Post # 1
so fiance and i want to start having kids soon. we feel we are ready and arent concered about being married for a few years before having a family. fiances dad is sick and we both would love to have our first child meet his dad before he passes.
i do not want to send my kids to daycare. i want to be there every second with my kids.
so i have been really interested in medical transcript but the more research i do the job just doesnt seem that high in demand. i have never been one who has wanted to go back to school.. and so i dont want to waste our money for something that is going to hard to find a job afterwards.
so im wondering what kind of job are you guys doiong that stay at home?
i thought about selling crafts that i make but that will take sometime for that to start booming
Post # 3
Just be aware that many companies who let their employees work from home have policies that your children cannot be at home while you are working.
Post # 5
PitBulLover Really! wow i havent heard that.. that is just lame haha! thanks for telling me that!
i did have a online clothing bouquet that i loved doing but it started off really really slow and the ex husband made me close it down.
Post # 6
there was another thread not too long ago talking about who works from home and what they do, try searching for that to see if you can get any ideas
Post # 7
many companies require you to show proof that you have childcare. your kids are allowed to be at home, but you have to have a full time nanny there.
working at home is not a way to avoid childcare.
what kind of work experience do you have?
Post # 8
Yea it sounds like you really want to be a stay at home mom, but still have a paycheck. I’m just not sure that is really possible. Lots of people work from home… but they have to really WORK like… all the time. I work from home (I’m an attorney) but I don’t think I could do this job and watch a child. From what I hear kids take a lot of attention and effort and pretty much the only time you have to work is during naps which may or may not be a couple hours per day. Probably your best bet is to try to start your own business of some sort? That way you don’t have a boss to answer to and if some days you aren’t able to work, you’re not really letting anyone you work with down.
Post # 9
I don’t think it’s lame that companies don’t want children around while their parents are working. Children are distractions when you are on company time. Maybe I’m too mean? I just think working and children shouldn’t mix.
Telemarketing, data entry, and etsy-related stuff are the only at-home jobs I can think of besides consulting.
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Post # 11
You really can’t work at home and be a full-time parent at home at the same time. You won’t be able to do either role well. I think it makes total sense.
Also, I personally think that socialization of kids is really important – so a mix of being at home and either a nanny share or private daycare may be something you should look into if you really want to work from home some. Being with your kids every second isn’t going to give them the social skills they need unless you are actively outside the home partaking in group activities. And if you’re doing that, you definitely aren’t at work.
Post # 12
kitzy i dont have much.. iv worked at a car dealership for 9 years. only job iv had. well iv had about 6 different jobs with in the company but yah.. im a very fast typer so thats why i thought the medical transcript would be a good fit for me and id enjoy learning the medical terms and what not. i understand its not going to be easy that i wish but hey a girl and dream 😉
CorgiTales yeah maybe too good to be true… i often find myself in those situations 😉
ya know i really would be fine with a part time check. if i have to go somewhere and work part time id be fine with that. just wanting to figure out what kind of options i do have so we can see if this is even possible right now. and if we have to wait then we have to wait.
i know kids take alot of attention i did babysitting for 4 years. i love kids!
i could be a stay at home mom i just would hate to put all that pressure on my husband with him bring home the money and providing everything. i feel like i need to pitch in. even though id be home raising our children. hope im makin sense 🙂
Post # 13
crayfish oh i agree 110% that kids need to socialize but that could be done in other ways besides daycare. for me and what iv noticed and heard from friends and family i would just love to do whatever i can to not have to send my kids to daycare. so thats just why im thinking of my options to see if fiance and i really can start trying for kids after we are married or if its the right thing financially to wait a bit.
Post # 14
i guess im wanting to live a perfect dream world.. especially right now in this economy.
Post # 15
Don’t give up hope! I know a few friends who have babies and do part time work at home. Both do graphic design projects and they only work a few hours a week, usually while their kids are napping. They make enough each month to pay for groceries or slightly more.
If you are interested in medical transcription, there are a few jobs out there but you might have to dig for them a bit. I would try contacting some medical offices and seeing who does their transcription. I have done medical transcription in the past and I think it would be doable with a child, if you don’t take on too many hours.
Really though, if you love kids you could probably make some money babysitting if you are at home with your kids and would be willing to take on one or two more during the day. It seems to be the most realistic option for you.
Post # 16
I have a semi-stay at home business. I came up with several spice blends that I package and then sell at various craft shows, and soon, the local farmers market. The work, mixing the spices, and packaging, I do at home. The sales part I do on the weekends. The business is still in its beginning stages, so it isn’t a huge moneymaker yet, but I have hope and a wonderfully supportive fiance.
I have a friend who does book keeping for small businesses from home. She started out as a full time book keeper for a business, and then when she went out on maternity leave, they just let her do her job from home. She then picked up other small business clients, businesses who still need someone to keep their books but can’t afford to pay a full time staffer for this, and she’s doing well. I do know that she does the majority of her work once her husband is home so he can watch the kids while she’s working, and that she is absolutely slammed at tax time. But, for the rest of the year it works for her.