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?