I remember when Ford first announced Transitional Work Arrangement - known as TWA. It was designed to allow parents to work flexible hours, juggling both career and family. I first went on TWA when my oldest son was only a year old. After a year of care by my parents while I worked full-time, I enrolled my son in daycare. What came after that was constant illnesses. Torn between being a devoted employee and a devoted parent.... I threw in the flag and began Transitional Work Arrangement.
Although no longer with Ford (I left in 2009 after 20 years), I find that TWA still applies. My life is a constant juggle between parenting and Deliciously Home-Made. The benefits.... I get to create unique and delicious treats, I get to do this in the comfort of my home, and most importantly, I can be there for my family. This arrangement is challenging and often finds me up in the wee hours of the night finishing orders -- but this is a great trade off because I got to spend time with my family and share a family dinner with them.
So this Valentines Day.... I share my process with you and thank those for the support of my business. Deliciously Home-Made could not exist without your orders. I also have to thank my supportive family who helps me with these orders.... my Mom, Aunt, Mother-in-Law, Sisters, Husband (up tying ribbons last night and packing boxes), and my kids.
Happy Valentine's Day!
|My oldest son who opened my eyes to work-life balance.|
|My youngest son.|