The 5 Best (and Worst) Things About Being a Work-From-Home Parent
Since I gave birth to my first child almost eight years ago, I've been a work-from-home mom as a full-time, part-time, and contract employee. My work status has garnered jealous comments from both my stay-at-home parent and traditional working parent friends, who love the idea of wearing pajamas to the office and spending more time with their kids, and I never quite know how to respond. Yes, I know I'm lucky to have the flexibility of working from home, but is it a perfect professional world? Absolutely not.
For every day that I thank my lucky stars that I get to work from my kitchen counter while my son contentedly plays with his action figures in the next room, there's another that I crave the consistency and quiet I remember from my office jobs while my kids are demanding their third snack or a game of Candy Land while I'm racing to meet a deadline. If you're a parent who works from home, thinking of becoming one, or just envious of your friends who are, here are the five best — and five worst — parts of the WFHP life.