In a lot of ways, work from home moms have the best of both worlds — but that doesn’t mean they have it easy.
Between juggling work responsibilities, squeezing in household maintenance, and caring for their kids, work from home moms manage to pull off some serious juggling acts. But while it’s certainly a challenging setup, it’s also a pretty sweet one —and if you take cues from these work-from-home moms, you just may find the perfect arrangement for your family.
The moms shared their top tips for balancing motherhood and career…all under one roof.
Create a child-free zone
“Be organized. I can’t stress that enough. Stick to schedules, with your work, but more importantly with your kiddies who are at home during the day. Designate an area of your home that is your office and enforce a ‘no-kiddie’ zone.” -Elaine, @realreviewinc
Delegate, delegate, delegate
“Get help, have a solid support team, and learn how to time block for efficiency. We can maximize our efforts by delegating and getting help and support when we need it. This may include handing off certain household responsibilities or having help with the kids at certain times so that productivity is increased. A [misconception] I hear about moms who work from home is that we have the luxury and freedom to work whenever we want, or that we might not need help with our children because we are home with them. A work from home mama is often working double time to both attend to her children and her work responsibilities.” – Crystal, @crystalkarges
Set your hours
“Have strict work hours and stick to them. When work is located at home, we can have the tendency to want to always rush to the computer to get work done, but this is not healthy for yourself or for the family. I end my workday at 4:30 pm so that I can spend the evening with my children. If there is anything I need to pick up again I resume at 9:30 pm after they have gone to bed.” – Hilary, @hilary_themarketingmom