Having Kids and Blogging from Home

While I am not yet a parent, I am already planning out how I will deal with the addition to our family. In November, I will be balancing being a new father, and getting work done, but will I be working from home, or looking for spaces outside of here to find the focus, and silence I need to concentrate?

Web Worker Daily recently posted an article about managing kids in the home office, but it seems geared more towards children able to understand concepts such as “a closed door means leave daddy alone” and the upcoming addition of a baby probably wouldn’t be too happy if I tried to make it understand such a concept.

So what do I do? Do I rent an office share for the first year of my child’s life to give me a sanctuary to run to when I really need to pound out massive amounts of work or just head to the coffee shop or park? Do I just find the time when the child is asleep to do short spurts of work whenever I have time?

I am lucky that my wife will be taking maternity leave, and so I will hopefully be able to use that to my advantage, but if you have any advice, I am all for it. While I still have a long time before the baby is born, I really want to be prepared for the business hurdles heading my way.

One thought on “Having Kids and Blogging from Home

  1. Dee

    My advice would be to take a break from work for the first few weeks and then just continue to work from home. And you don’t have to worry about the baby walking in, at least for 11-12mths.

    The only real concern I can see would be noise. But most babies don’t cry that much, unless hungry, wet, etc (all of which needs to/can be solved)

    So I really don’t see why you would want to or need to get an office away from home, especially to start with.

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