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5 Ways I Survived Running a Home-Based Business with Kids

Jan 05, 2023
5 Ways I Survived Running a Home-Based Business with Kids

Running a home-based business while also raising kids is no joke. It's like trying to juggle a million flaming chainsaws while blindfolded. 

But somehow, I managed to not only survive but also grow my home-based business and give my kids the attention they need (most of the time). 

Here's how I do it:


Set boundaries:

1. Set boundaries: This was a game-changer for me. 

I learned the hard way that it's important to establish clear lines between my work and home life, especially when I'm working from home. 

I set specific office hours and communicated them to my family so they knew when I was off-limits. It was tough at first, but it helped me stay focused and get more done.


Get a designated workspace

2. Get a designated workspace: This was another key to my survival. 

I found a separate space where I could focus on work without interruptions (or at least, fewer interruptions). 

It helped me feel more professional and kept my business from taking over the entire house.


To Involve my kids: 

3. Involve my kids: My kids love to feel useful, so I started involving them in my business as much as possible. 

Depending on their age and abilities, they helped with things like marketing, social media, or even coming up with product ideas. 

It kept them occupied and gave them a sense of pride in what I was doing. Plus, it made them feel like they were a part of something bigger than themselves.


Stay organized:

4. Stay organized: When you've got a bajillion things going on at once, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. 

To stay on top of things and keep my sanity, I used tools like to-do lists, calendars, and project management software. It made a huge difference for me.

It's also helped me to establish routines for my families, such as designated times for meals, homework, and activities, to help keep everyone on track and reduce chaos.


Take breaks: 

5. Take breaks: It's easy to get sucked into the vortex of work when you're running a home-based business.

 But I learned the hard way that I needed to take breaks. 

I made time for socialization, self-care, and activities that brought me joy. 

And when things got really tough, I didn't hesitate to ask for help. It's okay to admit that you can't do everything on your own – no one can.


Running a home-based business with kids is tough, but it's also incredibly rewarding. 

It's not easy, but with the right mindset and strategies, it's definitely possible to survive (and even thrive). 


If I can do it, so can you!


Good luck, and don't give up.

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