Working from home can often seem like the dream, can’t it? Roll out of bed and start work in your pyjamas, no commute, your home comforts at your fingertips and flexible working hours. It really can be, but if you are also a stay at home parent it can throw quite a few curve balls your way! This has been my working life now for 3 years and I have recently been asked a few times how I juggle it all. Well, er, it’s not exactly an exact science
If you’ve ever cursed your job as you frantically check your watch in backed up traffic, dreading the conversation with your boss when you roll in late. If you’ve even fought through rain and sleet among busy streets thronging with commuters. If you’ve ever felt your heart sink when a voice on the radio tells you that a broken down vehicle is causing significant delays on the motorway home, you may feel that working from home is some sort of elysian paradise, however optimistic you try to be about your commute. The allure of the home office may be a romantic notion to commuters on a dark and rainy November morning.
With the imminent arrival of our latest addition to the family, my office area has taken the brunt of the junk as we attempt to clear the spare room to turn it into a nursery. Years of paperwork, my husband’s old study material and endless items that I have saved as memories have all gone into what was my work sanctuary and I have been working from the sofa for the last 2 weeks. Working from home can really have Continue reading “Home Office Solutions For When You Are Running Out Of Space… And Fast!”
If you are a parent that works from home you will know that once the school holidays begin your work/home life balance will take a nosedive. No matter how good your intentions are to be the ‘perfect’ all-rounder, in reality, something has to give because there is no way you can continue with the same workload whilst trying to entertain the little ones… or not so little ones!
This has been a new concept for me as I Continue reading “Surviving Working From Home During The School Holidays”