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Looks like the other answers cover most stuff. BUT have a really honest discussion with the family. When you're at work, you're AT WORK. Herself CANNOT keep popping in every ten minutes to ask where the xxx is or have you done the yyy. Make sure that if there's anything in the office any member of the family is likely to need, have them fetch it before you start work. If you're like me, you get into a "zone" when coding and there are times when you simply CANNOT break your concentration. It sounds innocuous but if your partner just opens the door and says "Anything you need from the shops?" that can at best delay you for a while, at worst mean you forget to put in that vital closing bracket and you spend the rest of the day tracking down the problem.
BUT equally, don't feel like you're locked into your office. Take breaks, and do something useful in those breaks. Put the washing out (or bring it in if it looks like rain). Empty the dishwasher, or take a longer break and pick the kids up from school or walk the dog. Your change in working practices is not just a big change for you, but for the whole family (including pets if you have them). Your partner, if normally at home, may find it harder to adjust than you do. They may feel oppressed and constrained. Talk about it.
Been doing this for 25 years now and absolutely love it, and if you've been spending 4 hours in the car each day, your health and your bank balance will love it too. Make sure you work enough human interaction into your day.
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