Now that my little diva has stabilized her timetable (sort of), I thought it will be nice to share my daily schedule with everyone. For those who are mothers, I feel your pain but juggling your time between your freelance work and your family shouldn’t be a life and death battle. For those who are freelancers, well… if I can juggle my time with a baby, you can do so much better than me. The key to it is flexibility, commitment and management.

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Here is how my weekdays look like:

(I don’t usually work on weekends, only checking in on emails and messages. Unless there’s an urgent assignment but I usually avoid that pretty much because weekends are precious to me as we spend time together as a family.)

8am – Baby’s awake. Usually, she plays on her own or I’ll bring her to bed and play with her.

8.30am Time for me to climb out of bed to make breakfast.

9am – Wash baby up and feed her. I’ll use her feeding time to check my emails and messages.

10am – Reading time with the baby. Sometimes she able to read by herself, I’ll take the opportunity to write MiddleMe articles on my iPhone while sitting with her.

11am – Baby’s Naptime! My break for lunch and catch the latest drama series.

12pm – Time to do laundry and prep for tonight’s dinner.

1pm – Work on clients’ articles.

2pm – Power Nap for me!

3pm – Both of us wakes up. Feeding time for baby. Time for me to clean the house.

4pm – She plays on her own on her playmat while I work on clients’ articles.

5pm – I join her on the playmat for play and sing-a-long. Or take her out for a swim or stroll if the weather is good.

6pm – Cooking dinner. Feeding time for baby.

7pm – Daddy’s home! Dinnertime.

8pm – Bedtime for baby.

After 8pm, it’s free time for me to either cuddle up with a book, spend some quality couple to bond, work on my clients’ articles and write MiddleMe’s articles.

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That’s how a typical day of mine goes. I’m prepared to switch up or down to replace any activity to suit my daughter’s mood (she has mostly good days and some bad). I usually work ahead on my clients’ assignments and I gave myself plenty of time before the deadline so I can always delay my work until after 8pm when she’s asleep.

The importance of a freelancer is to have the freedom of time and flexibility. If you’re looking to earn a fixed amount of salary within a certain of hours per day, you are better off as an employee. If you are slogging on your desktop more than 8 hours a day, freelancing is probably not for you.

Now that you see my schedule, it ain’t so difficult to juggle both my work and still has time for my family. I hope by sharing this timetable will help to motivate all work-from-home parents as well as startup freelancers.


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16 replies on “Timetable Of A Work-From-Home Mother

  1. Sounds like a good routine. Of course it will change as your daughter will need less sleeping time during the day getting older but you are flexible and that is the great thing about working from home.

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  2. As a freelance mum, I worked from home several years. I gave up some money, but I got peacefulness and comfort. Of course every year was different, it dipended on children needs, but it was funny and interesting as wee. Very good timetable 🙂

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