For many Stay At Home Moms entertaining the idea of going back to work, the thought of leaving the children in daycare (as good as it might be) is heart wrenching. We want to be there as much as possible. It's then when the possibility of Working At Home becomes more attractive. But, what are our options? Can we do it? Do we have to stop paying attention to our children? This article offers simple answers to these questions.
The options for working at home can be divided in two big categories: jobs and businesses. Many companies are opening positions that seem ideal for Stay At Home Moms. From medical billing to paid surveys, they offer fair pay and the flexibility that allows you to finish an assignment at a more convenient pace. Home businesses also offer the advantage of setting your own hours with the added benefit of being your own boss, among other perks. You are responsible for your work and your earnings. Either option requires that you give something to get something.
The most important thing you have to give is time. It's surprising how consuming housework can be. A Stay At Home Mom has to juggle chores, schedules, finances, etc. If we are going to add something extra (alas, working from home) we have to be aware that any new activity, in order to be successful, requires time and effort. Time management and discipline are essential. Not only how many hours a day you are going to devote to work, but for how long you are going to stay committed.
The commitment to our children comes first. That means accepting that sometimes we will have to rearrange our work schedule if we have to tend to stuffed noses or help with homework. It also means teaching them that we have a responsibility to our job or business. Maybe you can even think about ways of getting the kids involved. And you have to learn to maximize your time through leverage. In this aspect, using the Internet is a must.
Either with a job or a home business, a Stay At Home Mom can work at home. It takes dedication and discipline but the rewards are worth it. Part of being a good mom is to have good self esteem, and working from home might be good for your confidence. Do your research and make a decision!