Asking for help with your babies (so you can work from home)

Hack #1 Asking for help with your babies

Wonder Woman is coming out soon in the theatres (be still, my beating heart)​.

Speaking of superheroes and strong women wearing very cool armor, I have a personal superpower I'd like to share with you.​

It is, and only has been since I had my first baby,

Asking for help.

Anytime anyone asks me how I get so much done with work and babies?

I ask for help.

Pretty simple. (But actually really, really, really hard to do in real life.)

Let me explain further...in this week's video: Asking for Help. Watch it now (it's 6 minutes long):

In this video, you'll learn:

  • the difference between a stay-at-home mom and a work-at-home mom
  • what you have to do in the absence of a village
  • several creative ways to get help with your kids, even if you don't have the money for it, and
  • the importance of receiving help.

Leave a comment below with ONE way you plan to get some help with your baby(ies) in order to make focus time happen, even if just once next week.

In the coming weeks we'll chat more about how to be super-productive during your focus time...once you've asked for help.

(And in September we'll master all of this in the program.)

But for now, let's start small. Watch the video. Feel encouraged. Get creative. Ask for some help.

Your turn! Comment below...

xx

8 Comments

  1. Anika on May 10, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Awesome!
    Thanks so much for sharing your hacks.
    You have that awesome ability to point out things in a way that makes them sound easy, even obvious. In a way of “yeah..I knew that somewhere inside” (but wasn’t able to make something out of it until you came along).
    Same with your godiaperfree / EC instructions.
    You are making my world an easier place. Looking forward to hear more from you on this channel. Cheers from Germany!

    • Andrea on May 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Anika! I am so happy to be helpful, in so many spheres, to you. I think we often need community and other people to reflect what is already inside…even the most basic stuff. Which is why I call my mom when I’m overwhelmed. 😉 Stay tuned for more dear! And my love to Germany! xx Andrea

  2. Margaret on May 10, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Yes, when you told me to seek child care for a few hours a week I was totally scared. Not to share too much but I was sexually molested when I was a wee little girl and the thought of that happening to my baby was very powerful. Anyway I found someone I know pretty well and trust to watch my baby for 15 hours and my work at home has completely change for the better.. My baby has also made friends and is doing great 👍🏿So glad I didn’t let my fears from the past stop me from pursuing my dreams.

    • Andrea on May 10, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Margaret – thank you so much for sharing from your heart, mama. It is a big leap for sure, and might I add you’ve done this perfectly! You are strong and courageous and reaping the benefits. Thank you for giving yourself and your baby the gift of time, play, and focus. So sweet that baby has made friends to boot!! <3 xx Andrea

  3. Laura on May 10, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I am subscriber #3! Looking forward to more videos! 🙂

    • Andrea on May 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Awesome, Laura! Thank you!

  4. Bitou Fofana on May 12, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Love that you gave real examples. Never would’ve thought about asking to “barter” babysitting with other Moms. I am sure we are all waiting for the other one to ask first…

    • Andrea on May 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      True, true! I bet we are all waiting to be asked. And, yes, lots of these techniques are used by moms in my Go Diaper Free Coach Program, so they definitely work. Hope they help! xx Andrea

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