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Laureen Miles Brunelli

Be Ready for The Age Old Question: "What Are We Going to Do Today?"

By January 15, 2013

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Work With Kids'Tis the season for school holidays. Next week, Martin Luther King Day, next month there's Presidents Day. And any number of teacher in-service days and local school holidays may be on your calendar. What's a work-at-home mom to do?

If you have a child in school, even if you still have little ones at home, school holidays can present a problem. If you can plan to take the day off, great, problem solved. And you've got a holiday yourself. But, somehow, it often doesn't work out that way.

School holidays have some advantages over snow days and sick days because they are at least planned in advance. Also there are often special activities on holidays.

For instance, my plan Monday is to get up early to work, while the kids are all fast asleep. That way the kids and I can go out in the afternoon and have a little fun. It is a holiday after all!

What do you do on school holidays? Comment below.

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January 17, 2011 at 6:49 am
(1) Akum says:

I find the most difficult thing to do is to take one day off when having different ages kids.

January 19, 2011 at 10:55 am
(2) Jennifer says:

The thing I find the most difficult – believe it or not – is when my husband has a snow day or day off from work. First, because he’s home, and it always makes us think that we should be doing something together as a family, since family time is so limited and precious these days. Second, because it’s still kind of hard for him to fathom what I do when I work from home.

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