Why Working from Home May be the BEST Parent Choice You Can Make — at #DadChat

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Cartoon about working at home

The world is a different place than when I grew up. I actually grew up with Leave It to Beaver (look it up, you millennials!). I wrote a recent column declaring that When I Was Your Age – It Was Much Easier. It was! And, being a parent was easier. Today it may be the BEST choice you can make to work out of the house. THAT is our topic this Thursday July 10 at #DadChat from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET.

WAHM

We have a special guest, Kavalon Gilliam, who DOES work out of her home while raising her two kids (alone). Her story is inspirational as SHE MADE IT WORK for her, pardon my pun!

Her (auto) bio: Grew up in North Carolina – 2 energetic kids: Jason 2 years old and Mia 15 and a violin player. Background is human resources, business administration, and criminal justice. Worked as a human resources manager for 7+ years. Had a routine surgery to have thyroid removed, it was everything but routine. It resulted in multiple complications, causing me to become a work at home parent, utilizing what I had learned from college and my professional experience to become self sufficient once again and to take care of my kids.

Some suggested tweets to promote this week’s #DadChat

~~ Work at home and be a (good) parent? Yeah or Nay? #DadChat Thursday

~~ Should YOU become a WAHP – work-at-home-parent –  why and why not at #DadChat tomorrow!

~~ Working at home MAY be the best thing you can do for your kids – #DadChat TONIGHT!

This week’s #DadChat transcript and stats

  • TheAOST

    Hi folks…

    I don’t work from home, but I have the same flexibility as if I do. I am a professional trader and as such, I am able to drop my 2 boys (6 and 4) off at school or camp and pick them up. It wasn’t what I thought I would be doing, but then again neither was marriage and family in the first place.
    I can state unequivocally that it is the best “accident” that’s ever happened to me. I’m intimately involved with my boys’ lives, they seem happy and my wife is running a small startup business that makes her happy. I can also state that most of my buddies who are parents envy me and not just because I get to trade for a living.
    The world has indeed changed, but at least for my family, “change is good…”

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Happy to hear how well it works for you @TheAOST:disqus – now, this coming week, let’s show up at #DadChat too!