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By Terez Howard
“I don’t need my stepstool,” my daughter told me as I reached for her stepstool. “I can wash my hands without it. I can do it!”
“OK,” I said.
She stretched her little body as much as possible to reach into our sink. Her hands made it into the sink, but she couldn’t reach a drop of water.
“Maybe I’ll get the stepstool,” I told my petite 2-year-old.
“OK. ‘Cause I’m too little,” Micah said.
Accept help and support
Are you a superwoman? Yeah, me, too. We juggle work-at-home responsibilities, children, husbands, cooking, cleaning, hobbies, spiritual activities, family gatherings while squeezing in a bit of down time. We cannot do it alone.
Rebecca Garland wrote Working at Home: 3 Danger Signs for WAHMs. Her second problem addressed the need for a support system. Whether it’s childcare twice a week or a helpful husband, we must accept the fact that if we want to be successful as a work-at-home mother, we need help.
No children? That doesn’t mean that you automatically have all the time in the world. You might need to enlist the help of a cleaning lady or make your own frozen meals in advance. You need help, too.
With a support system, I can focus on my business for specified time. I have a schedule, a very flexible schedule, that allows me to work at my business as well as spend time with my family. Try writing up a schedule for yourself based on your personal life.
My toddler teaches
With her stepstool, Micah could do what she wanted to do. Sometimes that’s all you need – a stepstool, a boost from someone else that will help you achieve your dreams.
About the author
Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.