I run my own company - my baby is five months old
I’ve owned and run a small advertising agency with a partner for the past 18 years. We have two employees. It’s always been possible for us to get our work done in 40 hours per week. We are a good team and very efficient.
I wasn’t sure exactly how much I would work after the baby was born. I thought I would see how the child was, how intensive looking after her would be. I was lucky that my business partner was able to take on more at the end of the pregnancy and the first months after the birth. I have a lot of flexibility.
This week I began working properly although I have been doing a little from home all along and staying informed. From now on I will work two days per week at the office while a child minder looks after the baby at home. On the other days I expect to do three to four hours of work from home.
I wouldn’t want to work five days, I find it a pity. But as an older mother I am not typical. My career is already well established and I’m no longer at the stage of building it up like a woman who is 30 or 35.
People say that work and motherhood is a double burden but for me it’s a double pleasure to be able to do both.
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