Work at home moms, home offices, kids
Do you have any tips for work at home moms? I have a two-year old son
Lisa, Cardiff by the Sea
My first recommendation is to implement a very structured and regular
For instance, you can begin to plan your outbound phone calls during
Every evening, place a different set of toys for the next day in his
Keep your son’s play area in the same spot every day, just outside your
If he insists on helping you work, set up a mini-desk in his area and
Plan to eat breakfast and lunch together. You both need to eat, and you will be spending time with him as well as paying attention to him at the same time that you are working from home. Lunch is a great time to check in with him to see if he has enough toys to keep him happy after he wakes up form his afternoon nap.
Every week, see if you can swap playtimes with friends who have children. Devoting two days per week for half a day with two kids instead of one will give you entire afternoons undisturbed to tackle your most challenging work. The days you watch the children, take a notepad with you to the park and jot down thoughts about action steps you can implement into your business.
Regarding your household tasks, I recommend that you hire someone to help you with your basic weekly cleaning chores. You will see the money that you spend returned back to you with increased productivity and clarity for your business. At the same time, you will have more energy to take care of the more important parts of your life; your son, your family and your business.
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