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Let’s be real: Women will continue having babies and children will need help with homework. There’s a market for it and there always will be! If you have an empty room in your home or a love for children, this option might be perfect for you. Advertise yourself on https://www.care.com It’s a tough job, but with the right setup and experience, you could build a great reputation for dependable care in your community.
- 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).
Stacy is a Home Management Mentor, the author of two cookbooks, the creator of why-didn’t-I-think-of-that homemaking hacks, an expert on making real food taste lip-smacking delicious, and a Platinum Leader with Young Living Essential Oils. She loves butter, dessert, baking, organizing, and staying home with her husband and four hilarious kids. She believes if it's not easy, you won't do it - because she's lived it. She'll bring YOU the awesome so that you can get your home back into control. For tips and easy strategies, you can follow her on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
I did work for a while, and then I got married, but when our first baby came along, we couldn’t really afford for me not to work at all. So I started a small editing business from home, which allowed me to bring in a little cash and keep up my professional skills. After a while, I wanted more regular work, so I started doing online tutoring. I set my hours around my husband’s schedule, and it all worked well.
Hello! I’m an independent consultant with Rodan + Fields, a premium skincare line from creators of ProActive. What Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields did for acne, they are now doing for sun damage, adult acne, sensitive skin, and the biggie…anti-aging! R+F just launched into Canada last fall and we are headed into Australia in 2016. If two billionaire doctors offered you the opportunity to join them in business AND be a part of the #4 premium skincare company in the US what would you say? I would love to talk with you!
I’d be lying if I said being a work-from-home mom seemed like a dream job when I was younger. For a long time, I was so career-consumed and self-absorbed that I envisioned skipping over parenthood and embracing aunthood for eternity. I loved kids—I babysat, substitute taught and obsessed over photos of my nephews—but I wanted to travel the world, climb the corporate ladder and spend my free time at the spa. And so the thought of becoming a mother sat on the back burner.
How many promotional emails do you find in your inbox every morning? Probably a ton -- because a ton of companies use them. If you’ve worked in advertising, marketing, publishing or as a copywriter, chances are you can master the skills to work as an email marketer from home. The very nature of the work depends entirely on the internet, so completing the job remotely makes perfect sense.
Veronica V., Have you found anything yet? You said you are great with customer service and sales. Have you ever thought about direct sales? I am a consultant for Rodan+Fields, an anti-aging company founded by the very same dermatologists that created ProActiv. We are not a party company (though if you like hosting parties you sure can). We don’t have any quotas. I would love to talk to you if interested! Thanks!
Your partner can also be a great source of support. When Samuelson's husband, a teacher, arrives home at 3:30 p.m., she relies on him to take over kid duty. He can ferry their two children to the park and get dinner ready, and Samuelson will emerge a few hours later feeling finished with her day's to-do list. If your partner gets home after dinner, ask him to oversee bedtime -- you'll fit in at least an hour of work before the kids yell "Mom!" And once they do, you're there for the call, with no rush hour to race through.
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!
We need people who believe in our abilities and respect our decisions to be stay-at-home moms. We also need to stay connected to the "non-stay-at-home-mom" world. Most importantly, we need to find ways to keep our confidence up, regardless of the choices we make. Choosing to leave the workforce takes strength, as does choosing to stay in. Choosing to have children without knowing what kind of parent you will be or what kind of child you will have, that takes courage! How is it that we can be brave enough and strong enough to give birth but too scared to call our old boss for lunch?
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I am a stay at home mom of 2. I recently joined Keep Collective, the “little sister” of Stella & Dot. Keep is only in the Beta-phase and will be launching in January 2015. I wanted to be a part of something new and wanted to wear all the jewelry! In just over one month, I am reaping the benefits of bringing in income for my family AND learning about a business from the ground up! http://www.keep-collective.com
This is a no-brainer. To maximize efficiency, you have to make the most of every available moment. "If I'm waiting for a conference call, I'll pay some bills online, start planning my family's meals for the week or give the room a quick tidy up," says work-from-home mom Kristi from Miami, Florida. "This has actually made me more productive in all areas of my life. And when I do get the chance to sit down in the evening and relax, I can do so knowing I've achieved a lot during my working hours." 
Wow! This post came at the perfect time for me. I was just saying all day yesterday that I need to take control of my business and create work hours, etc. I feel so blessed to have been able to leave my job working outside the home and have my own work from home business, but I am so busy that it has taken over my life and I find myself working from the moment I wake up to the moment I got to sleep. Thanks for this reminder of all of the things I have been doing wrong! I am going to make immediate changes. 🙂
I’d be lying if I said being a work-from-home mom seemed like a dream job when I was younger. For a long time, I was so career-consumed and self-absorbed that I envisioned skipping over parenthood and embracing aunthood for eternity. I loved kids—I babysat, substitute taught and obsessed over photos of my nephews—but I wanted to travel the world, climb the corporate ladder and spend my free time at the spa. And so the thought of becoming a mother sat on the back burner.
Natalie Thomas is a lifestyle blogger at Nat's Next Adventure, an Emmy-nominated TV producer, contributor to Huffington Post, Today Show, CafeMom, heymama and Womanista, and former editor and spokesperson of Us Weekly. She's addicted to Instagram and seltzer water, lives in New York with her tolerant husband, Zach, 4-(going on 14!)-year-old daughter Lilly and newborn son, Oliver. She's always in search of her sanity and, more importantly, the next adventure. 

