For me, working and earning at home is the best of both worlds. It means achieving a balance between making enough money to pay the bills, but still being around enough for my family. I love having the freedom to go to my children’s rugby games or see them get an award at school. But I also love working online because I can set my own hours, I’m my own boss and I can work from home, which is my favourite place in the world. Plus I find the work challenging and engaging – certainly not boring!
As parents, we often feel that we are juggling more balls in the air than we can possibly handle. Long gone are the days when there was only one breadwinner whose wages were sufficient to support the whole family; now in most two- parent families, both parents have to work. And the cycle of rushing out to work, parenting, cooking, housekeeping and sleep, day in, day out, totally sucks.
This working and parenting pressure was unexpectedly increased in 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many people had to juggle supporting their kids’ remote learning alongside trying to do their job from home, usually with minimal preparation. However, this also gave many a taste of working from home and helped them to weigh up priorities, imagine lifestyle changes and explore new working possibilities for their post- pandemic life