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I was a virtual assistant for awhile. I was in Real Estate but decided it wasn’t for me because I was out and never home. I decided to start a Real Estate Virtual Assistant business and let all my Real Estate friends know about it. I was hired by a property manager and did all the work at home and got some work from other agents but then they started getting greedy and tried to lower my prices or get free work from me. I was making $15 an hour from the property manager (I was only inputting receipts and I’d update the MLS listings or put in new listings for her and answer calls for her) but then she decided she wanted to pay me $30 per month to do what I was doing plus show the rentals to prospective tenants (showings could last up to an hour per person..sometimes she got non stop calls about some houses)and deposit all the rental money (that takes hours because there were several different banks she’d have to go to)….I said No way and decided that business wasn’t for me. It’s not really hard to get into but be tough and stick to your prices and don’t get your business from friends (like I did) because then they expect you to give them a break.
First off i wanted to say thank you …even more thank you to the single mom who brought great oppurtunity in my pathway. A little about my self i am 28 years old single parent. I was with my ex for ten years married for 5 of those years and have a beautiful son who is turning 5 very soon. I work and work and when things get super tight i get online and look for even more ways i can make money…and we all know why as mothers and as single dads we do this …for OUR LILONES…we will try anything because trying is better then the ultimate failure of not doing anything and our children suffering. I am so passionate and so pleased at my self and the people i work with because i can finally go on a site like this and not need to have to fight to read every link to find a way to get me out a situation ….Im not a saleperson..im a MOM who has finnaly made it work and i wanted to thank sites like this and others for helping so much ..god bless….. if anyone does want to know what i am talking you are most welcomed to email me …..its my personal email and i have no problem sharing it ….AnaisCReativeme@gmail.com…..i hope your struggles become no more and i know that if you had the oppurtunity to find something that could be so benifical to you and your lilones..you would at least invest in your self …have a great and wonderful day

Every working parent dreams of being able to spend more time with their children, whether or not they love their careers. But is choosing to work from home the right choice for you? Could you manage to balance all the demands on your time? Would you lose too much of yourself? These are important questions to ask before jumping in with both feet. It isn’t easy, even if it can be enormously worth it!
As premiums rise an average more than 10% annually - while benefits shrink - open enrollment each fall gives couples who both work a chance to reevaluate which plan will work best financially (sometimes dividing coverage to have Spouse A in one plan, and Spouse B plus children in the other). This option is most critical when both work for smaller employers who often chase the lowest plan price tag and change plans every year. Note: Check for coverage of pre-existing conditions when considering change.
Hello Alexa, I have read your list and am very interested. I am a single mother of two little ones, and I would like to start up an online job from home, until I can get further on my career path offline. I have no idea where to begin and would appreciate so ideal tips on what and where to get started to make a decent living for my kids as well as myself, I would greatly appreciate it thank you for your time.
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The worst part was that I didn’t even have a great paying job to go back to. If I went back to work and paid someone to watch my baby, not only would I not be with him during the day… I would literally be working for a couple hundred bucks per week (after day care costs and gas for my car). Hardly adding to our bottom line, hardly even paying for groceries. 
I’m surprised no one has mentioned this yet (or I missed it): if you can, live on only one spouse’s salary (and if it is most likely that the wife would be the one to stay home, then let it be the husband’s; if the husband, then the wife’s) well before the child is born. Save the other income. This results in two things: first, you will have some real savings. Second, you will reduce the weight given to both working after the baby is born due to the need to maintain a certain lifestyle.
All Zany Zebra products are created in a non-smoking home which is shared with three loving kitties. While the kitties aren't much help with sewing, they do occasionally lend their own unique natural fibers to the products. I do check each product very carefully before shipping, however sometimes a hair manages to sneak past me. Laundering before use will remove any of their loving, but misguided, additions.