So I finally figured out what makes me most happy- working from home. I hate to admit this but I don’t enjoy being a full time SAHM. I did it for 10 years and it was the hardest 10 years of my life. It’s just too much for me and I need my own space and outlet to do what I love or I fall back into depression. I think it comes from being an introvert, a topic that needs its own blog post one day.

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In the eyes of the law, an independent contractor differs from an employee in that an independent contractor has the freedom to act autonomously to get a job done as they see fit — as long as you meet the contract requirements. As an independent contractor you’re not entitled to benefits like paid time off or health insurance. You will also be responsible for paying taxes on your earnings.
Thusly armed with these daycare “tuition” costs, Mr. FW and I began scheming alternatives. We considered all of the following: should we move to where our families are to avail ourselves of free daycare? That didn’t make sense to us since we knew we wanted to end up in Vermont and, we didn’t think it’d be fair to suddenly saddle our parents with their granddaughter’s care. Should we just suck it up and pay? You can guess how we felt about that option. Or should one of us stay home and chart a new path? Being people who already intended to do just such a thing, this last option felt the most natural and tenable.

Quick Tip from Suzi: I love this technique! It’s just impossible as a mom to spend 24 hours focusing on your children, you’re going to run out of energy. Kid’s crave that one on one time, the physical touch, the eye contact. If you are truly present with them when you are present, you’ll fill the love bank so you can focus on yourself, your husband or your work later.
Be honest. When you think of work-from-home jobs, what comes to mind? Data entry? Customer service? While it’s true that some jobs just scream “work from home,” you might be amazed by the number of industries that offer flex-friendly positions. Although there are work-from-home jobs in practically every industry, the top fields for flexible jobs are medical and health, HR and recruiting, computer and IT, and education and training, as well as accounting and finance, government, and travel and hospitality.
I recently became a SAHM for my 10 month old daughter. Its been great to stay home with her but we had to cut back on a lot of expenses and I really missed being able to go out for an ice cream or getting a coffee. My friend works for a research company and asked me to participate in one of her studies by filling out an online form about my daughter and husband. It was pretty easy and gave me a little mad money to take my daughter and husband out for a little treat. I know that they are still looking for participants so thought I would share in case anyone is in a similar situation as me. If anyone is interested you can use this link http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1918197/V3-Rater-Interest-Survey to fill out their interest survey to receive more information about the study.
The FlexJobs database lists thousands of work-at-home jobs that offer stay-at-home moms the ability to work comfortably from a home office. And according to the FlexJobs survey of working parents in 2017, the ability to work flexibly is one of the top contributors to a healthy work-life balance. Below we’ve got 10 great work-at-home jobs for stay-at-home moms, along with their median annual salary from PayScale.

