Do you want to be one of those lucky work at home moms who gets to spend great, quality time with her children? I know many work at home moms who believe that leaving the world of big business and forming their own niche was the best thing they could have done for themselves and their families. It wasn’t easy, though – it took time, patience, and more than a few missteps before they figured out the secret to being a work at home mom.Have you ever wondered how you would cope with a full-time job as well as having kids underfoot all day long? That’s the dilemma faced by work at home moms. They have the full responsibilities of being a mother, while juggling the workload of having their own business. Being a work at home mom takes focus! You have to be able to multi-task and juggle a multitude of things, much more so than you would if you went to an office everyday. In an office setting, the workload is shared among employees. That’s an advantage the work at home mom doesn’t have.So what’s the secret to being a work at home mom? How do you handle everything and pull it off with style and aplomb?The secret lies in careful planning. A big calendar, with huge blocks to hold all the obligations that might come up, is a necessity for work at home moms! That big calendar will help you stay disciplined as well. If you have a dozen things that need to be done by the end of the next day, seeing them lined up in order on your calendar will be incentive to set your alarm an hour earlier, or to budget your time more wisely.The work at home mom often winds up working hard during the times the kids are lying down for their nap. When the kids are older and start school, that “free” time during the day is a goldmine, and most of the work winds up being budgeted during those quiet hours. If it’s difficult to get some quiet time, eventually a work at home mom might wind up hiring someone to help out for a few hours a week. After all, it’s hard to make business calls when the children are running in and out of the room!Work at home moms know it’s also important to get out once in a while. When you work at home, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and hardly ever leave the house. If the only time you’re going out on the town is to take the kids to the doctor or go to the grocery store, you can begin to lose your sense of identity and individuality rather quickly. Work at home moms have learned that the key to staying happy in your job is having an outlet to get you away from it every now and then.Are you ready to join the ranks of work at home moms?
24 1月 2013