At the moment I'm technically unemployed! My redundancy has gone through at work and I'm 24 weeks pregnant so not much chance of me getting another job before I pop the baby out. I'm keeping myself busy by carrying out the groundwork for my new business, planning and executing an email marketing plan for my husbands business and I also have some paid work lined up doing freelance marketing for a local university.
I'm only working part-time - my daughter is in nursery two days a week at the moment and my mother in law has her one day. I'm not really cut out for being a full-time mum/housewife - don't get me wrong I absolutely love being a mum and I'm looking forward to my new bundle of joy and will be full-time then, but I couldn't do it forever. Part-time suits me at the moment, and it's an amazing change after having worked full-time since I returned from maternity leave last year.
Juggling home life and work life has been fairly straight forward so far - but I'm sure things will be different once I have two children to contend with! My plan is to have a business where I will be able to work my hours around picking up my kids from school. I don't want to be restricted by working hours set my someone else, or a bitchy boss who doesn't appreciate flexible requests, making life difficult. I don't mind starting early or finishing late but I do want to be there for my family when they get home from school/work for a family dinner, catch up and bed-time.
If I can get the business to that point by the time they both start school that will be a huge success in my eyes!