When she had her daughter, Emily’s mother, Jill, decided to keep working, despite the difficulties of being in a caring role.
In fact, Emily was one of the first young parents who started taking up unpaid work, with her mother paying the bills for the couple’s four children.
“I was just living my dream when she was born,” Jill said.
Jill said she was able to put the stress of having to stay in the workforce behind her, and began to make time for her daughter.
“She’s not going to have the same job where you’re not really getting paid to do it.
It’s not a good deal,” Jill added.”
But it’s really exciting because I think I’m going to make it back to work in a couple of years.”
In the meantime, Jill said her daughter had been enjoying school, but was also working part-time and going to a new school every week.
She was happy to have a family and get to meet her new best friend, but the work wasn’t as fun as she thought it would be.
“It’s just so stressful and I don’t think she’s getting enough love.
I think she needs more,” Jill told FourFourtwo.
There are plenty of people who can’t afford childcare, so it’s great that people are finding new ways to work.
Emily’s parents are now working from home to support their daughter, and Jill says she’s glad she did it.
“She was doing a lot of homework, and I think it helped her get through a lot,” she said.
“We’ve made some changes to our work, and she’s really enjoying it.”
Topics:work,childbirth,work,family-and-children,relief-and‑assistance,workplace,family,children,child-health-and_behaviour,family_and_children,melbourne-3000,vic,newcastle-2300First posted May 15, 2019 14:25:04Contact Gina O’ReillyMore stories from Victoria