Cross-posted from Macaroni Kid-Frederick

By Lindsey Wigfield, Member

SHIFT Work + Play, located in Frederick, Maryland, is celebrating its first anniversary in business. SHIFT is a modern co-working space designed for busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and their families. The workspace features a beautiful on-site playroom with dedicated staff, making it the premier coworking space for parents and caregivers trying to balance their careers and family lives. With SHIFT, parents can work in a friendly environment, knowing that their children are in good hands.

As we celebrate our first anniversary, we’re proud to have fostered a vibrant community of innovative professionals and their families. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what SHIFT is and why it’s perfect for working parents.

A place where parents can “have it all.”

The concept behind SHIFT is unique. It’s a platform for people who want to pursue their careers while also meeting their family obligations. SHIFT understands that parents need a flexible environment, and that’s why the workspace is open 24/7. Members can work when they want, and they have access to high-speed Wi-Fi, comfortable workstations, and private meeting rooms. The mindful design of the workspace promotes creativity, productivity, and collaboration among members.


One of the most significant benefits of SHIFT is the playroom, which is staffed by professional babysitters who supervise children ages 18 months – 6 years in a safe and stimulating environment. Parents can work while their children play. The staff at the playroom makes sure that the children are always safe, engaged, and having fun. Morning and afternoon play sessions are 3 hours long, providing a flexible, part-time solution for members trying to balance the demands of working and parenting. At SHIFT, parents don’t have to choose between work and family; they can have both.


SHIFT founder Megan Donovan is passionate about creating a space that meets the needs of working parents. As a mother of two girls, she understands the challenges that come with balancing a career and family. Donovan created a space that is both welcoming and supportive. Members can connect with like-minded professionals and build lasting relationships that will help them grow personally and professionally.


SHIFT is more than just a coworking space; it’s a community. Members can participate in various social events, workshops, and classes to learn new skills and network with other professionals. SHIFT also partners with local businesses and sponsors to bring exclusive discounts and promotions to members. Membership at SHIFT is an investment in your career, your family, and your overall well-being.


SHIFT Work + Play has made a significant impact on the working parent community in Frederick, Maryland. As we celebrate our first anniversary, we’re proud of the community we’ve built. SHIFT offers a unique and flexible solution to the challenge of balancing work and family life. We’re committed to providing a supportive, inclusive environment where parents can pursue their careers while their children play in a safe and engaging space. If you’re a working parent in the Frederick area, we invite you to become part of our community. Book a tour today to see what SHIFT has to offer.