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Is it even possible to both home school my children AND work from home? I never thought it could be done. I didn’t know how I would jump into homeschooling our two kiddos and try to earn some income online simultaneously. There are days when I still don’t think it’s possible, but I’m sure giving it an honest effort! Take a peek at what I’m doing and how I can fit it into my day.
I believe most women in general have the ability to function with more than a million mental tabs open all at once. If we are lucky, we were wired to be able to multi-task. Granted, we don’t all admit we have this gift, but I do take pride in my ability to do several things at once, and usually, efficiently. I mean as a mom, one has to be able to listen to 4-5 conversations all at once, sync all sorts of calendars, cook, clean, and take care of loose odds and ends. We get used to the shuffle. To be able to stay at home with my kiddos is a privilege in itself. How am I able to spend the necessary time tending to my kiddos’ learning and have the time to work on my side gig? Balance.
Top Five Tips To Successfully Home School & Work From Home
1- Creating priorities should be high on the list for any mama who is staying at home with her kiddos and is responsible for their education. In our little world, my number one priority is my children. Their learning takes the front seat in our box on wheels! As long as I remember they’re my number one, we all accomplish so much in our day!
2- Be flexible. Things come up. I get that. We have interruptions all day long in our house. As someone who usually thrives with planning and a schedule, I’ve learned that if we’re going to make this homeschooling thing work, I have to be flexible for the kiddos. They deserve it. Schedules are sometimes too rigid and when followed, can be detrimental to the learning that goes on. (I’m not suggesting schedules are terrible, especially if it works for you and your kiddos. Everyone is different.) I wrote about routines last week. If you’re interested, you may read about it here. I’ve learned that my kiddos need the flexibility, so I aim to give them that.
3- Get organized. This is an easy one for me. I am a list maker and goal setter. I like to make lists on Sunday nights to outline our week, both for school and work. This helps me to stay on track and be better focused for each day. Sometimes, I’ll add things to the list throughout the week, and it’s okay. I desire to stick as closely to the list as possible, so I’m learning it’s beneficial for me to take a few minutes to prepare a checklist.
4- Dedicate times to work that don’t conflict with key-learning times. When it’s time for school, we work on school. I do my best not to mix my work with teaching time. The kiddos need one-on-one attention and deserve my presence to guide them in their learning. We tend to start our day early, as we’re all early birds, which allows us to be just about finished with our academics by lunchtime. The afternoon is for playing, experimenting, and learning independently. I choose to do the majority of my work at night once the kids are in bed, or early in the morning before they wake. It’s working well so far!
5- Choose a side gig you enjoy. You’ll never be able to effectively create success in your side business if you’re not enjoying it. The tasks will soon tire you and you’ll feel dragged down and defeated. Try to find something that makes you happy to work on it. Find an outlet where you can be yourself and happy. It should feel like a break and not bog you down. I look forward to getting up in the morning to work on my side hustle!
Curious About My Side Hustle?
I’m so excited to share it with you! I will admit, I was a lucky one who stumbled upon a simple review, and it changed my life for the better. Quickly, let me share with you that I spent several weeks researching the best option to make money online, only to come up empty-handed. It was a rewarding search though, as I learned a lot. However, it wasn’t until I found Wealthy Affiliate that I knew I fell into a potential pot-of-gold.
Wealthy Affiliate. Huh?
It is true. Never in a million years have I pictured myself as an affiliate marketer. Up until 32 days ago, I never even knew what those words meant! What I did know was this: I needed to find something to supplement our income. I knew taking surveys, transcribing inaudible audio, being someone’s virtual assistant, or participating in market research would only get me so far. In fact, I tried them all. Honestly. I spent the most time transcribing. It was the hardest money I’ve ever had to make, and it took me away from my family. That is the opposite of what I was yearning for.
As I mentioned above, I learned about Wealthy Affiliate from someone’s blog post. I had never heard of it, but the sounds of it got my wheels turning in the cobwebbed brain. I decided to research further. Upon liking what I saw, I joined their platform with a FREE account and began learning all about beginning an online business.
in the best ways possible! Learning what I learned from joining with a free account, I knew it was meant for me to find. I quickly realized that it was something I needed to pursue, for my family and myself. I discuss Wealthy Affiliate in greater detail on my other website. Please check it out here. I was immediately hooked and within hours, I joined as a premium member.
The training, tutorials, and the help from the WA community has given me the opportunity to broaden a horizon I never knew existed. In just one month, I’ve created two websites, this one you’re reading from, and this one. I’ve met a ton of terrific like-minded folks, and I am free to engage in the WA community, who will all drop what they’re doing just so they can help you out. In fact, the owners of the company, Kyle and Carson, are both very present within the platform as well. The milestones I’ve met in a month are giving me the necessary motivation I need to continue down this path to passive income. Can you imagine earning money while you’re sleeping? That’s my end goal! Won’t you let me help you achieve it, too?
Now that I’ve spilled all the marbles, I’d love to help you learn how to achieve financial freedom by becoming an affiliate marketer. You’re free to do your own research; I did. I won’t hold it against you. I was a skeptic as well, so I completely get it. With all the scams out there, I would definitely encourage you to look into it further. When you’re satisfied with what you’ve learned, head on over to Wealthy Affiliate and check it out for free! FREE. There are no catches! I promise. You’ll be given an opportunity to score a pretty sweet deal for your first month if you decide you’d like to become a premium member! Being a part of Wealthy Affiliate has given me the hope and desire to make this opportunity work for us. It also allows me to focus first on my family. It’s a great balance!
Live Your Best Life,