Work from Home: Parents with Small Children by Leslie Campos

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Survive the Work-from-Home Struggle as a Parent of Small Children With These Methods

Working from home can be quite a challenge, especially when you’re a parent of young children. Whether you’re trying to stay productive while your little one is running around or you’re trying to juggle parenting duties with work, it can be overwhelming. There are some simple things you can do to make your day easier, though. Here are a few of the best, courtesy of Professional Mom.


Give Yourself a Great Workspace


Creating a distraction-free workspace is essential when working from home with kids. This means having all necessary supplies within reach, setting boundaries between your workspace and living space, and making sure that the area is free from distractions such as toys or clutter. If your schedule requires you to be in the same room with your children while you work, set up an area for them to safely play in that includes plenty of activities. These might include age-appropriate video games, board games, coloring books, puzzles, or educational stations.


Upgrade Your Education


If you’d like to improve your career (or maybe even start your own business), going back to school and studying from home could be a real game-changer. For instance, if you’re interested in giving yourself an edge over the competition with a degree in business, studying online gives you huge time savings and all the flexibility you need to make it work.


Keep Things Neat

When working from home, it’s crucial to stay organized and keep things as neat as possible. This is often easier said than done when you have small children, but providing storage solutions can go a long way toward helping you reduce clutter, which can be detrimental to your mental health.

Taking a few minutes at the end of each workday to clean up and return items to their places can make a big difference, and you can have your toddler help out by making the task a game. Look online for cleanup songs you can teach your little one that will help them learn how to pick up after themselves.


Practice Self-Care

Working from home while also taking care of children can be incredibly stressful, so it’s important to take time for yourself during the day. Consider activities such as yoga, reading, listening to music, or taking walks outdoors to help manage stress levels and provide some “me time” throughout the day. Taking care of yourself will help ensure that you can take care of others effectively during this challenging time.


Invest In Comfortable Clothing

Having comfortable yet stylish clothes is essential when working from home with a new baby, as it allows for easy access when nursing while still looking presentable if need be (e.g., video calls). Investing in superior nursing bras will make life easier and more comfortable. Not only do these garments offer the needed support to eliminate strain on your back and shoulders due to carrying your baby, but they also provide a higher level of comfort.


Build a Support System

Having support from friends and family members as you learn to balance parenthood with remote work can be incredibly helpful. Reach out to those who understand what you’re going through and ask for advice if needed. Having someone who understands how difficult it can be to juggle both parenting duties and work responsibilities can make all the difference.


Work Out a Schedule That Fits Your Needs

If possible, try scheduling some of your most important tasks during nap time so that you have some peace while also being able to keep an eye on your little one if needed. It’s not always easy, but taking advantage of naps whenever possible will give you more time throughout the day for both work tasks and parenting responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed by either one. Establishing a routine will also help your little ones stick to your schedule.

Working from home with little ones can be stressful, of course, but it can also be extremely rewarding to be able to spend more time with them. By working out a schedule that fits both your needs, you can ensure that you’re able to find work/life balance and keep stress at bay. Look for comfy clothing that will help you feel good throughout the day, as this can boost your mood.

Professional Mom is proud to share stories and tips from plenty of hard-working super-moms out there. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

*Leslie Campos is a welcomed contributor to Professional Mom. Her own site, offers good advice for parents also. She is a mom of 3 from Iowa and loves to provide insight and tips for other moms. Give us some feedback and add your tips as well in the comments.

Joe McDonald Ministry News

My husband, Joe, is on the ball, already delivering the September Newsletter. I hope you will keep up with our Ministry news and put us on your prayer list as we travel and share the Good News of Jesus Christ, wherever God sends us!

Here’s the link:

The Evangelism Trail-September 2023

And be on the lookout for the Amazon presale of my book, Hell is Forever: The Way of Escape, An In-Depth Look at Death and Hell, Providing Hope for the Hopeless.

Be sure to read click the link for the September News!

✝️ Christ-Centered Back-to-School Idea

Here’s a great way for your kids to learn (and keep in their heart) the books of the Bible! Not a download, free shipping, click the link below and Happy Back to School 2023! Professional Mom




I think all Back-to-School backpacks need a few items that are Christ-centered.


Check out this adorable “Bible Periodic Table” surprise I’m handing out at church this year.


It’s something that kids & teens will all be excited about and actually use to deepen their faith.


Plus, it will last a little longer than those pencils that break and markers that dry out!


Check it out here.


Talk Soon,


August News from Joe McDonald Ministry!

I have an important announcement! My book is in production as we speak, with Trilogy Publishing! I am looking forward to introducing it before the end of the year!

Hell is Forever: The Way of Escape,

An In-Depth Look at Death and Hell, Providing Hope for the Hopeless

To keep up with news of my book and also Joe’s ministry, click the link below!

The Evangelism Trail” for August 2023\

Blessings from Professional Mom!

101 Bible Games for Kids

Dear Readers,

For less than $20.00 you can have access to a huge amount of awesome games to use in your classes, both at church and school, back yard Bible clubs and more! These are fun and teach valuable lessons! Who wouldn’t want to play a game!

Professional Mom




Which sounds more fun:


A Bible “Lesson” or a Bible “Game”?


Games are the most effective teaching tool in my Sunday School classroom.


Here are my all-time favorite:




  • The best part- these games are non-denominational, work equally well for all ages, and can be used in various venues (church, school, Sunday school, VBS, after-school programs, etc.).