In order for my daughter (an RN) to continue to stay at home w/their 1 and 2 yr. old when finances became tight, she had what I thought to be a clever idea. She put an ad on Craigs list to babysit, and after a few interviews, she’s now watching a female doctor’s 2 month old little girl from 8 to 1 p.m. every day. Her kids are fascinated w/the baby, so it works out very well. I thought this to be a creative idea of hers and not one I would have thought of.
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Figure out if you can organize your work in a way that works with your child’s nap schedule and attention span for entertaining themselves. Also be prepared to work in the evenings and on weekends when you have help from a partner. Realize that if you are a Type-A personality and want to be able to give 100% to your work and to motherhood, working from home while caring for a child will be a huge challenge. You can’t do it all. Accepting that and letting some things go is necessary for your own sanity (I am still working on this one). Take it day by day and try not to be too hard on yourself. Most importantly, try to remember to factor into your schedule some time for activities that are not work or childcare, since it is very easy to feel like you lost yourself between work and motherhood (though I know that is likely the plight of moms everywhere regardless of their circumstances) but I think it is particularly important for parents whose work space is the same as their home space. – Meaghan
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What’s so special about a WAHM? Unlike a big company that has a sewing factory, a public relations person, a shipping department and even someone to answer e-mails, a WAHM does this all on her own! While some may have a bit of help here and there, a few hours of virtual assistance or a partner who packs up and ships envelopes, WAHMs are small business machines. Take a look at these excellent shops below:
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I have designed a template to help parents teach their children about God, to understand different activities that happen within the church i.e. baptism, to help them learn basic Bible verses, and a list of verses which can be utilized for different occurrences in life. I do not know how to market my “tool box” and I am interested on how I can get this item out and available to others. I also am interested in providing a service of giving advice to others. However, I am not sure how to even set up a platform for that. I am a SAHM with seven children ranging from one month to 20 years old; with the last three being age three and under. I am looking for advice and direction. We are currently surviving on my husband’s income, but I want to do more than survive I want to thrive.

Dream of quitting your job to stay home with the kids? The first step is understanding your expenses. The second? Seeing if your family can cover them comfortably on just one salary. Remember, the more accurate the information you enter, the more confident you can be about the results. * Not sure what to put in each slot? Click on the ? for tips. If something doesn't apply to you, go ahead and leave the field blank.


Lea Singh is a homeschooling mother of three (aged 2, 3, and 4) and lives in Ottawa, Canada. In a previous life she worked as a lawyer in a large Manhattan law firm, until she chose a whopping pay cut and entered the field of nonprofit organizations. Soon afterwards she met her husband, and marrying him gave her just the excuse she needed to enter the parental paradise of Canada. Lea is quite sure she will never return to the law as a full-time career and is starting on the journey of re-discovering her own North Star as an aspiring writer.
I'm not advocating that a single parent should go on welfare or social assistance. What I am saying is that you need to assess your situation, do some homework and decide what will work best for you and your children. How important is their happiness and well being? How important is your own happiness? Your peace of mind? My sister's kids all love and thrived at daycare, my daughter didn't. I had to take that into consideration.
The amount of services that can be done from your own home is unlimited. Review your personal and professional talents, and interests to determine if any can be turned into a service that you can provide virtually. Some service ideas include writing, editing, and proofreading, reviewing legal documents, bookkeeping, graphic design, virtual support, and more. In fact, in many cases you can take duties you did in a job and turn it into a home business. You can focus on offering services to the general public (B2C), such as tutoring, or to other businesses (B2B), such as web design or marketing.
The game changer for me has been waking up earlier. I wake up at least 2 hours before my kids get up every day and get some work done then. I will also sometimes work after the kids have gone to bed (only if I have to, usually by this point of the day I am completely burned out and just want to relax)… I can also squeeze some work in by sitting at the kitchen table with my laptop while my kids are eating breakfast, lunch or snacks because I know they will be sitting still for a few minutes. I try not to use screen time, but it can be really helpful in a pinch! – Bethany | Mama Finds Her Way
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I can totally relate to your situation! It's rather deceiving when OSAP or any other loan money becomes your sole source of income. I was fortunate in that I had a part time job here in Ottawa while I went to school full time (60% course load). I am now having to make payments on my $30,000 worth of student loans and I still have 2.5 credits left to graduate. My husband makes too much money for me to qualify for any loans now, but the reality is, what he makes is just enough for our family to get by.. and nothing to save up to pay for the schooling I have left.
Also, a little pro tip: if you’re an expecting mom, it’s great to find a remote job during your pregnancy before your bundle of time-consuming joy arrives. This way, you’ll already have worked out an ideal schedule doing work you’re familiar with. Take leave when your baby arrives, and then return to your established work-from-home position or projects when you can.

