If you didn’t catch my last newsletter where I shared the news, my second child—a baby girl!—is due to arrive October 2nd.
Since self-employment doesn’t come with maternity leave, I had to create my own. Although I will miss the day-to-day at Jill Lynn Design, I’m taking time off. Three months, to be exact.
I’m the first to admit I can’t do it all—not at the same time, anyway! Here are a few absolutes:
- Yes, I will absolutely take time off when I have this baby.
- Yes, when I get back to business, I will absolutely be utilizing childcare.
There’s a stigma attached to work-from-home moms using childcare. My opinion? Kids don’t want a mom who isn’t fully-present, and nobody wants to hire somebody who’s half-a$$ing their job. I’m a firm believer that if you work, you need childcare. To be good at anything, we need to be focused.
Don’t worry, I’ll still be in touch. My content marketing machine is going to keep running while I’m on leave. You might not even realize I’m gone!
In my latest guest post on the HOW Creative Freelancer Blog, I share how I’m creating my own maternity leave as a freelancer (and how you can too)!