When I left my full-time job to stay home with my kids, my daughter wasn’t yet three and my son was an infant. Fast-forward four years, and now my son is starting preschool. People who’ve known me only as a stay-at-home mom have started to ask whether I’m considering a return to work. But here’s the thing: I never left.
It’s true that I spent the last four years at home, but I also spent those four years building my consulting and writing business—a side gig to my job as a mom. Thankfully, we live in a time when it’s possible to work from nearly anywhere. I’ve filed stories from my minivan in the preschool parking lot, on a bench in a noisy kids’ gym class, the YMCA, the aisles of IKEA, you name it.
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Credit to Anne Shaw for the original post.