Work at home mom

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I have recently discovered that no, I cannot have it all.

OK, I read the books and ingested the advice that insisted that Motherhood is a precarious balancing act, whatever acronym you choose: WAHM, SAHM, career mom, or any deviation thereof. But somehow I didn't believe it, in the same cloudy way that I didn't believe being a new Mom could be that hard.

Working from home has afforded me more time with Nolan: I can drop him off later and pick him up earlier and work well into the night to get all my work done. But that means, with Nolan's 5:00 AM wakeup time, that I rarely get more than 5 hours of sleep a night. I am more bleary and less playful with him, this morning I forgot to put his kitty in his diaper bags and put his pants on backwards.

Work at home Moms, do you have any secrets to make this all work?
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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