No longer is a 9 to 5 in an office cubicle the standard blueprint for the working day. More and more, the option to work on our own terms from our own homes is becoming a viable and attractive alternative. This is a particularly appealing option for new parents, who are looking for a way to juggle their working lives with running a family.
In this economic climate, it’s become increasingly necessary for many families to have both parents earning regular incomes – or in the case of single parents, often the only option is to work. At the same time, full-time child care is incredibly expensive, and means you’re not spending as much time with your children as you might wish. Working from home allows for a compromise between work and parenthood, and if done right can create a happy medium between job satisfaction and family responsibilities.