Summer schedules, or should I say lack of schedules, can have work at home moms pulling out their hair. If you’re looking for a schedule that works for both you and your kids when they are home from school this summer, try using the following tips from our expert guest blogger!
The reason you are working from home is so you can spend more time with your family, right? So don’t feel guilty about scaling back your work commitments whilst the kids are off school. If they are old enough, ask your kids to help you to honor your commitments to your clients so you can give them time too. You might even find that they are willing to help you with your work if it means that you’ll be able to concentrate on doing fun stuff with them. An example might be that they will give you quiet time in the morning (or even deliver your brochures to your street) if you’ll take them to the pool in the afternoon.
Make sure you’re really present when you’re spending time with your kids. You can’t be constantly interrupting your time with them to answer your cell phone or check e-mail. They’ll recognise that you are only half there and resent it. Unplug and really give them your attention when you’re spending time with them.
What other ways of servicing your customers can you offer in summer? If you usually do party plan type demonstrations, perhaps your hostesses would be happy to take a sample basket to show to their friends in their own time. You can collect orders later. You may not sell as much, but you’ll keep things ticking.
How do you schedule your work and family time during summer vacation?