Surviving the Summer as a Work From Home Mom – 5 Tips & Ideas

While we all look forward to the Summer months and school being out, working moms have a bit more preparing to do.  Here are five tips and ideas to help you survive Summer as a work from home mom.

Surviving Summer as a work from home mom

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Summer Activity Planning

Summer Activity PlanningWith summer fast approaching I’ve been working on getting a plan together to keep B from spending his days in front of the tv.  As a working mom that works from home it’s important to me to have something for him to do so I can get my work done.  Thinking this was only a working mom problem I asked some of my stay-at-home mom friends and found that they too are busy scheduling summer activities.  Now when I say scheduling I don’t mean the over-scheduled, helicopter parenting type of thing.  I just mean making sure you’ve signed up for camps your child is interested in attending, seeing which ones make sense to attend since you can’t be two places at once, etc.  As a work at home mom I do feel like I need to plan ahead a bit more and I’m sharing what goes into my summer activity planning.

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Summer Fun Activities!

Summer Fun ActivitiesWe’ve reached the half way point of Summer. In case you’ve run out of fun things to do with the kiddos here are a few ideas that have worked here. Since I work from home B stays home with me 3 days a week.  The other two days he goes to a daycare that takes the kids on field trips.  I like to give him an outdoor activity to get him outside because A- I think it’s good for him and B- I’ve got to get my work done.  My office looks out on our drive-way and front yard so I send him there to play so I can keep an eye on him while I work. Here are some of his favorite activities. Continue reading “Summer Fun Activities!”