Working from home became a component in the career path of many, especially after the pandemic. It is also the preferred option for many moms, those who have newborns and babies. Despite the flexibility provided by this option, it still represents a challenge to moms, finding it hard to balance caring for a baby and doing the work at the same time. In this article, we will share with you some tips to make working from home easier with a baby.
Try to start your workday the earliest possible, at 6 AM for instance, before your baby and the rest of the family wakes up. You will find that those few hours at the start of the day are great for productivity, since you can work without any distractions and you will be in full energy.
Set your desk in a corner of your living room where you can see your baby and he can see you at all times. This will reduce the separation anxiety that babies experience when their moms are not in sight.
You might not be able to have an 8 to 3 workday, and you might be forced to keep your laptop open until 6 PM to finish your tasks, but you will be able to balance your mom and work duties easily.
Multitasking is one of the major skills that working moms have, so use it wisely. Send emails while you breastfeed your baby and attend your weekly department meeting while stirring lunch. Don’t underestimate your abilities, you can do it you just need some organization.
We know it’s the weekend and is supposed to be your time off, but the hard truth is that working moms don’t get time off! especially those working from home So smartly use your time. Prepare meals and baby food for the whole week during the weekend and freeze them. Do the laundry and the cleaning during the weekend. Pamper yourself during the weekend, take a weekly trip to the beauty salon, and get your hair, skin, and nails done. This trip will give you a lot of positive energy to keep you going the whole week.
Even if you chose to work from home to be in charge of caring for your baby, there is no harm in hiring part-time help to assist with the housework, or even a part-time nanny to help you with the baby while you work. You won’t feel stressed or worried since you will be around all the time.
Motherhood is a long and tiresome journey, filled with surprises, hardships, and with wonderful moments. There is no need to stress or be anxious, take it easy and enjoy the journey as much as you can. Take a deep breath and relax any difficulty you may face, will pass like the ones before.
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