More and more moms today are able to work remotely, which is why co-working spaces are becoming increasingly popular. Co-working offices are spaces where you can pay to work in a shared office, and many of these locations also offer on-site childcare options to make their offices even more accessible. Co-working spaces can also offer other perks such as breastfeeding areas, gyms, conference rooms, and more to make it easier for moms to get work done in a comfortable environment. These amazing co-working offices across the country are making the lives of working moms easier. If you live in one of these areas, be sure to check them out!
This co-working space in Santa Monica, California works to serve all of its clients – both big and tiny. This office provides different plans that you can enroll into, costing anywhere from $305 to $1,500 per month for both childcare and co-working offices, open from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. from Mondays – Fridays and 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. on weekends. Big and Tiny’s co-working offices also come with childcare, for children from 6 months old to 6 years old, which fosters productivity, flexibility, and creativity. Working moms have all the amenities in this amazing co-working space to get all their work done, including noise-canceling headphones, charging stations, fast Wi-Fi, and more. Parents also have plenty of options for childcare, including “Preschool Prep” complete with educators and enrichment classes for your kids.
The Hive is a great co-working office for busy parents located in South Austin, Texas. The Hive is open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Mondays and Tuesday, 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesdays to Fridays, and 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Saturdays. For anywhere from $100 to $550 a month depending on the type of membership, working moms can rent a desk which comes with childcare for 4 – 12 hours per day, conference rooms, coffee, and more. And if you’re not ready to commit to a paid plan, you can visit The Hive free of charge in their indoor/outdoor seating area to get some work done while you can watch your kids play.
In the River North area of Chicago, is an amazing, community-driven, and women-only co-working space. This great co-working space is open on Mondays to Fridays from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. EvolveHer offers many plans ranging from $99 to $1200 a month, but all membership involves EvolveHer career-building classes and events, coffee, snacks, workshops, panels, meditation sessions, and more. And for working moms, there are convenient pumping rooms and access to regular childcare thanks to the partnership with the Sprouts Academy next door.
Work and Play, located in South Orange, New Jersey, provides the working parent with plenty of flexibility and productivity. Open on Mondays to Fridays from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., this great co-working office costs anywhere from $75 to $175 per month, depending on the plan. At its licensed early childhood education centers, which range from $15 to $18 per hour, parents can create their own schedule for their child that is compatible with their work schedule and enroll them into classes. Along with the childcare centers, Work and Play also provides quiet or social working spaces with private conference rooms for parents to take advantage of. Parents can also attend monthly networking groups that aim to help and support entrepreneurs.
In Seattle, Washington, the Inc. proves that it is more than a co-working space. The Inc.’s vision is “to achieve gender equity in entrepreneurship, in the workplace, and at home.” and to make their vision a reality, The Inc. created a “modern-day village” as a brilliant solution of balancing childcare and gender equity in the office. Open from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. from Monday to Friday, The Inc. costs $50 every three months while the Playschool rooms cost $15 per hour. Providing parents a flexible co-working space where they can drop off their kids in the Playschool rooms and accomplish their professional goals. Members of The Inc. have access to co-working rooms, high-speed WiFi, free/discounted workshops, and more. The Inc. does a great job in helping parents balance the juggling act of childcare and work.