True story: Whenever I tell a work-away-from-home mom that my kids are home with me, they always say "Must be nice" or "I wish I could" That drives me nuts!!!!! Like everything, it has its pros and cons.
They have NO idea. Neither did I when I taught high school and wanted to be home with first son. So I thought I'd use entry to debunk some of those work-from-home myths.
MYTH 1: You get to spend more time with your kids
You do spend more time with your kids but that also means you spend ALL of your time with your kids. Though you get to really learn your kids' personalities and see their growth, you also have to create a work schedule around those little personalities. If you can, I suggest getting a sitter a few hours a day to get those crucial work tasks done. You can also designate one day as a "serious work day" where you complete those major tasks for the week including any meetings, errands, phone calls, etc. You can utilize a drop-in daycare. (I do). You can have work-from-home job and be with your kids but, as you can see, it requires a schedule.
MYTH 2: You have to be a salesperson to be successful