Pretty soon, your baby will turn into a mobile toddler—and good luck getting any work done then.
This playlist had so much range it inspired me to make one of my own during work today in between projects. Sorry for everything being lower case, I was in a rush. If anyone enjoys the list I would love to get out of the greys, I have been reading Lifehacker forever and just never had the courage to post until now. :)…
This is similar to what I do. My morning habit is to get up, take the dog out, come back in, eat breakfast while watching TV, play with the dog for a while, take a shower, and then walk the dog again.
Love your work Michelle! My takeaway, I can use my standing desk to type a few lines of code, run over and do some laundry, type some more and then cuddle the bugger.
I was transitioning careers right after my oldest was born, and I remember asking a headhunter whether there were any options that would allow me to work from home, but also essentially be the primary caregiver during the daytime (i.e., no nanny, day care, etc.). She said, “You can do both. You can be a stay-at-home…
Yeah, I couldn’t tell you how much time Alexa saves or how much harder it would really be without it, but being able to flip distractions (music, TV, etc.) on and off on the fly really helps, especially if you need to snag moments of productivity in 10-15 minute bursts.
Another idea is to find a local co-working space. My wife just opened one up with a partner in the Philadelphia suburbs (Dresher, PA) and it allows parent’s to work with other adults - usually not from the same company, but adults none the less - while there child is under the care of a qualified vetted caregiver…
It might be useful to point out that if you’re not a freelancer or company owner - most workplaces do not allow remote workers to regularly watch babies or children during working hours. Check your employer’s policies because most require a nanny or will terminate you if you are found to be taking care of your child…
I’m struggling to get my spouse to get anything done when he’s home with the kid (5mo). Any ideas how to teach him? I have my son in a bouncy chair right now while I’m cleaning the kitchen and dinking around on the internet. I don’t see why it is so hard to get basic housework done.
Not to be a schill here, but we got an Alexa (Echo) device just before our first was born, and admittedly it was for fun, but now is indispensable.
Warriors of Time - Black Tide
Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head
It’s super obscure, but right now I use Where’s the Fire by Tim Feehan from that movie The Wraith. It’s super 80s but it works.
Party Up by DMX
“Heart of a champion” - Nelly and more
Great White Shark by Zibra, or Freak of the Week by Freak Kitchen! They pump me up for different activities, but always seem to do the trick.
Free Smoke, just like everybody else
Queens of the Stone Age - You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire
“Bang a Gong” by T Rex. I always feel like I could go rob a bank afterwards. I’m a runner but a very slow runner, so I often find some slower, but intense songs work well ... “Madness” by Muse is a good one for me.