How to Thrive as a Work-at-Home Mom

How do you manage being a mom who works from home? Sometimes it can be very difficult to balance mom life and work life. Danielle offers six tips to help you thrive as a work-at-home mom.

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Danielle discusses working from home: How to Make Working From Home Work for You 

6 Tips for Working from Home

1. Have a work space

This might be a home office or a corner of your dining room, but having a dedicated space for work helps keep you organized.

2. Put your phone away

Whether you are focused on work projects or your home and family, putting you phone away will eliminate distractions.

3. Tame your email

Only check emails during certain times of the day and make sure you use all of your communication platforms as tools that help serve you, not the other way around.

4. Write down your to-do’s

A simple list can keep you on track and relieve the stresses of always trying to remember every little thing.

5. Rethink meals

If you are the primary meal person, you may need to simplify your plan or cut some corners. There are lots of modern options for grocery shopping, meal planning, and meal prep, so look into your options.

6. Ask for help

Why are we so bad at this? Ask for the help and support you need from your husband, kids, or friends, or hire the help you need to get everything done.

Listener Feedback

At the end of today’s show, Danielle shares a question from listener Lindsey who shares a genius idea for handling little kids at Mass. 

Danielle’s new book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, is available to order! 

Song of the Week 

A classic (with a Eucharistic theme) to enjoy! One Love by Bob Marley and the Wailers


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Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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