Great post! I LOVE my job as a Norwex consultant and that it allows me to be a stay at home mom with my 3 kids. So many awesome benefits like flexibility, free sign up and 35% commission make it the best job for me and my family! My favorite thing about being a Norwex consultant is helping others rid their home of chemicals and make it a safer place for their families.

I have a 7 month old baby, and have been running Snoack Studios, a web and graphic design company, for almost 5 years from home, I love it! We specialize in designing and developing WordPress websites, and also offer logos, business cards and any other print and digital marketing collateral a business may need! – Shannon Noak at

Home-based jobs are such a privilege and a very convenient way to earn money that does not require getting up very early in the morning or going to bed late because you can adjust your schedule according to your daily duties or needs. If you don’t have any experience in working online then you probably have some questions regarding this matter. Are online jobs legitimate? How can I recognize a scam? Where can I find well-paying home-based jobs that offer a flexible schedule? And many other questions similar to these. We are here to help you with this dilemma and we will attempt to answer the questions above. Yes, there are many scams out there that are not always easy to recognize but online jobs are legitimate and can bring you money while not requiring that you leave your home every day. As more and more people are switching to remote positions, there are plenty of ways to do a background check on a company that you want to apply to. In this way, you can avoid any scams. And as for the flexible schedule, most of the companies that hire remote workers will offer flexible working hours, although at some jobs you might need to work specific hours.
Being a Mom Entrepreneur If you choose to start your own traditional business, you’ll likely turn something you likely once did as a job into a service company from home. This might include bookkeeping, freelance editing, operating a mobile nail salon or pet sitting. My home-based business is writing for corporate clients, newspapers and magazines, which is a spin-off from the corporate communications jobs I held prior to having kids.  

Or how about the costs of disposable diapers? I had been putting my children in cloth diapers at home, but the daycare centers would not use them. So I had to purchase diapers each week for my babies to use at daycare. Not to mention the fact that I was supplementing my youngest with formula, because I could not pump enough breast milk to provide for her throughout the day.
One word of advice? Take it easy on the sacrifices. If you give up too much at once you are likely to feel deprived and run the risk of binging on luxuries. Cut out the extra expenses slowly over time and see what you can live without. If life just isn’t the same without that morning latte, then maybe it’s worth trading the magazine subscription for. We all have our weaknesses.
Fast-forward 15 years, and I’ve had at least seven work-from-home jobs, usually more than one at time. It’s been great for the most part. I do get the best of all worlds — getting to make my own schedule, being able to be with my kids during the day, keeping my foot in the door professionally, and contributing to the household income. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to find work I can do from home all these years.

The decision to quit my full-time job after the birth of our second child was driven less by finances than it was emotion. My husband and I crudely scribbled out a plan on a brown paper tablecloth (in crayon, no less) at a chain restaurant in Winnipeg while having dinner with our then-three-year-old son and two-month-old daughter. Four months later we fulfilled our dream of moving away from the city to a small town, and I was officially a stay-at-home mom. Opting out of a career that I’d gone to school for and worked on building for more than 10 years wasn’t an easy choice, but I felt in my heart that staying home to raise our children was the best thing for our entire family.

Turned out that my resume and education wasn't in much shape to get me a job later either. When my daughter was 2 and old enough to go into daycare I began to look for work. What I discovered was if you only have a high school diploma, your options for work are limited and the pay is sad to say the least. All the jobs that I could apply for were either retail or in restaurants, all of which required me to work evenings and weekends. This was a problem since I was on my own and because Saturday was a Holy day for me.
I brang my business home. I am a licensed cosmotologist and have been doing hair for several years, well I decided to lose the over head and be closer to my kids win win of course but bringing your cliets home has its challenges none the less I remodeled my garage into a stylish salon and new and old clients alike are loving it. I specialize in Organic Hair Color and makeup artist I love what I do with a passion. I also rep for Arbonne International, Im a big fan of there Vegan products and decided to start selling them as I use other vegan products in my home and salon as well. Anyone looking for a health and wellness hair stylist in Sacramento California check me out on Instagram @glambeehairgarage or email [email protected], Blanca :)
I used Motherease brand with both of my kids. We used basic flat newborn diapers folded into a one-size Motherease cover for the first couple of months, then switched to Motherease one-size diapers in their covers. As they grew older, we added some Motherease snap-in inserts for extra absorbency. It was a great system for us, grandparents included, and after using them with both kids I sold them for about 1/3 of what I paid for them. The extra laundry just became part of our routine, the diapers and snaps were super durable, and I’m another who really enjoyed seeing the diapers hanging on the line to dry. Looking back I have fond memories of my kids “helping” with diaper laundry, having a picnic under the drying diapers, and knowing that it was the right choice for us.
i’m fairly eco conscious but i’m also realistic with time and money constraints. dumping solids down the toilet before disposing of diapers is helpful to the environment (no poop leaking into the local water supply) also there are some diapers made of cornstarch instead of plastic. also some diapers (seventh generation) aren’t bleached with chlorine so they don’t emit toxins into the air while in landfill. that’s just some of the diaper research i’ve done :) you can always try a few different methods once baby is here and see what works. having to do a little extra laundry a week won’t really take away from baby i promise you:) good luck!!
I love this policy and our family took advantage of it. For my first baby I took the full year off myself, but for my next two pregnancies I was already a stay-at-home mom and didn’t need mat leave. So my husband used the parental leave to carve out some nice chunks of time at home: 12 weeks for our second baby, and the full 9 months for our third. Outnumbered for the first time by two toddlers and a newborn, my husband and I both found it incredibly helpful that he was home all that time.

Some things are worth way more then any amount of money. Regardless of what the world tells us we can’t have everything. I don’t believe you can be the best possible parent and work a full time job. I also don’t believe you can reach your full career potential and stay at home. Something has to give, and unfortunately when it comes down to it most people choose their career over their children (bring on the flames).