AD | Collaborative post Before we become parents something we might not consider is that our current career just won’t work for us any more. It’s so hard to prepare for the reality of a first child and what that will mean for you, your family and your finances. If you find yourself needing a change when you decide to go back to when then consider these career options.
Getting The Right Balance: Have I Cracked It?
Today is my first day back at work properly since our holiday to Haven last week. I say back at work but what I really mean is that Erin is at nursery today so I’m working from home. I made the decision to go self-employed full time last year and honestly, it was such a struggle to start with. I had Erin at home all day, every day and I was working in the evenings most days, sometimes until gone midnight to get everything done. It was killing me and I was constantly behind or
The Importance Of Eye Tests For Office Workers
John has been in his job for 16 years now and that means he has sat in front of a computer screen for a very long time on a daily basis. I also now work with a computer and between us, we have really felt the need to look after our eyes better. Sitting at a computer screen for hours and hours every day can really do damage to your eyes, especially if you don’t take proper breaks or if you sit too close to the screen. Both of us have needed eye tests for quite some
The Email Of Doom
Up until recently I would have Erin at home with me all day for 7 days a week while John works full time. I did go back to work for a bit when Erin was 9 months old and got an evening job in a supermarket but it really wasn’t for me so I quit after about 10 or 11 months to be self-employed and stay at home. Some days with Erin are absolutely wonderful and I love every minute of being at home with her. Some days with Erin are so incredibly stressful and
Phone Cameras: iPhone 8 VS Huawei P9
I have always had Android phones and have only recently discovered a love for the iMac (with a huge want for a MacBook Pro)! I have been toying with the idea of switching from Android to iPhone when my last upgrade came about but the phone I wanted was no longer available and I wasn’t overly impressed with what else I could have had. Instead, I went with a Huawei P9 which I absolutely love. It was always going to take some doing to make me like something more than this phone. So, when Three
Finding The Perfect Balance When Working From Home
Working from home and blogging full time is a lot! I had been hoping to be able to do this full time for quite some time now and a couple of months ago I took a risk and quit my part time evening job in a supermarket. I hated it. I hated being away from John and Erin and I hated being restricted in what I could and couldn’t do. I never wanted to go back to work after maternity leave and I always knew deep down it wasn’t for me. Since I started working