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Mom working as freelance from home – Pros and cons

If you want to work from home because you have little children to take care of you are not alone. Today many moms decide to work from their houses. Not only when the children are babies. Once kids start going to school it can be a great advantage for mom to be available at home when needed.




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Other possible jobs from home are:

  • Phone sales
  • Web building
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Home sales

The list can become very long. In fact, there are a lot of jobs that can be converted and adjusted to fit your life as a stay at home mom. A good advice is to look at what you like the most and then see how that could translate into a job from home.

Advantages of working from home

The advantages of working from home are many. You will always be there and you can adjust your job to your schedule. If you are having a baby it can be a wonderful feeling to know that you can breastfeed freely and not have to stress about daycare during the first year.

Running your own business, you also have the option of scaling it according to the time you have for working. If you are successful you might even find it necessary to branch out and hire people for certain assignments.

Some of the most important advantages of working from home are:

  • You cut time on traveling to work
  • You save money on daycare for the kids
  • You can manage your working hours according to your needs
  • You can combine work with things you need to do at home
  • You are always there for kids who need to come home from school ASAP

Cons of working from home

But is it all sunshine and la la land? Of course not! Many work-at-home moms will let you know that there are cons to this type of working situation. One is that you never get a break from your house and home environment. You are always by the kitchen with the tempting fridge, the laundry room with the growing laundry mountain and other things that should not be dealt with when you are working.

To make it work you must have a schedule and stick to it. If you start mixing too much between your role as a mom and housekeeper and your job it can become sticky and very stressful. Make sure that baby is sleeping or someone is watching him when you sit down by the computer to work. That will help you let go of baby-related thoughts.

The schedule will also help you with another obvious con of working from home, namely working too much. There are no set hours and therefore you could end up sitting all night by the computer. That is not a strategy that will work when you must get up early next morning to take care of children, breakfasts and other house matters.

Turkish Coffee for Tired Moms!

A tired Mom needs something to perk up with and we all know what powers coffee can have on our mood and patience. If you want a new type of coffee to wake up with in the morning and afternoon you should try Turkish Coffee. You can make it with any coffee you have at home and make sure to include lots of sugar!

The mud that forms in this type of coffee will sink to the bottom of the cup so just wait a bit before you start to drink. By the way, kids also love this coffee so be careful not to let them in on it too early or you’ll have to watch your cup where it stands for kids that want to drink it! They will not know the difference between the tasty coffee and the sticky mud so be aware.

In this video, Expert Mom shows you how to make Turkish Coffee with the most basic ingredients and tools. Have a look and perk up!

Tips for a Working Mom

The term working Mom is really a silly one because if you are a Mom you are working! Still we all know that this term refers to Moms that work both in the home and outside. If you belong to this category you are either reading this because you feel that you need some urgent advice to make it all work out or because you want to make the situation even better. A working Mom can certainly do well with some tips for how to make the whole circus go on happy and healthy.

Schedule

The first thing you must do is make a schedule. People without schedules are lost and especially Mothers. When you are so tight for time you can’t afford not keeping track of your tasks. A schedule is actually good for the whole family. When everyone knows when you are available they should be able to treat your time with respect which will make it easier for you to handle your day. Small kids are just that and that’s why you need to make sure that you schedule time for all of your children. Don’t try to do many things at once. Either you will suffer of the kids will feel neglected.

Quality Time

This leads us to quality time. You should make sure that there is quality time with your children and your partner each week, this time should preferably not be spent together as a group, at least not every time. You need to have moments with each child as well as your partner and by making room for it in your calendar life becomes easier. Remember that your partner is more likely to help out with the work load at home if he feels cared for as well so be sure to invest some extra time in him whenever you can!

Solo Time

By now you might be sighing, how can a working Mom make enough space for the family and spouse and now we are getting to solo time. A woman without space will get very edgy. This will only create negative energy which will drain you even more and make those who are nudging you nudge some more. Solo time can be anything you want it to be but make sure it won’t be things like cleaning the car, going through bills or other things that aren’t really meant to motivate and stimulate you as a person.

Something to Look Forward to

It can make such a difference to have something to look forward to and for a working Mom this can really make regular days feel easier and more energized. Plan a family trip or vacation or make arrangements for the two of you to go off alone. Even a night out without the kids in fancy outfits is something to look forward to so be creative with your plans. Try to make little islands of fun in your life to re-charge from. Remember that when you do things that make you smile and feel good you also spill that happy energy over on your family.

It will be great for everyone when Mom is relaxed and happy so make it happen!