Summer is rapidly approaching and for work at home Moms that means our children are spending more time at home. While this is exciting for us, it also makes us a little nervous. They’re break, isn’t necessarily our break. In fact, having our children home on a more regular basis presents with many scheduling challenges.
Learn from our expert guest blogger and author, Victoria Marin, how she plans ahead for her summer schedule to find the right balance of work and family.
Work at Home Moms with Sunny Smiles
With summer approaching and children counting the days until school ends, I have already begun coordinating my full-time WAHM schedule with my full-time children-at-home schedule. As a mother of 5 children, having them home all day and maintaining my level of productivity can be a challenge.
For teenage children, inquire about volunteer positions at local camps, summer programs for the developmentally disabled or nursing homes. Volunteer work will not only be a rewarding experience for your child, it will look great on college applications. School age children can participate in local recreational camps or participate in free or low cost programs at your local library.
I have found these programs to be helpful in scheduling quiet time where I can work from home. Office hours are set during the times when I know my children will be at their respective programs. Such scheduling leaves plenty of time for fun, fun, fun in the summer sun!
As a work at home mom, how do you prepare for the summer months when your children are home from school?