As your children’s summer break approaches, it’s likely that you’re worrying. How you are going to balance having them at home, as well fulfilling as your work-from-home venture? You’re probably wondering how you can manage your duties as a mother, whilst still being able to fulfil your duties as a freelancer. It’s only natural to start having thoughts about this, and it’s only natural that you should worrying about it too. But fear not, there is a way to find that illustrious balance. You can balance being a mum and being a freelancer who works from home. Read on to find out how.
If possible you could set aside some of the money you make from your freelancing venture and invest it in an activity your children will love. If you don’t want your children to have a sedentary summer, then why not invest in something that will keep both active and entertained? Things such as trampolines are a really fun way to keep children active. They offer children countless hours of fun, especially if they have siblings or friends to play with.
If possible you could spend time tweaking your schedule. It’s only natural that having children at home during your working day is going to affect it. So before the summer rolls around, you could start making little changes to your schedule, so that you are used to it when it’s forced upon you. This could mean getting up earlier, in order to allow yourself time in the day to play with your children. Or it could mean training yourself to reach different deadlines throughout the day. Whatever it is that you decide to do, make sure to do it as soon as possible. The sooner you get used to a schedule that will be a better fit for you and your children when they are on their break, the better.
Finding the balance between being a stay-at-home mum and a person that works form home is vital. You want to be able to provide summer memories for your children, but you also want to be able to put food on the table for them and buy them things. Preparation is key to make this summer one to remember!
*This is a collaborative post.