I feel like something that I frequently address with mom bloggers is how to prioritize and deal with the overwhelm. Now, I'm not going to pretend that I have this nailed down because I don't but I do feel like I have been able to successfully cut out a lot of unnecessary tasks and achieve success in becoming a full-time blogger.
I think this has a lot to do with the fact that I refuse to do anything that doesn't produce results and I am constantly looking for the easiest and most efficient route. Like you, I want to be able to spend as much time with my child, so I don't have time to spend on tasks that will get me mediocre results.
So, here are 3 things that bloggers should do every single day:
You should be promoting your blog on a daily basis but you shouldn't be making yourself crazy over it! Be realistic about your time and, most importantly, know your audience. There really is no reason to waste your precious time promoting on a platform that your audience isn't even on. I promote daily on Pinterest (and in my dreams, I promote daily on Google +). That's it. This doesn't mean that I'm not active on the other platforms, but in terms of sharing my own content, the only place I do so on a daily basis is Pinterest. Promote daily but make sure you know where the most effective place to promote is.
Connect with your target audience.
I don't mean post to your social networks. I'm talking, actually, connect with someone in your target audience. This could take place in many forms - participating in Facebook groups where your target audience is (for example, a local mom's group), engaging your audience in your own Facebook group or on your page, Answering dm's/pm's or emails. Be realistic with your time but this should be taking place Every. Single. Day.
Honestly, this should have been first on the list. You can never go wrong with being helpful and I'm convinced that if you make this your top priority you will succeed. Share a helpful article or tip on one of your platforms. Take a few minutes to answer someone's question in a Facebook group. Once a day, I scroll my newsfeed looking for a way that I can be helpful to someone. Make it a point to help someone daily and don't worry about whether or not you even know the answer.... you would be amazed at how much I've learned by answering questions I don't have the answers to (of course, I figure it out first!).
Do these three things consistently, regardless of how much time you have to spend on them and you will see results!