I've been keeping an eye out online and in the local papers for something "family friendly". And had come to the conclusion that jobs like that are few and far between, but I got lucky last week.
There was a job advertised in Tom's school newsletter letter by a local couple who own two businesses in town and needed someone to help run the office and tackle the growing piles of admin a few mornings a week - flexible days/hours to fit around family. Perfect!
I applied and got the job. A lot of it is training based which is what I was doing in London. At the moment it is only 12 hours a week so I can work while George is at morning kindy. If the boys aren't well I don't have to come in. They have 3 boys themselves so are really happy for me to work around family commitments.
My first few days have been great - and I still get to pick the boys up and do the things I like doing, I've even managed to get some baking done this week, dig about in the garden and keep on top of my housework (for now?!). I just need to make sure I'm organised, so I don't spend my days off, catching up.
It's very early days but I'm enjoying it. Not to mention the extra income will be great. I decided a couple of months ago that I wasn't going to compromise my time with the kids and doing the things that I love. So that meant it had to be something where the hours suited, and it was not a juggle.
So that's me and my news for the week. I must admit it does feel strange, I have been at home for the last 6 years, so it's a big change for me.
So wish me luck that I don't balls anything up!
Are you working? Full/part-time?
Do you enjoy it or is it a struggle/juggle?