Family making pizza in kitchen. Photo by Jimmy Dean on Unsplash.

Putting the family first – Elizabeth’s story

I am fortunate enough to be able to work full time from home with a 2 year old. My job allows flex time, and my boss understands as she has 2 young children of her own. I begin my day at 6:30am preparing breakfast and lunch, and doing dishes. I work from 7-8:30am. Then I prepare my daughter for the day and encourage her to play with her toys. I work from 9:00-12:00, with occasional 5 min breaks. I feed my daughter lunch and put her down for a nap. Then continue working 12:30-2:30pm. When she wakes up, I give her playdough or crayons/colouring book. I work for another hour and then throw dinner together in the Instant pot (mom’s best friend). Dinner, dishes, play time, bath time, story time and sleep.

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