Is a stay at home mom not worthy of pay? How do I make my own money?
How do you mothers with kids who are single, or who have a man that works constantly make a living at home?
The answer lies within you. A stay at home mom is definitely worthy of her own pay and it is a must for your independence and security not to mention that of your children. I do not have children and don't want to have any but, I do know stay at home moms who create arts and crafts and sell them online and outside the home on their own schedules. Others have started their own home based businesses such as t-shirt and online sales companies. Some of these women have invented their own products for which they are paid.
Also think in terms of creating streams of income rather than having just one income source. MANY people got burned with having only one stream of income (a single job) at the start of the recession and many of them have yet to recover. Think about anything that you truly have an interest in and enjoy. Examples include: day care, consultant, proof reader, data entry (though jobs/gigs are scarce), customer service, writing and tutoring others via computer.
If your husband and you can agree on an amount, perhaps you can be directly given a portion of the household income to do with as you please as well. I can tell you after a couple years here on HP, I am earning more income now than I was at first. It's not a lot, but I sure like it and I know that you can do the same or more! It takes time to build up an income whatever the sources. However, it can be done. Be sure to create one and then another and continue doing what you need increase profits until you are satisfied.
I got certified and started teaching fitness classes. Work out time was one thing that I've always carved out for myself so it really added no time to my day nor took away from my mommy duties. I get a free gym membership now and the best part . . I get PAID to exercise!
by McKenna Meyers 23 months ago
How do you respond to someone who's openly disdainful to your life choices?I'm a stay-at-home mom to two sons, one with autism. Staying at home has certainly hurt us financially, but it was the right choice. I had been a kindergarten teacher and couldn't imagine being with kids all day long only to...
by Peeples 6 years ago
Is there a stigma to being a stay at home mom?Heard some of this on talk radio (bad for my health I know but I'm addicted) yesterday. Does being a stay at home mom imply to others that you are somehow less intellectual than a working mother? If so why?
by India Arnold 6 years ago
What do you think are the pro's and con's of being a stay at home mom?
by brielise 4 years ago
Do you think stay at home moms are "lazy"?Watching Anderson right now, this is apparently a huge debate. If I have the financial means, I want to be home with the baby, and my boyfriend supports this decision. It's not because I don't want to work or think I shouldn't, I just want the...
by Peeples 6 years ago
Should children use their own money to buy parents gifts?My birthday is coming up next month and this is something my husband and I have been talking about. My 2 oldest children get an allowance and have their own money. Every time they have to buy gifts for one of us we usually give them more...
by Just Ask Jess 6 years ago
If you had the choice, would you rather be a stay at home mom or a career mom?Some people cant afford to stay at home, but if you could..would you?
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