Work from home mamas! I need help

posted 5 months ago in Career
Post # 16
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Sounds like you’d be looking more for part-time than full-time, right? That’s what I do, part-time work at home and full-time Stay-At-Home Mom. My daughter will be two next month and in these last 2 years I’ve actually worked for two different companies as an operations manager. The key thing is finding a flexible company/manager that isn’t focused on hours logged (I don’t track hours, I am salaried) but actual work completed. I get SO much more done at home than I did in the office. Even though I have a toddler around I have a lot fewer distractions than the typical office/coworker interruptions. I do not wake up extra early – in fact I rarely set an alarm because my daughter usually is up around 7:30 and we start the day. While we eat breakfast I may peek at email on my phone to see if anything is urgent. She naps from 11-2 so this is when I get the majority done. Calls with my boss, projects, emails, etc. If for some reason I have a lot of other stuff going on and can only put a little time in, I’ll do a little after she goes to bed (7). And being pregnant with #2, I can rarely stay up too late. I’m typically in bed by 10 so it’s not as though I have to work the night through either  

It’s definitely not impossible if you find the right company and have a good routine established with your little one. It’s been the perfect setup for my family. 

Post # 17
6858 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

haley309 :  To be honest you will need someone to watch your child/children while you work.  You will not be productive or not fully concentrating on the job at hand with a child/children there. I telecommute for my work.  To be working from home, we must have a child/children in daycare or have another adult there to care of said child/children.  I love working from home but do know when I do have to work when my child is here even with my husband watching him, it is much harder to concentrate even though they are in a different part of the house.  If you chose to go your own business you won’t make much with having children around because you won’t get much done, as to if you didn’t have children around you as you worked. 

Post # 18
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I work from home for an insurance company, many of them have remote workers

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