Parenting While Working from Home: A Monthly Guide to Help Parents Balance Their Careers, Connect with Their Kids, and Establish Their Inner Strength

Parenting While Working from Home: A Monthly Guide to Help Parents Balance Their Careers, Connect with Their Kids, and Establish Their Inner Strength

by Karissa Tunis, Shari Medini

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Overview

Parenting in December is very different from parenting in July―especially while working from home!

As more parents work from home than ever before, there are unique challenges when it comes to meeting the demands of their job, helping their kids thrive, and finding even five minutes to take care of themselves. Parenting While Working from Home offers tips, strategies, and reflections to help parents balance their careers, connect with their kids, and establish their inner strength over the course of a year. Parenting experts and founders of the popular website, Adore Them Parenting, Karissa Tunis and Shari Medini share actionable tips, heartfelt insight, and planning strategies to help you enjoy your own parenting journey while working from home.

Building on the authors’ own experiences and the most common challenges they hear parents voicing today, Parenting While Working from Home encourages parents to make intentional changes that will result in happier families and thriving careers. This practical guide will teach you how to:
  • Manage your time so that both your kids and your job get the attention they need
  • Build a professional network and maintain your productivity from home
  • Create a kid-friendly environment that encourages independence and strong sibling bonds
  • Consistently tune in to your own needs so that you can meet your true potential
  • And so much more
While it isn’t always easy, working from home while raising a family can (and should) be an incredible experience. Parenting While Working from Home offers comfort in shared struggles, new solutions, and calmer days ahead!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510764828
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/19/2021
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 727,048
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Shari Medini is a writer and co-owner of AdoreThemParenting.com. Her parenting articles have been published in dozens of print and online publications. Shari’s past experience includes working with children and families in the mental health field, mentoring and speaking as a mindset coach, and working as a freelance writer and marketing strategist for companies across the country. She understands the demands of working from home and loves sharing tips to help balance it all. When she’s not on her laptop, Shari can be found spending quality time with her husband and two sons exploring their hometown of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
 
Karissa Tunis is a writer, event organizer, and co-owner of AdoreThemParenting.com. Through these ventures she has been able to share inspiring, heartfelt insight with large audiences both within local communities and across the country. As a work-from-home mom of four children, Karissa understands the need for family-focused organization and time management. She consistently provides insight into child behavior that has helped fellow parents achieve their goals of calmer, happier homes. Karissa also makes it a priority to soak in all of the southern specialties that Charleston, South Carolina, has to offer with her husband and their children.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 January 1

Focus on You: Take Time for Yourself

Connect with Your Kids: Set New Goals

Work from Home: Find a Balance

Chapter 2 February 15

Focus on You: Create a Solid Foundation

Connect with Your Kids: Help Your Kids with Friendships

Work from Home: Communicate Professionally

Chapter 3 March 32

Focus on You: Manage Your Time

Connect with Your Kids: Enjoy Easy Activity Ideas

Work from Home: Set up Your Workstation

Chapter 4 April 45

Focus on You: Improve Your Confidence

Connect with Your Kids: Set Healthy Expectations

Work from Home: Make Your House Kid-Friendly

Chapter 5 May 58

Focus on You: Practice Simple Self-Care

Connect with Your Kids: Prepare for Summer Fun

Work from Home: Maintain Your Productivity

Chapter 6 June 75

Focus on You: Appreciate and Celebrate Dads

Connect with Your Kids: Help Siblings Get Along

Work from Home: Recognize and Address Burnout

Chapter 7 July 91

Focus on You: Simplify Your Life

Connect with Your Kids: Plan for Youth Sports

Work from Home: Find Creative Childcare Options

Chapter 8 August 106

Focus on You: Find Time for Wellness

Connect with Your Kids: Prepare for School

Work from Home: Enjoy Your Work Day

Chapter 9 September 122

Focus on You: Focus on Your Health

Connect with Your Kids: Advocate for Education

Work from Home: Establish Realistic Routines

Chapter 10 October 136

Focus on You: Make Your Home a Retreat

Connect with Your Kids: Enjoy Fall Family Activities

Work from Home: Build Your Network

Chapter 11 November 151

Focus on You: Help Your Community

Connect with Your Kids: Encourage independent Play

Work from Home: Plan Ahead for the Holidays

Chapter 12 December 166

Focus on You: Find Magic in the Season

Connect with Your Kids: Help Your Kids through the Holidays

Work from Home: Finish the Year Strong

Look Ahead 178

About the Authors 184

Acknowledgments 185

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