Another real challenge of WAHM-hood for me was the loneliness. I used to walk around stores just to chat with clerks for a break from baby babble. Luthar says that women with young children—especially those working from home—need to connect with people for their well-being. She suggests parent support groups, including virtual ones, like her Authentic Connections program. “Moms are not like the Energizer Bunny, an endless well that stays filled without replenishment,” she says.
Regardless of whether the pace of change in the last decade is more or less than expected, the fact is telecommuting is not the only way parents have worked at home. It’s easy to think that the Internet gave birth to the work-at-home parent. Yet, long before the word telecommute was coined in 1974 (according to Merriam-Webster), parents of both genders worked at home. Women, in particular, did things like take in sewing or making handicrafts (just like today's Etsy sellers), watching other people’s children (like home daycare centers), run boarding houses (like being an Airbnb host).
Fast forward to 2003 – I was working part time while my 6 and 8 year olds were in school. Then lost my job and went through a divorce at the same time. That life crisis pushed me into a new space where I created a home business that worked for me but again, most people around me didn’t understand. I was able to be there for my kids, support myself, and build a business that takes care of me today, and I also mentor other SAHMs so that they can stay home with their kids and run a business on the side. Win-win.
Helping people get approved for the home of their dreams is one of the biggest goals of the mortgage-loan officer. You’ll proactively identify, develop and maintain a quality network of business relationships that serve as a source of referrals for new mortgage-lending opportunities. To snag this remote job, you’ll need a BA/BS or equivalent experience in residential mortgage sales. Documented residential mortgage-loan volume in the past 12 months of $12 million is a minimum, along with being able to establish relationships with local referral networks. 
According to Mom Corps, 75% of working adults agree that flexibility for work-life balance is one of the most important factors they consider when deciding where to work. The trend toward remote working is continuing to amplify as technology allows for better accessibility, and top companies are evolving to meet these demands in order to stay competitive.
With these 7 work from home blogs in your feed reader, there will be no stopping you in your home-based endeavors! Whether you want to work for a company like Amazon, become a solopreneur, or just earn some extra money on the side, you can find the advice you need to get you where you want to go with these blogs. Be sure to bookmark them, give them a follow, and stop by frequently. While there, introduce yourself, say hello, give a comment, and share with your friends!
Rent baby gear to traveling families. BabyQuip.com is a great stay at home mom job as it connects traveling families with family-friendly people at their vacation destination who rent, deliver, and set up baby gear to their hotel or vacation rental. Easily create your rental website and select the gear you want to rent, your rental prices, delivery areas and fees. Fun and rewarding work. Head of Community for the company, Trish McDermott, tells us moms can make about $1,000/month while delighting traveling families as a BabyQuip Trusted Partner.
We are lucky in that my mom, a single woman, wanted to retire and move in with us to raise our son before he goes to preschool (We also get along well with my mom). We will probably put our son in part time daycare when he’s a year old or 18 months, like 2-3 days a week) as at that point, it drops in price and I do want him to socialize with other kiddos (I’m a bit of a homebody so myself alone wouldn’t be good at finding playdates). We’re cloth diapering and I’ve heard anecdotally that that can make potty training “easier” with elimination communication, so I’m hoping getting potty trained faster (if we’re successful) will make cheaper daycare an earlier possibility for us as well.
That said, many moms still struggle with the dilemma of wanting to stay home and raise their kids. They worry that they will not be able to afford it even if they are supplementing their partners' incomes. There are also concerns over finding balance. Being a stay-at-home mom, in and of itself, is not easy. And when you throw work into the mix, it becomes that much more difficult to balance the kids with all of your other responsibilities. But many moms just like you have proven that it can be done with a combination of hard work, determination, creativity, and ingenuity.
Stacy: We always do chores before school – sometime between 8 and 9:30. Our chores usually take me about an hour and a half every day – some days are longer, some days are less. Whatever we can’t get done before we start school, we will do a different part of the day. Occasionally, during their independent school work, I will finish up chores. The kids are helping a lot more now though! The kids know how to sweep the floor, keep the table clean, empty the trash, etc. This takes some off my plate!
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I am happy for you! I’ve been a WAHM for almost a year now. What pushed me into it was having two very scary incidents of bleeding during my first trimester and bed rest for several weeks. I decided to quit a very stressful marketing job (we had shifting hours) for the baby’s sake. Now, she’s a happy 4-month-old and I’m exclusively nursing her, and toying with the idea of homeschooling when she’s older.

Everyone needs to do what suits them and their financial/emotional/physical/social needs best. I have friends that would go nuts at home and for me it was and is my ideal life. We got married fairly young (23) and had our first at 25, then the second at 28 and then the third at 30. That’s lots of pregnancy, birthing, nursing and not sleeping. I felt so blessed and, honestly, omniscient because prior to conceiving our first son I knew I wanted to stay home with him. My husband made twice my income and I knew we could live on it because we had at different times when I was changing jobs. It has been challenging at times, sure, but it was the right choice for us and led me to think of all kinds of ways to cut our budget, be frugal, be mindful of resources and make our lives happy and full with simple things. That mindset got us through paying off debt, paying off our house, starting to invest and starting our own small business. Now the kids are all in school and I do the books for our pest control company. Our income is modest by most standards but it is the most we have ever made and we feel positively rich…but we always were. We knew how to make a little do a lot and we had peace in our hearts about our lives. I wish the same for everyone.
Online reseller—Moms who are savvy at picking out good deals can often earn money by starting online resale businesses. It could be a great way for you to create your own online job. It can be as simple as buying items at a discount and then reselling them on websites like Amazon or eBay. Just make sure that you are adhering to tax laws and properly reporting your income.
Some sites reportedly pay around $5.00 per article or lower, whereas more reputable sites are known to pay $25.00 to $30.00 or more per article. Other sites will pay you by the number of page views that the article receives, and writers have reported never being paid. There are also reports of few or confusing directions and guidelines, which can make it hard to produce the content that is desired. So it is important for you to know what you are being paid and to consider how much time you are putting in versus what you are getting from it. If you are a talented writer, then odds are that there are better avenues for you to pursue in order to achieve good pay for your work.
Nursing my baby and responding to emails at the same time is a gift that was previously unavailable to most women. The working mom landscape is different than it was in 2003 when Lisa Belkin wrote the New York Times cover story “The Opt-Out Revolution,” focusing on the wave of mothers who were leaving the workplace in an effort to spend more time at home with their children. And I, for one, couldn’t be happier that it is.
If you enjoy making business decisions but you’re ready to quit the 9-to-5, you may want to look into working as a part-time executive. Employers are increasingly embracing more flexible schedules and holding team meetings over Skype -- so there’s a good chance you can find part-time work that still allows you to be well-connected to and influential at a particular business.

