This guest post is by Lacie Martin of 

There are many advantages to working from home, especially when you’re raising a family and parenting young children. However, finding a healthy balance between your family and work-from-home career isn’t always easy — and the flexibility in your work schedule may mean you’re working through lunch breaks and spending most evenings and weekends in your office.

For some tips and resources on finding a healthy work-life balance when you’re working from home and raising a family, read on!

Create a Healthy Daily Routine that Minimizes Stress

Daily routines help to create more balance, self-discipline, downtime and focus in our personal and professional lives.

– Revising your morning routine can make you happier, calmer and more productive.
– Research ways to balance working, parenting, and schooling from home.
– Establish a dinner routine that gives your family a chance to sit down together.

Simplify Your Personal and Professional Life

These suggestions will help to free up some of your time as you strive to achieve a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.

– Consider hiring a maid service to help you with regular home cleanings.
– Embrace a minimalist lifestyle to reduce stress at home.
Hire freelancers to help you with the professional tasks you struggle to keep up with.

Additional Resources

The following resources will help to further your goal of achieving a healthy work-life balance when working from home.

10 Solutions for Work-at-Home Stress
An Age Appropriate Household Chores List for Kids
Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Whether you’ve been working remotely for years or you’re still adjusting to work-from-home life amid COVID-19, it can take some time to achieve a healthy balance between raising a family and working full-time from home. Once you find that healthy balance, however, you’ll experience less stress and more enjoyment in both your personal and professional life.