Ahhh, school is out and summer vacation is here. How does that make you feel? TBH, it’s a love/loathe relationship as I navigate working from home with a couple of new office employees….a.k.a. my girlies.

By: Andee Robb

Working from home with kids can be a challenging balancing act. While the water cooler chat can be intriguing, the chaos that ensues isn't exactly the best working environment. And since I’m the boss, I make the rules. So, I decided that I’d put together my 5 top tips for working from home with your kids this summer to help some of my fellow comrades (that's you!):

1. Establish A Routine

Creating a consistent daily routine can help provide structure for both you and your kiddos. Set designated work hours and communicate them to your family. Plan breaks and activities for your kids during your work breaks. A predictable routine will help everyone understand when it's time to focus on work and when it's time for family activities.

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2. Create a designated work space

Designate a specific area in your home as your workspace or "office." This will help you mentally separate work from home life and allow you to focus better. Ideally, choose a quiet area where you can minimize distractions. Set up your workspace with all the necessary equipment and supplies to make it efficient and comfortable.

What's in my office?

💡 Himalayan Salt Lamp

💡 Essential Oil Diffuser

💡 Air Purifying Plants

💡 Bluetooth Speaker

💡 Ember Coffee Mug

💡 Motivating Daily Desk Calendar

3. Communicate expectations

It's important to communicate your work expectations with your kids, especially if they are old enough to understand. Let them know when you need uninterrupted time to work and explain why it's important.

Remember how Uncle Jesse and Uncle Joey turned on the red light over the kitchen staircase when they were recording? When my ring light is on, my girls know that it's time to be quiet.

Establish clear boundaries and rules around your workspace to minimize interruptions and distractions. Encourage your children to respect your work time while also finding age-appropriate activities to keep them engaged.

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4. Prioritize self-care

Taking care of yourself is crucial when juggling work and parenting. Remember to schedule breaks for yourself and prioritize self-care activities, such as exercise, meditation, or hobbies.

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When you prioritize your well-being, you'll have more energy and focus to devote to your work and you'll show up as your best self for your children.

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5. Delegate tasks and give time to reset

Don't hesitate to ask for help or delegate tasks when possible. Consider enlisting the support of your neighbors, family members, or trusted friends to share the responsibilities of childcare. If your kids are old enough, involve them in age-appropriate responsibilities ("chores") or activities that can help lighten your load.

When I was little, we had a "thinking table" that we sat at when we misbehaved. Time seemed to last forever and I never knew what to think about or how to reset my mind and body. Get my FREE printable "Affirmations for Kids" cards and hand one to your kiddo when they need time to regroup their emotions or energy. Letting them know you believe in them will help them replace the idea of a "time out" with a "time in."

Remember, finding the right balance between work and family life is an ongoing process. Be flexible, patient, and give yourself grace. With time and practice, you can establish a routine that allows you to effectively manage your work while being present for your children this summer.


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