If you follow my blog, you know that I have been a stay at home mommy with a full-time work from home job for a little over two years now. I can honestly tell you, it isn’t easy, and it really doesn’t seem to be getting any easier as our son gets older. What I am learning, however, is how to be a bit more flexible, and creative, in when and how I tackle my work. Getting work done as a work from home mom is tough. Butit is so worth being able to be home with our little guy.
Ideally our day would look like this:
In reality, our day often looks like this:
The point is, my day rarely goes as planned. And honestly, it is okay. We take it day by day, and we deal with hiccups and obstacles as they arise. There are days when I feel like a terrible, inattentive mom, and days when I feel like I have it all figured out. It is stressful, but I am grateful for the opportunity to stay home, continue the career I love, and take care of our son.
Keeping a Toddler Entertained
There are some great activities that can help keep a toddler or preschooler busy while you work:
- Sensory bins filled with rice or beans, and fun kitchen tools.
- Clay or Playdoh
- Crayons and paper or coloring books
- Vinyl, reusable sticker pads like these ones from Melissa and Doug
- Wooden puzzles
Are you a work from home parent? What strategies do you have for managing it all? Share your tips and tricks in the comments section below!
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