Being able to work from home is such a blessing. We get to make our own hours, work at our own pace, and spend more time with our children. But, being WAHM can get so LONELY! No more coworkers to chat with in person, no rowdy customers, just you and your kids. Making your home feel like a soul sucking vampire.
So, how can you combat the loneliness of being a WAHM?
Join Mom Groups
Yeah, some mom groups get kind of crazy. But, just look for the events that are happening. Maybe a play date at a park or the mall play area. If there isn’t one planned, plan one! You will get out of your house, get your kids out of the house, and all of you will get to socialize with people in person. My current favorite mom group is Thecitymoms. There is a membership fee (that is super low and extremely affordable by the way), but there are on average 15 meet ups a WEEK! That is A LOT of opportunity to get out and meet up with other moms. Some meetups are kid friendly and some are just for moms to get out! You can even check out the city moms on a trial base too and decide if they are the right tribe for you!
Attend Networking Events for WAHM
As a WAHM, this is not only good for your business, but it is also good for you! You get to introduce your business to new people AND get some other adult interaction. Childcare can be difficult, but it is really beneficial for yourself and your business if you can find one day a month to attend a networking event. You can also find some that allow kids so you don’t even have to worry about the childcare part (hint hint US! Almost all of our networking events are kid friendly!)
Thankfully we live in a world with smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Take your devices you need to work, and go sit on the porch and enjoy the breeze. Let the kids play in the yard while you just set yourself up to work in a lawn chair.
Just because you’re a WAHM, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve breaks. YOU DO! Plan “off days” where you don’t work. If you run a business that operates by communicating through emails and phone calls, establish hours where you are off and will not respond right away. You are allowed time to be you and not your business.
We all see posts about the wine and painting classes, yoga classes, swim classes, 5K groups… Find a hobby and make time for it. Just because you’re a mom and business owner doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to get out and have fun! Check out my favorite little boutique, Table + Tea because there are always Painting classes and yoga classes on the calendar!
It is okay to reach out to friends and family and say you’re lonely. Maybe you don’t have a car and you cannot go anywhere or you don’t like to drive. Reach out and see if anyone will come to your home and hang out. Have them grab some wine and complain about life while your kids fight over toys too!
Work with other WAHM
I tend to always get more work done when I’m at a table with my WAHM friends and we are all on our laptops shooting ideas off of each other.
There are so many ways to combat loneliness when you are a WAHM and if you ever need to reach out, our community is a great one to make friends and find other WAHMs to socialize with!
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