this family life episode 9 : on enjoying parenting and working

In this interview I talk to Sophie who works part time, some of which is from home. Sophie has a senior role in a government organisation and while it has its challenges she enjoys both her work and family life. She lives in Melbourne with her partner and two daughters.

Sophie shares what it is like to work part time when you have young kids and some highlights of the wisdom you will pick up from this episode are:

  • Tips on setting up work hours when working part time
  • Planning and preparing for organised mornings
  • Accepting stages in life like broken sleep
  • Finding time to recharge

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