Work At Home Mom Issues

Let’s face it. There are certain issues that other business owners and telecommuters don’t face. But we as work at home moms get it. We’ve all had the blow up with the family member who thinks we need to “get a real job”. The kids who think nothing of interrupting you at your desk because they never seem to remember that you’re working? We’ve been there. The babysitter canceling out an hour before you’re due on the most important conference call you’ve had during your career? Yep, we’ve scrambled during that crisis too. And we’ve definitely looked around our houses and thought “wow, where did this mess come from?” and felt overwhelmed with everything on our plates. Below you’ll find advice on how to deal with the situations you face each day that are specific to being a work at home mom.

11 Things Successful Work at Home Mompreneurs Know (& Do)

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Ever find yourself looking around at other successful mom entrepreneurs and wonder, “how do they manage to get it all done?” Luckily, it’s not rocket science, and it comes from basic principles anyone can employ and master. 1. Don’t think small You have a business, not a hobby. You need to both think in that […]

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Career Day with my WAHM

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Have you ever had to try and explain to your kids, “Sorry I can’t do that right now, I am working” and get the big blank stare…. What about trying to help your children understand what you do when you work?  Career days at businesses are quite common so why can’t you have one in […]

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Breaking the Pajamas All Day Rut and Dressing Like a Grownup

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Working from home has it’s advantages, like not having to get dressed to go to work in the morning. It’s kind of a nice perk. I’ll be the first to admit that I gladly stay in my PJs until noon, then I can shower in the afternoon after the hot water tank has recovered from […]

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Handy in a Jiffy: Quick Household Improvements in 15 Minutes or Less

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Whether you’re busily working or taking care of the family, it’s just downright hard to make time for household projects. But they must be done – at least every now and then. Believe it or not, there are plenty of small repairs you can tackle around the house in about fifteen minutes or less. You […]

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Juggling the Holidays While Working From Home

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Yesterday I was scheduling appointments for November and was suddenly reminded of the nearly three weeks in November and December that there is no school. No school means my boys are home. All day. And although I cherish the moments we have together since I’m on the road a lot, it can really put a […]

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Keeping Safe When You Work From Home

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Being a Mompreneur is incredibly satisfying. You are your own boss, of course, which is not only a joy because you are in charge but also because it makes your company nimble and easily able to adjust to the market. It also gives you the freedom of working out of a home office. Working alone […]

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Everyone Thinks Being a WAHM is Great and Easy – Reality Check

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So today’s blog post is sort of multipurpose – it’s a personal confession, a bit of a reminder to everyone, and there might be a little slap in the face on the side. We’ve all talked about how important it is to have a support network of people that support your decision to work from […]

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Get the Job Done with a Hardworking Playroom-Office

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Many work-at-home moms will say that time with their kids is one of the best perks of their employment arrangement. But they will also admit that time with their kids is one of the biggest obstacles in their employment arrangement. Fortunately, with some thoughtful preparations and clever design ideas, anyone can create a smart space […]

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Quick Tips For Staying Motivated

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Do you have trouble focusing on work during the summer months? If so, you’re not alone. It can be hard to juggle a business when the weather is nice and you have other things on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you productive: Write It Down – It may not seem like […]

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I’m Just Going to Do One More Thing…

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How many times have you said that while working on your business? I’m willing to bet all the money in my pocket that you’ve said it a lot. Probably more than you even realize you’re doing. When you’re at home it’s so easy to say “I’ll just do this one other thing and then we’ll […]

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