Whether you’re teleworking or self-employed, working with your children around is more than a handful. A child is unpredictable and requires constant attention. So is a job, more often than not. When you combine both responsibilities in the same place, at the same time, you have quite a balancing act on your hands.
Getting things done
It’s no surprise that many mothers and fathers feel overwhelmed. They fear this double duty will make them either a bad employee – because they’re not 100% focused on their job – or an unfit parent who doesn’t care enough for their children due to their work. Or a bit of both.
Wanting to be neither, work-from-home parents are increasingly finding smart solutions to juggle the demands of their career and their family. Romper has asked eight of them to share their best tips. Take a look at its article to find out how:
- Arlene and Kate find time to get work done;
- Shana and Lynn keep the noise down during conference calls;
- Sara squeezes in professional tasks between mommy duties;
- Ruth uses a boredom box to keep her kid busy;
- Katherine plans her days and her week to schedule time to work;
- Jessica made sure her baby wouldn’t cry during phone interviews.