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Managing your time as a work-at-home mom

by Meagan Francis on December 4, 2012

 

Work at home parents

One of the questions I hear most often from other moms who want to work from home is “how do you manage your time?”

Often these women picture trying to fit the traditional 40-hour, 9-5 work week around family time, and just can’t imagine how it can possibly work.

But the good news is, if you’re efficient and disciplined, you can get more done in a lot fewer hours when you manage your own time. Working at home requires you to make the most of your working hours so that you can make the most of your not-working hours. The solution isn’t just working smarter, but taking advantage of your strengths, energy rhythms, and working tendencies – and then working your butt off when you get the chance.

I’ve been working at home for ten years, and making a full-time income in part-time hours for most of those. It’s not always easy, but over the last decade I’ve learned some tactics to help you make the most of your working-at-home schedule: Read the rest of my post at Babble!

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Jamie December 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

Just an FYI – the link isn’t currently working.

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Meagan Francis December 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

Thanks for the heads-up, Jamie! It looks like Babble’s having some trouble – they just went through a major overhaul so I’m guessing that’s it.

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Shane Tiu January 23, 2013 at 5:43 am

I love to work from home because I want to manage my own time and spend more time with my family while making good income at home.. Self discipline is very much needed also here.

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