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Let me paint a picture. You get home from a long day on the job. Your babies are clamoring for your attention, you need to get dinner on the table (‘cause let’s face it, they’re hungry NOW), and there is a full wet bag of diapers needing to be tended to. What comes first? Babies and food, in some crazy, simultaneous, circus-level feat. And the diapers sit. Dinner is finished, food somehow gets cleaned up and put away, babies are bathed and snuggled and read to (HOW many books tonight??) and put to bed. FINALLY! A moment of peace. Oh wait… diapers. So up you go to spray and sort and toss in the pail, or washing machine if it’s wash day. And you possibly still have a load, or two, to fold from the last time.

Thanks for the reminder to keep it simple! I’ve used cloth in the past but I’m starting all over for my baby due this winter. There are SO many options out there and it is massively overwhelming. I absolutely agree with your advice and it was just what I needed to convince me to stick to my plan of just ordering 24 Bumgenius diapers. We had good luck with those in the past and cloth diapering has always worked best for us when we just stick to one kind.
I'm so scared that it will be overwhelming and I'll give up but I really want to do it. Is this too much as a first time mom along with learning everything else (baby wearing, sleeping, breast feeding/pumping, etc)? I'm already starting to feel overwhelmed and I wish I could have even more time at home with our baby to learn all of this and just be with her. :/
If you’d like invest in a new machine with sanitize program, Also good to search for your electric providers rebate program. In Massachusetts, if you have a top load with agitator in working condition and replace it with the new energy efficient machines, the electric companies reimburse $350 or $400 depending on your income level. We just bought a washing machine, didn’t qualify since our electric company is town operated and not one of those National ones but worth to check. When it comes to cloth diapers, unfortunately I cannot. I work full time and don’t have the energy. Also, my cousin’s son always had diaper rash, not sure if it was from the cloth diapers or not but my daughter didn’t have any rash with pampers.
Great article! I’m doing direct selling at the moment and absolutely loving it! Never thought it would be something I would get into but when you have a strong desire to stay at home with your child everyday but still need to earn money you will give anything a go right 🙂 and I’m so glad I did. The work involved itself could not be easier, I run my business all from my phone. And I also love the personal development you gain from an industry like this, you learn so much about yourself more than you could from any job working for someone else in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong it is hard work, you have to put a lot in to be successful, but when you are putting all that time and effort into yourself and creating success for YOU rather than an employer / boss the results are so rewarding!! If anyone is looking into getting on board something similar I am happy to pass on some info 🙂 Bec.
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 http://www.snoackstudios.com

Great article, thanks. I’m a Mom of 4, now a hands-on Nanna. Pretty hard to get things done when your kids are small. When my oldest was being bullied at school I desperately needed money to pay for an alternative private school. So I became an ethical dog breeder. Twenty seven years on I’m still doing it and reckon it beats most other options out there hands down.
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You could also borrow from friends, try consignment stores or online diaper-swap sites, or visit the Facebook and Twitter pages of various brands, as companies sometimes issue calls for testers. Or join a trial program, like Diaper Lab's $35, two-week "Experiment to Own" option, which is basically like leasing a car, only with nappies instead of a Nissan. Jillian's Drawers is another option. In the end, it all comes down to your (and your baby's) personal preference.
Women in Canada are a vulnerable group, and not to mention the highest group on the poverty list (especially single mothers). This is a false representation. Women all over Canada struggle with parenthood. There are so many variables you have left unaccounted for. Inadequate/unaffordable childcare, the small amount the government gives is not enough to live on for many mothers, 55% will not always pay the bills, top-up’s are a luxury that not many people receive.. I could keep going.
As a fellow Canadian and mom of two girls, I can say the Canadian maternity system is really wonderful. As the author mentioned all mothers have to meet criteria in order to be eligible – mainly contributing to EI (employment insurance) for a certain period of time. All employers deduct this while you’re working, so you have to have contributed otherwise you will not be eligible. The same goes for fathers. 50 weeks are offered, 15 of these weeks are specifically for the mother to recover from child birth. The remaining 35 weeks can be split between the mother and father. It’s a great opportunity for families to come together after the birth of a child. Since 35 weeks of Parental leave has been enshrined into law for a number of years now, it is more common for new dads to take some of this time off and most employers are fine with it. As for coming back after being off for a year? It’s really not as hard as it sounds, and because employers know when you’re coming back it’s often well planned out. Most employers end up hiring a person on contract to fill your position for the year you’re off – it’s a great way to get you’re foot in the door if you’re looking for a job. Plus if you decide not to come back after maternity,the contract person often gets first crack at the job. There is no caveat if you don’t go back, but you will have just used up all you EI so you won’t be eligible for those benefits.
