by, Claire on, Nov 30, -0001 Working From Home.
Deciding to work from home isn’t always focused on finding a work/life balance where we are able to work and look after the Children, in many cases, Mom’s and Dads that work from home all have one thing in common and that’s the desire to work regardless of the challenges of having a family.
Many believe that people make this choice so they can spend more time with their children but in fact, having Children doesn’t hide of diminish people’s ambition to succeed and once they have had a family, it simply doesn’t disappear. Working from home can often be a harder choice to make and many do so because it isn’t possible to go back to their previous jobs because of Child care issues and so they start their own business but this in itself has challenges, running a home business whilst taking care of Children is no easy option.
Many Mom’s have little choice but to start their own business because if they don’t, they may end of staying at home with the children whilst being unemployed. Many Mom’s still have desires and ambitions and work harder to make it work because they have less choices available to them.
Sarah Akwisombe returned to her job but juggling Childcare didn’t suit her present employer and so she left and started her own Interior Design Blog and she hasn’t looked back since. When Mom’s and Dads are faced with fewer choices, they often work harder to make it work and thus succeed where others wouldn’t. The reasons for starting a work from home business are therefore often born out of determination to work and have a family and this is often a harder choice to make.
Having more control over the hours you work is also another reason why Mom’s and Dads make the choice to work from home. This can often mean working antisocial hours to get the business going, working when the children are in bed and getting up extremely early to make sure they have a head start.
Hannah Saunders started her business Big Fish Little Fish after being made redundant from her job, she didn’t want to give up a 20- year career to stay at home with the children, working from home and looking after the children just happened and was the only way she could have a family and have her own business.
Many make the common mistake that Mom’s and Dad’s lose the desire to be successful and have their own business when the Children come along and that just isn’t the case, in fact many new parents have a great desire to have their own business and succeed when they become parents and this makes them strive harder to find a way to make that possible, this plays a huge role in why many of the home businesses started are so successful.