Myra - posted on 05/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I own/run a construction trade business from home. We need at least 50% of my income, so I can cut back my hours a bit. I have a "home office" (on same property, but not actually IN the house) where my employees meet with me, and from where I do my work. I also take many out of the office meetings per week.
I am due in November and trying to figure out if I will be able to balance running the business and caring for the baby. My hunch is that the baby will take up most of the day, especially and he/she becomes mobile. So I think scheduling out of the house meetings will be more difficult.
My big questions to all you SAHMs is: How many hours do you think I can reasonably commit to work (between 8a to 5p)?
I think my options are:
-Slow the businesses growth and hire a PA for the business that can help and also babysit when I need to go to meetings
-Hire a nanny and have work as my priority, and grow the business (oh the guilt of not being with my little one- and how do I breastfeed?)
-Hire a business manager, only oversee the business, allow it to still grow, and stress out about making the new employee's wages payments
Any tips is appreciated!