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Hello everyone 

My name is Afshan Ahmad and I'm a full time mummy. I have previously worked in a solicitor's office and for a bank for 4 years. After being full time stay at home mum for 4 years I now want to get back into working and focusing on my career alongside my family. Therefore, im interested in setting up my VA business from home and using my previous skills and experiences to get started. I would love if you could share your experience of being a VA please especially mummies. How do you manage with children especially during school holidays or your child is off for some other reason and you have work, meetings etc scheduled..

Thank you very much. 

Afshan 😊

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Hi Afshan and welcome! I have been working for over 20 years as a mummie of 3 although all my kids are grown up now. In fact, my oldest daughter is also a VA now so runs in the family.

The freedom of this job is that you can work when you want, wherever you want with whoever you want. I remember one week all my 3 kids got chicken pox all at the same time. I would work when they were resting. Nowadays I suppose you could send them to a babysitter or have one come into your house. Somehow I just worked around their sicknesses over the years and feel blessed to have been able to work at home while they were sick so I was there with them. It can be tiring and not easy working through those sick moments but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I was at home with them when they needed me most. Sure I worked until the wee hours during those sickie moments but somehow God gives you the energy to get through it and come out the other side smiling.

Another thing you can do is find support groups locally of other mothers that work at home and share the babysitting on school holidays. Like you take the kids half day and the other mom can take them the other half day. 

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