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Three Keys For Tackling Parenting While Helming Your Work From Home Business

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We're in the midst of a parenting revolution -- particularly for stay at home moms.

Moms are no longer beholden to maternity leave and the potential for losing income or going back to work before they're ready thanks to the prevalence of work at home entrepreneurship.

There's so much opportunity out there for people to make money from the comfort of their home, sometimes with nothing more than a high-speed internet connection.

This is great, because people who work from home are less stressed, more productive and able to increase their income in ways that a regular 9-to-5 simply can't provide.

If you're a mom or dad with a work at home business and a new business, you may be wondering how you can strike a balance.

Take a deep breath and dive into these tips below to get you started.

Be Precise With Your Scheduling

If you were able to wing it or loosely schedule things before the baby, you'll need to be more of a good steward over your schedule once the baby is born.

Do everything you can to take control and get some normalcy in your life by knowing everything you need to handle in your days in advance. You can use some nifty tools like Evernote, Google spreadsheets and Business Calendar to help you out. Technology aside, don't be afraid of using good old fashioned pen and paper or a desk calendar to get you situated.

Make sure that you and your partner also trade time watching the baby so that you're able to maximize on work while still getting time to bond and care for the little one.

Don't Be Afraid To Get Help -- Even If It Means Hiring People


It takes a village both to raise a child and to maximize on your income potential. No one ever does these sorts of things alone, so hone in on both your business and personal needs and figure out which areas can be helped by hiring an extra set of hands.

For instance, paying someone $15 to walk your dog so that it takes one less thing off your to-do list is money well spent. You might also want to look into having someone clean your house so that you're able to focus on business and baby, rather than the day-to-day issues.

In terms of your business, figure out areas of liability that can be shored up, or areas where a professional can expand your company beyond your current situation and limitations.

In this regard, it might be worth it to hire help for marketing. You'll need to look into their expertise -- such as social media marketing, search engine optimization and branding. This can grow your company's visibility and bring in customers, so you're increasing your money just in time for the arrival of the baby. Find out the local SEO services prices in advance so that you can budget wisely. Branding experts can also help you come up with a logo, graphics even color schemes that can be impactful for your business.

Learn What This Change Means And Embrace Your Health

Get to know yourself during these changes so that you can become better as both a parent and a professional.

These are incredibly important life changes that will require you to be at your best, and this means getting back to basics. Take great care of yourself, eat healthy meals and get plenty of exercise so that you are able to deal with stress levels.

Taking up yoga can help on all accounts, including giving you sounder sleep -- which is necessary for new parents.

Figure out some goals that will help you step into these changes for the betterment of you, your partner, your child and your customers.

If you follow these tips, you'll be able to take these challenges head-on.

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