I WOH only one day a week and do my other four here at home. Its been a struggle and I can totally understand the mamma's who feel guilty for "ignoring" their kids to get work done. But here's my advice (and what I'm trying to learn too!): save the guilt for when its really important! Like, if your baby is screaming and you are ignoring them so you can get work done, you should feel guilty. But if your little one is laying contentedly staring around, its OK! We don't have to make every second of the day an educational, stimulating experience!
I know last quarter I had major guilt because I put "Shrek" on repeat for my two-year-old so I could finish three different papers during finals week (it was raining all week). I think he watched it four times one day
: (OMG, its hard to even put that in writing!!!). I'm usually pretty good about getting him outside and doing lots of "learning" activities and I was sure I was letting his brain rot while I did my school work. But after finals, we went back to our normal routine and he doesn't seem brain damaged from so much TV time.
Now with an infant as well, I'm having to be more creative with my work time. With the days getting shorter, I've started getting them to bed by 7pm, that way I have plenty of time to get work done. The only thing I have to do during the day is answer phone calls, and I usually put the baby in her bouncy seat when I get a call, since they are usually only a few minutes long. It cracks me up that I answer in my pj's but have a professional greeting
... if only my clients knew!!
Anyways, my last piece of advice would be to ignore the housework.
My mom was a SAHM who unschooled all 5 of us. I think the only time our house was really cleaned up was when family was going to come for the holidays and stuff. We always had dishes in the sink, a slightly messy floor and books and toys everywhere. But our house was the most welcoming, and all my friends and my siblings' friends felt like they could come over and just be at home. It wasn't dirty... mom did what she could when she could get to it... but she made us kids her priority. Since I work and will return to school in January, housework is WAY down on my priority list. But I refuse to feel guilty about it, because my kids come first and my job is an important supplement to our income. DH understands and helps out where he can to. Put your family first!!!