Work from home moms face a juggling act too - CNN.com
"But I realized how different it is, because of the way the media portrays women and work ... corporate women hitting it hard and that's what my daughter sees." Yahoo: Work in the office or quit "It's a little bit more glamorous if you are leaving home because you get dressed. Maybe I should get dressed every day," she said with a laugh. Simply your life: Telecommuting isn't just for parents Yahoo ends telecommuting There are a host of misconceptions about working from home, said Alex Iwashyna, a mom of two and freelance writer and blogger . One of the biggest, she said, is the sense that you are available to take care of all the household matters while also doing your job. 'Leaning in' on her own "You are really juggling everything at once with no lunch break, no coffee break and you don't go home at night," she said. "Your office is right there and you have to learn to turn everything off, which is, I think, one of the biggest challenges." Too often, Iwashyna, whose children are 4 and 6, would get back on her laptop after she put the kids down to finish up all the things she didn't do that day, but that meant she wasn't spending important time with her husband. "You don't realize how much that time together, even if it's sitting on the couch watching bad TV, matters," she said, adding that she had to start scheduling evenings she doesn't work to make sure she and her husband have one-on-one time. Scheduling is a must to make working from home work, said Davidson, who blocks out her day in the morning or the night before. "I have my little Google calendar, which makes my life happy." She also said she needs to leave the house, on occasion, and work from a local coffee shop -- but it's not because she feels isolated.
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