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7 Tips From Real Moms on Working From Home With Kids (and Doing It Well)

There is a way to balance parenting and freelancing. People do it every day. Here are a few tricks from successful work-from-home parents for finding that elusive balance.

Ask any stay-at-home-parent what daily life is like and you’ll probably hear a few common refrains: The house will be dirty more than it is clean. Dinner will be a nightly exercise in improvisation. And your workday will be a boomerang between emails, errands, naps (not for you, sorry), school pick-up and soccer practice, with 30ish-minute chunks of dedicated work time wedged in between.

Still, there is a way to balance parenting and freelancing. People do it every day. Here are a few tricks from successful work-from-home parents for finding that elusive balance.

7 Tips From Work-From-Home Parents on How to Balance Work and Kids

1. Set Realistic Goals and Create a Support System
Don’t plan to do everything you want, and don’t plan to do it all yourself.

Freelance writer and mother of two Sarah Brooks discussed household roles with her husband, so they each knew where they’d pitch in around their workloads. 

You could also work out this kind of support system with other family members, friends, neighbors or work-from-home parents.

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