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work from home jobs

Do you moms have any experience with work from home jobs that you would recommend?  I'd like to be able to spend more time at home when my DD#2 arrives. Thanks in advance for your input...
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  • This gets asked here all the time. Very few WAH jobs allow you to work FT while watching your children. You'll either have to find some sort of daycare situation for them, or figure out a PT schedule that allows you to get work done and still provide care for your kids. Or you could be like my sister, who's up at 1am doing work because she's spending a chunk of her "normal" hours with her kids.

    A majority of WAH jobs started as in-office jobs, and the person was able to demonstrate they could still be productive at home. My company needed the equivalent of an additional 0.2 persons to get their work done, so I work on a PT/freelance basis, at around 8 hours per week. This allows me to do work when DD is napping, or after she goes to bed, or on weekends when DH can be here.

    Ultimately, most SAHMs decide to SAHM FT and make changes in other areas to be able to afford to stay home.

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  • I'm a hooker at night :)

    Sorry this gets asked all the time.

  • image Dr.Loretta:

    This gets asked here all the time. Very few WAH jobs allow you to work FT while watching your children. You'll either have to find some sort of daycare situation for them, or figure out a PT schedule that allows you to get work done and still provide care for your kids. Or you could be like my sister, who's up at 1am doing work because she's spending a chunk of her "normal" hours with her kids.

    A majority of WAH jobs started as in-office jobs, and the person was able to demonstrate they could still be productive at home. My company needed the equivalent of an additional 0.2 persons to get their work done, so I work on a PT/freelance basis, at around 8 hours per week. This allows me to do work when DD is napping, or after she goes to bed, or on weekends when DH can be here.

    Ultimately, most SAHMs decide to SAHM FT and make changes in other areas to be able to afford to stay home.

     

    Did you just C&P this from the last time it was asked? ;)

  • image mrsnemitz:
    image Dr.Loretta:

    This gets asked here all the time. Very few WAH jobs allow you to work FT while watching your children. You'll either have to find some sort of daycare situation for them, or figure out a PT schedule that allows you to get work done and still provide care for your kids. Or you could be like my sister, who's up at 1am doing work because she's spending a chunk of her "normal" hours with her kids.

    A majority of WAH jobs started as in-office jobs, and the person was able to demonstrate they could still be productive at home. My company needed the equivalent of an additional 0.2 persons to get their work done, so I work on a PT/freelance basis, at around 8 hours per week. This allows me to do work when DD is napping, or after she goes to bed, or on weekends when DH can be here.

    Ultimately, most SAHMs decide to SAHM FT and make changes in other areas to be able to afford to stay home.

     LOL, I was wondering the same thing.

    Did you just C&P this from the last time it was asked? ;)


  • Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.
  • image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    They are being helpful.  They told her the truth.  If there were a  lot of work from home jobs out there that are legitimate, then a lot more moms that want to work from home would.  I SAH, but we had to cut back and I have to watch other kids in home in order to afford it. The pp's were not trying to be mean...The Bump chat boards are very sarcastic.  

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  • image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    oy 

  • image pam1005:

    image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    They are being helpful.  They told her the truth.  If there were a  lot of work from home jobs out there that are legitimate, then a lot more moms that want to work from home would.  I SAH, but we had to cut back and I have to watch other kids in home in order to afford it. The pp's were not trying to be mean...The Bump chat boards are very sarcastic.  

    And I understand what you are saying.  It was my first reaction to the hooker comment and the did you just copy and paste this comment.  Some people here would just like a legitimate answer without having to deal with sarcasm or people that bring you down.  I appreciated the comment left by the first 'post in response' and completely understand her point of view on the topic. It just gets redundant on these boards (thebump boards) to have the ladies say that this question gets asked here all the time or are we really answering this again when they were new at one time too.  Just a little nudge to say let's all remember the golden rule.  I shouldn't have butted in...maybe I am just having one of those emotional days.  We all know that we can have those.

  • image mrsnemitz:
    image Dr.Loretta:

    This gets asked here all the time. Very few WAH jobs allow you to work FT while watching your children. You'll either have to find some sort of daycare situation for them, or figure out a PT schedule that allows you to get work done and still provide care for your kids. Or you could be like my sister, who's up at 1am doing work because she's spending a chunk of her "normal" hours with her kids.

