4 Game-Changing Hacks For Moms Who Work From Home
Since the beginning of time, women have been the ones who stayed home to raise the babies and keep the house looking its best. And since the beginning of time women have been finding ways to earn money and contribute to the house. Whether it was selling handmade clothes, blankets, Avon, Mary Kay, or Tupperware. Now in the 21st century, thanks to the internet, women have more work-from-home options than ever. Only one problem, the kids.
When people hear about working from home they think how great it must be. You get to see your kids more, make your own schedule, and the best part of all, you could do it all while still in your pajamas. But the reality can be anything but. How could someone be home all day and the house be this messy? Accomplishing anything can seem impossible at times. Between getting up every 5 minutes to take care of something or the other.
Even though working from home can be a little challenging at times it is still an amazing opportunity for many moms, especially when the pandemic hit. Working from home can be done and it can be enjoyable. Follow these 4 game-changing hacks for moms who work from home, and you will be hanging that employee of the month drawing on the fridge in no time.
1. Waking up before the Kids
This is going to take some discipline on your part, but after the first week, it will become much easier. This is the time to get the important things done, things that need your full attention. Waking up before the chaos of your day starts will help you not feel so overwhelmed.
2. Work around Your Kid’s Schedule
One of the biggest mistakes many moms do is trying to do things when they want to do them. If you have something important to do or phone calls to make don’t do them while the kids are going crazy, wait until they take a nap or when they are having quiet time. If lunch is coming up soon, don’t start a new project. Kids get hungry real fast.
3. Call for Backup
Having someone come over or even taking the kids for a few hours can be a big help. It doesn’t even have to be a babysitter. It can be grandma, Aunt Penelope, or a friend. Another option would be to do some work on the weekends when your significant other can help with the kids. Something else to keep in mind is that you may also be entitled to insurance when you work from home. According to a blog post concerning insurance, go here Apollocover.com/magazine/working-from-home-insurance and you’ll find that your business can be covered even if you work from home. Looking into backup options such as this will go a long way in helping you feel secure in your work.
Now don’t hand out candy and toys to keep them quiet and calm, that will just add to the problem. Instead, tell them if you let mommy get this done, we can play dollhouse or if you let mommy work till 11, we can go ride your bike for a little bit. Set a timer and when the timer goes off, go play for a little bit. Another great reward is if you are good today you can pick out dinner.
There you have it! 4 game-changing hacks for moms who work from home. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom wanting to make an extra income or a mom who was forced to work from home due to the pandemic. These 4 little things can change your life for the better. I wish you the best of luck because as moms we need it.