Work at Home Mommy

I’ve been a little quiet on the blogging side because I’ve gone back to work (part-time, from home). Prior to getting pregnant and having Roo, I was a freelance PR consultant and I worked from home. I was fairly successful without trying too hard to get clients because of pure luck and being in the right place.

Now, I’m getting back on the work horse because financially we need the extra income. The hospital stay, Roo’s ongoing assistance (PT, nutritionist, etc.) bills added up and continue to add up even with insurance. Plus, I think that I’m not meant to be a stay-at-home mom without some other focus. My depression is getting the best of me.

With work, I’m able to spend part of my day focused on something that isn’t deeply ingrained in me. I can escape – as odd as that sounds. Who wants to escape their baby, right?! This woman. Feel free to judge me. I’m OK with it.

I got lucky again and found an incredible client with ongoing, future project potential. I don’t want to have all of my eggs (LOL – coming from someone with DOR) in one basket so I’m working to get another client (if you need any PR assistance, let me know!). I’m working between 10-20 hours a week.

My mom is coming for a three-week visit and I have a sitter lined up when my mom leaves to come several hours a day for a few days a week. Right now I have a neighbor’s 16-year-old daughter coming over. I was a little nervous but Roo LOVES her! I left the two of them together for 5 hours the other day when I had a meeting in the city and Roo even took a long nap for her!

If you’re a work at home mom, how do you handle your schedule? Do you have help?

4 thoughts on “Work at Home Mommy

  1. i totally know what you mean about escaping your own baby. In my experience, it’s normal. My friend with twins, when they both got sick and she spent like a week chained to the house, was practically skipping when her hubby stayed home and she went to work.

    I fell the same on certain days. SAHM is most definitely not for everyone. Just like being a PR consultant is not for everyone πŸ™‚

  2. Good for you for doing something for yourself πŸ™‚ No judgement coming from over here. Being a mom is hard work and you have to stay sane. It’s also nice if you can knock out a few bills while doing it. Unfortunately, I understand the pile of bills. I feel like we will be paying for birth expenses, hospital stays, specialists, and therapists until the end of time.

  3. Prior to having my little guy, I worked from home. My husband did as well. I completely understand how you feel. Between my husband and Xander, I need a break sometimes. So I go onsite with a client 3 days a week. It’s the perfect break for me. I get the best of both worlds. I still feel like I’m contributing to our income and I get a break from both the boys. πŸ™‚ We have a nanny that comes two days so my husband gets work done as well. We’ve been doing this since Xander was 3 months old (he’s 5 months now). It’s worked out so far for everyone!

  4. I work FT in a very high stress job but I knew always that I wasn’t meant to be a SAHM. I do work from a home office (when not traveling) so we hired a PT nanny who works 2-3 days a week and my husband / MIL / other family fill in the gaps. It is a good set up as we still have the love of family caring for the twins but the nanny is also very experienced and does awesome arts and crafts stuff with them – things I couldn’t do even if I were at home (not so much the artsy type).

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