We’re now part of a new work-from-home generation. One of the huge benefits of this new style of working is the quality time with family it provides. One of the biggest reasons people choose to work from a home office is to spend quality time with family. Certainly there are other benefits, but most say family is the number one reason they choose to earn a living from home.
Work at home parents can create schedules allowing them to enjoy a wide variety of moments, activities, events and celebrations with their children. Gone are the days when family time was spent at a rushed early morning breakfast and again at dinner before bedtime. Flexible, at home work schedules can be designed so parents can be present with growing children, when it counts most.
Many work at home parents design schedules outside the typical 9-5 work hours. They choose to work during early morning and late night hours. In doing so, they are able to free up prime family time throughout the day.
More Time, Less Travel
Work at home parents work long hours but their reward is having the flexibility to create a work schedule that allows regular quality time with family. Working from home gives parents a chance to be part of their children’s lives throughout the day. Parents can devise a schedule that permits them to drive their children to school, be a classroom volunteer, attend field trips, and even meet their kids for lunch from time to time.
Time once spent in an office and commuting is being transformed into quality family time for many households.
Less Stress, More Fun!
With the stress of long commutes and the daily grind left behind, parents find they are more relaxed and able to have fun with their children. They are choosing to have a hands on, one on one relationship with their children. Some parents turn off the television to spend time reading, telling stories, baking, cooking dinner, sledding, eating dinner together, and helping with homework.
The money saved from expensive commutes, clothes and food is typically a significant savings for families. This savings goes a long way, too.
Brains & Balance
Work at home parents use their creative talents and strong determined minds to build at home businesses that help bring balance to their lives. Being one’s own boss gives at home workers a sense of control regarding their own future and success. This confidence and positive attitude rubs off on children and spouses, bringing a deeper personal connection to the entire family.
Using brain power and ingenuity in finding and growing the right at home business brings a sense of accomplishment and personal strength.
It takes long hours to build a thriving at home business from scratch. Part of finding quality time with family is also finding quality time for personal interests and activities. It’s important for parents to create blocks of personal time for self-improvement, to workout, walk, hike, read, and even take a bubble bath!