How do you balance work and family life?

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Registered: 10-03-2011
How do you balance work and family life?
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Fri, 10-14-2011 - 9:25am

Working from home is, on its surface, a super great way to spend time with your family, work in a friendly environment, with the shortest commute on record.

The reality can be a bit more complicated, and as any work at home mom knows, it can be hectic and difficult to deal with kids and work at the same time.

So how do you cope?

~CMod Heather Mom of 2, Elisabeth (5) & Rebekah (3)
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Registered: 10-16-2011
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 10:08pm

Hi Heather!

I am new here to the site and this question spoke to me...it is something that I still need to keep in check with!

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 8:24pm

Great question!

I had to learn the word "no" and stick to scheduled hours.

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Registered: 10-03-2011
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 7:38pm
I have a hard time with organization. I am, quite frankly, a messie! You know, the opposite of a cleanie? My house is a disaster, and my organizational skills leave something to be desired. I love your tups for the index cards, and I think I need a label maker.

Maybe next payday, I'll get that. I love your tips, Chrissie... I think I'm going to start taking notes!
~CMod Heather Mom of 2, Elisabeth (5) & Rebekah (3)
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 5:34pm

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Fri, 11-25-2011 - 9:34pm