Parenting or work? This is a choice that every woman who gave birth to a child will have to face. On the one hand, you don’t want your child to go to a nursery, but on the other – you devoted so much time to career development that it’d be a shame to waste it. Don’t know what to do? Fortunately, you don’t have to choose – there’s coworking for mums.
In Poland, coworking for mums emerged in 2012 in the form of a social initiative taken up by Karolina Dorożała i Kamila Jeżowska-Hułas. The initiative was a part of the European Commission’s competition intended to select innovative solutions driving the creation of new workplaces for individuals at risk of social marginalization. Meanwhile, several coworking offices for mothers were established, and the MamoPracuj.pl portal created a project: Desk for Mum. As part of the project, mothers were offered coworking space for rent at an attractive price.
Coworking for mums: enjoy having your hands free
You know well what it’s like to work with a child on your lap. The problem is not only about these small fingers reaching for the keyboard, but also the need to feed your child, change their diaper and put them to sleep. A child always wins the battle for your attention. No surprise there – after all, the child is the most important. You already know that you cannot effectively work with a baby on your lap, no matter how determined you are.
“Remote work is not easy in and of itself, having a child nearby will only make it more challenging. You need to focus on the task at hand and it’s not that easy. That is why renting a coworking desk might be worth considering. A silent space will enable you to work efficiently and going out will be good for you as a young mother”, says Marta Kamińska from Solutions.Rent.
Coworking for mums: peace of mind
Working at a coworking space is your time for completing projects. You don’t need to worry about your child – they are safe and well taken care of by professionals. Your mind needn’t go to dark places and you can focus on work. You know well that you can’t be efficient without some peace of mind.
Coworking for mums: working equipment
At a coworking, you have unlimited access to Wi-Fi, printer, photocopier and scanner. Want to organize a meeting with a client? All you need to do is book a conference room. You don’t need to worry about good conditions for a discussion or whether the beamer will work. And in case something stops working all of a sudden, you can get help from qualified personnel.
Coworking for mums: hot coffee
You got used to drinking cold coffee and drinking a hot beverage seems to be a dream beyond your grasp? You can return to your previous habits. Coworking gives you access to a fully-equipped kitchen. Here, you will never run out of coffee and it will always be hot.
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“Solutions.Rent supports working mums. Our offer is flexible enough to meet the expectations of every parent. We provide you with a comfortable workplace, allowing you to work on your projects in peace and quiet. We serve great coffee and like to make nice surprises”, added Marta Kamińska.
Returning to work after a maternity or parental leave is not easy. Taking care of a child and developing your career at the same time might seem to be impossible. That is why you may consider coworking for mums to be able to combine professional work with a happy motherhood.
Do you have a child and are looking for coworking in Warsaw? Click here and check out Solutions.Rent.