A Word from A
That Your Final Answer?"
1999, by Cheryl Demas
Is that your final answer? Have you heard
enough of that yet? Every few years we seem to latch onto a phrase
and drive it into the ground. Maybe this one is so catchy because
there are so few final answers in real life. We like the idea
of being able to make a statement, then saying, "that's
my final answer," and never having to think about it again.
When I set up my office, I thought
that I would be able to work best in an isolated part of the
house. Now, I've found that having my computer in the center
of the household activity works best. I'm able to fit in work
from time to time throughout the day. I don't usually work when
the kids are home or awake, but when I have to, they know that
Mom is close by and available if they need anything.
The traditional home office advice
of completely separating your home and home office doesn't always
work for work-at-home moms. We can't just shut ourselves in a
room and assume that the kids can take care of themselves. Working
at home is no excuse for not supervising our children.
I'm working at home because I
want to be a full-time mom for my kids, they always have to take
priority over my business.
Some people might say that it
takes a village to raise children, but I know who is raising
I am, and that's my final answer.