I’ve worked full-time for the better part of two decades. My professional career began as a news producer at Channel 2 News. I stayed there 10 years and then went into the public relations field. Friday, May 23 was my last day as communications specialist at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. I am leaving the traditional workforce to raise my daughter (who is in the photo above) and to work as a freelance writer.
As you can imagine, it is going to be a transition. As a working mother in the traditional workforce, I dropped my daughter off a daycare and went on with my day in the professional world. Business lunches, staff meetings, branding discussions, and strategy sessions are now replaced with play dates, story time, managing a home, a husband, and a freelance writing workload with no daycare.
My Monday posts will focus on striking a healthy balance between family and work. I will profile family friendly businesses, offer “news you can use” on after work exercise routines to do with your children and give ideas on quick, yet healthy meals. In addition, I’ll invite guest posts to find out how other parents are managing family and work.
Erin Kirkland will offer activities the entire family can participate in, and enjoy, together. Erin will post on Thursdays, just in time for weekend adventures. Heather Lende will round out the week with posts focusing on teen and family issues.
Parenting is personal. This blog is not about passing judgment on parenting choices. Rather, this blog is intended to provide resources, elevate the dialogue and to share ideas that will empower ALL parents.
So, let’s get the conversation rolling. Do you work from home or do you work AT home, do you work full-time in the traditional workforce, or do you do something in the middle? What are your challenges? Are you balanced between work and family? If so, how? Please share your parent points.