Working From Home

Five tips on Working from Home.

I never signed up to be a stay at home mom. Honestly, I really wanted to work a nine to five job. However, for the past 16 years, I have raised a special needs daughter. Because of her diagnosis of autism and deafness, Taylor needs more care and attention than the average child. Since marrying my husband 4 years ago, and giving birth to two more children, it has been more beneficial to stay home, write, learn to code, and raise my children. My husband’s position requires some traveling commitments, which also creates the need for me to be home. Below are five tips that have been incredibly helpful for my writing and parenting duties.

  1. Schedules: It is imperative to have a schedule of events both in your head and on paper. Without it, it is easy to get lost in the sauce.
  2. Friends: Having a small network either online groups or in person for support. Mom entrepreneur type groups are really important to have. Founding Moms is my favorite.
  3. Fresh Air: My home reminds me of a stage set. I am home so much that it starts to feel like a stage set in a theater. How do I get out? What is the next act?  Dinner? Lunch? Get me out of here. Going for a short walk with my little ones can be a life saver.
  4. Small Measurable Goals: Even if the goal for the day is taking a shower, it is important to set and meet goals everyday.
  5. Submit: Emails, notes, cute text messages to your spouse, or applications. Make a small daily goal to press submit at least fives times a day.

Rinse and repeat for tomorrow!