12 Tips for the Work-at-Home Mother
Got a job? Got a baby? Many new moms face an agonizing choice: Go back to work after the baby is born or stay at home. Increasingly, many new mothers are trying—and succeeding at—doing both. Meet the work-at-home mom!
Prioritize Your Work
When you work at home, you don’t have to deal with pantyhose, make-up, commute time, office politics, or snarling bosses. You get to leave the house whenever you want to, hang out at cafes with your laptop and stroller, and be there when the schoolbus comes. Sound terrific? Well, it can be. After years of experience, here are a few things I’ve learned.
The WAHM’s first tool is lists, lists, and more lists. Early motherhood usually comes along with a bad case of CRS (Can’t Remember Squat), so at least try to remember to keep a pad of paper handy and, every time you remember a task, write it down. Your first task at the beginning of each work session should be to organize and prioritize your list of Must Do’s.
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