I’m a stay-at-home-freelance mom to a 1-year old, so I’d say a seesaw is more like it. Share on Pinterest Working part-time from home as a freelance writer might seem like a new mom’s ultimate dream job. In the very early days I’d write while Eli was tucked in his Solly baby wrap, or if I was really lucky, if he fell asleep next to me in bed. And there were lots of nights where I’d rush to finish a story on deadline after Eli went to bed. People often look at working from home as a means to achieve better work-life balance.