Ask for Help
The tendency to take on too many tasks without help becomes a source of stress. Being home all day doesn't mean you can or should do everything without help. If you need help balancing home and work, ask for it from your spouse, partner, relatives, friends and/or children.
Learning to delegate tasks to your kids can relieve stress for mom (though it may initially be a source of stress). Either out of habit or because it is faster, I have found myself doing simple tasks for my kids long after they are capable of them. This is especially easy to do when kids are young. But if I take the time to teach the new job (when I'm not in a hurry), I have one less job on my plate.
For many moms, the things we feel we must do leave little time for the things we want to do. So life becomes all work and no play…very stressful. Shuttling kids to activities and sports can take over your life, so choose kids activities carefully.
And then there are the things that may fall into either the must-do or the want-to-do category like volunteering or attending school events. These can can bring on stress as much as the things that we definitely don't want to do like cleaning.
Either way, managing stress for a work at home mom means, not only learn to delegate, but also learning to say no (sometimes to ourselves!) and keeping the family schedule under control.