Lea Singh is a homeschooling mother of three (aged 2, 3, and 4) and lives in Ottawa, Canada. In a previous life she worked as a lawyer in a large Manhattan law firm, until she chose a whopping pay cut and entered the field of nonprofit organizations. Soon afterwards she met her husband, and marrying him gave her just the excuse she needed to enter the parental paradise of Canada. Lea is quite sure she will never return to the law as a full-time career and is starting on the journey of re-discovering her own North Star as an aspiring writer.


Symbria provides programs, services, and tools to post-acute care providers, including skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, outpatient, and home health. They occasionally hire data entry clerks to input prescription information; search for the positions “Pharmacy Technician Specialist” or “Prescription Entry Clerk”. Symbria is an employee-owned company.
You need to cut spending, so start with the cuts that will offer the biggest payoff. Don't waste time driving around town to find the best price on frozen peas -- look at where you can make big changes. For example, housing is by far your biggest expense -- it's typically about 30 percent of a home-owning family's budget. Can you move to a less expensive neighborhood? Or downsize your digs? Would you be willing to? This leads to the next big consideration.
WAHM Cloth Diapers My journey from old fashioned to modern WAHM cloth diapers How I Became a Cloth Diaper WAHM. Hi, my name is Amy Sue Nogar and I'm the work at home mom (WAHM) behind Zany Zebra Designs. The Search for the Best Cloth Diapers. Overview; Ratings; Price vs. Value Chart; From eco-friendliness, to comfort for baby, and convenience for mom, there are many different factors to consider. all this into account when testing these 15 diaper systems to help sift through the products and find the one that will work best for you. Lazy Mom’s Guide to Cloth Diapering By Amalah. Cloth Diapers Dear Amy, How do Cloth Diapers Work? But! Fine. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty details: How do they work? Do you have to train them how to do this and do they accept it? I am not a stay at home mom, and love the idea of not disposable diapers, but am not sure how. 

