Co-working spaces with childcare offer the benefits of a community work environment, where parents can sit with like-minded adults engaging in work, while offering high quality childcare.
Co-working spaces also provide parents with shorter commutes without multiple stops and an environment to work productively while their kids can play and learn happily and safely, either under the same roof or close by.
Many parents agree that once you have a baby, the dedication and time you once put into your job changes and takes a back seat to your growing family. According to a 2015 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 89.3 percent of families with children had at least one employed parent and 60.6 percent of married-couples had two working parents, while 64.2 percent of mothers with children under 6 years old were in the workforce.
So, even though the work situation becomes complicated after having children, many parents still choose to work.
Traditional 9am to 5pm jobs are challenging for parents trying to raise kids, particularly young children. Corporate office environments are not kid-friendly and daycare and after-school options are often costly and may be far from your office or your home. The time you spend may not be the amount you actually want to spend with them, to bond with them and be more active with them as they’re growing up.
If you are one of those parents who choose to change careers, take on less hours, or create a more flexible schedule while raising children, you have made a decision to change your work-life balance, but unfortunately you are still left with some challenges. Is there a solution for parents to have it all?