WAHM – What Do We Think We’re Doing It For?
By Jan Ferrante
Work at Home Moms walk a fine line.
Without great, concentrated effort, the boundaries between work and home responsbilities and more importantly… priorities… can become fuzzy. The fallout comes down ironically upon the things that we wished to protect – our time with our children and family.
How many times have you rushed dinner, or ordered out?
How many times have your kids come home to find the back of your head staring intently at your computer screen, with a do not disturb sign as plain to see as if it had been cut and paste there yourself.
How many times have you told your child that you will play, get snacks, attend to him or her after your “important work” is finished?
I’m not trying to lay a guilt trip here, I’ve done them all.
Sometimes it will be necessary, and it is a good thing for your kids to learn that you have needs and that your time and energy has boundaries.
But is it a habit? Is it the norm?
That’s when you may want to look for some answers. A few small changes can make all of the difference.
You CAN work at home without becoming a piece of furniture that the kids hang their coats on when they come in!
Jan Ferrante is a WAHM who has makes the daily choice between living with KAOS or the freedom of using systems, routines and habits to manage it all . Organization, time management and productivity have become the key to less stress, a happier family and a growing business.
You can do it too. Visit Jan at http://www.queenofkaos.com
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