Moms Work From Home

September 29, 2012 by Tulan  
Published in Work

Women are finding it easier to work part time from home in many situations. If there are children, daycare cost is prohibitive, transportation takes another chunk of the pay check and there are other expenses included in going out to work. Working from home might actually add dollars to your pocket.

Many women like to work, even if it isn’t financially necessary, but when you have several children in the home, is it worth it? Some women are finding it more financially sound to stay at home and work part time. It allows them to balance work and family. With the high cost of day care and transportation, many moms say it pays them to stay home.

Employers are making it easier by allowing employees to work fewer flexible hours from home. Doing so saves money for everyone involved. Moms, dads, retirees and people who are sick of the rat race are jumping onboard. Be flexible but flexibility must go both ways. Work on an hourly basis, then if the hours creep up, ask to be paid more. You should expect more money or shorter hours.

Some employers find it feasible to buy home laptops and DSL connections for home workers. It isn’t only the home worker but employers who benefit from this arrangement. It saves employers office space and facilities. Do ask if you can expect promotions, often the answer is no, so accept it. Be realistic, some employers see home workers as less committed to their job.

Expect trade offs but remember the benefits. Mom is at home with the children. No daycare fees to take most of her pay check. Moms job would be easier if she can arrange her working hours when dad is home to take care of the kids. You definitely wont be able to do as much cooking, house cleaning or car pooling as you would like.

Your whole family should buy into mom working at home. Older children can look after younger ones. Dad can do after dinner clean up. For many moms who work part time from home, it’s well worth it. You will save costs of working clothes, transportation, child care and lunches away from home. Your family will learn more responsibility. For many families it works out with many advantages.

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19 Responses to “Moms Work From Home”
  1. lauralu Says:

    This is true and helpful thanks

  2. jennifer eiffel01 Says:

    My mom is on social security so I need taken care of she is home every day. My sister has a son, but she makes 6 figures so she is able to afford day care in his school and she can even afford Catholic school!

  3. Martin Kloess Says:

    Thank you for this.

  4. Shirley Shuler Says:

    Excellent post Tulan, it would benefit a lot of moms by working from home.

  5. nourisv Says:

    Thanks as you come up with this ! very thoughtful of you!

  6. girishpuri Says:

    very helpful. thanks

  7. Kai Vicky Says:

    Well, my mom helps my dad in our business. But it’s true that many moms earn from home, so that they can be on same page with personal and professional lives.

  8. Agnes Chin Says:

    It is a very good idea but it can only be done if the after half has got a steady income, part time work from home pay can be supplementary income to the household.

  9. elee Says:

    Thanks a lot for this ;)

  10. shelpeare Says:

    True. Some people are even making a living online with domain flipping.

  11. Uma Shankari Says:

    Compartmentalization of work responsibilities and strict work discipline are needed to make working from home a success.

  12. stevetheblogger Says:

    Such a wonderful article I know quite a few Mothers working from home now and it is because of what you say child Care is just out of reach for them.
    Best Wishes

  13. Robin L Says:

    A great article, Tulan. I think a lot of mothers are now working from home for the reasons you have mentioned…Its a win win situation as I see it.

  14. Edsss Says:

    It is much convenient for us women to work from comfort of our homes especially we have a family to take care of or kids to keep an eye for. All thanks to the computer and internet. It is very helpful nowadays and many women are making some cash that actually helps the family.

  15. Rose that grew from concrete Says:

    This is really helpful thanks for the share

  16. PR Mace Says:

    I so wish I could have worked from home when my children were younger. Good article.

  17. Martin Kloess Says:

    Good work thank you for sharing.

  18. LCM Linda Says:

    This is a win-win solution to both employers and employees. Moms can take care of the children and earn an income to help support the family.

  19. wynwira Says:

    my mom also working from home. nice share tulan…

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