the best way to manage your at work home while parenting??
April 1, 2007 11:44pm CST
tell me your experiences about how the best way to manage your at work home while you take care of children, your good respond will meant a lot to me...
• United States
2 Apr 07
I work at home, usually I do work at night after I put my toddler to bed. But there are days that I have to work during the daytime. I have to have a schedule and my cardinal rule is that, take care of my child's need first before I sit infront of my laptop and settled for work. If I start work in the morning, I make sure that my daughter is finish eating her breakfast, had change from her pajamas to her play clothes, hair comb, etc. Then around this time, her favorite program on tv comes on...so she settled in sofa and watch. When she began watching her program, I am preparing other activities for her, taking out her coloring books and colors, her favorites books, puzzle, etc. Coz sometimes, if the show is not that interesting, she gets bored and wants to do an activity. So when she goes to her room, she has everything ready. Then I start work. In between, I check if she wanted to go potty, wants a drink of water or interact with her, talking while am typing on my laptop. Then if I do work in the afternoon, I make sure that I take her out for a walk or to the playground even for 30 to 45 minutes...outdoors is good to get fresh air and she will not be cranky or disturb me so much if she has her chance to go outside. Schedule and routine is very important when you juggle working at home and taking care of kids. But I truly believe to take care of your child's need first because work can wait even for a few minutes.
1 Jun 07
Don't mind my asking, what kind of work do you do at home? Data entry? Programming? Sales? I am interested to find some work which will allow me to do it from home. I don't mind one day a week commute to the office to unload my reports and stuff like that. I really am trying to find something that will allow me more time at home while still able to bring in enough money to feed my family ;)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I do the lay out for a 40-pages financial weekly. We go into press every Friday. I will put all articles in the lay out from Monday to Thursday and finalize the paper on Friday morning. I used to go to the office before but I had to relocate and my employer think I could do the same job telecommuting. I am totally blessed with my job. Try checking freelance jobs on the net. There are plenty that you might find interesting. Goodluck!