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Working Mums - Being a Work At Home Mum (WAHM)

Updated on December 16, 2015

Work At Home Mums

Work at home mums, or WAHMs, are all over the world. What starts out as being a stay at home role whilst on maternity leave, for many turns into a new found career and women choose not to return to the 'regular' workforce, but opt to stay at home and work in the home at what is arguable the hardest job in the world.

Those who want the best of both worlds, want to earn money but still remain at home, take the plunge at being a work at home mum, or WAHM. It's definitely not a decision taken lightly.

Be it big or small business, women are taking the plunge to stay at home with their children and earn some money at the same time. Albeit a hard job, it's a choice growing in popularity. Are you a WAHM?

Be prepared to trip, fall and change directions. Be flexible but be determined.

Becoming a WAHM

Taking the time to make a decision about becoming a WAHM is critical. Should I? Could I? Think long and hard. Trust me, I know. I have been down this road and I know the hurdles you come across. The questions you ask yourself are almost endless...

  • Can I do this?
  • How can I juggle work and a baby crying, or demanding my attention?
  • What would I do?
  • What are my options?
  • What jobs exist for people like me?
  • Are there WAHM networks I can join?

Do yourself a favor. If you are home with a baby, a toddler or grown up children and you are seriously contemplating becoming a WAHM, spend time putting pen to paper.

Write down your interests, your hobbies, your skills and abilities, your likes, your dislikes and the amount of time per day you can spend realistically working on achieving your goals.

Think about how you will manage disruptions, how you will manage when you or your child (or partner for that matter) is ill. What will you do if you do not earn money in the early days? This point is truer than anyone wants to believe!

If, after you have done your research, thought long and hard and still decide this is something you want to do, time to think about where you can best apply yourself.

Make money at home

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  • Do you like to paint, draw or design?
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  • Do you like public speaking?
  • Is eBay your thing? Working in the hours that suit you best. Working on your own terms.


Keep your eyes open!

There are many work at home job opportunities floating around and many of them are scams. Unfortunately! One thing though that is popular (to say the least) is selling your odds and ends, including children's clothing and toys, accessories and furniture on eBay. Check out WAHMs on eBay to know where to begin. There is a lot of money to be made and almost nothing (if anything at all) to outlay! Give it a go.

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