When I first started working from home, my son (who is now in elementary school) was three. One of the most common questions I fielded was this: How do you get work done with a child at home? The answer: I send him to the sitter.
People are often shocked to learn that my son went to the sitter, and later to preschool, when I am a work from home parent. After all, isn’t one of the reasons some of us work from home is to avoid sending the kids to the sitter? This is only partially true. I like working from home because it provides me with flexibility, and, of course, because I can spend more time with my son. But that doesn’t mean that I keep my son home all the time. Indeed, having my son in child care has helped me be more productive, as well as provide the opportunity for more quality time with my son.
Here’s why you might consider child care when you work from home: Continue Reading