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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Scheduling Tips for the Work-At-Home-Mom

Taking care of a home is difficult. It is a fulfilling job but it comes with day to day challenges stay-at-home-moms face daily. Working at home while being a stay at home mom is even more difficult.

The truth it, it can be difficult balancing life as a mom and a work at home freelancer. This is even more difficult if you have young kids to take care of. Besides the never-ending household chores, spending quality time with the kids, helping kids with school and handling finances, plus being a great mom and a great wife, a WAHM is also a provider. To be able to provide a more stable and better future for your family, doing extra work at home is sometimes a must.

In my case, I have always loved writing, which is a bonus because I get to enjoy doing the thing I love while making money at home. It feels good to be able to contribute with the expenses at home and help for the family’s future. But at times, I must admit that the fatigue can sink in and you can really be physically and emotionally drain at the same time.

Scheduling helps a lot to be able to gain control over these things that you see as priorities in your life. Allotting time, quality time to the things that you need to do and want to do will help you get through the day, through the week, and through life in general.

The transition from being an office employees to a work-at-home-mom is difficult. But, staying that way while being Super Mom is even more difficult. Here are some scheduling tips you can do can adapt to be able to enjoy and make the most out of you journey as a stay-at-home-mom and online freelancer.

Make your mornings count

Mornings are the busiest time of the day. You can really do a lot of work and households chores in the morning. Wake as early as you possibly can. After your morning rituals, you can multi-task and cook/prepare breakfast while going through your e-mails. I practically do this every day to get started with work and housework as early as possible. My kids do not wake up early so I spend most of my working attending to my online job. If you kids wake as early as you do, consider spending most of the time with them at morning and then work at the later part of the day. It is important to do as much as you can in the morning, whether on your online work or with your household chores to be able to achieve as much as you can. Spend the later of the day catching up or fine-tuning anything that requires your attention.

Stick to your schedule

It is not always a chaotic or extra-ordinary day at home. Yes, your kids may throw flour on your kitchen floor every now and then but this is not the case every day. Thus, most of the time, it is a regular day for you at home, where you can religiously stick with a schedule.

Have time off

The best advice would be to work really hard on weekdays and save weekends for relaxation, rejuvenation and fun with the family. You can do the laundry on the weekdays and iron clothes at Friday night, a sacrifice that you should do to be able to free all of your time on the weekend. All work and no play does not only make a person dull but also exhausted. Get the rest that you need and deserve.

Loving the things that you do also makes a lot of difference in getting through the day, no matter how easy or how tough it may be.

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A graduate of Civil Engineering but a writer by heart was the main reason why I figured out that the corporate life was not for me. I enjoyed being at home, far from the competitive atmosphere of a typical 8-hour job. I hated the idea of extending work hours at the office or bringing work at home. I cringe about the idea of having to prioritize work over my family and living. Luckily, i managed to break free from the corporate world after seven grueling years. Although I must say that I have learned a lot both personally and professionally from my office job, I would never see myself turning back after being able to achieve my dream of being at home and working online. As I try to reach my first million while working online I also plan on entering a home-based business in between blogging and taking care of my kids.


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