When all else fails, YouTube is your friend. To eliminate some of the screentime mom guilt, I make sure that whatever they watch is educational, like Magic School Bus and Wild Kratts for the big boys, and Barney for the younger ones. My 6 year old loves to watch cake decorating videos. I suppose that’s educational in its own way – maybe he’ll become a pastry chef!

I’m a homeschooling mom with one still in the homeschool nest (14) and one commuting as a sophomore in college. I have been a freelance proofreader for university presses since 1994; I teach World and Comparative Lit at a homeschool co-op; and began a Plexus business for weight loss in January of this year for only $34.95 (I’ve lost 16.5 pounds and feel better than I have in years!).  Jenni Rom at Plexus
Your story sounds like mine. I did the same thing. I left my Marketing job at a bank in Maine because it physically hurt to think of my son (now 16) in daycare. I also encountered waiting lists. I was only making $10 an hour and all of my paycheck would have gone to a stranger raising my child. I left. One day I took my son to a local trolley museum. I told a lady who I met there that I dreamed of being a writer but didn’t know where to start. She gave me the name of her editor at the local paper. I pitched article ideas to him and I became one of their part time writers. I wrote during my son’s naps or at night. We moved to Florida, had two more kids, and I wrote for a paper down here for many more years. I eventually got tired of writing advertorials. After battling a serious illness and surviving, I miss writing and art. I found your blog and you inspired me to think about writing again. Thank you!
Millennials already save for financial freedom and demand more flexibility at work, and they catch flak for “whining,” a.k.a. speaking up for a healthy work-life balance. Compared to other countries — even some third-world countries — the United States has poor family policies. It's one of only three countries in the world to not mandate paid maternity leave by law, next to Oman and Papua New Guinea. Are we a world power or aren’t we?
I’m going to be the primary caregiver for our child (arriving in 10 weeks, give or take!) but also work part-time mostly from home for my business. I’m happy to have you as a model, a few months ahead of me! I do plan to travel for speaking engagements for some of my income when the baby is > 12 weeks old, which will necessitate occasional babysitters, and it remains to be seen whether I’ll view that as a welcome or unwelcome break from our child.
You can start by assessing your skills, interests, and previous training to decide what you want to do. Are you a writer, photographer, or designer? Do you have specialized healthcare or engineering skills? Is your expertise in marketing or merchandising? And most importantly, what do you love to do? Can you combine your interests with your skills? For example, if you have a background in web design but you love knitting, maybe you could start a home-based business selling customized knitted items online.
Hi ladies im a stay at home mother also mother to two boys and one girl just starting school this year :) i do marketing i work with Wake Up Now! Incredible buisness the training by my knowledgeable leaders has really rubbed off! This blog is grear its amazing how many creative way mother have created to be able to stay home and raise there children. If anyone is ever interested find me on facebook Jackelyn Barbour or my direct site is mrsbarbour08.wakeupnow.com email me at [email protected]. Have a wonderful day ladies stay blessed!
I’ve also learned to forgive myself if I make a list and don’t get it all done. Because some days just get away from you!! I used to stay up all hours of the night to try to get everything marked off my list for the day. I don’t do this anymore! If I don’t get it all done, it goes on the list for the next day. I stay focused by making to-do lists and knowing what I need to get accomplished.
Along with the six most common scams detailed above, there are other job opportunities that are not necessarily scams, but they also may not be as good as they appear. These companies often target stay-at-home moms and play on their desire to earn money from home, but they often do not deliver on what they promise. These are three common types of companies that you should be realistic about when exploring what they can actually offer you:
Hi. I am a 35 year old woman with extreme social phobia and anxiety. I have been working forever as a retail manager. I have great customer service skills and can type fairly well. I have been on short term disability for almost a year and it is going to be ending. I have no idea what I’m going to do, or how I will be able to pay my bills. I need a way to support myself by working at home without any of the scams or gimmicks. If there is anyone out there that could help me or knows of something, PLEASE let me know.

