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Jun 14

Tips For Working From Home When Your Children Are Home Over the Summer

Summer is a wonderful time of year. It is warm outside and most people spend hours outside enjoying the sunshine. People take time off to vacation and relax.

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Summer is also a time when children are home from school. This can be a great time, except when you work from home. Staying productive when your kids are home can be quite challenging. Here are some tips to stay busy, even with all of the interruptions that kids can make.

  • Camps and other summer activities can become your best friend. If you are able to send your child away for a camp (even just for the day), will give you plenty of interrupted time that you are used to.
  • Buy a laptop so that you can work anywhere. I am known for carrying my laptop around as the boys play outside. I have also worked in the church parking lot while they were in vacation bible school. I always take my laptop to the park because they are always so busy there!









  • Ask your children to help. Depending on their age, your children may be able to help with some paperwork, phone calls, mailings, and much more. You might start to enjoy the time that you can spend together, working on your business. They might even take an interest in starting their own business when they grow up, or help you expand yours!
  • Hire help. Though you probably work from home so that you don’t need to hire a babysitter, there are times when you simply have to get some stuff done. Hire someone to come over and play with your children for a few hours.
  • Rely on your other half. You may find yourself working more in the evenings and weekends when your other half can watch your children. You and your business have to be flexible, working when it is convenient for everyone!

It can be hard to work around your children, but it is not the end of the world. Many children love to go to camps and other summer activities so that you can focus on your work. You may also have to be flexible, working when others can entertain your children!