Chrissy - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I work a 40 hr a week job with specific hours - I have to be available between 9 and 4, but the calls start coming in at 7. I am so fortunate to be able to telecommute, but while working these hours (I'm an auditor/tech support/programmer person) I'm also watching my 1 year old. She's pretty good about it, but is getting much less patient with phone calls. I feel as though I'm not giving her the attention she deserves when I'm trying to work, and I also don't feel as though I'm giving work the attention that it needs. By the end of the day I'm completely zapped, but still have to do all the housework. Has anyone found any strategies that work for them to keep everything balanced and keep their stress level down?