Please, can you let me know what your great online job is? I have been combing the internet for a legitimate job now for quite a while and I come up empty-handed most of the time. I am a fast typist (62 WPM), but have found that you need to either know how to translate or transcribe. I have a hearing problem, so sometimes it’s hard for me to understand what is being said in a recording, especially if the person talks fast. Thanks
If you look back, you'll see that I previously labeled these monthly reports "Passive Income" and "Residual Income." But over the years, I've realized that the term "passive income" is not well defined in the online world. It's also not very accurate. Most of us work very hard to build, nurture and grow our "passive income" streams. Of course, even neglected, they may still produce income, and I understand that -- after a year of not posting on one of my blogs, I still get a trickle of Adsense earnings and affiliate sales.
Hi all: I'm ready to move on from my current role as a marketing strategist at a global media company. I'd like to stay with a publisher, rather than going to an agency or flipping over to the client side. I'm flexible on large vs. small, scrappy and entrepreneurial vs. longstanding titans, "fun" brand (like Well + Good, Refinery29, Buzzfeed) vs. more cerebral (Vox, The Atlantic). What I'm most focused on is a place that will respect me as an individual who is balancing a family, and also, offers solid maternity benefits (since we'll eventually try for #2). Mamas who are at other publishers and/or are in media: would you recommend your employer, based on how it stacks up against other media companies, how they treat their female/working mom employees, and the benefits that they offer? Thoughts welcome and appreciated!
I volunteered at school and tried finding other outlets for my energy and skills. I really didn't have anybody to mentor me and slowly but surely, I lost any confidence I had in my ability to succeed in the workplace. Everyone told me what great kids I have and what a testament to what a wonderful parent I was. Being a "wonderful" parent somehow didn't feel entirely wonderful. I had the sense that I wasn't valued by working mothers. I became very disconnected from anything outside of my family life. I felt aimless, unsatisfied and incapable of anything but kid stuff. What I didn't realize then was that the capabilities I had that had gotten me through graduate school and into a Fortune 500 company didn't disappear with the decision to stay home for a few years.

If you are looking at work-from-home jobs for moms, then you might want to consider creating your own job by starting a home-based business. A 2012 survey found that 69 percent of small businesses are started at home. Of those, 72 percent are run by women.7 So there are a lot of motivated women just like you who have gotten their own businesses up and running from the comfort of their own homes. If this sounds interesting to you, then take a look at some of the possibilities:
As blogs continue to gain popularity as a go-to resource for recipes, fashion, parenting, current events and more, the number of blogs out there are higher than ever. Blogging is the perfect job for moms because of the flexibility, lack of deadlines and freedom of content. Many moms use their mothering knowledge and experiences as a basis for their blog content.
Renee Belbeck, a WAHM from Columbus, Ohio, and C.E.O. and founder of the National Association of W.O.M.E.N. (Women, Owners, Moms, Entrepreneurs, and Networkers), discovered a simple rule when her children were toddlers: "If I gave them a little quality time, I'd get two hours to work." She says the rule still holds true, even though her children are now 10 and 6.
The truth is that there are legitimate work-from-home employers seeking applicants, but they are often drowned out by the loud and proud direct sales consultants offering a similar pitch. I have nothing against direct sales; in fact, I dabbled in them a few years ago. I respect the hustle! But it’s important to remember that direct sales isn’t for everyone, just like teaching isn’t for everyone, being a doctor isn’t for everyone, and being a mom isn’t for everyone.

