Sorry About the Noise
"Sorry about the noise, the business daycare is located right beside my office!" Have you ever used that line? Or wished you could. Why is it that every time the business line rings the kids need mommy?
Welcome to the life of a work-at-home mom. We go about our work a little differently than some women but we still do it. Are we as professional? Are we as effective? You bet we are. As any parent knows, parenting is a full-time job. But many of us also work; and some of us work from home. We often choose to work from home so that we can spend more time with our families, and it usually works. It does not come easy and sometimes the two start to blend and cross lines and neither is done effectively.
Shhh, I'm on the Phone...
Many women choose to work from home in order to balance their work lives with the lives of their children. Intermingling these two demands is extremely tough and a daily struggle for most brave souls who attempt it. Running away from screaming children while on the portable phone while trying not to appear out of breath and professional, and above all, listening to the client while berating yourself for being such a bad, bad mother – typical at my house with my four children.