Above the Keyboard Dressing with Meg of Meghan Kannan Photography
Since the pandemic struck last year, a lot of us have been living the work-from-home life. Our couches, kitchen tables and guest bedrooms have been turned into home offices, and our screens have become the new conference room. And you know as well as I do, that the pandemic has also shifted how we dress for work.
Meg Kannan is one mama who is a veteran at the work-from-home game, and she's got great style to boot. She’s the mom of two young boys and a good friend of mine since way back in the day. She started her photography business, Meghan Kannan Photography four years ago after her sons were born when she realized how much she loved it as she was documenting their early days.
Take a peek at Meg’s Instagram feed and you’ll see just how hard she’s been working these last four years. Engagements and weddings, newborns and family lifestyle sessions—Meg captures the beauty in her clients at every stage of their lives.
I thought of her when I was pulling together my favorite work from home tops for the Above the Keyboard Edit because I've always admired her effortless style. If anyone can attend a meeting in their pajamas and make it work, it's Meg! So I asked her how she does it:
What’s your best style advice for other moms who are working from home?
Even if you have no plans to leave the house, get up and get ready for the day! Take a shower, brush your teeth and hair, and put a cute outfit on! I love wearing a comfortable, stylish, sweatsuit outfit that looks cute and is also comfy to wear during the day. Skip the makeup if you prefer, but the outfit will make your day so much better!
After this past year, we can all appreciate how hard it is to send even one email when working from home with kids, never mind build a successful business from the ground up like Meg has done. In this world, I need all the help I can get so I prodded her for her best tips on how to not go nuts working at home! Here's what she had to say:
What’s your best advice for working from home with kids?
Having a consistent morning routine is a must in our house. From there, the day just flows so much better. The boys know what their responsibilities are, and I can set realistic goals for myself to reach.
How have you dealt with the challenges of working from home?
I have grown comfortable with the fact that not every email, direct message or even text has to be answered right away. I take my time and respond when the time is right for me. I make sure my kids are all set and tell them that “mom has to work for a half hour”. In that time, I’m able to get so much more done than random things here and there. I love being able to balance my kids at home and run a successful business!
Thanks, Meg! I will certainly be trying these tips over our upcoming April break. Unfortunately, there is no spring break trip planned for me!
Check out www.meghankannanphotography.com for more information on working with Meg. She's based in the Boston area and it is so worth the drive for a session with her!