Many mothers dream of being able to work from home, generating a large income, while being home with their children. With the advent of this little thing that you may have heard of – the Internet – many mothers are realizing that dream. However, despite the ability to earn money while being home with the kids, it can sometimes be very taxing to try to run a successful Internet business – particularly when the kids are on Easter holidays.
If you run an Internet business, when the kids are off from school, you want to be able to enjoy spending time with them and show them a good time, but you also have a tremendous amount of work to attend to. So, what is a busy Internet business owning mother to do to keep her business successful when the kids are off during Easter holidays? Read on to find out some tips and ideas that you can use to keep everyone happy.
Budget Your Time: Easter holidays are planned months in advance and it’s no surprise that your kids will be off from school. Start budgeting your time well in advance of the holidays. Plan an activity schedule and work schedule that will mesh with everything that you want to get done, allowing you to spend quality time with the kids and attend to the needs of your business. If you have clients, you may want to consider contacting them well in advance of the holiday to discuss your schedule and ask for a reduction in your work during the vacation time period to ensure that you don’t have too much on your plate.
Remember, You are a Mom: While the kids are in school, you can easily lose sight of the fact that you are a mother as well as a business entrepreneur. When they are in school, you can attend to the needs of your business without distractions. You can even devise a schedule that goes around your kids school schedule to ensure maximum productivity of your business. When the kids are off from school, remember that you are a mother first. While business is, of course, important, the needs of your children should come first.
Discuss Work with Your Kids: Talk about the fact that though your children may be on Easter holiday, you still have to work during that time. If your kids are old enough to understand, you may be able to successfully have them honor the fact that you do need to work. If your kids are young and don’t understand that you have to work, try working when they are napping or set them up with activities that will keep them occupied while you are working.
Take a Vacation: If it is at all possible to do, take a vacation yourself while your children are on Easter holidays. As mentioned before, you will know the date of your children’s Easter holidays well before they happen. If you can, try to arrange to take a vacation from work. If a vacation is possible, you won’t have to worry about balancing your children and work.