If you’re a mompreneur that works from home while your kids are present, then you are extremely familiar with the work-life balance juggling act that accompanies any effort to get your tasks done in a reasonable amount of time.
As much as we try to pull our husbands in to help direct kid traffic (“Honey, PLEASE keep the kids out of my office for just one hour… I’m begging you!”), our crafty little cubs know how to stealthily bypass daddy radar with the skills of an escape room artist - they still find their way to us no matter what.
Although we love them with all of our mommy hearts, not even they are immune to our need to set healthy boundaries with them so we can invest in other things that matter to us, like our businesses.
Kelly and Deanna talk about some of their struggles with creating work boundaries at home with their children, and give tips on how to successfully and lovingly overcome them
What we discuss - don’t miss it!
“A dedicated work space communicates boundaries to your children without you having to say a word.”
“If you’re distracted [with work] when your supposed to be spending time with your children, don’t expect them to respect your boundaries when you are working.”
“We don’t have to get defensive when someone doesn’t understand what our working from home looks like. We just need to understand our boundaries and communicate them.”
“Attention-seeking children are often actually seeking connection, and that connection is actually emotional-level attention - they need a little more than a pat on the head.”
“If you need to integrate small children into your work, pair that time with no-brainer or low-brainer tasks.”
“We need boundaries with kids because we are raising kids who are loving and responsible.”
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