So, how many of you are work at home moms?
I joined the forces when I accepted a position with Home Educating Family in May of 2014. Oh how I love my job! It transports me beyond the confines of this house or the borders of my small town and sparsely populated county. It connects me to people I never would have dreamed of meeting.
But, it also presents some challenges. It changes the way we have lived life for many, many years. In the early years of motherhood, only naptime and bedtime truly tied me down. Then the school-age years arrived, and our choice to homeschool forced us to make sure that we didn’t allow the wonderful flexibility to keep us from diligently honoring our academic commitment.
Now, though, I must add the work hours into the mix. When I accepted the position with HEDUA, I committed to a certain number of hours per week. I committed to accomplishing certain time-critical tasks each week. And I committed to being a face of HEDUA both online and in person.
Yes, working from home definitely changes the dynamics of a stay-at-home mom’s life.
So, here is my question for you: If you are a WAHM, how do you balance life?
What do I mean by that question? Well, have you figured out that you just can’t “do it all”? (Let’s just be real here, folks!) What have you had to let go of to honor your commitments? You work at home because you don’t want to leave your children in someone else’s care, but how do you ensure that working does not consume all of your attention and energy? How do you actively remain involved in the lives and activities of your children?
Sometimes a brilliant new idea pops into my head (more often into my husband’s, though – he’s wonderfully brilliant and supportive!), answering my own “how can I balance this?” questions or making certain aspects of working at home easier. I hope to share those with you as they come to me.
But first, I want to hear from you. What are your WAHM tips? Share in the comments. Join me on Facebook and start up a discussion there. Who knows? I just might love your comment so much that I have to share it as its own post soon.
Oh, and in the meantime, snag this e-book if you don’t already have it:
Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom
Can’t wait to hear from you!