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6) If your child is old enough have them help you by stuffing envelopes, filing papers, reorganizing your desk drawer. Encourage them to write an article for you, or teach them some basic html and have them create a personal or family website. Draw on your experience in your wah job or business and get them involved.
7) Trade Time OFF with your spouse. If he takes kids to park, while you get some work done, you’ll keep them busy later, so he can wash car, change oil, watch a ballgame or whatever else your significant other likes or needs to do without kids.
8) Just ask your kids to give you some time to work. Offer to take them to park, Mall, Chuckey-Cheese, or wherever else they like to go once you get your stuff done. Then make sure you follow through, or this won’t work next time.
9) If everything else fails, ask Grandma, or friend or neighbor you trust to watch your kids for a few hours. If you use this only once in a while they’ll be glad to spend some time with kids.
Try to plan ahead as much as you can and get work done while your kids are in school, taking a nap or at night after they have gone to bed. Days that you have to fall back on these tips should be exception, not rule. If you find yourself falling back on them almost every day, you may want to consider rearranging your schedule, cutting back on amount of work you are doing, or, if you can afford it, get a in-house nanny for a few hours a day. A more cost effective solution would be to hire a teenager to keep your kids busy for a few hours after school in your house. Look at your options and decide what works best for you and your family.
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