Being a work at home mum

I was chatting to someone today about being self-employed, and she asked me an interesting question. Now that I’m working for myself and working from home, would I go back? Absolutely not. But it does have its drawbacks, so here is a balanced view on the advantages and disadvantages of being a work from home mum.  Advantages 1. Bringing up my children.  I’m ashamed to say that when I had Libby, I thought I would be fine about going back to work when she was three months old and letting someone else look after her. Owing to my long hours and commute,…

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Work for all

Since I started working from home, I have been passionate about the entitlement of everyone to work in a job that they enjoy, and that fits in with their lifestyle.  For the majority of people, a nine to five job works just fine. For some of us though, office work just doesn’t fit with our skill set, lifestyle, family requirements or enjoyment of work. That’s where specialist job websites come in. There are a variety of websites that publish opportunities in specialist areas, such as the list of construction jobs uk provided by City Calling, where project work as well as long…

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A new start

Before having Libby, I had spent nearly 10 years working in the legal profession in various guises. I loved the work and there was never any question of me doing anything other than going straight back to the same job after having Libby. Three months after giving birth, that’s exactly what happened. What I didn’t factor in was the fact that I’d be up at 5 am to feed her, leave the house at 6.30 am and be home around 6 pm. I also didn’t take into account how much I’d miss her, or how trivial work would seem when…

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