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Trudyhodkinson · 01/02/2012 11:27

So here i am with my toddler-Alice. Jo Jingles DVD on....musical instruments surrounding her and me desperately trying to design a website as i try to set up my own business! I have roughly 30 minutes of concentrated work before she wants me to dance to The wheels on the Bus!
Anyone else think its a great idea to run your own business/work from home so you can be around for your little ones? Or is it better that they go to nursery where everyone is dancing to wheels on the bus?

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Tee2072 · 01/02/2012 11:30

Mine goes to nursery 3 days a week for that very reason. Except not today because he's ill.

MmeGuillotine · 01/02/2012 13:49

I have worked from home for years now and question my sanity on a daily basis. The main problem is that no one takes my work time seriously - even if I am clearly WORKING, the questions and demands don't actually stop. I daydream about sitting in a nice office and being left alone...

louhutt · 02/02/2012 08:18

I admire your resiliance! I am in a hotel room this morning apparently working (mumsnet is part of my daily routine now!) but all I want is to go home and see the children! Sad isn't it?

Grumpla · 02/02/2012 08:33

I work part time from home and my son is in childcare on those days. Travel requirements aside, there is no way I would be able to do a full day with him as well - not without compromising my standards to an unacceptable level (both as a worker and a parent!)

I don't want to feel guilty about working when my son wants to play, or playing when I should be working.

If he wasn't in childcare I'd maybe manage three / four hours a day, mostly at night.

feedingourchildren · 07/02/2012 09:43

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Ladypunk · 10/02/2012 12:55

Hello all,

I was just wondering... what do the ladies who work from home do?


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