Beautiful and truthful hub. I am not a single mom, but I can relate a bit to your situation. Last year my husband was hurt in an accident at work, and lost his job due to permanent injury. Nothing has worked out well. It took a year for him to find a new job, and it pays almost 70% less than his last job. While he was recuperating, I had to stay home and care for him as well as my baby. Now we have both agreed that having me stay home full time with her is much more important than having two incomes. Yes, we are struggling, and backsliding. I do clean houses for extra cash, but its only a few days a month. The rest of my income comes from writing online. Just when I was ready to give up and go back to work, the horrible school shooting happened, and again we both decided that I would continue to stay home. I know it isn't the politically correct thing to do, but I commend you for choosing your daughter. We all have the rest of our lives to rise to the top, but babies grow up too fast.
In college I earned a good amount of money by flipping our car.  I took the old beat up piece of junk car we already owned and listed it on Craigslist for about $800 more than I thought it was worth.  It took a while to sell at the higher price, but it eventually did!  Then I bought another car with the additional $800.  I flipped my car about 4 times per year (my state only allows 5 sales per year before you have to be a dealer) and each time rolled the earnings into a new car.  Eventually we had a much better car and it hadn’t cost us a dime. 

I blog at Smithspirations where I share encouragement and inspiration for Christian homemakers in the areas of faith, family, and natural living. I’m also a Lilla Rose hair accessory consultant, which allows me to earn income and occasionally get out of the house! A win for a homeschooling & busy mom of 5! Kristen Smith at smithspirations.com and Lilla Rose
2) Mrs. Hwang’s future social security payments would be higher if she continues to work since income generation drives projected social security benefits. After consulting with a number of specialists, potential “game changers” in social security render calculations too tentative. However, one projection I ran indicated Mrs. Hwang could receive approx. $18,600 per year in retirement (agg 67 to the end of life) if she works, but only half that amount per year if she remains a stay-at-home parent (note: this does not include some build up in credits for work done from e.g. age 30-38). Since social security works like an inflating fixed annuity, missed dollars obviously have an impact on Mrs. Hwang’s cash flow through her projected 25+ years of retirement.
I was feeling discouraged, as I would soon join the ranks of the working mother after my precious maternity leave would expire, and although the idea of staying at home with my child was enticing, it was simply not an option.  I was the one with the steady job and even more importantly, the one who carried health insurance, flexible spending accounts, and other much needed resources.  I have so much respect for these overworked, undervalued mothers and working from home one day a week has taught me to empathize with how much effort being a full-time mom while trying to accomplish other tasks truly is.  That being said, there had to be answer to this cloth diapering and working conundrum.
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I guess it depends on the daycare or nanny. I have mostly AIO's and a few pockets, I think they are so easy for anyone to use. They put on like a disposable, just instead of putting in the trash, put in a pail/wet bag which you would provide. I did disposables in the beginning with the constant newborn poops.. Mostly because my hubby is a negative Nancy, and I didn't want to buy a bunch of newborn size diapers that wouldn't last long. But now at almost 5 months we are mostly cloth. Although when my hubby ever changes her he always puts on disposables... It depends on the people around you and if they are willing to do try it. I work full time but lucky to bring my baby to work with me. I just use a wet bag and throw in the laundry. Being a working mom I don't think really matters, how hard is it to run a load of laundry? Just do an extra rinse cycle. Although, I'll tell you - it took me like a month to finally get the washing routine down! Lots of leaky diapers in the process. THAT almost made me give up. Good to go now! :) if you are anything like me, I was pretty determined to make this happen, so it was definitely going to happen!!
