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Here are some of the best (superhero traits) and possibly worst parts of being a WAHM –
- A WAHM works days, evenings and even pull some swing shifts.
- Find a way to juggle laundry, dusting, motherhood, and partner while meeting deadlines and managing the day-to-day activities of running a business.
- A WAHM deals with the ambivalence of friends and family members because they don’t get that you run a real business and shock horror make real money!
- You also had to learn to acknowledge that you run a real business.
- Tend to multitask 99.7% of the time.
- Are always on a quest to find balance in the midst of running your home-based business – something that is different from other working moms who can leave their work at work.
- You are a disciplined self-starter.
- Love that you can stay in your pajamas all day if you want to while bringing home the bacon.
- Love that you can go out for a cup of coffee, break out the pram and the laptop and still bring home the bacon.
- Sometimes struggle with managing the mommy frump (those yoga pants are getting a little too comfortable).
- Your ‘break' is spent doing laundry.
- Your to-do list look like this: Email signed contract, get juice, take conference call, volunteer in class, buy glitter, shower.
- Can continue your professional life and still be on call for family activities and the school concert.
- You drag yourself out of bed to attend to work activities before the kid’s wake up. Then, spend the day in the mommy role to continue your work day once everyone else is tucked in and blissfully sleeping.
- Tend to try to sacrifice sleep – but remain in check because you are fully aware of the negative consequences of sleep deprivation.
- You love your crockpot.
- A day when no one has a doctor's appointment, calls home sick, has a class party, or needs a chaperone, is a triumph.
- You gauge the success of your work day by how many items on your list you've checked off. Twenty-five percent is an amount worth celebrating.
- You wonder, how your house is still such a mess when you've been in it all day?
- Falling asleep on the job is always an option.
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