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Here are some of the best (superhero traits) and possibly worst parts of being a WAHM –

20 Signs you are a work at home mom. Work from home humor.

  1. A WAHM works days, evenings and even pull some swing shifts.
  2. Find a way to juggle laundry, dusting, motherhood, and partner while meeting deadlines and managing the day-to-day activities of running a business.
  3. 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!
  4. You also had to learn to acknowledge that you run a real  business.
  5. Tend to multitask 99.7% of the time.
  6. 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.
  7. You are a disciplined self-starter.
  8. Love that you can stay in your pajamas all day if you want to while bringing home the bacon.
  9. Love that you can go out for a cup of coffee, break out the pram and the laptop and still bring home the bacon.
  10. Sometimes struggle with managing the mommy frump (those yoga pants are getting a little too comfortable).
  11. Your ‘break' is spent doing laundry.
  12. Your to-do list look like this: Email signed contract, get juice, take conference call, volunteer in class, buy glitter, shower.
  13. Can continue your professional life and still be on call for family activities and the school concert.
  14. 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.
  15. Tend to try to sacrifice sleep – but remain in check because you are fully aware of the negative consequences of sleep deprivation.
  16. You love your crockpot.
  17. A day when no one has a doctor's appointment, calls home sick, has a class party, or needs a chaperone, is a triumph.
  18. 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.
  19. You wonder, how your house is still such a mess when you've been in it all day?
  20. Falling asleep on the job is always an option.

Tammy Rose-Townsend

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Author: Tammy Rose-Townsend

Tammy is a mom to 5 kids ranging in age from 20 to 3 - they all have Pyrrole disorder and MTHFR gene modification and she is passionate about sharing tips on what works for her family in managing symptoms naturally and on a budget. When she's not taking care of the gang she is blogging and sharing tips on how to make money from home through blogging, social media and direct sales. She also runs the online direct sales site sassydirect.com the leading online direct sales consultant directory and blogging platform.

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2 thoughts on “Traits of the WAHM – Work at Home (or wherever you happen to be) Mum

  1. GREAT post!!! This is so my life:) Love the term "WAHM" too! ;)
    Posted on July 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm
    1. Thank you!! I think we are all work at home mamas - just some of us get to escape from home and go to work lol!!
      Posted on July 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm