After Jack was born I went back to work as soon as my maternity leave ended. We then spent the next 2 years travelling to and from work on the buses. It was such a long day for such a young child, working in nurseries meant I was often needed at opening or closing, so early starts and late finishes. Not long after Oliver was born, Mark and I decided that me working in childcare wouldn’t work. The fee’s we would be paying out far outweighed what I would be bringing in. Neither of us wanted the added stress, so I left. Since then I have had the odd seasonal job, but that was until I took the leap and went self employed. I have been working from home for the past year and I still love it!
Working from home
Okay, so the blog doesn’t pay me as much physical money as I would have liked. However the experiences we have reviewed, the toys and games the boys have had the opportunity to play with and the opportunities we have had has made it all worthwhile. It has also been vital for Mark’s work, it helps to relive stress from having to finish at a certain time. He has an incredibly physical job and he needs to be alert. He doesn’t need to worry about anything other than getting his work completed.
Being able to work from home gives me the flexibility I need for the boys too! On the run up to Christmas there are so many events such as Nativities, school plays, school fayres and parent consultations. It means I am able to attend all of them without having to inconvenience a work force. It certainly helps when days like today happens. Arthur woke this morning not very well and couldn’t have gone to school. The flexibility that working from home gives me means that I can choose when I work.
The majority of today has been spent on the sofa with Arthur watching films. However my work continues when everyone falls asleep. Deadlines still need to be met and things still need to happen, so it isn’t always perfect.