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Being a work at home mom (WAHM) isn’t for every woman. However, I’ve never regretted taking the plunge for a minute. I used to work in a big corporate office, in a cubicle. However, I craved a work life balance and deeply resented the time that work took away from my time with my family. So I quit my corporate gig and became a WAHM, which believe you me, isn’t as easy as it sounds!
Being a work-at-home mom requires organization, patience, and the support of your family. Imagine having to juggle a full time workload at home while still acting as a hands-on parent—doing laundry, preparing lunches, and being there for the kids when they get home from school.
However, a WAHM without boundaries—either with her family or with her work—will suffer productively in one of those areas. For instance, a WAHM who doesn’t define her office hours might have her kids busting in on her workday for snacks and attention. (more…)