Post # 1
I am not pregnant yet, but I am a planner, so here goes.
I currently work remotely every other week. The opposite week, I travel to our office the next state over (which happens to be where my parents live). My mom is dying for us to have a baby so she can babysit when I’m in town and working. I can’t really leave a child at home with Darling Husband, so that’s fine.
But I’m having trouble figuring out what kind of childcare I can have while I’m working at home. I hate the idea of daycare, mostly since I’d have to leave the house every morning to drop the baby off just to go home again. Most of the fun of telecommuting is not getting dressed. 🙂 I don’t even know if daycares will take you on a week on, week off schedule. And no, I’m not going to call around and ask, since that’s too much planning even for me.
Same with a nanny. I doubt one would work one week on, one week off.
Anyone have some creative ideas for me?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Find another mom willing to work it out with you and watch your child for a few hours on the weeks you work from home.
Post # 4
@beachbride1216: Wouldn’t that involve swapping childcare? Or would SAHM’s be open to actually working? It would be 40 hours a week when I’m at home – that’s the problem.
Post # 5
Would your mom be willing to come to your house the weeks you are at home? I know that might be a lot of traveling for her, but maybe worth checking.
Otherwise, I think the idea of another mom might be good– they could make a little extra money by watching your baby along with their own, but still have that flexibility for the weeks you’d be in the office. Or, do you live near any colleges? I had friends who nannied while in school around their class schedule. I wonder if you could find, say, 2 different students whose schedules complimented each other to come on the off weeks. You’d probably be looking at less traditional options, but I think it can be done.
Unfortunately, other than asking your mom, I think you would have to wait until you were pregnant to seek out the other options.
Post # 6
I work from home some days as well, and I have found that daycares run from someones home are more flexible. You may want to chek them out…ours is willling to adjust the schedule every week depending on our need. But I do hope I can work with home with the baby by my side some days.