I am looking into my mental crystal ball, wondering what the future may hold, parenting-wise. WIll we have more children? Adopt? Will we be able to have at least one of the two of us with the child(ren) until they are a good age for daycare? It’s foggy at best and I cannot make any sure predictions, but it did get me thinking: how can maintain my rather unusual career while taking care of the kids?
I work full-time as a professor and part-time as a freelance interaction designer. My freelance ebbs and flows with the amount of free time I have between classes and various school duties. It’s all good, I get to work on projects I like and be a teacher, which is awesome. My question is, how do you freelance and take care of the kids? Do you cut back on your workload? Do you set up specific hours for work and tell your clients? Do you keep on going and pray the nap lasts until you’re done Skype-ing? Do you get a babysitter to come over and watch the kids while you work, or do you save it all until after bedtime?
Of course, everything changes as the children get older, and of course I want to spend as much time with Madelene as possible. I am just curious to hear how others do it.