Heather Flanagan knows the challenges that work-at-home moms face, says the Peninsula Daily News.

She’s a career-certified business and life coach who works out of her 16th Street home office, often juggling the demands of her profession, a 21-month-old baby and a 9-year-old.

So it was no surprise that Flanagan, a life coach for nine years, started the Work At Home Moms support group.

“It’s a coaching group with the intention of being focused on wins, successes and what’s working,” Flanagan said.

“With being a work-at-home mom, it’s very easy to be down on yourself, and with or without a baby sitter, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and be self judging.”

Her aim is to avoid that common pitfall.

She uses her sense of humor.

“So much of what we do, our ego trips, are just so ridiculous,” she said, sitting at home with her baby, Blake Flanagan Tinling, in her arms and her son, Logan Flanagan, not far away.

“It’s like I’m waiting for my mother-in-law to like me so I can feel better about myself.”

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