Break Time, Post-its, and Poly Notebooks – Work-at-Home Tips from a Work-at-Home Mom


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I often get asked how it is I got this blog to the point that it is today. Now, I’m no Ree Drummond, but I’ve made some pretty awesome strides towards blog greatness over the past couple of years. And although being an insomniac doesn’t hurt, I owe most of my success to simply remaining organized. Yes, it’s as simple as that. White boards, post-its, calendars, folders – you name it, I’ve used it in order to keep things together.

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to work from home, be it occasionally or full time, I’m sure you’re well aware of all of the awesome benefits: If you have small children, you get to stay at home with them to witness every milestone. You can work in your pajamas, and you can take a break whenever you dang well please; but there is a downside. If you don’t stay organized, and have a definitive plan of attack for each day that you work, you’ll NEVER get anything done.

Without some sort of structure, your day will be nothing but a jumble of arbitrary mouse clicks peppered with a flurry of scrap paper and post-its – an endless circle of “unproductiveness”. (Trust me, I’ve been there. It was dreadful.)

In order to help you, my friends who work from home, I’ve put together a list of tips and best practices that will hopefully save you from the dreadful unproductive ring of death. If you follow these few tips, I can guarantee that you’ll maximize your productivity and have a better return on all of your hard work.

4 Work at Home Tips:

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Author: Kesha of We Got Kidz

Kesha Chisholm Phillips is currently a part time graphic artist and the full time writer and editor of and You'll find her all around the web sharing her parenting journey which includes everything from hilarious family videos to her refreshing takes on what it means to raise children today. Kesha currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her lovely husband and twins AJ and Jax.

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  1. Some great tips! I’d love to make it so we could get a little income from my little blog. I need to work a little on my organization…. :)

    Thanks for stopping in from Sharefest — I am definitely looking around your blog some more!

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    • It’s definitely possible – but really does hinge on your organization. I’m still a work in progress, but I’ve seen some huge payoffs already. :)
      I appreciate you stopping by! And yes, stay and hang with us for a bit. :)

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  2. Good tips – especially about keeping work hours. I tried doing that and did notice an increase in my productivity. Then I stopped because . . . well, I don’t know why. But I’ve been realizing that’s what I need to do to succeed.

    Visiting from SITS.

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    • lol. Well we’ll BOTH have to make a better effort at getting those work hours narrowed down. But I’m with you. It’s hard! Yet it does help with that productivity. Thanks for stopping by!

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