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The Biggest Mistake I Made as a Work-from-Home Mom (and How I Fixed It)

The Biggest Mistake I Made as a Work-from-Home Mom (and How I Fixed It)

Three years ago, I was working for a child-focused nonprofit as a full-time remote employee. Initially, it seemed like the best of both worlds — I was making a regular salary, my commute was a few steps from my kitchen to my office, and I was home to see the kids off to school and welcome them home again.

But I made one crucial mistake in the way I looked at my work and family life: I mistook proximity for closeness.