This is so true! I am not a single mother but both me and my partner are university students with a child, now 4 years old. We have been on social assistance, we have daycare subsidy which is being gradually cut. It is extremely frustating to even keep those. The only way we have managed for the past 4 years is because my parents bring in some food once in a while so we can reduce our food costs. We accumulate clothes from family and friends for our daughter so we don't have to shop. Being in University full-time is vry stressful but up until now it has been our only source of income - OSAP. This year they cancelled my OSAP. My partner had to drop university because he still has a previous loan to payoff and it was getting too expensive, I haven't been able to pay my tuition and are already acumulating interest on my tuition fee... I'm on my 4th year, I was going to go for an extra year to do my thesis but I guess I won't be able to. Have no clue how I will be able to pay this year.. And the problem is here in Ontario as much as there is great help, this help comes with strings attached and often it traps you in a very hopless situation. Some of the eligibiliy criteria for some assistance is just unrealistic and prevents you from moving forward, for example I have not been able to volunteer in my field (which I need to apply for thesis, masters or get a paid job for that matter) because daycare subsidy simply will not accept volunteer work, online school or anything other than full-time university or a job that pays you min. wage and gives you 30hr per week (Mon-Fri) weekends don't count. When you have very little experience, and can't work after 5 or on weekends... a job that meets that criteria (and is not cash job) simply is unrealistic! This year I'm seeing 4 hard working years going down the drain...
I also know mothers who have earned extra income by putting their newfound child-rearing skills to work by offering in-home babysitting and daycare services, and others who have found side work with businesses like Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Stella and Dot jewelry. Both of those options require some initial investment though, so do your homework before you dive right in.

If you use your family transition as an opportunity to overhaul your entire lifestyle, you might save a lot more through simple-living, dollar-stretching and other philosophies that emphasize second-hand shopping, spending less on personal wants and choosing functional, energy-efficient housing over size, amenities and over-priced neighborhoods. (To keep reading on this subject, see Downsize Your Home To Downsize Expenses, Enjoy Life Now And Still Save For Later and Three Simple Steps To Building Wealth.)
Now I plan on staying home with my daughter and cherishing these growing moments together. I'll be doing online classes to finish my grade 12 and then do more online courses to become an education support worker. By the time I'm done my schooling my daughter will be ready for Kindergarten and I can go to work! In the mean time I might apply for a part time evening job and also sell my art work online!
As Facebook FB, -0.92%   chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote in her book “Lean In,” people who leave the workforce also may be giving up future opportunities, including promotions and raises. As a result, even if originally child care costs are a wash, when children are older and able to attend school, parents may make up for those early expenses in higher wages.
Work on building a stash of cash for unplanned emergencies -- especially unplanned medical emergencies. Covering one of these or a major, unexpected home repair could be a huge blow to a budget. You need an emergency fund to pull from in case the unforeseen occurs. You don't want to dip into your regular daily budget or rack up credit card debt to cover it. Aim to have three to six months' worth of living expenses -- not salary -- available in your accounts.
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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!!

Similarily, their “should dad stay at home?” article essentially says NO. It just wraps it in more words to make it sound “sensible”. Who earns the most, they ask. In 80-90% of the cases that’s going to be DAD, and if parents.com has it their way, this won’t ever change. What does that matter if you still earn -enough- to reasonably support the family on the wifes income ?
This is one (interesting!) gig I couldn’t NOT mention. Ever heard of Yardi Matrix? They’re a company that works with real estate agents to do market research, property research, and more. What’s important for you to know is that three times a year (for 6-week spans) they hire at-home workers to make phone calls to do rent surveys. It’s a phone job, but they invite people with background noise because it makes you seem like a “real person.” Your role is to ask questions about rental properties, posing like you’re interested in renting them. It’s almost like mystery shopping, but you can do it from home. Learn more and apply here. 

While many of the stay-at-home moms I’ve met over the years followed their hearts when choosing to leave their jobs to raise their kids, new research out of the US argues that a recent increase in the number of stay-at-home moms isn’t because women have chosen to opt-out—it’s because there is nowhere for them to opt-in to, and the cost of childcare makes employment a wash.