4. Playdates: Now that the neighborhood mamas see you at home during the day, they’re going to knock on your door (or more likely text) and ask if your kids want to play. Built-in babysitter, right? Not so fast. The neighborhood moms aren’t inviting just your kiddo over — they want you to come too. Or maybe they’ve decided you should play catch-up and host the next few playdates. Consider how you want to deal with this type of situation. This might mean creating “playdate time” in your daily schedule, or prepping a brief, but firm, explanation as to why you can’t have extra kids running around your home.


When searching for legitimate work from home jobs, make sure to ask questions. If the job posting is limited with information, contact the poster and gather as much information before going any further. Find out how much the job paying: Is it Hourly or commission based? Also ask how often you get paid, and what equipment is required to do the job. With work from home jobs, the main communication is done online, so make sure you are perfectly clear of what is expected and have knowledge of red flags to avoid.
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I did work for a while, and then I got married, but when our first baby came along, we couldn’t really afford for me not to work at all. So I started a small editing business from home, which allowed me to bring in a little cash and keep up my professional skills. After a while, I wanted more regular work, so I started doing online tutoring. I set my hours around my husband’s schedule, and it all worked well.
CloudSource, the work-at-home division of Sutherland Global Services, employs customer service consultants from all 48 contiguous states to support industry leaders in the cable/Internet service, retail, software, and gaming console industries. While all CloudSource positions are customer service in nature, some are more heavily focused on sales and/or technical support. Inbound calls only, paid training, ongoing support and growth opportunities exist … All from the comforts of your own home.

"Work-from-home-moms are incredible – even if your target customers aren’t mothers. They know how to maximize their time, because they are moms, and know what a resource time is," Akerson said. "Eventually we realized it wasn’t just a coincidence that we kept hiring work-from-home-moms, it was actually part of the mission of Kindred Bravely to enable more families to have the work-life balance that we had found in our remote team. Since my husband and I both craved work that would let us be more available to our children than a traditional office and teaching job would allow, we made sure our company values and structure would align with that balance. With advances in technology, we found it was possible to form a completely remote team, which came with many unexpected benefits."


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.
In Canada we can get a year of mat leave (getting paid at EI rates, which for me means about 25% of full pay). I’m not pregnant yet, but we are saving so that I’ll be able to take that full year off and be financially comfortable with EI + savings for a year. After that, I’ll go back to work full time and my husband will take care of the baby. He works from home on a flexible schedule that can be as part-time as he likes. It will mean he cuts back on hours, but my salary is much greater anyway. I’m sure it will be hard to return to work, but I’ll be glad to have a full year at home (both of us home during the day for a full year!)
Teachers! Guess what my favorite side job is? Yes, this one is actually my part time job and I love doing it! I teach English to students in Beijing. Don’t let that last statement intimidate you; it’s mostly “P says Puh! Puh, Puh, Pig!” instruction to begin with. To start, you need a bachelor’s degree in any field, some experience with children, and a bubbly personality. Make anywhere from $14-$22 per hour, and set your own hours. Click this link to get started.
You might be thinking, “Why do I still need childcare? I work at home!” Yes, it’s true you now have the “luxury” of working at home in your pajamas while sharing cheddar bunnies with your toddler—but don’t forget you are still a work at home mom. Working from home moms are MUCH different than stay at home moms. You still have deadlines to meet, virtual client meetings to schedule, and even the occasional in-person meeting. (Yup, you have to actually get dressed for those—GASP!). I know childcare can be super expensive but I beg you not to skimp on this one. It will save your sanity six months from now when you are stretched out to the max, on deadline and can’t take the guilt of playing another episode of Curious George. The truth is you need time and mental space to really work. You’ll be able to give your best to your clients if you hire some extra help. Your kids will be taken care and you can work guilt-free. If you’re just starting out, even a few hours of childcare 1–2 days a week will help. Right now we are “nanny-sharing” in four to six-hour chunks a few times a week. I also work on the weekends while my husband is with the kids. Other moms I know hire college students, do a childcare co-op or even trade childcare time with other moms.
If you are looking for an office job that doesn’t require you to go into an office, becoming a virtual assistant could be a great fit. Tasks will vary depending on the company but can include things like scheduling appointments, data entry, organizing records, email management, social media management and editing. Contacting bloggers, online companies and websites directly can be a great way of finding job opportunities, in addition to advertising in and responding to job boards.
5. Salary: Just because you won’t have daycare costs to cover doesn’t mean you’re in the clear when it comes to the financial side of being a WAHM. Yes, you’ll also save money by not having to drive to work, pay to park, or buy lunch on the go. But a stay-at-home job may not pay what you’re used to — especially if you’re doing something like writing a book or starting a blog. While some “mompreneurs” make full-time salaries by blogging, writing, or consulting, it can take years to truly see a profit.

