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Raising A Toddler & Working From Home

By The Watts

Raising A Toddler & Working From Home | The Watts
I definitely agree that raising a child is a full time job, although the only difference is you don’t get paid, you don’t get time off and your boss is your child’s fave telly show.

Since quitting my nursing career and having Brooke, I have been trying to keep myself busy. I set up a blog, started up a daily Vlogging Channel on Youtube, and we published our Designs shop online.

I love the opportunities that come with all of this. I never thought I would be able to be a “stay-at-home mummy”, and of course with the support from my wonderful partner Cameron.

I’m proud how far we have come, and I want us to be able to keep pushing ourselves to start up a proper “business” we can call our own. We have been brainstorming a few idea’s already but we need to put the motivation in and just do it!

Raising A Toddler & Working From Home | The Watts

There are heaps of mum’s doing it. I was always shocked to see how people simply start up their own business at home alongside being full time parents.

Working from home is still work, although there is no boss so you really only have yourself to motivate you.

I find the best time to sit down and blog or edit a vlog is around Brooke’s nap time and bedtime. It may seem easy at first but a hungry toddler WILL distract you as soon as you are in your “working zone”. So my best advice for working from home mum’s is to really motivate yourself as soon as you put your baby to sleep; grab a coffee, sit down and get stuck into what you need to do. A to-do-list will really come in handy for you too.

In saying that I find that I might have a lot of work to do when Brooke’s awake and I will quickly do it wile she’s distracted with her toys or eating her lunch, just like she is now. Haha.

No matter what Brooke always comes first, I always find the time to play with her and take her out to parks and activities.

Raising A Toddler & Working From Home | The Watts

These are the main ways I balance working from home and raising my toddler. I hope you enjoyed reading this little post.

Jaimie xx

 

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Hey! We are a young family from Sydney. Family & lifestyle bloggers. Parents to a bubbly one year old girl.

2 comments on “Raising A Toddler & Working From Home”

  1. Hey there, nice to meet another fellow WAHM. Thanks for liking one of my posts. 🙂

    I’ve been at this WAHM madness since my son was born in 2015. It’s scary, it’s tough and sometimes pretty downright lonely. But it’s certainly worth it when you know you didn’t miss a single milestone for your child and that you can be available to them whenever they need you.

    For me, I write on a freelance basis for the work bit (was an ex-journo), but I also look forward to starting some form of online business in the future (the thought scares me a lot actually).

    Good that you have the courage to vlog and blog at the same time as well as start a business. That’s really a handful already, not counting raising a young child! Best wishes to you. Never lose sight of why we’re homebound 😉

  2. Great job working from home with a toddler! Putting them first is a priority, and really the only way that works, at least for me. I work from home with my 3 year old and 1 year old, so it was nice to read your post.

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