Thankfully, I am my own boss so I can run my business however I like. I get to decide which things I include my daughter in and which times I leave her at home for the sake of professionalism. Often, when people ask to meet for coffee I suggest getting coffee and going for a walk instead. It allows me to have meetings without needing a babysitter, and personally I prefer walking and talking anyway. It’s more natural and better for our health. 🙂
I am a 36 year old single mom of a 5 year old son I have custody of and 2 daughters who are 13 and 11 that I get most weekends. I live with and care for my disabled mother in a wheelchair, and have since 2011, since I care for her and my son it’s very hard to get a job outside the home. My income is very limited and I have got scammed a lot of times on the WAH jobs that charge you a fee and don’t really work. If anyone can give me info on REAL and legitimate home jobs that do not charge a fee please email me info and help me out. email@example.com
Stay-at-home mom jobs are growing in popularity. In fact, the number of people who are working from home (an arrangement that is also called telecommuting) has been growing as more workers and employers realize the benefits. Overall, telecommuting eases traffic congestion and reduces our carbon footprint. Studies have also found that teleworkers can be up to 35 to 40 percent more productive than their office counterparts. Companies that allowed employees to work from home found a 63-percent reduction in scheduled absences, and almost all of the companies found that their employee retention rates dramatically improved.1
Work at Home Mom Revolution posts regularly about jobs that moms can do from home. Lisa Mills started the site in 2007 to help moms find the best resources out there. From freelance writing, to flex work to product ad service companies your can run form your home, Lisa keep moms updated on a variety of options. Lisa recently wrote and published an ebook, which is available on Amazon.com, about starting a general transcription career from home. called Jump-Start Your Work at Home General Transcription Career: The Fast and Easy Way to Get Started!. It’s filled with the tips and tricks she’s learned (often the hard way) over her eight-plus year career in general transcription. Lisa herself is a work from home mom. She says “I’ve been working at home since I got my first computer back in the ’90s. I’ve done a little bit of everything to make money from home, including selling on eBay, running an online used bookstore at Amazon.com, day trading stocks online, freelance writing, and publishing websites.”
Time management is so tough! I’m still trying to figure that out, especially with two kids who no longer nap (most of the time), homeschool, workouts, my quiet times, housecleaning, cooking, running errands, spending time with my husband, and oh yeah, sleep! I’m also starting to study for my ACE training certification while continuing to read up on holistic nutrition (my passion!). I love seeing tips from other moms, so thank you for this! (And i have the same Whitney English planner!)
Wow this is a well-done list! And I see all the time you put into it has paid off considering it has been shared over 50,000 times! Congrats to you! I personally like the virtual assistant idea. I have not done it, but I love the idea of it and I think it can be a great way for decent income if you find the right company. Just takes some time and effort to apply to some places if you want to make significant income. I was doing research on VA jobs and it looked like there are multiple companies available to get with. It kind of looked like the higher paying companies wanted a bit of experience though. Anyway, great article thanks!
I love all the ideas here. I have been a stay at home mom for the past 9 years Until recently I haven’t had a need to work from home. I would really love to do something that is flexible and strictly online due to having a critically ill child at home. My passion is research for financial assistance for families in need. I would love to be able to find a way to turn this into a profitable stay at home business but I am completely lost in how to get started and if there is even a need for it. Until then I would be interested in data entry or research virtual assistant. If anyone has an idea where to start or if there is something I can do until I can start I would be interested in talking with you. Thank you
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And when she sleeps, I’m at work. These clear-cut lines and rituals have really helped me to stay on top of my work while also caring for my daughter. Don’t get me wrong, some days are still really hard. It’s a continual learning process. And I know it’s only a matter of time before I have to change things around again, but if you’re trying to balance work, life and productivity I hope some of these tips will help.