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 didn’t surprise me at all. A full-time job is just that, full-time. Being a stay-at-home mom is also a full-time, around the clock job. Just because you have the option to do both things from the same place doesn’t magically help you create more hours in the day. I don’t know if I could handle always feeling like I’m failing on one side of things or the other.
We cloth diapered with our first two and we had a super easy system (one size diapers–like Motherease–covered by simple Velcro covers–Bummis). Easy. Really. However, I have to make a plug for diaper-free babies! Our third, we practiced what is sometimes called “elimination communication.” I thought it would be hard, but I would do it again in a moment. Those first days are chaotic anyway and it was great to have a happy baby (whenever she would fuss, we went potty, and almost always, voila) and one that didn’t require any sort of diapering! It’s probably not of interest to everyone, but it might be worth a try for some.
My big take away from everyone’s input is that your view of a “normal” workday has to change for this lifestyle. You wake up early to get a few hours in before your husband leaves for work, you work during naps, and you work in 20-45 minute increments when you can entertain your kids. Sometimes, you run your errands in the afternoon to free up your evening time after the kids go to bed for a few solid hours of work. Working from home won’t mean your kids can suddenly entertain themselves for hours, and mostly you won’t want that anyway. Part of being home is the benefit of seeing them, right?
You'll still need to get cloth diaper covers—the waterproof outer layer that contains the inner, absorbent prefold's wetness and mess. The most popular covers mimic the shape of disposables, wrapping around the prefold and closing at a baby's hips with either a series of snaps or Velcro, in place of sticky tabs. They're usually made of a poly-blend fabric with a waterproof laminated interior and come in all sorts of colors and prints. Price per cover starts at about $8, with the average landing at about $12.
The Canadian health care system is far from perfect and I often complain about it, but the truth is that any other alternative would surely be a lot more expensive for us. As parents we have already taken advantage of our health care system many, many times. Shall I start with our fertility issues and subsequent treatment, or the specialist doctor visits for each of my pregnancies, or the three C-sections and subsequent hospital stays? Later on I also stayed at the Children’s Hospital for five days with our newborn son, as he slept utterly adorable in sunglasses under jaundice-fighting blue lights. We regularly visited physiotherapists at the Children’s Hospital with our other two daughters, we often see our pediatrician, and we have accessed other services.
Heritage Reporting Corporation is seeking home-based legal transcriptionists in the U.S. Both full and part-time home-based positions are available. You must have your high school diploma or its equivalent. From the company: "Heritage Reporting Corporation, a privately owned nationwide court reporting and transcription firm based in Washington DC, has … Read More
Because data entry jobs don’t often require any additional skills outside of typing, expect stiff competition for them from another stay-at-home job seekers, including other moms. Your best bet is to use platforms like UpWork to extend your reach beyond your networking circles. Even then, don’t get frustrated if it takes you a while to build a regular client list.
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General Disclaimer: Get Rich Slowly is an independent website managed by J.D. Roth, who is not a trained financial expert. His knowledge comes from the school of hard knocks. He does his best to provide accurate, useful info, but makes no guarantee that all readers will achieve the same level of success. If you have questions, consult a trained professional.
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There are different programs, depending on your interests. The one I am most familiar with is Bradley, and they have training across the country every year. The training does cost, but it is a wonderful program. I went through Bradley classes with my husband when we were pregnant with our first and it was just the best experience for both of us. You can find more about training here.

So, you’ve just become a parent. Congratulations! Your prize is way too little sleep. Also, showers are now a luxury. Caring for a family is a wonderful thing, seriously, but it can make many things impractical – like a conventional 40-hour-a-week job. Especially when you’ve got an infant at home! Thanks to today’s technology and availability of remote work, however, keeping a job doesn’t have to be impossible – which is great, since single-income households are a privilege many of us can’t afford. And many people choose to work from home in order to enjoy their children’s younger years and avoid the high cost of daycare.
And yet, in Edmonton where I grew up, private schools are almost nonexistent and a huge majority of children go through a high quality public or public Catholic system. Which leads me to believe that Ottawa may be a rather extreme outlier as far as the rest of Canada is concerned, perhaps due to all those diplomats and public servants in Canada’s capital. Parents in much of the rest of Canada (naturally excepting Vancouver and Toronto) can probably rest easy and keep their retirement savings, knowing that their children are not missing out by going to public school because after all, there are hardly any private schools to send them to.

Allow me to be entirely hypocritical here. I actually really dislike the full-day kindergarten program that has recently been introduced in my province, and which is available in various versions in most parts of Canada. Yet even though I’m not a fan, it’s true that this program is popular with working parents and certainly does help to make their lives easier.
Wow; only $700 – that really puts things into perspective! It feels much more approachable/attainable when you look at it that way! I actually have my fingers in a number of pies, as well – besides Amazon publishing and direct sales, I also bring in a little here and there through blogging (‘though that’s far from dependable), and I sell some of my photos through stock sites. (That REALLY doesn’t bring in a lot, but if the pictures are just sitting on my hard drive anyway, I might as well put them somewhere they can bring in a few cents.)
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 use a prefold system by <a href="http://www.realnappiesusa.com/">Real Nappies</a> and dry pail them, which means that all of the dirty's go into a big bucket until they're ready to wash (which I do every second day). I don't rinse them if they're dirty, but I do use the Real Nappies liner which sits on top of the diaper and captures the poop. When you change the diaper, all you need to do is flush the liner down the toilet. So easy to use!
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Madowitz told Working Mother that he came up with the calculator when he and his wife became parents. His wife is a mathematician, and they were trying to decide if he should stay home to care for the kids or if they should pay for childcare. When discussing the situation with other friends in the same boat, he realized their numbers didn’t match up. “We were talking about our decision in this long-term framework, and a lot of other people were talking about it in terms of, ‘I bring home X, and childcare costs Y,” he explains. He argues that this is too simple a way of looking at the situation. When you’re not working, you’re not just missing out on your wages, you’re also missing out on the chance to earn raises and retirement plan contributions. Over time these extras add up.

