Hi everyone, realizing my career may be incompatible with my needs at home (I have a school age child with special needs). Any moms/dads find any companies or jobs in the UX field that are part time? I am wondering if it’s possible to stay in this field or if I need to take a step back and figure out something new. What has worked for any of the working moms/dads out there. I need to be free from 2pm onwards.

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I used to be a stay-at-home-mom and freelance. There are a ton of websites where you can find short term gigs like https://www.upwork.com/, https://www.fiverr.com/ etc. It takes couple weeks to establish your profile and apply for projects, but once you’ve done couple projects, clients keep coming.

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Have you considered freelancing?

I used to do this with a full time job (before kids). Where do you go about finding good freelance gigs these days?

Maybe work for a company that allows you to work from home?

Maybe try Toptal? I was freelancing there for a while and I was getting consistent part-time/hourly projects with companies that were very interesting

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