Author: Ariel Kostrna

More secret weapons for the WAHM

[starbox]So far in our series on being a work-at-home mom, we've discussed the decision factors and logistics of working at home with a baby, the importance of not multitasking, and the usefulness of nap schedules. Now we'll look at a few more tools to help you get the work you need done—while still being the best mom you can be. Bonus secret weapon: the babysitter. Before you start yelling at me about how the point

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September 25, 2019 0
Nap Schedule for Work at home mom

Schedules: The WAHM’s Secret Weapon #2 for Sanity & Productivity

[starbox]Work at Home moms have a unique set of challenges. We've covered why and how to be a WAHM first, then last time we talked about the importance of being able to give 100% to both your work and your baby, in turn. Today we'll tackle my favorite method (and the only method I've found that's actually worked!) for being able to do that. As a stay-at-home mom, it can feel impossible to find a

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August 20, 2019 0
Working Mom at home

Stop giving 50/50: The WAHM’s Secret Weapon for Sanity & Productivity

[starbox]As we talked about in the last post, being a work-at-home mom can be very rewarding, but it doesn't come without its challenges! Just imagine how productive your workday would be if there were a tiny human in the office with you who couldn't do anything on their own. (Hint: not very productive!) I remember when I first started working again after having my son. He was three months old and I was excited to

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July 22, 2019 0

Working at Home with a Baby: Where to Start

[starbox]When you hear "work-at-home mom," what image comes to your mind? Is it a relaxed woman in comfy sweats drinking a hot cup of coffee and closing her laptop after an hour of good work to get her peacefully sleeping baby?  Or is it a frazzled woman with a milk-stained shirt trying to balance a wailing baby on her hips while buttering toast, all while on a phone call with a client? Every working mom

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June 6, 2019 0