Pregnancy & the Freelance Working Mom

Pregnancy & the Freelance Working Mom

[Editor's Note: When you are self-employed, you don't get time off with pay. In this post, a pregnant mom wrestles with wanting to take a nap, the work that needs to get done, and raising her young daughter. - Paula G]

I’m 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I’m also a mom to a 3 year old and work from home as a writer.

I’m at that point where I am completely and totally exhausted all the time. I took 2 naps the other day. Full on naps. Which is wonderful for me, and my midwife is loving it. What suffers however is my work. I used to work through all of Bella’s naps, and now I can’t keep my eyes open long enough to even check my email.

Pregnant and Freelancing

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