Well, we are in the season of Thanksgiving. It really has me thinking of how lucky I am to have the ability to work from my home office and build my career without a costly commute, daycare expenses, missing my children’s milestones or activities plus the freedom to work flexible hours. I really can’t stand driving in snow and ice and when I was working in my corporate career, I had to do that.
I cannot tell you how many white knuckle rides there were to and from the office and just how many close calls. In fact, I had a very bad accident in 2003 where I was lucky I survived. It was a double roll over in an SUV on my way to work in the morning that was caused when my SUV hydroplaned in extreme rain conditions. I was trapped upside down in my car and it was one of the scariest times of my life.
So I will say a Happy Thanksgiving to you all this holiday season and you can know that I will be giving thanks for the ability to commute to my coffeemaker in the morning and then to my desk.
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Being a work at home mom has its challenges. It has great rewards though and so those challenges are often easier to take than in another type of workplace. One challenge is when your school age kids are off for summer break. This will impact moms of only school age kids very significantly. They are used to their children being in school and having many hours to work uninterrupted.
Now the kids are home and there can be conflicts. The first would include summer activities, perhaps your child is in swim lessons or other activities that require you to drive them and pick them up during the times you normally devote to work. Or maybe your home seems like it has been equipped with a revolving door that is bursting at the seams with your children’s friends and demands for snacks, lunches, cold drinks and supervision. There are many other scenarios but I think you get the picture. So what is the solution? First and foremost, you need to know it can be done. Have the faith that you can do this, it will take some careful planning and sacrifice but you and your kids can have a great summer break and still have your career when school starts again in September.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Try and use carpool solutions with other moms to shuttle your kids to and from their summer activities.
- Hire a mother’s helper for the summer to help you out.
- Have easy snacks ready for your kids by making them the night before. That way they are able to quickly refuel with healthy food.
- Plan your family time and make sure to enjoy these days with your kids and take quality time to enjoy the season. This will leave you all with great memories and feeling less stressed.
- Plan a quiet, fun activity for your older kids they can do easily while you need to take a conference call or something similar.
- For a break for you and the kids, go burn off some energy by taking a bike ride, going for a swim, taking a long walk or hike. You will all feel better.
- If you are able to work while your kids are at activities then do it. If you have emails to send try to find a wi-fi or hotspot connection to catch up on that while you are waiting for them.
- Most of all breathe and take some time to enjoy summer activities with your kids. Have a great summer!!!
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There are so many benefits in being able to have a financially profitable career from home. I have worked in the corporate world and upon the birth of my fourth child, I could not fathom leaving him and missing his life. I had been home with my first three children as babies and only ventured back into the corporate world when they were in school full-time. I was blessed to be able to find a way to work at home and never had to leave my fourth or fifth child in daycare in order to earn an income. This reason is the number one benefit in working from home. I am there for all of the firsts and that’s priceless.
The second reason is that I have flexible hours and can take off when I need so I can still be a mom and go to my children’s events and activities. I don’t have to fight with a boss over taking some time or be penalized without pay if I do take more than I am allotted and again this benefit is priceless. Even if you don’t have children, flexible hours are wonderful for giving you options when scheduling doctor’s appointments, time at the gym, hobby time, going to school or any other activity or obligations you may have.
Third benefit is the savings. I don’t waste gas and time commuting, don’t have to buy lunch or coffee out, don’t pay for day care or wear and tear on my car. On top of that I have great tax benefits because I can write off many of my business expenses and save money not having to adhere to an office dress code.
Other things I just love is that I don’t have to be subjected to illnesses from coworkers who come to work sick because they cannot afford to take time off. You know the coworker that comes to work sick as a dog, tells everyone just how sick they are and then gets everyone else sick because they are touching everything, coughing all over and spreading their germs. Yuck! Same holds true for not having to leave your child in a germy daycare where parents who go to work sick also bring their sick children. Then you most likely end up sick, with a sick child and spend more money and time going to doctors and on prescriptions.
One of the last benefits I will touch on is how I can achieve financial and time freedom that allows my family the ability to save, pay off debt, go on vacations, and just enjoy life along with the time freedom working from home provides. I would never have this working for someone else and would reach a ceiling that I could never pass no matter how hard I worked. You just can’t get this working a typical J-O-B!
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