Work that allows you to be home with your child

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I chose to leave my office job and work from home because I like I didn't have the time to be the kind of mother that I wanted to be. When I worked in New York at a magazine, I was a magazine editor, my life was ruled by a clock. Everything was about: Would I be able to get my daughter to school on time? Will the Nanny show up on time? would I be able to get to work on time? Will I be able to leave work on time and get there before my daughters go to bed? Will I get dinner with my children tonight? I just hated showing up at 8:00 o'clock in time to kiss them goodnight and to know that another woman was raising them, basically. I decided that, I'm a writer, so long as I have WiFi and my Mac, I can write in a foxhole. What I can't do is be a mother to my child by sitting in this office. My husband and I made a very grown up decision seven years ago, to move down south, where the living is easier and cheaper and we could raise our children the way we wanted to. It's been a blessing to us. It really has been.

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Denene Millner

Author & Founder of MyBrownBaby.com

New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting and book publishing industries. Millner spent the last decade working as a columnist, contributing editor and blogger for Parenting, a national magazine for which she provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship. Currently, she also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, a critically acclaimed, award-winning blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the multi-cultural experience. Millner frequently contributes as an entertainment writer for Essence, the most well-read and respected magazine for African American women, and has written for a plethora of national publications and prestigious websites, including Parenting, HealthEbony, JetHeart & SoulReal Health, Money, iVillage, Parenting.com, TodayMoms, and The Root, among others. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on the The Today Show, CBS Early ShowThe Nate Berkus Show, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, and the Rachel Ray show. Millner also is the author of 21 books. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two daughters.

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