CEOMOM Magazine April 2017 - Page 28

BEING A MOM BOSS HOW TO WORK FROM HOME WITH KIDS Common questions among mompreneurs who work at home or who desire to trade the corporate office for a home one are, “How do you do it? How is it possible to balance children with working from home?” It is one of the most challenging feats any working mother will face, but it is feasible with proper planning, an understanding of your limits, and a strong support system. Here are five tips to help today’s career moms successfully work from home. 1. Determine why you want to work from home. The best way to do this is to write down at least 5 reasons (yes, we love the number five) you want to be a Work-At- Home-Mother. Is your goal to spend more time with your children? Is it to start your own business and an outside office isn’t financially feasible? Does your job require you to work from home, and you would choose otherwise if possible? Answering these questions is the first step to developing a plan. If you want to spend more time with your children, you will design a plan that requires fewer work hours. If you are saving to eventually work outside the home, you may create  CEOMOM   |   28