17 Apr 2013

How to work from home without losing your mind {what a fulltime job, 3 kids, 1 dog and a hamster have taught me}

I work from a desk in the corner of our kids’ small playroom. Full time. Usually more. For almost three years now. Managing social media, strategic relationships {and the website (in)courage} for DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark.

It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.


And while I wish I had a Martha Stewart style office, I’m learning ways to make life between the Legos and the baby dolls work for this work season.

Right now there is a curly-haired, toddler girl napping in the room next door and two boys who will need to be picked up from school and fed large quantities of food this afternoon. There is a hamster chugging circles on his wheel and last night’s dishes are still on the dinner table.

It’s a good day.

But it requires a peculiar kind of rhythm to make it work.

I’m sharing what I’ve learned from the last three years about working from home without losing your mind over at Simple Mom’s place today. Join me there and feel free to share your own tips in the comments.


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  1. 1
    Margaret Polino Nicholas says:

    You are very brave!

  2. 2

    Thanks for your tips, new friend!

  3. 3

    so, this is totally where I am at. HOW TO MAKE IT WORK??? I am clicking on to the link now. :)

  4. 4

    Stunning! You surely have a gift to write. Xx

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