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How to work from home AND take care of the children

Here in the Mum’s the Word house, both Husband and I work from home, he as a freelance writer and me doing various bits of blogging and social media. It’s great because it means that even during the holidays, both he and I are around for Sausage and most of the time we can get our work done early enough to be able to spend time together as a family.

Now that Sausage is slightly older it’s not so much of a worry, but when she was a tiny tot, having one eye on work and one eye on what she was up to was a concern. We live in a small house, so it was easy for me to set Sausage up with a safe play area or wait until she napped to work, but it was good to always have some safety supplies in the house, such as a decent first aid kit. Fortunately, we’ve never had to use our kit for anything more than bumps and scrapes here and there, but knowing we had it provided us with a certain amount of peace of mind.

When buying a first aid kit, it’s good to ensure that you buy from reputable suppliers like PureSafety as all of their kits meet British Standard Institute approved standards, so you know that what you’re using on your wounds is as reliable as possible.

Another thing that we take really seriously around the home is fire safety, ensuring that all of our fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working, replacing batteries regularly and making sure that our exits aren’t obstructed in case of an emergency. We also keep our front and back door keys in a place that’s accessible at all times, so even if we need to get out in the middle of the night, we know we can.

There are some great advantages to working from home, but ensuring that we’re all safe is of the utmost importance and following some of the tips above can help you to do it with minimum effort.

2 thoughts on “How to work from home AND take care of the children

    1. Hi Kayley, thanks for your comment, I no longer have a full-time job, I mentioned that I now work from home in a couple of previous but I haven’t blogged the full story about why I left my job.

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