argh I hear you. After a foot operation I've been signed off for two weeks. Doesn't really count when you work for yourself from home. No excuses allowed to sit back and put my feet up.
I also identify with the green eyed monster. I have many friends that work part time and have 2 days at home.How I would love that. Every moment without kids is swallowed by work even though I only work part time too.... they need to extend the school day beyond 3pm!
I would think carefully. I'm
I would think carefully. I'm a mum to two boys and run my own business from home. Its take time to build but now nets me a reasonable income. I don't need any childcare as I can arrange work around school etc.
You could take this time to plan and slowly build so when the kids are at school, you are ready to go.
If you want employment it could be hard to get back in. I don't think employers necessarily want mums who have been out of the workforce and who generally have primary responsibility for sick kids, school sports days, assemblies, school holiday cover, school strike days...School is harder to cover (as a parent) than nursery as its only open 9-3 while nurseries can provide care from 7.30 - 6pm.
Workings from home is a double edged sword... I'm at home for the kids so can take them to school and collect which is great. I can stick the washing on while I'm working so housework doesn't encroach on evenings and weekends... however this means I don't stop at all between 8.15 and 4.30 and to add insult to injury, this means everyone thinks I have the cushiest job around!
I've jut resigned from a PITA and wanted to avoid confrontation so explained I was refocusing my business on specific market sectors and it was with regret that I had to resign.
Done. No room for movement. One less headache to deal with.
Interesting, thanks for the link