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37 thoughts on “WAHM – Summer is Coming, How to Work at Home with Kids on Break”

  1. These are very insightful tips and you were awesome to share them. Hurrah though, that it’s almost summer break!

  2. I have been a WAHM since my kids were babies, so they are pretty familiar with the routine, but you definitley have some valid and important points for moms who are newer at it 🙂

  3. We are so not scheduled as far as summer goes. We have goals and such but no scheduled. If we schedule I try to plan it out the day before IF we have plans the next day.. Whoosh.. I hope we survive this one coming up.

  4. I don’t have a special needs child, but I could sure use these time management tips. I need all the help I can get!

  5. Great tips! It’s so hard to get work done with kiddos underfoot. I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of early mornings or late nights or both in my future.

  6. Great ideas! I am still new at the whole working from home thing. I feel that sometimes my children get the short end of the stick!

  7. Very good tips. I will have a grandkid or two around this summer so I must organize myself.

  8. I work from home one day a week and I say it’s my toughest day of work! It’s hard to stay focused when the kids are around and things need to get done around the house. It’s staying on schedule though that’s key to getting anything accomplished – well that and some quiet!

  9. Good tips! It is hard to work from home with children. I can only work during naptime and after everyone is in bed and whenever there is a sickness or injury, just hope that the PR reps are understanding. 🙂

  10. Summers are rough for wahms! I’m convinced there’s no such thing as balance- it’s just finding what works.

  11. These are such great tips. I love the idea of creating a schedule beforehand. I tend to be able to get things done when I let my daughter play on a tablet for a little while or watch a movie.

  12. I really hope to get a schedule this summer with my kids. Fun activities along with learning activities. i think most people have to do what works best for them in regards to work, life, balance.

  13. We will need a new routine for the summer. I homeschool now – so that will free me up a little. But now I need something else to occupy their time.

  14. This is my reality and exactly how I feel! Like a crappy mom. Any advice for those of us with preschoolers who are home year-round and can’t tell time or understand the poster?

  15. I most definitely admire woman, moms, and even dads who work from home while maintaining their household and taking care of their kids. That’s a LOT to do and they manage it like superwoman even if they don’t look at it that way.

    These are some great tips for newbies and veteran work at home moms (and dads)!

  16. I would love to work from home! It’s definitely for the disciplined though. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Nice tips. Sometimes finding a good balance can be challenging for some, but it can be done.

  18. No little ones here. I am my own biggest challenge when it comes to finding balance.

  19. having older children i have a little advantage where they can entertain themselves. i do cut back in the summer though so we have time together

  20. Balance is something that is hard for me. I work so hard at my business and especially now that my son is older and wanting to go off with his friends more and play more independently. I struggle with both of us stopping our independent stuff and need to make even more time for us just us.

  21. I have been a stay at home mom of two for two years. In October our finances decided I needed to go back to work. I still need to be home with the kids so I work nights. It is exhausting. I am now trying to find something better. I love the idea of working from home. I hate missing my daughters tball games and dance classes. I hate missing dinner and prayer time before bed. There is so much that I miss. My fear is fake companies offering my dreams. How do you get involved in blogging and get paid for it? How do you find a legit company?

  22. Great post! I worked for myself when my children were young, but had to leave the home. As a single mom, I missed out on so much. So great to see how times have changed and it is possible to stay at home and work 🙂

  23. I imagine that setting up ground rules and making sure everyone understands how it’s going to work is super important. It would help the transition go smoother.

  24. These are great tips. Even for someone who doesn’t have kids I felt I learned a lot from reading!

  25. These are great tips. I was a work out of the home mom for a while, but since 2010 I have been solely wah.

  26. Great tips for those of us who have the summer’s off too! I am a teacher by day and a blogger at night.

  27. We thrive on a schedule too. Having to rearrange that schedule when summer comes can get a bit tricky, but you have provided some very helpful tips to make it more manageable!

  28. These are great tips. I am not a mom, but I am self employed and do work from home. I definitely am finding it a challenge to balance wanting to be outdoors in the sun what with the weather getting nicer with doing actual work in my office. I’ll keep your tips in mind!

  29. Great points! Structure and routine are so important. It makes everything run so much smoother when everyone knows (in general) what to expect.

  30. I have been a stay at home for the past 7 years and I wouldn’t have traded it for the world.

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