The number of moms who have chosen to work from home is growing and growing. With the development of technology, this freedom to work from home has become a widespread practice across many communities.
Through this new change in work habits, as a work at home mom, you may find that at times it is overwhelming and more tiring than working outside the home. Luckily, there are some areas of support out there no matter where you live.
1) Afterschool Care
By the time you get the children out the door for school, you run errands, throw a load of laundry in the wash, and make preparations for dinner, your whole day could be gone â€“ and you didnâ€™t even work yet! Not such a rare thing for anyone to experience.
You know you are home not to only take care of the family, but to make a financial living for your family. Take advantage of afterschool care programs for your children. They can complete their homework at school, and you can have managed time at home working and running the household.
2) Help from Other Parents
Maybe there are other moms that work or stay at home that can assist you with taking the children to school and picking them up. You can work out a deal with other moms, where one week will be your turn for transportation, and another mom will handle another week.
This simple act can save you on commute time, which can increase the time you need to give to your career and household. You can plan your schedule accordingly, and surprise yourself by how much it means to your sanity to seek help from others.
3) Join Online Community Groups
Resources and ideas to managing working from home and running a household come from other moms living parallel lives. These online resources allow you the ability to chat with other moms and gain helpful tips in balancing your full schedule.
Some common online support groups for stay at home working moms include www.cafemom.com and www.wahm.com. These sites offer lots of quick tips for preparing meals, spending time with your children and your partner, as well as continuing to run a successful business by being organized.
4) Start your own Blog
You can start your own separate blog, or share blogs and postings on already established online sites; however, starting your own can bring in more relevant support that you are searching for.
On the other side, your blog could also give other moms that work from home ideas on how to better manage their time and remain organized in an unpredictable world. They in turn will share ideas or other views that you may not have know of. There is always greatness when working together on a common issue.
No matter which form of support you choose, itâ€™s nice to know that you are not alone with your sometimes out of control schedule. Absorbing quick tips from others to make your day go by smoother can be very refreshing and turn out to be more manageable for you.