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Veronica V., Have you found anything yet? You said you are great with customer service and sales. Have you ever thought about direct sales? I am a consultant for Rodan+Fields, an anti-aging company founded by the very same dermatologists that created ProActiv. We are not a party company (though if you like hosting parties you sure can). We don’t have any quotas. I would love to talk to you if interested! Thanks! 

Similarly, Leah Charney, 34, cares for her infant son while working at home as a marketing and operations consultant in Colorado. Postpartum, she returned to a demanding job but quickly left to scale back and work from home while her husband still worked full-time. Her son goes to day care two days a week—that’s when she schedules meetings and tackles larger projects. On other days, she works while he eats and naps.
That said, many moms still struggle with the dilemma of wanting to stay home and raise their kids. They worry that they will not be able to afford it even if they are supplementing their partners' incomes. There are also concerns over finding balance. Being a stay-at-home mom, in and of itself, is not easy. And when you throw work into the mix, it becomes that much more difficult to balance the kids with all of your other responsibilities. But many moms just like you have proven that it can be done with a combination of hard work, determination, creativity, and ingenuity. 

Thank you for your unselfish ideas and suggestions. It’s really a big help for people who wished but hesitant to jump in this kind of career, like me. I am a single mom, as in literal single/alone in all responsibilities. I wished to work from home so that I will no longer leave my daughter to our neighbors house when I need to go to work, but I am afraid to leave my current job and risk to a home base job for I think of the stability. I am afraid to put my financial responsibilities at risk, specially I have a child to support. 

I am an ESL teacher for VIPKid and I love it! I can work as much or as little as I like depending on what I have going on each week. The curriculum is already made by the company and the kids are eager to learn. All you need is a bachelor’s degree. Any kind of experience working with kids is great too. It was an answer to my prayers when I found this job last year and I feel so great being able to make money and be at home with my kids.
Fast forward to 2003 – I was working part time while my 6 and 8 year olds were in school. Then lost my job and went through a divorce at the same time. That life crisis pushed me into a new space where I created a home business that worked for me but again, most people around me didn’t understand. I was able to be there for my kids, support myself, and build a business that takes care of me today, and I also mentor other SAHMs so that they can stay home with their kids and run a business on the side. Win-win.
Since I had my first son almost 8 years ago at the age of 19, I thought I’d always be a stay at home mom. My mother had been a lawyer when we were younger, and she hated being away from us for so many hours a week. I’d kind of imbibed that thinking, and honestly, I never felt any burning need to “get out of the house”. To hang out with friends, maybe. But to work? I made a career out of being a SAHM. I followed all the mom blogs, I baked amazing cakes for my kids birthdays, I created a homemaking schedule, I meal planned, I made Mommy Camps for my littles complete with a schedule of activities and outings – I’m a Type-A perfectionist. If I was going to be a stay at home mom, I would be THE ULTIMATE stay at home mom.
“So many women want to find balance,” says Susie Romans, online business coach and author of “Leaving 9-5.” Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO of iRelaunch, recommends people looking to re-enter the workforce consider strengths and previous job experience while reconnecting with others who knew you when you worked. “Figure out exactly what you want to do,” Cohen adds.
Angie Nelson is The Work at Home Wife. She began her work from home journey when she started her own home-based Virtual Assistant business. It’s no surprise then, that she brings the same entrepreneurial spirit to many of the posts you will see on her blog. Readers can draw plenty of inspiration from her personal story and been-there-done-that advice she offers about making your own home-based career.
This job might have not been your first thought for a stay-at home job, but it is definitely an option. To make this job work as a stay-at-home mom, you could only do appointments when your kids are at school, work as a virtual wedding planner assistant, and/or only offer day-of services. You can earn anywhere from $75-200 an hour. Most wedding planners require a minimum of three-hours with each booking. 

