Today’s working moms know all too well how tricky it can be to perform the balancing act between work and family life.
And….more and more of today’s working moms are leaving the corporate jungle to spend more time at the jungle gym. But, with the expense of raising kids on the rise and college tuition at record highs, giving up an income to stay at home isn’t an option for a lot of working moms today.
The good news is, with today’s technology, working from home isn’t much farther than a mouse click away. There are dozens of ways you can generate a real income from your home!
Years ago, the idea of working from home often conjured up images of those ads in the back of magazines offering to pay you to stuff envelopes from the comfort of your own home.
But not anymore!
Today there are hundreds of ways working moms can perform the work-life balancing act by working from home.
If you think working from home might be a good fit for you, the first thing you need to do is assess your skills.
What are you good at?
What do you do in your current job, and how might you do it from home?
Do you have a college degree?
Do you want one?
Answering these questions is the first step in pointing you in the right direction to becoming a work-at-home mom and helping you succeed in balancing home and work.
So, you’ve decided that working from home may be the perfect solution for balancing home life and work life.
You may be thinking, “What could be better?” or “It will be the best of both worlds – I can be home with the kids when they need me and I’ll work when they don’t.”
But, it’s important to keep in mind that working from home will require a lot of balancing between two roles. You may be able to enjoy the benefits of working around your own schedule, but you’ll also have to balance working around housework, or sick kids or after-school activities.
But…the freedoms you’ll get in return can definitely be worth it.
That hour or so you used to spend in traffic everyday, you can now use to check e-mails or return phone calls. And, you’ll save money not having to maintain a work wardrobe. Plus, you may have to fill up your gas tank a little less often which adds up to more money in your wallet and a greener existence for all of us!
Now that we’ve taken a look at some of the pros and cons of becoming a work-at-home mom this week, join me next week as we begin to take a look at how you can begin to generate an income as a work-at-home mom, and share some of the common issues that work-at-home moms often face while trying to balance work and home.
You can have it all!
Remember, if you shoot for the moon and miss, you are still among the stars!