WAHMs and Volunteering

I can be a Work At Home Mom and volunteer. Since I began working as a blogger, I always am sure to set aside time for volunteering. Actually my first priority is my health so that I can take care of my family, then my volunteer time.

I use a calendar to keep track of my scheduled work assignments for my blogs, appointments, volunteer time at Peanut’s school, church and my Chronic Illness Support Group. I am sure to schedule lots of down time too so that I don’t overdo it.

I use Google Calendar which has a lot of options to help me keep things organized. You can make things color coded and even share your events online with friends and business associates.

Prioritizing and organization is key to working at home where you don’t have a time clock or a boss looking over you. The other extreme is that you can allow your work to overwhelm you. It helps to have a friend who you can be accountable to so sharing your calendar is a good first step.

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Comments

  1. One thing that I find challenging with being a WAHM is that is so easy to get distracted! Some days I have to work very hard at keeping myself on task. I have to have my daily action list ready to go. Email and blogging can be a huge distraction-both which serve me well in my business, but there are days that I get off task.

    Great post and tips!

  2. Distractions are a big issue. Twitter, Blip.fm, Facebook, etc. all seem to be calling at me while I try to work. I will try to write a post about how I handle this issue.

  3. Hello-
    Time tracking for any mother is difficult…12 things at once, all the time – job or no job!
    Now that I am working for TSheets (tsheets.com), I understand the ease in which I can track my time while blogging, twittering, etc….it is quite easy and the fact that it is online will make it easier if I choose to work from home or a coffee shop!
    Great article & I will start reading more often.
    -jen

    Jen Harriss last blog post..Where Did All The Sponsorships Go?

  4. So true about being a mom and doing a dozen things at once Jen. As long as I stick to my schedule and don’t wander I do pretty well at keeping things together.