Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Keeping little kids occupied while you work from home

Now that the holidays are over and we've got our noses back to our respective grindstones, I thought it might be worthwhile to offer up a few suggestions for getting your work done while you have little kids underfoot. Because I can't possibly be the only working mom out there with sick kids right now, can I?
It’s a fact of life for most working moms: At some point or another, whether you work from home or out of the house, you’re going to be trying to get your work done with a little one at your side. Maybe your caregiver has the day off. Maybe it’s a school vacation day but you can’t afford to take one of yours to cover it. Maybe your child is sick. Maybe you’re snowed in. Whatever the reason, here are eight things you can do to help keep your little angel occupied while you make deadline: ... [More]

In a nutshell, you can:

1.) Set up a workstation for your child, near yours.
2.) Don't be afraid to use the TV.
3.) Don't expect to work in blissful silence.
4.) Take breaks to play.
5.) Set them up for storytime.
6.) Give them an assignment of their own.
7.) Organize a marathon.
8.) Have them create their own board game.

Want the details? Read the rest at The 36-Hour Day, and be sure to check out the comments -- readers are offering up their own tricks and tips, and we'd love to see yours as well!

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