CHAPTER 3

Working from Home When You Have Kids

by Daisy Dowling

You’re a parent—and you’re working remotely. Maybe it’s due to the structure of your new job; maybe it’s because of a situation outside your control (like the Covid-19 pandemic); maybe it’s part of a corporate work/life initiative; or maybe your company has pulled back on its real estate and expects you to work remotely as a matter of course. Whatever the reason, there are certainly upsides: no commute, no office distractions, no one looking disapprovingly at you when you duck out of the office for a pediatrician’s appointment. Just you, the comfort of home, and the opportunity to spend more time (maybe a lot more) with your kids.

Those benefits, however, come with equivalent challenges—particularly ...

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