Edmentum provides curriculum, assessments, practice programs, and online classes. Edmentum frequently hires both full-time and part-time Virtual Teachers to teach math, science, English, history, and a variety of other subjects. Teachers are required to have a bachelors degree and teaching certificate in which the state they’re hired. Job search tip: Virtual teaching positions aren’t listed as “remote” under location; search “virtual” under keyword instead. Full-time Edmentum teachers report earning between $55,000-$65,000 per year.
- Work-from-home mothers and fathers share some perks with stay-home moms and dads, in that they have greater freedom to pick up sick kids from school (the joys of parenting!) and generally have an advantage in being able to prioritize family needs, from doctor appointments, to school plays, to everything in between (provided their employer does, indeed, enable this sort of flexibility).
Not all tasks are created equal. I love Suzi’s post on how to be more productive about this. Every time you’re faced with a task, ask yourself–is it urgent? Is it time sensitive? How much time will this take me? You then use this information to structure your work hours. Figure out what’s urgent, what’s important (these are not the same things!) and prioritize accordingly.
I think we should focus on making it easier for parents to return to the workforce after a hiatus. I’m pretty sure I haven’t gotten dumber or less skilled in my years off ????, but we do still have that perception of stay at home moms being unskilled! Addressing discriminatory hiring practices as part of the wage gap would help increase families’ abilities to make a choice that works for them.
Consulting is a great option for stay-at-home parents because it’s likely something you can do regardless of your career path -- as long as you’re particularly knowledgeable about something. If you’re creative about problem solving and you’re good at seeing the picture -- and if you like offering advice -- consulting may be the way to go. Many professionals who decide they’d like to work from home or enjoy more flexible hours  tend to turn their talents to consulting.
I am currently a stay at home Mom and have been searching for almost two years for the right position. I have found a couple positions with Flexjobs but none have offered a “steady income”. I am searching for a position that would allow flexible work hours but be guaranteed. I am looking for something that would utilize my 10 years of experienced in Human Resources field, customer service, data entry, payroll, employee benefits etc.
Since I’m also caring for my bouncing 5-month-old full-time, I don’t put in anything close to a full 9-5 workday. But since I’m a freelancer, I don’t have to! I write and schedule calls when Babywoods naps, after she goes to bed, and on the weekends when Mr. FW is home and able to watch her. And sometimes I write while she snuggles in my lap or plays at my feet. We have a whole system worked out, me and Babywoods.
What Ive seen over the years is that my friends who quit working entirely did not go back to work unless they couldnt survive without the income. This was due to a combination of reasons: it wasn’t easy to get back in and they had to start at the bottom; they and their families had grown used to have a parent always available and it was now hard to imagine not having that. This meant that the new job had to be high-paying and flexible in order to be worth it and this is rarely offered to someone who’s been out of the job market for a while unless she has a rare, in-demand skilll.
We have alot of our agents who sell Disney. If you want more information visit http://www.travelathome.com I am also happy to put you in touch with some of our agents who are doing it so you can ask them questions. I started out doing travel from home back in 1997. I started taking on other moms who wanted to work from home doing travel – I trained them and helped them. Then before I knew it I had over 150 agents! Now I have a full administrative team and I still work from home. We have a great group of agents and they always help one another out on our Facebook page. If you have questions I am happy to answer them.
Whatever it is, I can assure you that no work-from-home mom (or for that matter, dad) is sitting on the couch catching up on soaps. With all due respect to Days of Our Lives, just because I choose to be the primary caretaker for my children doesn’t mean I have no desire to fulfill other aspects of my life. I'm still as hungry as ever when it comes to my career—I’ve just chosen a new venue. Remember, people: Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and careers.

Not Now Mom’s Busy is a work from home meets lifestyle blog ran by mother-of-five, Cori. You cannot go wrong with her weekly work-from-home job roundup as well as her general musings on making it work when working from home. What is unique about her blog is that not only does she show you how to make money from home, she also provides practical advice on how to keep the money you earn with various frugal advice and money-saving tips. At Not Now Mom’s Busy you’ll come for the job leads and stay for the fun of it all.
I am a nurse and have telecommuted from home for 7 years. I worked full time until a year ago, and my company requires I have child care on days I work. I had to have several years of nursing experience in a hospital before I could land this work (for me it was ICU and Labor and Delivery). I earned certification as a managed care nurse and it gave me more options. Part-time is usually not an option in insurance, but I volunteered to learn every line of business we have, and when they created out first float pool position, it meant I was the best candidate to pilot it. I now cover people when they are off, work 4-8 days a month, and still telecommute.

You can start by assessing your skills, interests, and previous training to decide what you want to do. Are you a writer, photographer, or designer? Do you have specialized healthcare or engineering skills? Is your expertise in marketing or merchandising? And most importantly, what do you love to do? Can you combine your interests with your skills? For example, if you have a background in web design but you love knitting, maybe you could start a home-based business selling customized knitted items online.


My global turnkey eCommerce business is completely hassle-free. No product stock-up, no product delivery, no customer service and no other headache logistic issues at all. I am very happy with this simple business that enabled me to earn more than what I earn in my previous architecture job with much lesser time being spent. The best part is I start having some passive income in just less than a year. Most importantly is that this business allowed me take care of my little girl without stress. I can even bring my girl along when I am doing my business!

I was surprised that Nerium International was not on your list. The company is less than 4 years old and has broken so many records! Our CEO, Jeff Olson, gets invited year after year to speak to and teach other CEOs at their annual conferences. He is nicknamed “The Millionaire Maker”, and has brought many many companies from the bottom to the top. Nerium did $100 Million their first year with one product, in one country. And it doubles every year after that! It is also the youngest company to reach the top 40 list of the Direct Selling Association! This company is climbing fast to the top, and I’m proud to be involved in it.
PPD (Post Partum Depression) Alert. Went to do my taxes today, accountant says the person we have in the office is not doing things correctly, we have to 'hire' someone to handle accounts receivables.  We owe taxes, which is normal for us but not when I have PPD, she wants a bunch of reports from our quickbooks.  When we left I wanted to cry.  I feel like the whole world is on my shoulders, I feel like I am in the middle of a deep pool on my tiptoes and I am slowly drowning. and this can't be
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