Getting work done when you just cant distract the kids
When you work at home, one of the biggest challenges can be keeping the kids busy. There will be the days when the usual tactics wont distract them, but you just have to get some work done. It might just be time to do something the kids wont expect.
Some work at home jobs and businesses may not require you to actually be at home. Can you bring a laptop or briefcase and work at the playground, library or fast food restaurant? Youll still have to keep a sharp eye on the kids, but theyll have a chance to release that pent-up energy.
What about things you can do with your kids at home while working? Older children may be able to help you with parts of your work, knowing that this will free you up to play with them sooner.
Other times you may have to take advantage of any flexibility in office hours your work at home job or business will allow you. Go play! Dance with them, play a board game, paint just find something fun to do with them for a while. Dont make a habit of this, or your generally cooperative kids may suddenly expect you to drop everything to play with them, but there are times when you...