The school term is over, once again. For my kid it’s another set of achievements, peppered with the odd hat parade, awards ceremony, parent-teacher meeting, and first experience on the SRC. It’s also a time of navigating conflict in the playground, noise levels in class, the joy of a healthier lunch-box, and sticking to the where-we-can-run and where-we-can’t-run at school rule. For me it’s yet another two weeks of stopping my business to be mum. Full-time mum.
I first wrote about the idea of stopping work in school holidays in a blog on my Triple Win website a year ago. I called this kind of business owner or entrepreneur a Schooltermpreneur. At the time I realised that the idea of working through the holidays was not a win for me, not a win for my child, and not a win for all those around us.