I'm sure you're familiar with the term "I wear many hats". There are some days that term is so true to life that you wish you had a wardrobe that would let people see what phase you're in so they would know when they can ask you; that all important question that has-to-be-answered-right-now, request a special meal to be prepared or when you have time to take care of a DMV visit or other transportation issue. Just because you work from home doesn't mean you have time to do whatever anybody wants you to.
What about taking the hat term literally and having some personalized hats made and wear them for the mode you’re in? There would be no mistaking your availability when it’s labeled on your forehead! I would have a Taxi Mom hat, a Personal Banker hat, a Writer hat. Also a Dog Walker, House Cleaner and Cooking-Even-Though-It-Stresses-Me-Out hat. Now that I’m thinking about it, my hat label ideas are growing. What hats would you wear?