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Working With Children

2013 February 1
by Kat

There are times when being self-employed and having no childcare can be tough. For us it is both a choice and a lack of choice: we could not afford childcare if we chose to use it.

Last Sunday I was speaking at a trade show alongside my friend Natalie about email newsletters for business. I had opted for the weekend as it meant Mr Kat didn’t lose a working day to take care of the children.

The flip side of this is that the children wanted to tag along so they could spend time with me. On so many levels this is far from ideal. I agreed because I want to be with them too and being able to watch your parents work is a rare opportunity.

There’s no easy way to work full time with no childcare; both work and children make compromises. That said, the benefits are immeasurable and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

4 Responses
  1. February 1, 2013

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  2. Kath permalink
    February 1, 2013

    Nice picture, at first glance I thought it was the empty seats at the Olympics.
    Yes, lovely to be able to take the children with you.

  3. February 2, 2013

    I love the fact that the kids can be with me when I work and yes, sometimes it does make it a bit trickier but like you said, wouldn’t want it any other way. However, I am quite happy that they are finally at school and I get at least a few hours focused work time each day …

  4. Heather permalink
    February 2, 2013

    Gorgeous pic. I do a bit of both – some work when they’re at nursery and then trying to fit in extra time too. Childcare costs are crippling.

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