Stay at home, homeschooling mom of 4. My husband does a great job of supporting our family but I’ve become an independent distributor for 2 or 3 companies that we just love their products! My favorite for a home business would probably be Lilla Rose since the products are something almost any woman/girl can use and the company support is so great. – Tyra Whitlow at Lilla Rose


Compare the start up costs against what you could reasonably expect to earn. If the start up kit costs $150 but the consultant you’re signing up with admits you’ll actually have to invest another $1,500 to do well, do the math. If you earn 25% of total party sales, you’ll have to sell $6,600 just to break even on your investment. How many parties will that take? Will your kit need replenishing or supplementing? Are there sales minimums you have to meet even if you head out on long summer holidays, or your kids are sick for weeks on end? Who pays for the catalogues and order forms you’ll need again and again?
Hi, I am a mother of four, as well as a security/safety officer and a small daycare provider.. I have a background in education (worked for local school for about 10yrs) as well as safety (security officer for about 6yrs and took on safety position as an additive about a year and a half ago.). I would really like to be at home with my kids more and with that being said I am interested in data entry or something similar to that… 

I don’t think the calculator is there to make a decision. It’s there to support a decision. For example, some families would love to have one parent at home, but are under the impression that they would have more money if both parents were working full-time. For some people, they may discover that the extra income does not actually generate positive cash flow. So the calculator can help them see that they are not taking home as much as they might have thought. For others, it might help validate the parent’s strong desire to go out and work. (I happen to work from home, but my M-I-L recently said, “Oh, but you wouldn’t possibly earn enough to cover daycare if you worked in an office.” When I told her how much I’d make in a f/t position, she gasped and realized that I’d more than cover childcare. However, in my case, because I earn a good living while taking care of my own kids, I take home as much or more as I would if I was working outside the home, so it doesn’t matter.)
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When our child in the late 90s, I worked the numbers again and again and simply could not find a way to stay home. I suppose we could have if, say, we sold the house and moved in with my FIL (who lives an hour away, and who might not have appreciated the intrusion), but DH, who is a man of few needs, stated there were certain levels of simplicity to which he would not go.
To get started, log in to your Amazon.com account and then look for the tiny link in the bottom for Amazon Associates.  Sign up there.  When you’re done, it will give you a special link.  For example, mine is improvphotog-20.  Take that and add it to any normal Amazon link.  So you might find a particular baby teething ring you like and go to that page on Amazon.  Now copy the link.  It’ll be really long, but let’s pretend it’s http://amazon.com/baby-teething-ring  Now just write your code on the end like this: http://amazon.com/baby-teething-ring/improvphotog-20  Now all you have to do is post that link all over the place!
Do you REALLY want to be a stay at home mom (SAHM), but don’t know if you can live on one income? I was in the same position a few years ago after the daycare I started six months earlier failed. At the time, my five-year-old was about to start Kindergarten and my youngest was two-and-a-half. The thought of finding another job that would only earn enough to cover the cost of daycare was depressing.
I used mostly cloth with #2 for a little over 4 years and #2 for a little over 2 years. When we had to go out of town for funerals or visiting sick elderly relatives we did disposables because I couldn’t deal with cloth on the road during those times. I switched to disposable diapers 4 months ago because I just couldn’t keep up with the laundry anymore. We live in an apartment without washer/dryer hook ups so we were washing our laundry in a washing machine that attaches to the kitchen sink that does about 1/3 of the normal size load that our previous washer did. We don’t have a dryer and aren’t allowed to hang our laundry outside. Drying diapers inside on the portable umbrella or rack was taking 24 hours or more. I decided it was time to move on and donated all my pocket diapers to a friend and then all of my prefolds/covers to one of my sisters assistant. They both recently had babies so they’ll get lots of use out of them. I am looking to get some sort of cloth pull ups for night time accidents for the littles. On the 7th we’re going to start working on potty training. Several days of staying home, nakedness, bathroom trips every 15 to 20 minutes and lots of stickers!
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.

