Being Flexible Isn't as Easy as it Looks
Even though I'm now considered a flex employee, I too don't feel like I've failed at owning my own business (because I am still making a very reasonable income freelancing, thankyouverymuch) or even changed my routine all that much. Yes, I do make an appearance in the office every week (that is an adjustment we're working through) but juggling my own business, family, and time for myself has always been chaotic and I've ALWAYS had to be flexible. Flexibilty didn't start because I took on a full time telecommuting (or flex schedule) job. Even before I created a home office, I always had to be flexible in juggling work and home.
I don't care what anyone tells you, flexible, (be it working from home or owning your own business) does not mean you get a pass on chaos.