Category: Working from home

Work/life balance advice for beginners: pace yourself

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been enjoying hosting In the Balance (video series on work-life balance). It’s a topic I think about a lot, probably not least of all because I live in a “lifestyle town” (an expression that I learned only recently!) where prioritizing one’s non-work interests is very much the norm. …

The work/life balance: a new Speaking of Translation podcast

Last night, Eve Bodeux and I hosted a Speaking of Translation conference call entitled “The freelance juggling act: balancing work, family and the rest of life.” We had the pleasure of interviewing three freelancers: Andy Bell (Scandinavian translator and dad of 3), Marianne Reiner (English to French translator and mom of 2) and Karen Tkaczyk (French …

A co-working update

Inspired by Judy Jenner’s post about her first three months of co-working, here’s an update on my own co-working situation. Brief background: about this time last year, I came to a few realizations. Next year (now this year), my daughter would be starting middle school and would be getting more independent. My husband, who used to …

Some thoughts on leaves of absence (maternity and otherwise)

A former student recently contacted me to ask some advice about taking maternity leave as a freelancer; she is pregnant with her first baby and her new freelance business has recently been gaining momentum, so she wants to take time off but doesn’t want to lose all of the energy she’s put into her business. My …