Work from home

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chloepamp1998 Sun 13-Sep-20 20:50:34

I'm due in the next two weeks and have began my maternity leave now, with being on furlough for the last 5 months already I'm getting sick of the same four walls each day.
Me and my partner have been decorating and getting the house up together slowly with how we want it and I know I'm going to be occupied when the little one arrives but have been thinking about looking into doing some work from home.
Does anybody have any suggestions on something I can do to make a little extra money as well as giving me something to do and keeping me occupied.
Many thanks

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BackforGood Sun 13-Sep-20 23:26:00

Do you mean when you are on maternity leave ? With a baby ?

I'd wait and see what your baby is like and how much (s)he impacts on your life.
Before I had dc1, I thought it just involved feeding them and changing them once every few hours and a lot of spare time too grin grin grin <-- Wish I had the technology to do those really crying with laughter faces.

chloepamp1998 Tue 15-Sep-20 20:50:14

BackforGood

Do you mean when you are on maternity leave ? With a baby ?

I'd wait and see what your baby is like and how much (s)he impacts on your life.
Before I had dc1, I thought it just involved feeding them and changing them once every few hours and a lot of spare time too grin grin grin <-- Wish I had the technology to do those really crying with laughter faces.


So I'm due in a couple days.
I am aware of how much care and attention a baby needs I have been working with babies and children for almost 6 years and no it's not easy at all but I also want to have some time to myself and do something for me that's going to maintain a positive mind frame and keep me occupied when she is having her naps ect...

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Hoppinggreen Tue 15-Sep-20 20:52:40

You want to have some time to yourself? Most women with a newborn do
As for working with children and babies was this a 24 hour thing 7 days a week?
You really can’t do any real work while looking after a baby

BumblebeeBum Tue 15-Sep-20 21:01:46

If you are on maternity leave, is your employer ok with you doing other work? Sorry to add to the negativity.

burritofan Tue 15-Sep-20 21:06:07

What if your baby’s naps are on you? Most of the nap times that weren’t on me I spent asleep, or showering, or eating, or doing the 8,000 piles of laundry, or cleaning up the food hurled from the high chair. Working with babies/children is different from having one with you 24/7, who may only want you 24/7, particularly if you’re breastfeeding and doing all the night feeds.

I get the boredom of the same four walls, and a lot of maternity leave is boring, but you’ll definitely be occupied...

hemhem Tue 15-Sep-20 21:09:34

There are loads of threads on how to make extra money, look up the £10 a day one as a start? My experience of working with children was totally different than my experience of being a mother, apart from anytjing else its a 24/7 responsibility for at least the first few months and the night feeds take their toll on your sleep and energy levels. I would start with low expectations and after 12 weeks if you find you have an easy baby, sleeps well, no reflux or colic or any serious health issues, then see how much time you want to set aside for work during your mat leave. Also be aware the furlough scheme will end in October so you ought to plan time to do training and keep in touch with your colleagues while you are on mat leave. I went into work once every month during my leave using KIT days.

usernamewastaken Tue 15-Sep-20 21:22:28

Please come back in a week and update us about how much free time you have.

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