We’re not and were never
Fact is you have to be incredibly disciplined and pretty much super human to try and do it all at the same time and words like mumpreneur (bleeeuuughhh hate that word) really don’t help. I don’t believe you can always be 100% perfect at either the parenting or the other job you do and sacrifices still have to be made. I also believe that it’s ok not to be perfect and that no one is. We’re so used to viewing everything through a filter. It can be lonely and it can feel like you’re the only one struggling for perfection and nowhere else does that ring more true than if you’re a parent who decided to work from home. It can be wonderful (and it is and I’m so grateful) but it can be really hard too. There are plenty of inspirational stories out there I just think it would be nice to know sometimes that you’re not alone when it’s a struggle too. A little solidarity and a little bit of honesty goes a long way.
At Works Diverse we’re huge advocates of flexible working and employees having the best work-life balance that they can. One of the objections we can sometimes get around working from home is that it can lead to isolation and this is true it sometimes can. After