Tuesday, July 25, 2017

# family # starting a family

Find Time To Start A Family When Work Never Stops



Quite a few people go through life thinking of their career as their baby. They nurture it over the years so that, eventually, they can work their way up through a company to the top spot. They may even be brave enough to set up shop on their own and become their own boss!

This is great for a number of reasons, but it does leave you with very little time. As a result, very few career-oriented people end up having kids. But what if you find that you start to get broody and think that you would love to have the pitter patter of small feet in your home? Well, it’s very possible even if you are short on spare time! Here’s how!

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Hand Over Tasks During Pregnancy

You will need to take time off work in the weeks running up to the birth, no matter how busy you are with your business. After all, your health and the health of your unborn child will be at stake! It is also important that you take a couple of weeks off after work to recover and bond with the baby. So, you will need to prepare yourself for this time off by handing over tasks during your pregnancy. Start to talk to your employees about how you will share out your responsibilities and duties. If you are hiring maternity cover, you should start the recruitment process early in the pregnancy, so you get plenty of time to get your replacement ready for their role too.

To Move Or Not To Move?

Sure, moving house will only add more stress to your pregnancy, but it might be the better option. Especially if you want to continue having children and grow your family significantly. When you start looking for a new house and land, there are lots of estate agencies who can do most of the searching for you. Just tell them what you are looking for, and they will see what is available in your local area. Again, this is something you should, ideally, sort out early on in your pregnancy.

Split Chores With Your Partner

When you and your partner are both working, it is very important that you each take your fair share of the housework and chores. If one of you gets left with all the hard work, you will find that life gets extremely stressful, especially now that you need to juggle housework, running your own business, and looking after a newborn baby!

Think About Childcare Options

Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to do everything all on your own. You can always hire a nanny to help you take care of your child. The nanny can take care of the baby while you are at work or can give you a hand with everything in the evenings. It’s also useful having your parents close by so that they can take care of the baby when you have no other childcare options!

So, who says you can’t start a family when you have your own business?!


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