I had the pleasure of having Scott Stratten of UnMarketing present to my Mom Entrepreneurs` Network on Tuesday. One of the topics he discussed was how WAHM (Work At Home Moms) may be risking their image by working at home while their kids are home at the same time.
This really made me reflect on my own life. For the last year I have been struggling to manage raising kids and starting my own company with limited daycare.
First I started with no daycare at all – I mean how hard could it be? After staying up all night and burning the midnight oil for a month I decide that this was just plain stupid.
Then I hired a mother`s helper to come over after school a few days a week. That helped a bit but I felt I needed at least a full day to work without the kids so then I begged my mom to help me out with a full day`s worth of babysitting which she agreed to. THANK GOD.
Now I find even that is not enough. I need another full day a week to work on my business. So I am in the process of hiring someone for another full day. That leaves me with three days with the kids and two working. It still won`t be easy.Running your own business is a lot of freaking work.
Do you work from home with your children around? Tell me how it is going? What do you think about Scott`s view on this?