I am a stay-at-home working mother. Essentially, what that means is that I work 20 hours a week (not including the time put into Breezy Mama) with six hours of child care (if I’m lucky) a week. “So?” you ask? Weelllll, this turns me into Mommy Monster. I need to get the work done, but I also need to be there for my kids, and the whole thing gets me stressed. And when I get stressed, I yell. I’m sure my neighbors must think I have a serious [Read more…] about Back-to-School Makes the Mommy Monster Go Away
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Having pursued a promotion two months before my maternity leave, getting myself on the waiting list for on-site daycare and interviewing nannies as a back-up plan, I had every intention of returning to work full time after the birth of my first baby. Never once in my life did I imagine being a ‘stay at home’ mom – never even a consideration. As many of you Mamas have experienced yourselves, all things changed the month before I was to return to work. I found the “perfect” nanny who taught ballet to toddlers on Sundays, was taking child development classes in the evenings, her dad was a doctor and my husband’s co-worker recommended her. I wanted to hire her on the spot but my husband told me to sleep on it. Barely two hours later we were watching TV, when I just burst into uncontrollable tears over the fact that I couldn’t leave my daughter!
Instead of returning full time, I worked out a great situation in which I did my job from home, 20-30 hours a week. With the flexibility, I could work during naptimes, after bedtime and even get caught up on weekends if we had a particularly busy week. It was win-win all around and a situation employers are realizing is today’s new reality. With this economy, all families can use the extra money and moms (and dads) get to use the non-Twinkle Twinkle Little Star side of the brain. But just how do you get started?
Breezy Mama Danica told us about a great resource created by a college pal of hers, Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of Flexjobs.com– a website with the “best of the best”, hand-screened, legitimate job opportunities. Finding a “real” job, part-time from home without having worked for the company previously sounded too good to be true to me, but Sara answered Breezy Mama’s questions on how her site can find you a telecommuting position.
On your site, there are several telecommuting positions. What types of companies are listing jobs?
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