Working from home, which sounds easier than working from anywhere else because hello couches and sweatpants and access to your own fridge, is not without its challenges. A grown-ass work-from-home mom (which I can’t claim to be on a consistent basis, although I do try), recognizes the struggle but also acknowledges the perks. Sometimes, those recognitions manifest into things she would definitely say say and, other times, in things a grown-ass work-from-home mom would absolutely never say.
A good day as a work-from-home mom can leave me feeling accomplished in a few key ways: I feel like I’ve made my kid feel loved, I've successfully made all of my deadlines, I've made my partner feel supported and I've managed to leave my house and enjoy fresh air or, at the very least, stare at the window for a minute or two. Perhaps it comes as no surprise to other parents that, as simple as all of this sounds, it’s actually a fairly tall order when you consider these accomplishments alongside regular life, laundry, juice spills, and toddler meltdowns that could have been easily prevented if I’d just packed the right freaking snacks.
So, it turns out that working from the comfort of your home, sweatpants and all, can, in fact, be tough. Still, maintaining a healthy dose of perspective definitely helps when that aforementioned tall order seems impossible. At least, that’s what I’ve heard from people who seem to be doing a swell job. Either way, allow me to share a few key things that I imagine all the #ladyboss work-from-home moms are refusing to say, because being realistic is never a bad thing.