When Working From Home With Baby At Hand [parenting] [times Of India]

Here's how to do the balancing act. Set realistic goals: With a baby in tow, don't expect to finish all your work in day's time. Instead, go slow and set realistic goals. Plan your week in advance. Set a schedule: Revolve your work schedule around your baby's sleeping hours. Start your day early in the mornings while your kid is still asleep. Stay energised: Tending to your child's needs while meeting professional commitments can take a toll on your health. Stock up on energy bars, nuts, fruits, healthy finger foods etc and have them frequently. You can also opt for a power nap during the afternoon. Keep help at hand: Call your in-laws over for a few days, while you are settling into the work mode. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-when-working-from-home-with-baby-hand-parenting-/2014/02/10/7670291.htm





The work-from-home tug of war





Patti McCreary, with her son Tyler Mebust, 3, works out of her San Diego-area home for a company based in New York. Telecommuting allows her to spend more time with her three young children. (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) The loved one is never more cherished than when threatened, and so it's been a nervous fortnight for many telecommuters since Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced plans to corral her telecommuters like cattle wandering the North 40. REPORT: VPN logs led to Yahoo telecommute ban It's true that Yahoo denied making any broad statement about the practice; that most telecommuters can distinguish their situation from that of their counterparts at Yahoo and Best Buy, another struggling company that's tightening its telecommuting policy; that many employers have too much best way to make money UK invested in telecommuting to go back now. But the Yahoo affair has forced us to consider the downside of a work style that has been hailed as the solution to everything from air pollution to the dog's need for an afternoon walk. Its benefits are modest but numerous. I don't see it going away. Ravi Shankar Gajendran Ravi Shankar Gajendran, a University of Illinois business professor who's spent years studying telecommuting, says the furor "illustrates a fundamental tension about telecommuting: Is it a business strategy, or some sort of employee right, like health insurance?" Translation: Is telecommuting good for employer or employee? Both, Gajendran says. "Its benefits are modest but numerous. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/11/the-work-from-home-tug-of-war/1979457/