New year, new baby?
Yet another unique part of being self-employed is that we don’t “get” maternity or parental leave—we have to create it ourselves.
No problem! We create our own businesses…so heck yes, we can handle creating some paid parental leave too. With proper planning, it can be amazing.
If 2019 is bringing you a new baby, please feel free to learn to learn from my mistakes and successes on the maternity leave front.
Check out my recent guest post on Freelancers Union: Advice for freelancers taking parental leave
P.S. In addition to great responsibility, self-employment comes with a huge amount of flexibility. I wouldn’t change it for the world.