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.


In Canada, parents (and students) don’t have to win the Powerball just to pay for university. Here, four-year degrees cost a mere fraction of what American universities are brazenly demanding. This means that students graduate free from indentured servitude, and they can choose to do anything they please with their degree. Sure, send us your kids — fees for international students are higher but you will still find them a bargain.

Greetings Alexa, AWESOME post.. you really have hit on everything. I went the blogging route.. and love it. Yet I didn’t start there.. as I looked through your list I had to chuckle.. as I remember doing the customer service from home.. See I’m a single mom.. my oldest is now 14 and I started searching for work from home opportunities when she was 1 years old.. I built everything up… and have been full time when my oldest turned 13!! Started by exchanging time for money.. with the customer service and that kept me in the place of having to exchange time for money.. so I decided to build my own business.. and this is what set me FREE.. Love your post as it really leads one through the journey of a VERY possible life.. Thanks so much for putting this information together. Keep Smiling!
You noticed in my example that by me working, it put us in a higher income tax bracket. Keep in mind, when figuring your cost of working, that some people qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Often, when mommy goes back to work, the family no longer qualifies for this substantial credit. So, if you are one of these people, make sure you factor in the loss of this benefit as well.
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You may end up making a choice that could prove to be difficult for the household. For instance, if you choose to stay home or work part time, finances could be stretched thin. In such cases, experts advise being strong within yourself, remembering why your choice is the best for you and your family. Then think about how you can cope with the situation.
Teaching English online from home is a great way to make some extra money or bring in a full-time income. Currently, three companies that specialize in teaching English to Chinese children online are in the midst of a hiring push. Online teaching is flexible, and the pay is excellent. It's also rewarding to work with children. The three companies … Read More
Give yourself a break: Even the most ardent of cloth diaper users find that there are several circumstances when they switch to disposables.  Traveling can be a real hassle with heavy, wet, soiled cloth diapers.  And there will be some babysitters or other caretakers who are less keen on the idea of the cloth diapers. So, go ahead and take the weekend away or the date night: it’s more important that you take good care of yourself (so you can be a better parent) than that you have a perfect cloth diapering record!
Pew researchers speculate that the downturn in the US economy—causing fewer employment opportunities and jobs with lower wages—as well as changes in cultural norms are behind the increase in SAHMs. Media hype claiming there’s an entire opt-out generation of moms choosing to leave high paying careers is just that—hype. The percentage of affluent SAHMs (with annual household incomes nearing $132,000) is actually quite small.

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According to the Center for American Progress (CAP), the average annual cost to have two children in a child care center is nearly $18,000. Where I live in Los Angeles, that number can easily double. And the costs keep rising at a rate of insanity—child care expenses have jumped almost twice as fast as inflation since 2009, according to data from the Department of Labor. When weighing the costs alongside with one’s wages, some families conclude that having one parent leave the workforce to stay home with the kids makes plain financial sense.


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.

Very interesting perspective and yes a bit jealous coming from the US and from the non paid mat leave working world. However at some level either you and/or other taxpayers are paying for your leave. You’ve either paid this in your withholdings in your check already and/or other workers have paid into this program. This is similar to what some US states have in america for women on mat leave, they pay into this state run program. As a working mother with unpaid leave, I think these sort of programs are wonderful. However, on the flip side, I don’t think I would want to have a job, leave for a year and then go back to work. That’s an enormous amount of time off to then head back into the working world. Regardless if that’s the law, I can’t imagine that’s an easy process for the woman on mat leave and the employer/co-workers. It was an adjustment coming back to work after 12 weeks, I could not imagine what sort of environment you would walk into after 52 weeks. I would really like to know the stats on how many woman actually come back after the one year mark or just collect their benefits of this one year paid leave and then never set foot back into work. Is there a caveat on getting the benefits if you don’t go back?
Adelaide, I can tell you right now that you are not incompetent! You used the word “well” and “too” correctly. As an employer, I can’t even count how many applications I’ve filed to the back because of poor grammar! (some of you might be thinking why is she on this site if she has her own business… I don’t want to be at my business, I want to be able to pick up my girls from school!) I market for an online store by referring shoppers, but I can’t replace my income yet. Maybe when my student loans are paid! I’m making that my goal! 