    A majority of WAH jobs started as in-office jobs, and the person was able to demonstrate they could still be productive at home. My company needed the equivalent of an additional 0.2 persons to get their work done, so I work on a PT/freelance basis, at around 8 hours per week. This allows me to do work when DD is napping, or after she goes to bed, or on weekends when DH can be here.

    Ultimately, most SAHMs decide to SAHM FT and make changes in other areas to be able to afford to stay home.

     

    Did you just C&P this from the last time it was asked? ;)

    Sadly, no. But I should save it for next time.

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  • image SweetHappiness:

    And I understand what you are saying.  It was my first reaction to the hooker comment and the did you just copy and paste this comment.  Some people here would just like a legitimate answer without having to deal with sarcasm or people that bring you down.  I appreciated the comment left by the first 'post in response' and completely understand her point of view on the topic. It just gets redundant on these boards (thebump boards) to have the ladies say that this question gets asked here all the time or are we really answering this again when they were new at one time too.  Just a little nudge to say let's all remember the golden rule.  I shouldn't have butted in...maybe I am just having one of those emotional days.  We all know that we can have those.

    Sorry, but this is where it's getting ridiculous. Any newbie worth her salt should spend some time lurking on a board and checking to see if her question has been asked, especially one that's asked multiple times a week in all of its various forms. I realize that the search function usually sucks on the Nest/Bump, but it doesn't take that long to scroll through a page or 2 of posts to see if your question has been asked. That goes for other boards besides this one (if I see one more question about solids on the 3-6 months board I'm going to scream).

    It's equally redundant to see the Nth question about how to have a job as a SAHM and spend more time with your kids.

    My answer was my little nudge that people should look around on the board for an answer to their question so they don't get inundated with "we hear this all the time" responses and actually get the information they're looking for.

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  • image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    LOL

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  • image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    lmao- seriously?

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    image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    lmao- seriously?

    What, you mean it doesn't make your life worth living to tell people that it's damn near impossible to replace a full time salary with part time hours and no childcare??

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    image Stacyc625:

    image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    lmao- seriously?

    What, you mean it doesn't make your life worth living to tell people that it's damn near impossible to replace a full time salary with part time hours and no childcare??

    lol- I can't even touch this topic seriously right now.

    I just don't understand how many people think there is a magic website/company that just hires a bunch of SAHM's that don't want to pay for childcare and make FT $. 

    There is NO FREE LUNCH people- if you want to make the $ (and SAH- like I do) get resourceful people. Do your homework. Don't sit and come on an internet message board and think a magic answer will be handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow.

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    image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    lmao- seriously?

    Pretty sure the ladies on this board are way nicer about repeat questions than most of the other boards. 

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  • I was just asking if anyone had any experience with anything that they would like to share.  I own my own business and do that anyway and I am working on doing more of that so that I am not away from home so much.  I know there is no magic wand to make full time money sitting at home with my kids.  But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  Was simply curious what other moms did?  This is why I simply lurk on these boards because people are snarky and rude, simply jumping to conclusions about what people think.  Do you need the golden rule handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow?
  • I do think its interesting how often this question gets asked considering WFH moms are working mothers - SAH implies we do not work.

    I do work from home (and put in a few office hours) and although i do hang out here, I dont consider myself a stay at home mom.  I think about my job too much to ever feel like a SAHM.

    what kind of business do you own?   is it your only job?

    best way to work from home is to cut a deal with your employer (which is what i did)...since you are your own employer, that should be pretty easy? 

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  • Geez the SAHMs sure gave you cranky answers.  You should ask on the Working Moms board, they are waaayyy nicer over there and can give you both TONS of suggestions on how to make a great salary while watching your babies full time!  It's so easy, really!  I don't know why more moms don't work from home!
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  • image SweetHappiness:
    image pam1005:

    image SweetHappiness:
    Sorry the ladies here aren't more helpful.  Apparently they forgot that they were new to this at one time too.  I was wondering the same thing but will be looking elsewhere for people who will lift me up and not laugh at their own sarcastic remarks.

    They are being helpful.  They told her the truth.  If there were a  lot of work from home jobs out there that are legitimate, then a lot more moms that want to work from home would.  I SAH, but we had to cut back and I have to watch other kids in home in order to afford it. The pp's were not trying to be mean...The Bump chat boards are very sarcastic.  