Learning doesn’t only happen in a traditional classroom setting. Education is one of the most popular work-from-home jobs out there, allowing teachers and educators alike the opportunity to school students from anywhere in the country—and frankly, the world. For this full-time remote job, you’ll work one on one with students virtually offering math tutoring in geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, AP statistics, and so on via iPad and iPhone applications. You’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree and a current teaching license to apply for this position. 
Since naptime is when many moms are tempted to cram in everything on their to-do list -- dishwashing, playdate schedules, laundry -- try to stay focused. "If you were working outside the home, you wouldn't be concerned with anything but work," says Durst. Concentrate only on the things you can't do when your child is awake. Aside from naptime, if you're a morning person, use the wee hours to get stuff done before the rest of the family wakes up. A night owl? Burn the midnight oil.
  Lexicode is hiring home-based medical coders in the U.S. These are part and full-time work at home positions. In this home-based medical coding role, you will be performing outpatient physician E & M coding. These positions offer medical, vision, and dental benefits; life and disability coverage, a 401K, and more! From the company: "You … Read More
I keep a running To-Do List throughout the week. I add to it continually and let the list get really long. I actually keep two: one personal and one work-related. But each day I select 3-5 action items which are the things that I truly need to get done. If I can get through more than that, great. But most days there is really only time for the top 3 pressing items. You’ll be surprised how efficient you can be when you narrow your focus each day. Read more about my To-Do list strategy here.
I know that from the outside my life looks a little (a lot?) crazy. So much of the time I feel like I’m playing a game of human Jenga: All of my pieces have to balance just so in order for the tower to stand. Like Jenga, sometimes we fall, and other times we are remarkably sturdy. I’m still learning what it means to find balance. Still, I am well aware that working from home (or my van) is a luxury. I feel so grateful that I can cobble together a series of part-time jobs and opportunities in order to help support my family and still play with Playdough mid-morning on a Monday.
I have only ever been a receptionist prior to having kids and have been out of the work force for almost 6 years. I desperately want to stay home, especially considering how much it costs for daycare these days, knowing I would have to pay out more than I could possibly make. I’m not good at sales, and I don’t feel too good at anything these days except for being a mom. You know how it goes your constantly on the go with one at school and one walking and climbing everywhere you never have time for yourself and when you get a minute to breathe your being told you have a full time job but it’s not work because you are not bringing in any money… So I guess is there anything out there that anyone can recommend for me to try from home? I’m no good at writing or blogging either, I’m actually not even on a computer much but even if I could make $20 a day something to contribute financially so I don’t feel so worthless right now. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated:).

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:
Tiny house blogger/podcaster/entrepreneur/minimalist. It seems counter sometimes but if you choose to live in a smaller house you’ll spend a lot less to upkeep it and you won’t feel the need to fill it up either! Both cost savings that may allow you to live well off of less income and potentially enable sahming (I don’t think I can say it like a verb???) Macy Miller at www.Minimotives.com
Zeitcaster is a location-based service that delivers local event data. They frequently hire part-time data entry clerks to input time and location data, as well as categorize each event. Data Entry clerks are assigned to different types of events based on employee interest, for example: Art, Children & Family, Nature & Outdoors, etc. Pay is around $15/hour, likely dependent on location.
Yes, it just depends what you’re looking to get into. For the past year and a half I’ve worked about 20 hours a week writing for blogs and have pulled in anywhere from $2,000 – $3,000 per month. Now I’m doing more virtual assistant work and in the next few months should bring in quite a bit more money. (I’ll also be working 40 hours per week though)

Real Ways to Earn Money is a large resource of home-based jobs. There is a huge directory of work from home opportunities, tons of ways to earn extra cash, and enough job leads to keep you busy applying for weeks! This does not even take into consideration the several weekly updates of valuable blog posts Anna posts each and every week. Whether you want to be a freelance writer, track down non-phone jobs, or just earn a little extra each month, you can find it all (and more!) on Real Ways to Earn!
Hubstaff – Looking for a remote position that you'll actually enjoy? Hubstaff is hiring. Hubstaff is a completely remote team that is distributed across the globe, they currently have openings in their marketing, development and customer service departments. Working for Hubstaff means you have the freedom to work from wherever you want, whether it's in your home, at a coffee shop or halfway across the world – they won't trap you in an office. Enjoy the ability to create your own schedule and work during times that makes sense for your schedule. Hubstaff values the work and time of their team and believe they should be compensated fairly, join Hubstaff and start getting paid what you deserve. Be a part of a team that loves what they do. Apply today: https://hubstaff.com/jobs

