Working from Home on my 4th Month

It has been four consecutive months since I have started working from my home office. The time when my youngest was 8 months old. I cannot get a job (it's also my choice) outside home for the reason that a small tummy will beat about me. Nursing him full time from his birth until now which is a great way of bonding with him. Most of the time when I am working on my computer table, my eldest son will bring his sibling to me and my youngest will ask me to feed him by pointing on my chest.
I am glad at the age of seven, I can already somehow count on my eldest to watch for his younger brother. He is such a very responsible kuya, I am so proud of him. And of course, I am also thankful to have a very understanding and supportive husband who also helps me out whenever he is home. We have equally divided responsibilities. 

Truly you have to be a super mom to still have time for family,to clean the house, cook and work. It is quite frustrating when you failed to finish one task. Sometimes I wish there is an additional 3 more hours in a day to have all my responsibilities done.

Everyday, I have learned to live with a list of rules. Here it is:

  • I make a schedule from the time i wake up until I head to bed after midnight. I make sure to stick to schedule that I make.
  • I keep a few hours of the day flexible, because you never know what might come up.
  • I do my best to keep my computer table clean as possible. Every now and then, you will see clutters it could be receipt, toys, baby sandals or my stuffs.
  • I am trying to have a fixed hour on using my computer during weekends. Just to give time to my family. Most of the weekend, I work 6 hours.
  • I always ensure my sons are occupied. I lay a blanket down at my feet and I let my baby entertain himself by spreading out his bright toys. While my eldest already know what can make him entertain, he set up a small table beside me to also watch over for his younger brother while he is reading books.

I have learned how important time management is, but there are some unexpected instances that I cannot stick to it because some things come up unexpectedly. I am no super mom but I always do my best to be organized and provide my family all the best that I can.
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About Leilani Gamboa

Lai is mommy to two boys. A breastfeeding advocate, a part time blogger, and works as Virtual Assistant since 2013. Coffeeholic, make-up enthusiast, planner junkie.
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17 comments:

  1. Haha great Kuya... very dependable indeed. MY friend also opted to stay at home after giving birth and she never regret a single moment of it. and it made her lose weight dramatically. impressive.

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  2. I guess working from home has its high especially the more face time with the kids and it's nice that you are very organized in scheduling your computer time and activities.

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  3. It's great that you have everything planned out! I envy you because you have a list of rules, as for me because I am so cluttered out. I got a lot of great tips from here. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. It pays so much to be at home and do the chores... You can manage your time, your work and everything you do before the kids, your wife/husband arrive home.

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  5. I am so proud of a working mother like you, balancing your time for work and for your family.

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  6. Totally agree with this. I've been working from home for 5 months now and sometimes even if you set schedule, it can't just be met. I also want my table clean so I can work efficiently. Thumbs-up for being a super mom indeed for your family :)

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  7. Time management and balance are indeed two key factors to work on when you're working at home. Similarly when you're anywhere else and regardless the location of your workplace, you still have to account for the time spent for each task.

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  8. Here! Here! for setting a schedule. It really helps knowing your priorities for the day and sticking to them.

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  9. Even working at home, a well-managed time is a must! I like the idea that you are very hands-on when it comes to your kids! :)

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  10. Time management is really a must for Wonder moms like you. One suggestion, always have an hour just for yourself. Malaki maitutulong nyan.

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  11. You really need to make sure that the kids are doing other things while you are doing some serious stuff. Lol

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  12. very responsible kuya... it made things easier for us parents if our kids can help us with some chores. Yahweh bless.

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  13. Been working at home for 4 years! Setting up your schedule and time management is really important. Your schedule can keep you from procrastinating.

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  14. My wife, early in our marriage, stayed home and she loved every minute of it. As the kids grew older (the youngest is now full day at school), she was able to get back to work.

    Let me tell you, her staying at home while the kids were young was the best thing she's ever done for them.

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  15. When I was pregnant with my daughter I also considered to be a wahm, work a home mom. I resigned from my job of 8 years but being a wahm didn't pursue because of some issues and maybe I lack the will power to do so. Glad you are doing it good and sticking on your purpose to be a supermom.

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  16. Wow! Navisit ko yung ibang post mo on how you earn online. At least you don't need to go outside and work. Nakakapagwork ka with your family. Saya :)

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  17. Mothers can only try to be super women when it comes to their families. When we offer our best, no matter the limitations, I think that is good enough.

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