Managing children, work, and home means you’re no stranger to stress, especially when your regular schedule or routine is thrown off unexpectedly. I recently found myself battling a sinus infection, going back and forth with my editor on article revisions while other projects waited on my desk, and my husband away on business. Stress took on a new meaning as I battled through fatigue, feeling like my head was going to explode, and seeing to my toddler’s needs [which seemed to coincide with each time I sat at my desk]. I wanted to scream to let out my frustrations, sleep away my cold, and to clear my schedule of all assignments; none of these were an option. Working from home with children is a blessing…if you are able to manage it!
As my workload increases, I find myself caught in a constant juggling act, trying to carve out more time to work while I stay at home with my son — it’s difficult! Scheduling seems to be the key to organizing the many jobs that I do, and here’s how you can manage working from home with children: