It can be particularly difficult at times to balance work life with family life, especially when you are a new parent and just getting the hang of things. It can be even more difficult to balance work and family life when both parents have jobs, even if one of those parents works from home. These are important considerations when starting a family, because striking a balance between family and work is not easy for everyone.
One of the most important things that you can do when trying to create such a balance is to set clear boundaries between work life and home life. For example, if you work out of the home then you should consider never bringing work home with you, so that there is a clear line between your work duties and your responsibilities at home. This is going to be trickier if you work from home, but there are ways to create boundaries here as well.
If you are a work-at-home parent, then you should strive to have specific hours where you work uninterrupted, and specific hours where you are parenting. Even though you are home, it may benefit you to have hours where your children are cared for by daycare or a babysitter so that you can get your work done, otherwise you will be confined to working during their school hours. Either of these scenarios can be viable as long as you can make the jump between work hours and parenting hours without allowing them to blur together.
Balancing work life with family life is never going to be truly easy, simply because both will generally demand more of your time than you can reasonably give. Working to set boundaries and schedules will be beneficial for you, however, by allowing you to make clear distinctions about where your time should be going and to whom.