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We make 50k a year between myself and my husband. He is self employeed so we have health bennifits and life insurance that we pay for. ( Which is very important- you NEED to have these things if you are a working mom or not. ) You should always figure out in yor stay at home budget these costs if you would lose them from leaving your job) In my case I never had any of that from my job anyways. We own our own home ( small 3 bed 1 bath), and a camp. We live modestly, drive older vehicles, but still eat out once a week. We have cable, internet, a snowmobile, and an off road truck. We budget budget budget. Cut back where we can, and splurge where we feel we need to the most. Our home is paid off in full as of after Christmas because we have made many many extra payments. I am 26 years old and my husband is 32. We are building our dream home next year with the proceeds from selling this one ( my husband is a contractor- so our home has increased in value, and he will be building our new home). We will have our new home paid off in 10 years. Plan Plan Plan.
Work-from-home jobs come in all varieties, and not all of them are legit. So my first tip for work-from-home parents is: Beware of scams! If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be wary of any job that requires you to part with cash up-front, as well as anything that "promises" or "guarantees" overnight riches yet doesn't have a set pay rate. If you're considering a position but suspect it might be a scam, check with the Better Business Bureau or the Trade Commission. 
-Sprinkle powdered detergent (I use Planet) directly onto the diapers (I use 2/3rds of the recommended amount for a regular laundry load, which is about 2 oz...this is because your diapers will not fill your machine, and overuse of soap will cause issues...it is a fine line between too much soap and not enough, so you might need to do some trial and error)
Great article! I’m doing direct selling at the moment and absolutely loving it! Never thought it would be something I would get into but when you have a strong desire to stay at home with your child everyday but still need to earn money you will give anything a go right 🙂 and I’m so glad I did. The work involved itself could not be easier, I run my business all from my phone. And I also love the personal development you gain from an industry like this, you learn so much about yourself more than you could from any job working for someone else in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong it is hard work, you have to put a lot in to be successful, but when you are putting all that time and effort into yourself and creating success for YOU rather than an employer / boss the results are so rewarding!! If anyone is looking into getting on board something similar I am happy to pass on some info 🙂 Bec.
My commute eats roughly a gallon and a half of gasoline each day and triggers an oil change every three months. That adds up to a cost of about $4.80 each day just for these items – toss on another $0.20 a day for other auto maintenance items like tires, belts, filters, etc. and you’ve got a $25 a week savings just due to the automobile – and I’m not even including breakdowns, major repairs, tolls, or other emergencies.
I let the idea go in one ear and out the other with a quickness. A few weeks later and well into my second trimester my husband and I were having to have the tough conversations about what our finances would be like after our baby was here and how much I would need to work to help keep our household afloat. I could hear my mom’s voice in the back of my head saying, “you know cloth diapers will save you a lot of money. Disposables are so expensive.” I sat down at the computer and started crunching numbers and doing research and realized it would help give us a little cushion in our budget if we chose the cloth diaper path.
A little bit ago i started selling nerium as an income supplement. Ive been having amazing luck with it and the best part if that i can do it with 3 kids! I dont have to host parties in order to suceed or go anywhere. I am due now in 3 months with a little boy and my goal is to have nerium and a side sewing business that can make me more than i make now working 10 hrs a week. This post helped a lot because there are alot of scams out there on working from home. Its messy business!

Nowadays, getting a job can be almost impossible, with all the qualifications needed, experience and an endless number of people who are in the same position as you are. Apart from cooking lunch, washing, and ironing, a mother also needs to earn a few bucks as well. Does it sound difficult to you? Why, yes, it definitely does.  Luckily, the job market has expanded and today we have many opportunities to work from home without leaving the house. Stay at home moms can use the time they have when the kids are at school or asleep to earn some money doing relatively easy online work. You can find part-time jobs or work full-time if you find it more suitable for you. Want to know more about part-time jobs for stay at home moms? Then read our list of 15 Best Paying Part-Time Jobs for Stay at Home Moms.


