know you are in the powder room?

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    1. The only time that I use a quiet voice is when I am hiding in the powder room!
      Thanks, Miss Kitty!

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  17. That was so funny!
    I just got some burlap, and was dreaming up a craft project with it..... now I MUST do it, and blog about it!
    Thanks for the laugh,


    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yay, Buffie! You have to keep me posted on your burlap adventures.
      Thanks for popping by!

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  18. This is an awesome post! I so need a moffice! Can't wait to check out your video! Found you on Pinterest from Serenity Now and look forward touring your blog.

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

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    1. Thanks, Ferly! Form your own moffice! I get so much done AND have a blast!

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  19. I am a reader, not a blogger & this was just sooooo funny!!! You see, I subscribe to many blogs & I am so sick of seeing BURLAP, a cheap & not pretty material. We all know it's not pretty, right? I am subscribing to you blog today. Love it! jlmor

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    1. YAY! I feared being kicked out of the DIY club with the burlap joke!
      So glad to hear that I am not alone!
      Thanks for joining the cra-cra!

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  20. Hilarious, Kerry! This mom doesn't have little ones at home any more and an entire Moffice/home to myself all day. Nothing gets done. I think the addition of friends would help with productivity ... I'd at least have to clean {or hire a cleaning lady}. ;)

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    1. Too bad you don't live here! We would have a blast! Do your gal pals live in your 'hood?
      AND! Your blog sure doesn't look like "nothing gets done"! I love it!
      Thank you for popping over!

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  21. I think you're gonna need a bigger bed!

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  22. WAHM, full time, for "Big Blue" for too many years to count. I want a MOFFICE! My home office is nice but the dog's not much company!

    I was in Chambana yesterday, dropping my oldest back at UIUC. Maybe one of these trips, we can meet for coffee! xo

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    1. Are you from Chambana? We will have to plan a coffee!

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  23. Love it! Hahaha cracks me up! I definitely need to organize my office so I can work in there rather than on my couch. I'll be much more productive!

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    1. Good luck, Britney! Having friends to keep me in check and on task has been so helpful!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  24. Your moffice is perfect. So are so c-r-a-z-y!

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    1. HA! Thanks, Kim! You can road trip to our moffice anytime!
      Thank YOU for being the hostess with the mostest!

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  26. SO funny, I love this post! Thanks for sharing, I aspire to someday be a WAHM. Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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    1. Hi, Lori in Atlanta!
      Being a WAHM for the 1st time is certainly an adjustment- the moffice helps!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  27. My husband has convinced me to start taking my blog seriously (but WHY?!) so I am now owning the term WAHM.

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    1. WAHM just sounds so official, huh?
      Thanks for popping by!

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  28. I my you are too funny! I needed a laugh.Funny but some of it is seriously true!!! Hoping over from Savvy Southern Style!
    xx
    Anne

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    1. Hi, Anne! Thanks for popping by the "moffice!"

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  29. Hilarious! I sent this post to a few working moms I know that will really appreciate it! Thanks for good laugh and good advice!

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    1. Hi, Erin! Do y'all have a "moffice"???
      Thanks for popping by!

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  30. Sometimes I 'toot' when doing a video, so I add music to the video to cover it up. LOL No dog necessary, although I own two of them.

    Great advice on your video.. *off to Wal-Mart to buy a pretty sparkly dress today*

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    1. Thank you, Diane! In the midwest, we like to refer to Walmart as "The WalMarts"...

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  31. You know I want to be in your Moffice! One question, it looks like there's a dress code, so is there? Cuz, I'm in my chair-moffice, still in my pj's...thinking about taking a shower...lol! I love you funny girl!!!

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    1. Oh, Janis! We showered just for these shots! We are often working in our pj's!
      I so wish you could join the moffice!

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  32. WOW. All I can say is WOW. Look at how far you've come. Now I'm jealous. I'm going to go try to get pregnant now so I can have a Moffice.

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    1. You get preggers so I can come rock that baby!

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  33. You crack me up!!! I love your excuses to tell the hubs, kids, and friends. SO funny! I tend to do my blogging in front of the tv after the kids are in bed while the hubs works on his computer in front of the tv. It's the only time we get quiet . But I think that my bathroom is looking like a great office space!

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    1. Give it a try! I get my best work done in the powder room!
      Thanks, Tiff!

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  34. You are HILarious! Too fun!

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  35. So funny! My bathroom stresses me out because its disgusting. But I don't know where I would find a space in our 632 square foot apartment :( Maybe a corner. Or under the bed? Hmmm.

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    1. Maybe you should move here and join our moffice? We have chocolate...and booze...

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  36. So fuuny! I work outside my home, thank goodness! I wouldn't get anything done!! LOL

    Marti
    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

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    1. I wasn't getting anything done at home before we started the moffice. Too many distractions and no one to hold me accountable!
      Thanks for popping by, Marti!

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    2. Oh honey, you had me at chevron! One of my favorite quotes is "I don't work from home, instead, I live in my office." At least your moffice has indoor plumbin'. Thanks for the chuckles. Check out #Vlogmom or vlogmom.com - I'm a sharin' your video with this group. We post on Thursdays, but it's been a hot while since I've joined in. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    3. Sup with all the chevron? Vlogmom? This sounds like my cup of tea...or vodka! Thanks, Rajean!

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  37. Your WAHM experience looks way cooler than mine. I share my office with a book shelf of toys and an ironing board against the wall. It's like I just can't get away.

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    1. We are usually in pj's and fighting over snacks! Thank you for popping by, Debbie!

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  38. You are too cute!!! I am loving your blog...I just found it so I have a LOT to read and watch and see.

    Your black and white blog banner really looks right out of a time warp...I love it.

    I plan to start blogging again someday. My mom passed away 02/07/2013 and she was sick all of last year. I just have not felt like posting on my blog, which has some kind of problem anyway.

    New Fan!!!

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    1. So glad you are here, Jan! Welcome to the cra-cra!
      I am so sorry about your mother. It's so hard to find words when you are grieving. Sending you big love.

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  39. Do you happen to rent out space in this moffice? If so you can contact me at 1-800-I get nothing done at my kitchen table. As always you keep me laughing!

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    1. We accept booze and chocolate as office rent. Bring it.

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  40. You're wearing a crown and a princess gown. MmmHmmm, that's right ;)

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  41. "what our husbands hope we are doing" - hilarious. My Moffice was invaded by the ironing board, laundry, and toys. I just can't get away.

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    1. Sounds very familiar! That is why we took our moffice on the road! You can join us any day! Thanks, Debbie!

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  42. Chevron burlap. Absolutely genius. :) I'm thinking I need to follow your suggestions and hide in that bathroom. :)

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    1. Lydia! I have since formed a mom office, aka the moffice! I can't even pee alone in my own home. Loved your Candy Crush vlog!

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  43. LMAO! I was almost too distracted by your hotness to even take home the four key elements- burlap, chevron, spray paint, and hot glue gun. I'm headed to JoAnne right now for some burlap that I will spray paint a chevron pattern onto, and then hot glue it to something. Perhaps a trendy jacket for my dog. Genius.

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