Working from home. How do I love thee? Oh, let me count the ways:

So…maybe I am wearing makeup and a professional outfit. But maybe I’m not.

The caller ID says it’s the school. “Oh, my dear, you forgot your lunch?” Or, “He’s running a fever? No problem, I’ll be there in 5 minutes.”

“Mom! I don’t have any clean underwear.” “No worries, child. You can go commando today, but when you get home there will be clean laundry.”

I could go on and on. But it boils down to being there for my family because I work for a company that believes in “family first,” from the top level of management on down. The principals created this company with the intention of fostering a work culture supportive and conducive to a workforce that needs the flexibility. Every day I work with other contractors who, when I most need it, will step in and take over a task I can’t complete due to an unforeseen time constraint, who patiently answer my questions with “no problem!” and “how can I help?” I might not work next to my co-workers; in fact, I may be thousands of miles from them, but I know a friendly face and a smile when I see one. I am lucky to call myself a part of the School Webmasters team.