    And I understand what you are saying.  It was my first reaction to the hooker comment and the did you just copy and paste this comment.  Some people here would just like a legitimate answer without having to deal with sarcasm or people that bring you down.  I appreciated the comment left by the first 'post in response' and completely understand her point of view on the topic. It just gets redundant on these boards (thebump boards) to have the ladies say that this question gets asked here all the time or are we really answering this again when they were new at one time too.  Just a little nudge to say let's all remember the golden rule.  I shouldn't have butted in...maybe I am just having one of those emotional days.  We all know that we can have those.

    Sense of humor.  Try to find one.

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  • image plegg:
    I was just asking if anyone had any experience with anything that they would like to share.  I own my own business and do that anyway and I am working on doing more of that so that I am not away from home so much.  I know there is no magic wand to make full time money sitting at home with my kids.  But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  Was simply curious what other moms did?  This is why I simply lurk on these boards because people are snarky and rude, simply jumping to conclusions about what people think.  Do you need the golden rule handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow?

    Take this as a grain of salt I mean because i am one of those people that sit at home while I let my husband make all the money, all I do is spend it. This answer just made you sound like a total ass to me!

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    image plegg:
    I was just asking if anyone had any experience with anything that they would like to share.  I own my own business and do that anyway and I am working on doing more of that so that I am not away from home so much.  I know there is no magic wand to make full time money sitting at home with my kids.  But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  Was simply curious what other moms did?  This is why I simply lurk on these boards because people are snarky and rude, simply jumping to conclusions about what people think.  Do you need the golden rule handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow?

    Take this as a grain of salt I mean because i am one of those people that sit at home while I let my husband make all the money, all I do is spend it. This answer just made you sound like a total ass to me!

    Yes

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  • image plegg:
    I was just asking if anyone had any experience with anything that they would like to share.  I own my own business and do that anyway and I am working on doing more of that so that I am not away from home so much.  I know there is no magic wand to make full time money sitting at home with my kids.  But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  Was simply curious what other moms did?  This is why I simply lurk on these boards because people are snarky and rude, simply jumping to conclusions about what people think.  Do you need the golden rule handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow?

    wow that's such a nice way to put it. No

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  • image plegg:
    I was just asking if anyone had any experience with anything that they would like to share.  I own my own business and do that anyway and I am working on doing more of that so that I am not away from home so much.  I know there is no magic wand to make full time money sitting at home with my kids.  But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  Was simply curious what other moms did?  This is why I simply lurk on these boards because people are snarky and rude, simply jumping to conclusions about what people think.  Do you need the golden rule handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow?

    Why not? Are there really that many husbands out there who won't *let* their wives be FT SAHMS?

    If you want snarky and rude, you ain't seen nothing yet.

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  • image plegg:
    I was just asking if anyone had any experience with anything that they would like to share.  I own my own business and do that anyway and I am working on doing more of that so that I am not away from home so much.  I know there is no magic wand to make full time money sitting at home with my kids.  But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  Was simply curious what other moms did?  This is why I simply lurk on these boards because people are snarky and rude, simply jumping to conclusions about what people think.  Do you need the golden rule handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow?

     

    There is not a lot of "sitting at home" in my day... Being a SAHM isn't  bon-bons and soap operas. I've chosen not to earn a paycheck, but my day is filled with work.

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    image plegg:
    I was just asking if anyone had any experience with anything that they would like to share.  I own my own business and do that anyway and I am working on doing more of that so that I am not away from home so much.  I know there is no magic wand to make full time money sitting at home with my kids.  But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  Was simply curious what other moms did?  This is why I simply lurk on these boards because people are snarky and rude, simply jumping to conclusions about what people think.  Do you need the golden rule handed to you on a silver platter with a pretty bow?

     

    There is not a lot of "sitting at home" in my day... Being a SAHM isn't  bon-bons and soap operas. I've chosen not to earn a paycheck, but my day is filled with work.

    I earn that money I take from my husband damnit!

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  • image plegg:
     But I am also not going to sit at home and let my husband do all the work outside of the home.  

    LOL  You forgot that we also eat bon bons while our husbands do all the work.  

    Good luck making any friends on this board.  


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  • My husband DOES do all the work, and I do spend his money. He likes it like that. Sorry your situation isn't as cushy as mine. For that you can kiss my heiny. I'm not apologizing that I got it made. I worked hard for many years, now I don't have to. Perhaps you should have married better?! HA!

     

    Where do these people get off coming in here asking a stupid question and then whining when they don't get the answer they want. You could always stuff envelopes I hear that's lucrative.

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