Motherhood is hard and challenging. Bringing up teeny tiny babies into decent human beings demands dedication, physical fitness as well as mental well-being. For a lot of mothers, ‘meaningful work’ is a sure way to feel better. It also brings some bucks home. However, not every mommy can afford full-time day cares or nannies. Hence, a lot of them resort to work-at-home options.
Myriad of jobs can be performed by mommies from the comfort of their home; while still maneuvering the play-poop-clean-feed-sleep cycles of babies. Here we enlist ideal jobs for busy mommies while sitting at home.
1) Teach the kids: Tutor
Teaching young kids never gets out of fashion. Although this might sound like out of the frying pan into the fire, some women have a thing for teaching kids. They thoroughly enjoy tutoring young minds and helping in homework. Mommies can side by side educate their own kids too to double the rewards!
2) Create Knowledge: Curriculum developer
Mommies who have teaching experience and Master’s degree can capitalize these in a number of ways. One of them is to channelize their knowledge and fuse it with more research to develop curriculum. Instructions manuals, planners, notes, teaching aids can be developed from the ease of your home. This job also pays well.
3) Building World Wide Webs
Web developing has been one of the fastest growing industries for the work-from-home regime. This suits mothers who have relevant degrees/associated degrees and a passion for web development. The work can be easily done remotely and gives a sense of accomplishment. Sometimes this is all that matters to a stay at home mother.
4) Put your thoughts into words: Blogging
Mommy blogging has been in vogue lately. The trend does not seem to fade away. One way for mommies is to create their own blog and monetize it. Another way to earn is to offer their content writing services to other blogs or online magazines. Parenthood blogs usually pay per article. Starting a business blog like mind my business is also a good idea. This job offers complete flexibility as well as a means to connect with community.
5) Help them hire: HR Recruiter
For mommies who have prior experience in recruitment functions and are trained on recruitment software, working from home is not a far-fetched idea. The recruiter’s job can be performed via video-conferencing and calls. Extra ordinary communication and inter-personal skills is a key to success.
6) Help them file their Tax Returns: Tax preparer
Even though it sounds arduous, mommies can and do work from home as tax preparers. The unique aspect of this job option is its seasonality. Tax payers have huge work load during January-April in the US while the rest of the year is eased off. You can also opt for this job to plug in some extra cash in the hours of need.
7) Virtual assistant
This is an ideal job for technology enthusiast and highly organized mommies. Mommies who can multitask, organize, coordinate and communicate well fit this role. With the use of basic software and excellent time management, mommies can work as Virtual Assistant and bring some money home.
This list of work-from-home options is by no means exhaustive. The opportunities are endless. The choice and hence the compensation depend on individual mommies’ need, available time, and skill set. Whatever the case maybe, work from home options greatly empower women and bring the much needed fresh-air in the otherwise mundane life of a stay-at-home mom.