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Managing Your Home

Seems like your home should be extraordinarily organized given that you’re working from home. If only it worked that way! The fact that you (and the kids!) are home all day can do in even the best organization system. Get tips here for keeping home and work life in order.
  1. Lunches for Kids (19)
  2. Recipes Kids Can Make (25)
  3. Recipes for WAHMs (9)

Bread Machines
OK, I realize bread machines seem oh-so 20th century, but they really are great for work at home moms. Bread machines take several hours to do their magic but require very little effort. Perfect for the work at home mom who is home but otherwise occupied.

Just throw all the ingredients in the bread machine and forget it until your bread is ready.

Saving Time and Money at the Grocery Store
Saving both money and time is a neat trick that most of us wish we could do everywhere -- not just the grocery store. So often the two have an inverse relationship. Saving money takes time; saving time costs money. But with some practice you can save time and money at the grocery store.

Work-at-Home Moms' Cooking
When you work from home, you use your kitchen differently than when you don't. Efficiency is still important, but more overall time means slow cooking is possible.

Kids and Household Chores
Kids always want to gain more privileges ("Mom, can I have a cell phone?"), but when it comes to responsibilities, like household chores, well, they'll just as soon opt out. Household chores are rarely met with enthusiasm. But in the long run we're doing our kids a disservice if we don't teach them how to take care of household chores. And in...See submissions

Parents struggling to pack school lunches kids will eat find that when they...
Parents struggling to pack school lunches kids will eat find that when they have a say about what goes into school lunches, kids are more likely to eat them--rather than trading or, worse, throwing them away. And when kids can become proficient at packing their own lunch, this is one less job for mom and dad.

About - Meal Planner
What's for dinner? Don't have an answer, then start planning your meals with About.com's My Meal Planner tool. You can save and create menus using a simple calendar tool. You'll never run out of meal ideas again.

WAHM Tip: Keeping Clean
When you and the kids are home all day, the house naturally gets messier than when you're gone. Keep the clutter under control by doing picking up as you work.

Slow Cookers for the Work-at-Home Mom
Slow cookers are great for work at home moms. I get dinner out of the way while I'm cleaning up the breakfast dishes. I simply throw my ingredients in the slow cooker, hit go and the dinner-making is essentially done. So those crazy hours leading up to dinner are just a little less crazy.

Practical Picnic Gear for Families
That little wicker basket from your pre-baby days won't cut it when you have little ones on your picnic. Shop for practical picnic gear.

10 Easy Steps To Reduce Your Piles of Paper
Kids seem to generate an inordinate amount of paperwork that piles up on the kitchen counter or, even worse, in your home office. Sarah Aguirre, About.com's Guide to Housekeeping, offers a system for dealing with all the paper.

Organizing for Your Children
Getting your kids organized is no easy feat, but it can be done! You can utilize their existing space, and incorporate affordable storage options that will teach your kids to be organized, says Dena Pasis, About.com's Guide to Personal Organizing.

10 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
Like it or not, cooking is often on the work-at-home moms' to-do lists. But it doesn't have to take all day. Stephanie Gallagher, About.com's Guide to Cooking for Kids, list ten quick recipes that kids will like.

How To How to Organize Your Grocery Shopping Trips
Grocery shopping is often part of a work-at-home mom's day, but it doesn't have to take all day. Dena Pasis, About.com's Guide to Personal Organizing, shows you how to be organized at the grocery.

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