Are you struggling to grow your business as you work at home with kids?
Do you wonder how you’ll find time to work?
Are you worried about getting it all done?
I’m here to help!
As a homeschooling mom of eight, with an established freelance writing and virtual assistant business, I totally understand what you’re feeling.
And I’ve found plenty of tricks and strategies for juggling life and work. I want to help you do more.
Here are 26 of my best tips – one for every letter of the alphabet! You can click on each title to go read the full post.
26 Strategies to Help You Work at Home With Kids
If you can only work part-time, don’t try to shove a full day’s worth of work into your life. Give yourself boundaries within your limitations.
Because if you don’t, no one else will!
Where are you going to work? Make sure it has what you need to be successful.
Dream big for your business, and evaluate opportunities to see if they move you toward those dreams.
Kids left to fend for themselves create flour roads for their cars to drive through. On the kitchen floor. Don’t let that happen, trust me! Engage your kids instead.
Don’t let fear hold you back. Fight against it.
Fresh air is essential for everyone, so head out with the kids and run around for a bit. You’ll all feel saner when you come back in!
Sometimes all you can do is laugh…
Kids rise and fall to meet our expectations. Teach yours to work alongside you.
Working from home with kids can be lonely. Meet up with other mamas regularly, even if it’s virtually.
You do you. You’ll never be anyone else, so don’t try to imitate someone else.
If you don’t love your business, it’ll be even harder to work in it.
Taking care of yourself is not selfish. Don’t feel guilty about it.
(cue screaming child) Kids aren’t always quiet. You might as well get used to working in the noise.
If you aren’t organized, you’ll be missing your deadlines, forgetting to invoice clients, or spend too much time trying to figure out what to do. So get organized!
Don’t spend hours doing something someone else can do in a couple of minutes. Your time is valuable, and sometimes it’s worth paying someone to get more of your time back.
If your kids have outgrown naps, you need quiet time! And so do they, really.
Life with kids is rarely predictable. Don’t make your schedule dependent on everything going according to your plans.
Streamline your tasks both in work and business to get more done.
Don’t let your kids stay up too late! You’ll get more work time and they’ll be less grumpy.
Wasting time doesn’t help.
You are valuable and don’t need to work for free forever. Charge for what you do.
Family writing time is my favorite strategy when I work at home with kids!
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel if you found something that works. But, if it doesn’t work, don’t keep trying to make it work. Change it.
There will be times when life events slow you down. Don’t let it stop you completely.
Learning to work faster helps you get more done.
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