With the launch of my new site (June 1st) and the various other things I seem to have going, it is time to move my computer, calendar, file folders, and misc. stuff into an area designated as an office. The kitchen counter and table just aren’t cutting it anymore and the family is getting sick of all the clutter. It certainly won’t be very convenient t having to go downstairs to my office and work but at least now there will be a separation of work and home time. Oh and my stapler office supplies won’t keep walking away! My son seems to like them! Working from home is no easy task as a mom. It seems like a luxury but when work and home are always combined some days it’s hard to figure out if I’m being productive or not. The freedom rocks though!
My son goes to preschool a few days a week and my daughter was going to a daycare in the mornings to give her some socialization and allow me some work time. With her sickness and constant struggle with allergies and asthma (more on this later), I am thinking it might be time to just have the babe home with me 100% of time and find myself a good babysitter a few days a week. I’ve chatted with a few work from home mommies and they’ve put ads in the paper and some of them have had luck and some have not. I know many moms are 100% capable of being at home and working with no help. I am here to tell you, I am not that mom. Sorry, but it isn’t me or my personality and I am fine admitting my weakness. This doesn’t mean I don’t love my children, I just need some assistance and my hubby isn’t home enough to help (6a-6p schedule). So I’ve done more research (seem to like research) and I’ve found a service that was recommended by Dr. Phil. I’m going to give it a try and see if I can hire a good babysitter or nanny part-time to help with my expanding and growing business schedule. If you’re a work at home mom and you need this service don’t be afraid to use it, you aren’t weak! If you have any advise or tips be sure to let me know!
Moving my stuff into a separate work space and having to hire help has me kind of freaked out. It means two things. The first being that my business is growing enough I need to do this. The second, I’m getting my professional and home life organized. I’ve done some searching for “green” office supplies so that my office space is indeed aligned with my professional life and personal beliefs. I’m excited to have found, The Green Office and hope if you desire green office supplies at a great price, you’ll check it out. My local Office Max is starting to branch out and go more “green” but I have to hunt and I don’t have time for that. I’ll have to take a photo and show you my new workspace compared to my old one! Wish me luck!