About Blog Welcome. My name is Angie Nelson. Whether you are looking for home business ideas, marketing information or how to earn an income from blogging, you will find it on The Work at Home Wife. I aim to provide valuable information about how to make money from home, tools of the trade and how to reach those goals that will provide you with the means to earn a living online without having to live online.
I am a working mother. I am blessed to have my mom care for my children. I do pay her but she is very affordable. It works well for us since I make more money at my job and I have excellent benefits as well. My mom is able to earn some money and she has a great relationship with my girls. If I didn’t have family to care for my kids, then my husband would be the one to stay home.
Are you currently employed in an office setting but would like to find a job working from home instead? Did you consider that you might be able to keep your current job and work from home? It is possible to make that happen. You will need to start out by assessing your job and identifying whether it is realistic for you to work from home. If it is, then you will need to convince your boss to get on board.
I,m experienced Financial Accountant working for 17 years who can generate Financial Reports, Analysis Reports to the Customer in Excel / Word and Can enter the data in Accounting Software, Quickbooks, Tally, Peachtree etc. I am entering datas in Very good speed. Now I,m searching for Work from home, Accounting / Data Entry / Copy writing/ Excel, Word. and mostly I like even 7 hours a day regular work from home for any particular company or comapnies
Have a support system. You may be a stay-at-home mom with a job, but that doesn't mean you won't need occasional childcare. You might have a partner, grandparent, or another family member who can step in and help when he or she is not working. You might have another mom that you can swap play dates with. Or you may need to get a casual babysitter, even if it is a teenager who can come over after school or on weekends.
Rent baby gear to traveling families. BabyQuip.com is a great stay at home mom job as it connects traveling families with family-friendly people at their vacation destination who rent, deliver, and set up baby gear to their hotel or vacation rental. Easily create your rental website and select the gear you want to rent, your rental prices, delivery areas and fees. Fun and rewarding work. Head of Community for the company, Trish McDermott, tells us moms can make about $1,000/month while delighting traveling families as a BabyQuip Trusted Partner.
Great Post! I like the tip on creating a direct sales business. I stated my online fitness business in April 2016 and have averaged $500 a month. The pace has been increasing and mine and my husbands goal is to quit our jobs in Aug. of 2017 to take this business full time. It is possible to make money online you just have to believe in yourself! You can do it!
Great post, Shaunna! My first time to visit here and you really have put into writing what we all mothers dream to do/have! Being idealistic sometimes poses a strong contrast to the realities of a mother’s daily life. I am a doctor, practicing in a clinic at home. I am my own boss, yet many times I feel guilty not being able to be present where I need to be for the family. Many times however, I lock up the clinic and bond with my family… and I feel guilty too not being there for my patients.! I realize we just have to put up some balance. I still have many things that I plan to do and learn: sew, do more crafting, learn how to blog, start a profitable business… the list is endless. I guess we just have to live day to day and be inspired to do the best that we can!Keep up the good work! More power!

As a blogger, I earn money a number of ways — some of it comes from affiliate sales and ad revenue, which I can attribute to the blog itself. A substantial portion of my earnings come from clients who approach me for work because they read my blog. So, while the act of blogging isn’t the main source of income, blogging does present a number of money-making opportunities!
In Canada we can get a year of mat leave (getting paid at EI rates, which for me means about 25% of full pay). I’m not pregnant yet, but we are saving so that I’ll be able to take that full year off and be financially comfortable with EI + savings for a year. After that, I’ll go back to work full time and my husband will take care of the baby. He works from home on a flexible schedule that can be as part-time as he likes. It will mean he cuts back on hours, but my salary is much greater anyway. I’m sure it will be hard to return to work, but I’ll be glad to have a full year at home (both of us home during the day for a full year!)
I DO (often) spend blurry hours working between midnight and 2. I am tired. But I would be tired if I worked out of home too – because my babe thinks midnight is bedtime, but morning is 9:30. Since I’m at home I can usually stay in bed till 9:30. Yay! Sleep is probably the thing I have to compromise on the most… there just aren’t that many places to carve out quiet hours. Sleep while the baby sleeps? I do not.
One thing I wanted to point out—not to challenge your choice, but just to share my frustration with hearing it so often. The idea that we lose a lot of an income by paying for daycare. Several moms I know who’ve chosen to stay home cite the fact that daycare ate up most of their salary as a key reason for their decision, even making it a “no brainer.” But it is a fallacy to do the math this way, as though the cost of daycare comes solely from the mother’s salary. The cost of childcare comes out of both parents’ combined income. There is also a likely significant long-term loss of lifetime earnings to consider, as the stats show that parents who have been out of the workforce have a hard time getting back in, let alone at the same rate of salary increase they were at before . I am considering kids in a few years, and something I’m weighing heavily is the potential long-term impact on our income. Freelancing, while scary because it’s not a dependable paycheck, is an appealing flexible option…

Thank you for this post. I’m a full time working mama, with a son and daughter under the age of 2. I’ve always made a good living and been hard working…but now with my little ones I’m finding my priorities have shifted quite a lot. I’m considering leaving my job for something part-time with my husband’s family business, where I’ll get to work from home. This is a very hard decision for me to make. Reading your hints is helping me realize I should be able to balance the work with the family time I’ll have while at home. Thank you again. Love your blog.

