Pros and cons of working from home

Samantha Ettus, MBA, talks about the pros and cons of working from home as a mom and how you can find balance.
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Pros and cons of working from home

When you're working from home it's important to set boundaries. And that means that you have a set time everyday that you're working. Or if you are working three times a week, that you have specific hours. I always say, beware of the felx-time fantasy. That means that when you have a flexible schedule when someone asks your for coffee or to volunteer at school you're always the one saying "Yes" and you end up with no work time. So, the more you can have specific hours that you work better. Similarly carving out a space at home that no one interrupts you for those hours of the day, is really essential to being productive. Because, at the end of the day, even if you're hired by a working mom, they don't want to hear your kids in the background when you are on a conference call. You really have to set some boundaries when you are working from home.

Samantha Ettus, MBA, talks about the pros and cons of working from home as a mom and how you can find balance.


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Samantha Ettus, MBA

Lifestyle Expert for Working Moms

Sam is the leading lifestyle and parenting expert for working women. Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has coached thousands of women - celebrities, entrepreneurs, top CEO's and professional athletes - who aim to perform at the highest levels in both their professional and personal lives.

Sam is a bestselling author of four Random House books and a Contributor to Forbes and Disney’s parenting site, Babble. She hosts a nationally syndicated radio show for working moms and the Conference for Women’s monthly radio show, “Office Hours.”

Sam hosted leading online talk show, Obsessed TV and is known for her interviewing skills. She has interviewed countless luminaries from Al Roker to Bethenny Frankel and Mary J. Blige. Sam has made hundreds of local and national TV appearances and is a sought after speaker at corporations, conferences and colleges.

Sam aims to practice what she preaches in her daily life as a mother of three and wife of entrepreneur, Mitch Jacobs. 

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