As a millennial, I’m as nostalgic for the yesteryears as my peers, but I can admit that there are some pretty sweet parts of parenting in 2016, like convertible car seats, Amazon Prime (for our semi-last-minute baby bath towel needs), and technology that allows us to get creative when it comes to our careers. Such flexibility wasn’t available until recently, and I’m seriously thankful that I can take advantage of it and work from home. I think it’s fair to say that I’ve picked up on some consistent things that moms who work from home do. Not that I consider myself an expert (I have, um, lots to learn when it comes to time management), but I’ve had a fair amount of time to consider (and somewhat perfect) the arrangement.
I tried being a full-time working mom with an out-of-the-home job, and I tried being a stay-at-home mom, but I’ve found that working from home is the best option for my family and I, at least for this stage in our lives and in our careers (my partner’s and mine. Not my son’s, since he’s two).
Is it incredibly difficult, at times? You freakin' bet. While it't easy to assume it's the best of both worlds (and, sometimes, it is) it's also easy to see why working-from-home can be the absolute worst, and create a unique set of problems that only combining the life of a working mom and a stay-at-home mom, can provide. Still, with that being said, there are things grown-ass moms who are working from home and killing it (in the best way possible) do, that can make the entire process at least, somewhat easier. Here's just a sample: