They may seem obvious, but I wanted to remind us all of some of the benefits of earning cash online and working from home.
Being there for the kids.
This is a big one for me. I work from home which means I’m always there when my children are off school. I’m home when they’re poorly and need to stay home, it’s me that picks them up from school.
I’m not for one minute berating anyone who goes out to work, and I completely get that for some people going out to work benefits the whole family. It means you’re out of the house, mixing with other adults, and can be a really healthy thing.
For me though, I like the fact that I’m here. It works for us and is definitely a perk in my eyes.
No child-care costs.
There are times when I think that we could really use childcare. Busy work days can be hard with three children! 99% of the time though it all slots into place. I’m fortunate to have my parents helping out with my youngest and I usually wait for my husband to get home before I start work again in the evenings.
Childcare can be extortionate and it can make you question whether going out to work is really worth it! Working from home can be a massive help.
I used to work 9 miles away from home, not far I know but the M60 in rush hour was not fun! It would regularly take me an hour to get to work and another hour to get home. The days were long and then there was all the faffing around to do once I got in, sorting washing, preparing meals etc etc. That extra time I gain working from home really comes in useful sometimes!
Working from home isn’t for everyone but it works for us.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!