The wailing sound of your human alarm clock at 6am is painful at the best of times. Throw that on top of only 4 hours sleep and the smell of warm vomit in your hair and you’ve got the glamorous life of Motherhood. Is it surprising that 60% of respondents to a Mumsnet survey said they had put their careers on hold after having children.
According to Startupbros research, the average age for becoming an entrepreneur is 40, with 59.7% of respondents saying they had at least one child when they launched their business. Being a parent-preneur gives you the flexibility to build your work schedule around your family life. Being self-employed is not easy, so these talented parent-preneurs tell us the habitual things they do to help them juggle their priorities and stay disciplined. For their business, for their families... and for their sanity!
Whether you’re returning to work after your maternity leave or you’re coming back now your youngest has started secondary school, getting back into the swing of work can be daunting. With time away from your job, it can be extremely difficult to slide back into your role. With the challenge of dealing with sleepless nights, deadlines and juggling childcare it’s no surprise to learn that six in ten mothers say they find returning to work extremely challenging.
Stats released by the Office of National Statistics have shown that only one in ten mothers are stay at home mums. The number of stay at home mums have dropped by a third in the past twenty years. With more mums than ever getting back to work and climbing the career ladder post baby, juggling families, life and work has become a tough routine.
When new parents face returning to work, it can be a very daunting decision to make. Sacrifice spending time with children or risk financial difficulties by opting to stay at home. Have you ever considered joining the 15% of the UK’s self employed workforce? Here's a breakdown of some of the top work from home opportunities to be involved with if you’re thinking about making the move to flexible working.
Most working people, at some time contemplates working from home, and in the age of technology, this dream is within reach of every working parent. It is very important before you take the plunge to work from home, to carefully consider a couple of things most of all the issue of office space, in particular when space is limited. It must be fit to work in, efficiently without becoming a no-go area to the rest of your family.