I just want to chime in with some of the others that I am fairly certain the author of this post either works in more of a part-time situation or as a freelancer. (Apparently, she works as an editorial writer and photographer, as someone else commented --- both of those things can be freelance.) In either situation, you have more flexibility to live the life she describes. I work at home too, and love it. I too, am an artist and a writer. I think of myself as working part-time, and I am a freelancer. If I had kids (I don't --- just animals) my day would proceed largely as hers does. However, I can't imagine working a true 40 hour work week in which you have to respond to the needs and demands of co-workers and colleagues with kids constantly underfoot. I actually am not so sure it would be possible if you are counting a true 40 hours and you have young kids. But I think it's definitely doable if you are a freelancing writer and artist and no one is expecting you to log in a certain number of hours but rather just produce copy or a photograph. As others have said, the author probably should have put it all in context as "working at home" can mean vastly different things depending on what field you're in, and it can also mean 15 hours a week or 80, full-time work or freelance.
Making it Work: Working From Home
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