Most people who start a home-based business realize after a while that things are not how they dreamt it would be. You are your own boss but also the only one to be blamed for anything that goes wrong. Along with the joy of being with your kids, you also get burdened with their responsibilities. And being at home also requires you to share some household responsibilities, which were non-existent (or minimal) when you worked outside. All this can get you side-tracked and make you lose focus and interest in your business. However, if you make it an effort to periodically go through the exact reasons that made you start a home-based business, it'll help change your perspective and keep your zeal alive. For best results, take a sheet of paper, write down all things that make you happy about your home-based business and stick it in front of your work table (and don't forget to read it everyday before you start your work!).