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!
Note that my expertise is in creating online calculators, not necessarily in all of the subject areas they cover. While I do research each calculator's subject prior to creating and upgrading them, because I don't work in those fields on a regular basis, I eventually forget what I learned during my research. So if you have a question about the calculator's subject, please seek out the help of someone who is an expert in the subject.
Your significant other. Your partner's support of your decision is critical; otherwise there could be many difficulties. If the person that you're living with is unsupportive, he or she may not help you with finances, child rearing, or household chores. Resentments could build up on both sides. If you and your significant other disagree over whether you should stay home or work, Yasgoor recommends a six-month trial period followed by an evaluation to see how one option works for the family. Also, whatever course of action you take, make sure to run by potential issues with your partner. If you decide to work, for example, it's important to figure out details such as how long maternity and paternity leave will be, who will pick up kids from day care or school, or who will care for them when they're sick, says Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of Mommy Wars.
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The fact is, cloth diapers do require more work than simply tossing a disposable into the trash, and they aren't the right choice for every family. But thanks to progress in modern tush-covering technology, they may make more sense for yours than you realize. Read our modern mom's primer for cloth diapering—you might just be inspired to give an old-fashioned choice a new look.
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.
You already spend way too much time pinning on Pinterest and posting fabulous pics on Instagram. Now get paid for your social-media savvy! The social-media evaluator will need to improve the relevancy of the newsfeed for a leading global social-media client. You’ll need to commit to working one to four flexible hours a day, five days per week. For some projects, at least one day must be a weekend day. Doing outstanding work will make you eligible for additional social-media projects. To qualify, you’ll have to perform online daily social-media use (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.), have strong communication skills and a high-speed Internet connection. 
I love my BG one size diapers. I have a mix but I go back to those a lot. The other nice thing about them is that they are a trim fit unlike a lot of other cloth diapers. With most of my other diapers I have to size up 3-6 months in bottoms because of the wonderful big booty they create – so cute! – but the BGs are close to a disposable diaper in size/fit. If we have a third child I’ll be buying a few more of the BGs.
Wonderful article! I have been searching for years for a way to stay home with my 2 year old son. I finally found the answer! I am a weight management coach with a program called LTL (live the Lifestyle). It’s a program based on low glycemic eating. I teach clients how to eat right and exercise often. This program is part of a bigger company who also allows people to become distributors of other wonderful products like beauty products and isotonixs.

Good news for stay-at-home moms knee-deep in diapers and temper tantrums. Two studies state you being home with your children during those early stages is better for your kids than them being in childcare full-time. The studies from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Child Development of the University of Minnesota found that children who spend a large amount of their day in daycare experienced higher stress levels and aggression as opposed to those who stayed home. Follow-up research seven years after the original study confirmed those findings still held true.
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.
But Michael Madowitz, an economist at the Center for American Progress, says there’s more to consider when making this decision. He says it’s not as simple as taking the cost of childcare and subtracting that amount from your annual salary. He’s developed a calculator that shows you the long term effects of either working or staying home. You can customize the calculator to account for your gender, age, how much you earn, how long you plan to be out of the workforce and your retirement contributions. Depending on whether or not you work outside the home, the results are either reassuring or completely depressing.
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.)
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Third, I needed support. We all need support! And sometimes that support means my (awesome) hubby sprays the diapers while I’m still putting the baby to bed. Or sometimes it means he knows I’m doing diaper laundry that night, so he’ll dump in most of the diapers and fill the prewash but leave it open so I can just throw in the poopy diapers after I spray them. Sometimes support comes in the form of older siblings helping you stuff diapers or having a mom or mother in law who loves you enough to put diapers away when they come to babysit for the evening. Having the support of your family, whether immediate or extended, is important for any big parenting decision- cloth included.
Choose the right type of cloth diaper for your family: Among the many families I have talked to who use cloth diapers, there seems to be no uniform opinion about which diapers are the best.  Some rave about the Fuzzi Bunz, or G diapers (also bumGenius, Bummis, Kushies, to name a few) while others prefer the old-fashioned flat white diaper (the so-called “pre-folds”) that my mother used, after I no longer needed them, as an excellent dusting cloth. (In fact, she still buys them today for that purpose!)  Some mothers swear by wool and others find it cumbersome.  And though modern diaper closures are much less likely to draw blood than the old diaper pins, velcro seems much easier for some families.  You will want to get advice from friends and other moms, but rest assured that you can’t go too wrong.
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