Pew researchers speculate that the downturn in the US economy—causing fewer employment opportunities and jobs with lower wages—as well as changes in cultural norms are behind the increase in SAHMs. Media hype claiming there’s an entire opt-out generation of moms choosing to leave high paying careers is just that—hype. The percentage of affluent SAHMs (with annual household incomes nearing $132,000) is actually quite small.
Pockets: These go on just like a regular diaper. These have a literal pocket that you stuff the insert into. The insert absorbs the wetness. You can add more than one insert to boost absorbency (sometimes called a booster) like by putting microfiber over a hemp insert. You take out the inserts and wash all diaper parts. Before using again, you have to stuff the diaper, which takes some time.
For example, the calculator estimates that a 30-year-old woman who began working at age 22, who makes $100,000 and plans to take just five years off from work, could lose more than $1.2 million in income going forward, including $500,000 in lost wages, $424,561 in lost wage growth and $340,590 in lost retirement assets and benefits. Men typically lose more, Madowitz said, because their wages are often higher to begin with. But fewer men take time off to become full-time dads.
CashCrate is an online platform where you can start earning money by completing offers, taking surveys, watching videos, and shopping online using their site. I’ve played around on the site a little bit, and you’ll want to make sure that you read all of the fine print on each and every offer. Many offers require an email address, which means you’ll receive offers from them and other marketers. Tasks pay out anywhere from a few cents to $30.00 or more, and you’ll receive $1 for signing up for an account. Payments are made via check or PayPal.
If you’re a mom that likes to be out and about and don’t mind picking up a few extra errands, this option can become a considerable source of income for you. Sites like TaskRabbit connect you with local users who are looking for a variety of tasks they need help with. These tasks can vary from furniture assembly to grocery shopping. Pick the tasks that fit your abilities and your schedule.
Hi Patrick, thanks for the comment. You can start by looking in to some opportunities listed on this post. Then, you may want to set up a professional website for yourself to market your services. If you have experience in a particular field, you can start yourself to potential clients. If you don’t have any experience, you may want to do a few jobs for free to build up enough experience to improve your chances of getting hired. Good luck!
Hilary Neve, who does PR for Google, hired a woman through the Second Shift and told the New York Times she's glad to have access to this highly skilled work force. "We like to have diversity be a part of every team we have," Neve said. "We love having women who have experience and wisdom. Maybe they have opted out of the work force for some time but have highly valuable skills."
Some remote jobs are especially suited to pick up work, meaning you select the jobs or projects you’d like to work on when you have the time to do them. Only have 10 to 30 minutes to rub together at any one time? You can organize emails for a client, text a reminder to someone if you’re managing their agenda, or spend a few minutes tutoring a kid in China on her English. Many of these jobs will probably only pay modestly, but those fees can still add up to decent income.
You noticed in my example that by me working, it put us in a higher income tax bracket. Keep in mind, when figuring your cost of working, that some people qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Often, when mommy goes back to work, the family no longer qualifies for this substantial credit. So, if you are one of these people, make sure you factor in the loss of this benefit as well.

As for me, I’ve chosen to keep our children home at least through kindergarten. It feels good to give them that ancient thing called a childhood, the one that involves running around outside in the sunshine, carefree, exploring, playing and just being for hours on end, without worksheets, without adult-imposed structure, without the constant go-go-go of some bubbly curriculum.


If you’re in a position to handle more complex tasks, there are both freelance gigs and remote opportunities out there just waiting for you to take advantage of them. This is where you get into contract work – maybe you’re a web designer, so you work for a company or directly with a client to design their website. It doesn’t matter how the job gets done, so long as you hit your deadlines and deliver what you promised. So, again, be honest with yourself and don’t bite off more than you can chew! Income can be more unreliable, depending on work you have lined up.
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