Chatty Cafe is pretty popular, as you know. I have about 40 chatters on my roll. If each group of four came once a month that would be ten cafes a month. With an average of four weeks in a month you can see that I'd be very busy.
At the start of the year I made a decision to limit Chatty Cafe to once a week. This is already proving difficult with all the requests coming in. I've had to refuse two groups for next week alone! Uuurrggh. I hate to do that it because I don't like to disappoint the chatters. I like having the extra money too. But I have to be realistic. Chatty Cafe means Little Guy has to go to the babysitter. It also means I am busier with baking and cleaning which translates into me getting very tired (since I also have sewing to do at night). I just have to bite the bullet and stand firm - once a week, first come first served.
It's the age-old tug of war that mothers face: balancing work and family. Making time for personal pursuits versus giving quality time to raising the children. There will always have to be be compromises.