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A Work-At-Home-Mom’s Guide on How to Keep Kids Busy

Working from home is no longer a pipe dream. Millennials are prioritizing family over work life (and getting more work done, too).

Who’s leading the pack? You guessed it, stay at home moms

If you’re a work-from-home mom, you’re no doubt familiar with the difficulty of getting your kids to quiet and out of trouble while you’re working. It seems like they need your help every five minutes, whether they’re asking for a glass of juice or are destroying the living room.

If you’re out of ideas about how to keep kids busy, we’ve got you covered. Read for some super simple activities that’ll keep your kids entertained and out of trouble while you work.

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk not only keeps your kids busy, but it gets them out of the house! Kids love playing with sidewalk chalk and letting their imagination run wild. The best part is that your kids get to practice their spelling and drawing skills while you work. 

Worried about cleanup? Most of the time a little rain will wash it away, but if you’re in a drier area, you can always wash it off with a hose.

Play Date

A play date is a great activity for children of all ages. Let your toddler and their friends socialize while you finish a proposal. Age-appropriate play date activities will keep your children busy for hours.

Have a baby that you need to keep entertained? A play date is still a great option since socialization is super important from an early age.

Put the babies in walkers and let them play while you get work done. Check out this website if you need tips on which baby walkers are best for your baby.


Who doesn’t love playdough? It’s super colorful and can be molded over and over into so many different shapes.

Challenge your kids to make specific designs like a cat or a tree. Or just let them go where their imagination takes them!

Uncomfortable with giving your child store-bought playdough? Making your own is a super easy activity that you can do to get some quality time in with your children before you get working.

Build a Fort

Let’s be honest, forts are pretty much the most exciting thing in the world for a kid. There’s nothing like draping a sheet over a couch and a chair to create your own private space where anything is possible.

Fill the fort with all kind of entertaining things like legos and toys. Or help your kids improve their reading skills by filling it with books and a flashlight. The options are limitless and you’ll be dragging your kids out for dinner.

Now You Know How to Keep Kids Busy!

Knowing how to keep kids busy while you get work done is an incredibly important component of your overall productivity. Not only do you get to work, but kids get to grow their social skills and learn about all kinds of new things! All in a day in the life of a stay-at-home mom!

Being a stay-at-home working mom isn’t easy. If you’re interested in more tips about family life and saving money, then you should definitely check out the rest of our blog for tons of interesting and helpful information.

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