However, after DS joined us, we found ourselves looking at each other during a vacation at the end of my maternity leave, asking “So . . . who’s going back to work?” We had long been living comfortably on one salary. We were each making about the same amount of money, but I had better benefits, more vacation time, the option to work at home, a flexible schedule, and my job seemed to be a better opportunity than DH’s, so it made more sense for him to become a SAHD.
I guess it depends on the daycare or nanny. I have mostly AIO's and a few pockets, I think they are so easy for anyone to use. They put on like a disposable, just instead of putting in the trash, put in a pail/wet bag which you would provide. I did disposables in the beginning with the constant newborn poops.. Mostly because my hubby is a negative Nancy, and I didn't want to buy a bunch of newborn size diapers that wouldn't last long. But now at almost 5 months we are mostly cloth. Although when my hubby ever changes her he always puts on disposables... It depends on the people around you and if they are willing to do try it. I work full time but lucky to bring my baby to work with me. I just use a wet bag and throw in the laundry. Being a working mom I don't think really matters, how hard is it to run a load of laundry? Just do an extra rinse cycle. Although, I'll tell you - it took me like a month to finally get the washing routine down! Lots of leaky diapers in the process. THAT almost made me give up. Good to go now! :) if you are anything like me, I was pretty determined to make this happen, so it was definitely going to happen!!
Pockets are one of the most popular ways to cloth diaper. They are daddy friendly and daycare friendly. While All in ones and All in 2s are gaining in popularity (see the vocabulary definitions of these), pockets are easier to clean, dry faster, and are more customizable for your baby's wetness because you can pair different types of inserts (also called or boosters, or soakers...whatever you choose to call them).
I work at home as an Operator Services contractor. Many people are scared of some of these jobs because they appear to be “too good to be true” and because you do have to pay for your background check up front. Some of them might be, however I have worked for http://www.LiveOps.com for 3 years now, and it has been great. My neighbor worked for them for 9 years. I choose my own hours, with shifts as short as 30 minutes. I have worked my way up to a specialty line, which I enjoy more that the “starter” line all agents start on. There are pros and cons, as with any job, but the pay is good (I average $15/hour) and I love the incredible flexibility. Agents are needed 24 hours per day, so you have lots of options. It is not available in every state though, So check the web site for more info.
Okay, so the title is somewhat misleading.  Whether you work full-time at or away from home, as a mother, you discover you really can't have or do it all, but that is not to say that we can't try, right?  When I first found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to cloth diaper.  In trying to find support with my family and friends (who all looked at me like I was crazy by the way!), I eventually turned to the internet as my main informational resource.  I couldn't believe how many great sources of information there were out there, and I didn't realize what a come back cloth diapering had made either.  I quickly found a supportive, online community via amazing blogs such as this one, discussion forums, websites, social networking sites, and so on.  Before my daughter was even born, I had undertaken a plethora of knowledge on cloth diapering including terms such as AIO/AI2, fitteds, diaper covers, stripping, sunning, Zorb, wet bags, diaper sprayers, wet/dry pails, the pros and cons of synthetic versus natural fibers, cloth diaper safe ointments/detergents, the no-no's of fabric softeners, etc., etc.
Take, for example, a 28-year-old, college educated woman who makes $48,500—the median annual salary for college-educated Americans between the ages of 25 and 34—who plans to leave the traditional workforce for five years. If you do the quick math, her decision to become a full-time unpaid care giver might appear to make sense: She’ll leave roughly $240,000 on the table in the form of her lost wages over five years, but she won’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars a year on child care.
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Also please note, I’ve tried my very hardest to confirm the accuracy of all the sources mentioned in the list. To my knowledge every single one of the jobs I’ve listed is legitimate. However, I’m only human and sometimes I make mistakes. If you feel that one of these companies should be removed, let me know. Likewise, if you’ve had an awesome experience with a company that hasn’t made it on the list let me know in the comments and I’ll add it.


Now I plan on staying home with my daughter and cherishing these growing moments together. I'll be doing online classes to finish my grade 12 and then do more online courses to become an education support worker. By the time I'm done my schooling my daughter will be ready for Kindergarten and I can go to work! In the mean time I might apply for a part time evening job and also sell my art work online!
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).
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