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How to Master Working from Home—While Under Quarantine with Kids

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How to Master Working from Home—While Under Quarantine with Kids

The spread of the coronavirus is forcing working parents into telecommute situations across the country. If you’re struggling to stay productive while working from home, these tips from full-time work-from-home moms may help.”

“If the thought of working from home with your child seems frightening, you aren’t alone. Kids demand around-the-clock attention—and parenting while juggling conference calls, never-ending emails, and tight deadlines is no joke.”
“Unfortunately, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)—the respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China—will make this situation a reality for many parents nationwide. Employers are encouraging workers to telecommute in high-risk areas across the country. Some school systems have suspended classes indefinitely, and thousands of people with potential coronavirus exposure have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.”
“That means your family might be stuck at home for at least two weeks, with minimal exposure to the outside world, while you’re attempting to keep up with your workload. But don’t panic just yet! We spoke with moms and experts who have learned the best ways to navigate life at the intersection of working at home and Mom-ing. Here are their tips for staying productive while working from home.”

Create a schedule:

“One of the best benefits of working at home is flexibility, especially if you are your own boss. If your son or daughter is fussing during your office hours and it’s a beautiful day, it’s okay to push assignments aside and play outside. You can catch up on work later when your cutie has settled down.”

Capitalize On Naptime:

“Take advantage of naptime for staying productive while working from home. Whether your kid sleeps for one hour or three, use this time to finish assignments that require your complete focus and concentration.”

Keep Kids Entertained:

“Renee Belbeck, a work at home mom discovered a simple rule when her children were toddlers: “If I gave them a little quality time, I would get two hours to work.

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