While skipping office drama (and drinks with co-workers) seems like a trip to Disneyland, one must not forget that the office can be an idea oasis. Your co-workers got their jobs for a reason. Many of them have great ideas and diverse perspectives. Without little side chats in the hallways or water cooler talks, it’s possible that moms who work solely at home miss out on key conversations that could spark their creativity. 

Wow! This post came at the perfect time for me. I was just saying all day yesterday that I need to take control of my business and create work hours, etc. I feel so blessed to have been able to leave my job working outside the home and have my own work from home business, but I am so busy that it has taken over my life and I find myself working from the moment I wake up to the moment I got to sleep. Thanks for this reminder of all of the things I have been doing wrong! I am going to make immediate changes. 🙂
The Admin Center is seeking work at home virtual assistants in the U.S. Both full and part-time virtual assistant positions are available. Hours for these home-based positions are 25 to 40 per week. From the company: "We are a growing virtual company based in Boise, Idaho that offers employees flexible scheduling, a 100% work from home position, the … Read More
This job might have not been your first thought for a stay-at home job, but it is definitely an option. To make this job work as a stay-at-home mom, you could only do appointments when your kids are at school, work as a virtual wedding planner assistant, and/or only offer day-of services. You can earn anywhere from $75-200 an hour. Most wedding planners require a minimum of three-hours with each booking.
Veronica V., Have you found anything yet? You said you are great with customer service and sales. Have you ever thought about direct sales? I am a consultant for Rodan+Fields, an anti-aging company founded by the very same dermatologists that created ProActiv. We are not a party company (though if you like hosting parties you sure can). We don’t have any quotas. I would love to talk to you if interested! Thanks!
6. Typing or data entry—You are often required to provide a lot of personal information up front, along with a payment for a starter package. What you get is an affiliate advertising package that requires you to spend time and money creating online ads. Then you will supposedly receive a commission every time someone clicks on your ads and signs up or makes a purchase. Note that there are real typing jobs for stay-at-home moms, but they would typically require interviews and typing-skills testing.
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!
Work won’t always happen. You’re a mom. This is our reality. Interruptions happen, distractions happen, KIDS happen! Accept it and embrace your time with your family. Isn’t this why you work from home? To be there for your family? If you’re goal focused and manage your time well, you’ll be able to make time for your family without needing a distraction to do it. But when the interruptions happen – close your laptop, put down your phone, and be a mom. Your work will be waiting for you when they go to bed, but your kids won’t wait for you before they grow up!

So I finally figured out what makes me most happy- working from home. I hate to admit this but I don’t enjoy being a full time SAHM. I did it for 10 years and it was the hardest 10 years of my life. It’s just too much for me and I need my own space and outlet to do what I love or I fall back into depression. I think it comes from being an introvert, a topic that needs its own blog post one day.
For many moms, the idea of earning money from home rather than trekking off to an office each day has a great amount of appeal. You can get to work in an instant, do your job in your sweatpants if you like, and be at home for your kids when school is out. But setting up that situation for yourself – and making it financially viable – can be tricky. So how do you become a work-at-home mom?

There are so many decisions to be made when a new little family member enters your world. Should you buy a bigger house? Or turn the home office into a nursery? Should you start a college fund for the child, like, yesterday? Should kids eat gluten? Clearly, being a parent is extremely overwhelming. Then there is this other decision many working moms face: do you continue to work when you have kids? Some moms believe that the answer is easy—whether they decide to work, or not. But life is really never the same again once you have a child, and while there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to continuing your career or being a stay at home mom, both will come with surprises. When you’ve been used to working five (or seven) days a week for years on end, suddenly not doing that spurs a lot of other unexpected changes. Here are things to consider before becoming a stay at home mom.
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.)
Less expensive options include help from friends, family and neighbors, hiring a mother's helper (such as a high school senior) and swapping playdates with other working parents. Michelle, a work-from-home mom from London, U.K., has an arrangement with her retired neighbor. "She looks after my kids for a couple of hours after school, twice a week, and in return I do her grocery shopping and wash her car," she tells SheKnows. "It works for both of us, and a lovely bonus is that she and my kids have developed a really great relationship." 
In a perfect world my baby wouldn’t watch any TV, I’d cook him lunch from scratch (thus saving money AND making sure it’s super healthy), and I’d sit down on the couch with my husband for a few hours every evening. I wouldn’t often have to re-schedule a meeting or work Sunday afternoon. And I would never, ever, drag myself out of bed at 2 am to edit an email because it had to go out the next day.  I would go out for a girls night now and then… or maybe join a mommy n’me sort of group?
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