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.
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.
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Meet Your Host:
A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.
Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.