If you’ve found yourself suddenly working from home, as many of us are, whether pregnant, or with kids, we wanted to help you during the adjustment time by reaching out to some of our favorite work-from-home mom friends with their easy-to-follow tips and tricks!
“My number one tip for working from home with a baby is get yourself a Baby K’tan! Babies love to be close and snuggled, but mama’s still gotta work, so the Baby K’tan solves that WAHM issue. I love that they can be washed with your regular laundry and is seriously as comfortable as wearing a t-shirt. It’s my go-to gift for any new mom!”
– Olivia, Gugu Guru’s Social Media Manager
“Working from home can be tricky if you need a large chunk of time uninterrupted. If you can organize some of your big tasks into steps you can do in 5-20 minute increments you will be a lot more productive and a lot less distracted when you’re interrupted that frequently.”
“Even if you’re working from home, you’ll need a good baby monitor. Evoz is a top-rated wireless network-based monitor that keeps you connected to your child via apps on iPhone, iPad or Android. Anywhere.”
– Monica Banks, founder of Gugu Guru
Click here to learn more about the Evoz Monitor and why it’s an essential baby product for working from home.
“Leave the mess until later. Try your best to forget about the dishes, to pretend the clean laundry is sitting unfolded, and to ignore the scraps of paper on the floor from craft time. I know it’s hard and annoying to look at, but if you keep going back to household tasks throughout the day, interrupting your workflow (while likely also being interrupted by tiny humans who need things!) you will never get anything done. Ask your kids to help clean while preparing dinner and then try your best to leave a power 20-minutes or half hour after bedtime to clean/tidy the rest. Don’t go longer than a half hour on a regular basis, because you deserve time to relax, too.”
“iPads and ice cream for all!”
“Take an actual lunch break. People who work in offices get to to do it! You get to do it, too. Use the time to read an actual book (like, with actual pages) or talk to a friend. No screens, please!”
“Give yourself grace. This is NOT easy. Don’t compare yourself to other people right now (or ever).”
– Monica, My So Called IVF
“Babysitters! Even just a high school girl for 2 hours helps. Also, pay for the upgraded WiFi. And, don’t forget to get dressed every day – changing out of your pajamas into leggings counts!”
“I have found that often when my kids are bugging me, all they need are a few minutes of deep connection and true acknowledgment and then their anxiety lessons and they’ll go do their own thing and let me do mine.”
“Meditation in the morning is key. Try to protect your morning, even if only 5-15 minutes, or whatever your reality is. I love the Journey Meditation app!”