My Two Year Old Makes Working At Home Pretty Hilarious

Working at Home with Your Two Year Old

Working At Home With A Two Year Old

Working at home, in theory, seems like the optimal situation. You can have a non-traditional morning routine and aren’t even required to put on pants. However, the game changes when you add children to the mix. Work at home moms are pretty resilient when it comes to this type of situation. They are quick to improvise and will do whatever necessary to #GetTheJobDone.

If that rings true to you, keep reading. I’ve got 5 easily relatable descriptions of what it’s like to work at home with a two-year-old.

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to work at home with your two year old? This post will explain about WAHM life balance while caring for your toddler at the same time. If you're a work at home mom with children, this post is for you. Freelancing with a baby included.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at home with your two year old? This post will explain about WAHM life balance while caring for your toddler at the same time. If you’re a work at home mom with children, this post is for you. Freelancing with a baby included.

1: The employee that can’t get fired.

Working at home with a two-year-old is like working with an employee that can’t get fired. Straight up, there’s no pink slip for this one. I recollect, prior to having children, to a time when I was in the corporate world. With so much red tape from our human resources department, employees were literally sleeping on the job, sans punishment. (They claimed they were stressed by a hostile working environment and needed a nap.) So, yes, your little one is not very productive when it comes to working standards, yet they will never be asked to leave.

2: The co-worker that steals your food.

Working at home with a two-year-old is like having a co-worker that steals your food. It doesn’t matter what you eat, when lunchtime rolls around, they always want a piece. Not only do home momprenuers need creativity to take their lunches (because it’s easy to just keep working), they also require a ton of sacrifice to enjoy them.  Thank goodness, we have a bulk shipment of waffles in the freezer and a ton of stickers to keep her entertained.

3: The slacker of group projects.

There were instances, since I run a lifestyle blog, that I needed to take pictures of day to day life. It goes without saying, that my youngest doesn’t always like to participate. It can be so challenging when she doesn’t want to smile or sit still, or any of the 10 million other photo requirements.  It’s times like this, I equate my two-year-old to the slacker of group projects. It never fails, there’s always one.

4: The employee that doesn’t go by the handbook.

It goes without saying, there is no parenting manual. Additionally, when you run your sole proprietorship from home, there is no employee handbook either. My youngest totally fits the bill here. She marches to the beat of her own drum, and is fully assertive in her actions. Long live my little May Flower and her disarray for conformity.

5: The office flirt.

The funniest of all descriptions is that working at home with your two-year-old is like having an office flirt. They find ways to visit your desk without reason or linger at your side a little too long. This is one occurrence where it’s okay to give into the temptation of an “employee” hug.

A note about work at home moms…

Working at home is very freeing, but at times it’s also challenging. Resisting the urge to bombard our little ones with our work schedule takes a lot of discipline and balance. My hat goes off to all of you mamas out there, especially the ones that literally put in their 24-hour shifts. I pray for discernment for all of your endeavors, and love within your hearts and homes. Furthermore, I hope your business thrives and helps others.

Top tips for working at home:

  • Schedule things ahead of time.
  • Next, remember to take regular breaks.
  • Explain to your children why you are so busy.
  • Understand why your children interrupt.
  • Provide plenty of activities to keep them busy while you need to work.
  • Embrace your child’s unique needs and incorporate them into the workload.
  • Finally, give yourself grace. Freelancing with a baby is not easy.

In conclusion, I want some feedback. Leave me a comment below and tell me which one of these descriptions fits your child. I look forward to hearing your responses and getting a few laughs. It totally makes my day to connect with others.


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  1. Kelly says:

    Hahah! “The coworker that steals your food.” This post is genius. I loved reading it and totally feel your pain. Can you imagine working in an office with people who behaved like our kiddos!?!?

    1. FullestMom says:

      Oh my goodness. I have to admit that I have had a few real coworkers that did! It was crazy.

  2. Jane says:

    The hardest thing about working with toddlers around is that I want to play with them all the time. Lol. I’m probably just as distractable as they are.

    1. FullestMom says:

      Yes. I agree. They are the center of attention. All in a good way.

  3. Cindy says:

    Cute article! I can relate to all of these, especially office flirt! My little one is so charismatic when I’m trying to get things done!

    1. FullestMom says:

      My little one is starting to talk so all the time it’s, “Hug. Hug. Hug.” I love it but totally quid pro quo. LOL

  4. Stefanie says:

    I can completely relate! Working over the Summer was nearly impossible with 4 kids running around. Love your tips!

    1. FullestMom says:

      Summer has been fun. We’ve really been letting our hair down. Glad you enjoyed the post.

  5. Kellie says:

    This is SUCH a cute article! I love all these similes, and they are all true. Thanks for sharing this relateable bit of humor with us 🙂

    1. FullestMom says:

      No problem. I am glad you enjoyed it. Take care Kellie.

  6. Kerry says:

    My daughter is totally the office flirt! She comes up and bats her pretty lashes at me and asks me to play and I always give in! Such a fun read!

  7. Darlene Dee says:

    This is hilarious. And so accurate. My ToddlerMonster is all of these! I worked from home full time for years before having Baby. I left my job to become a SAHM because there is NO WAY I could work with a baby. Or a toddler. Or any child under school age.

    1. FullestMom says:

      It is tricky. Usually, it’s play durning the day, and work at night when they are sleeping. Glad you liked the post. Take care.

  8. Heather says:

    Bahaha, this is pretty funny. Although I work outside the home, I’m getting a taste of WAHM life this summer and yes, I feel like the second I sit down to work, somebody needs something from me or wants to lay in my lap. Yesterday, my 4 year old was laying across my lap and I had my laptop resting on his back. Oh well, we made it work.

    1. FullestMom says:

      LOL. Yes, whatever works my friend. I’ve gotten pretty creative when the need arises 🙂

  9. Katrina says:

    Lol! Number 2 + 3 ALLLL day!

    1. FullestMom says:

      LOL. Glad it hit home 🙂

  10. Lol this was awesome. I almost have to do everything while she’s sleeping. There are some times where she’ll play independently but most of the time she wants me to play.

    1. FullestMom says:

      Yes, before they wake and nap time are the goldmines. Mine loves to play so majority of the day goest to her.

  11. Mary Leigh says:

    Totally relateable. I worked from home a few days/week before leaving my job to stay home and it was tough. So tough. It can be hard to even keep the blog running sometimes! This was a fun read though!

    1. FullestMom says:

      Thank you. It is a balancing act. Nap times help so much!

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