I've worked from home since May of 2007...and I've loved every minute of it. Sure, I've had to hide in the closet for phone conversations and I've spent one-too-many-nights up waaayyyy past my bedtime, but - I don't really mind the chaos. I wouldn't trade this scenario for anything.
Here are 8 things that I love about working from home:
I don't have to pack or buy lunches. It's healthier, cheaper, and easier to eat right here at home.
I don't have to drive anywhere. No gas. No car seats. No long commutes (this coming from a girl that had a 1.5 hour one-way commute in the Phoenix metropolitan area pre-kids).
I can wear my pajamas or my Aerpostale sweats or my favorite jeans...with a messy updo and lipstick (I like wearing lipstick).
I can change my schedule at-will. If I want to go out-of-town or volunteer somewhere or take my girls to the park, then...I do.
I can "take time off" if my girls are sick or need snuggles...or if I'm sick or need snuggles. Of course, I'll come back to 1,000 e-mails afterwards, but still...
I can be home whenever my husband's home...and if I haven't mentioned it before, he is amazing and we're the best of friends.
I can play games, read books, ride bikes, and "pretend that we're going to Disneyland" (That's her newest imaginary game...and we play it all of the time. I've been on Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumbo, and Peter Pan almost every day for the past two weeks!) with my favorite 3-year-old in the whole wide world.
I can hold the sweetest, smiliest, snuggliest 10-month-old ever...and nurse her any ol' time throughout the day.
YOUR TURN: What do YOU like about working from home/staying at home? If you work outside of the home, what do you like about that?