- 5 months ago
- Wedding: March 2015
Sounds like you’d be looking more for part-time than full-time, right? That’s what I do, part-time work at home and full-time Stay-At-Home Mom. My daughter will be two next month and in these last 2 years I’ve actually worked for two different companies as an operations manager. The key thing is finding a flexible company/manager that isn’t focused on hours logged (I don’t track hours, I am salaried) but actual work completed. I get SO much more done at home than I did in the office. Even though I have a toddler around I have a lot fewer distractions than the typical office/coworker interruptions. I do not wake up extra early – in fact I rarely set an alarm because my daughter usually is up around 7:30 and we start the day. While we eat breakfast I may peek at email on my phone to see if anything is urgent. She naps from 11-2 so this is when I get the majority done. Calls with my boss, projects, emails, etc. If for some reason I have a lot of other stuff going on and can only put a little time in, I’ll do a little after she goes to bed (7). And being pregnant with #2, I can rarely stay up too late. I’m typically in bed by 10 so it’s not as though I have to work the night through either
It’s definitely not impossible if you find the right company and have a good routine established with your little one. It’s been the perfect setup for my family.