The pros and cons of being a work-at-home parent

Lowcountry Parent Magazine, November 2016

As technology makes communication and collaboration easier, more and more Americans are working from home. About 24 percent of employed adults did some or all of their job at home in 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But with less generous parental leave policies in the United States compared to some countries, for many working from home is a necessity rather than a luxury.

After giving birth to her son Tucker in 2014, Reba Cole quickly learned that it was not realistic for both her and her husband to maintain traditional careers outside of the home. A real estate agent with Century 21 Properties Plus and co-owner of 9Round Kickboxing in Summerville, being a work-at-home parent gives Cole the flexibility to work around her son’s schedule. Read more...