Newly Pregnant - How do I balance it all
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|Tue, 11-07-2006 - 12:28pm|
This is so cool....a board for work at home moms.
I've been working at home for 4 years now. I telecommute for a management consulting firm. Specifically, I analyze and write personality profiles. I'm an independent contractor, so I set my own hours. I am completely overwhelmed by the idea of working, raising a child, and managing a household all at the same time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm 12 weeks pregnant, so I still have a ton of time to prepare myself, though I have this sneaking suspicion that the next 6 months are going to fly by.
I usually work for 4-6 hours a day, most of them in the morning, but I can work any time of the day I want. Will I be able to give that much time to my job each day? Will the baby be agreeable? I need to concentrate in order to write. Should I plan on getting a babysitter/nanny, or can I do this alone? No family nearby to help. My husband works 10-11 hour days 5 days a week (more like 12-13 hours with his commute).