how do work at home moms separate work from home life?

Autumn - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




i run a home daycare and by the time my husband gets home from work, and all of the kids have left for the day, i'm still in work mode cleaning up! how do i separate work from home life in order to spend time as a family AFTER WORKING HOURS?

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Cathy - posted on 11/08/2009




Priority would be your guideline. Your husband and you children are your priority. You make time to be with them. And the rest will fall into places.

Theresa - posted on 11/08/2009




That's a tough one, I tried daycare, and for that reason, I made the decision to stop. But, honestly, I read a great book on staying focused...In there it mentioned time leveraging. Maybe hire someone perhaps a teenage girl or someone you know or trade off time with a friend...but someone who can do the cleaning/disinfecting for you when the kids leave, so you don't have that still left to do when it's family time. I do know that family time is precious. Not sure if you can budget that into your daycare expenses, but it would be worth it in the long run, and once they get the hang of it - it really wouldn't take long for them to get in there and get out...

Another thing we do - we now have a home based business that my husband and I both do. We have a calendar up where the kids can see it and put a star each time we "work the business". When we get 5 stars, the kids get a "free" day. They get to pick what we do that day and that day is dedicated just for family time - no interruptions. They then learn the value that hard work pays off...they get rewarded for "letting" us do the work to support them and our family. It's a win-win situation. Sorry for the long paragraph - hope this helps in some way or another.

Have a great day! And good luck!


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