How To Be A Stay At Home Mom With A Home Business
By Daphne Succes
If you are a mom, then you already have a full time job with an endless amount of overtime hours. Even with all of the responsibilities that being a mom includes, some women decide to be a stay at home mom with a home business. This can be a very rewarding adventure and allows some additional cash flow into the household.
Being a stay at home mom with a home business takes a lot of dedication, patience and, most of all, determination. You will probably want to start out small and, time and interest permitting, work your way up to a larger business in the future. Because you will need to take frequent breaks throughout the day, it's a good idea to select a business that is not completely demanding or time consuming. If possible, search for a business opportunity that offers part-time hours. This will give you plenty of time to spend with your children, but also give you the opportunity to do something for yourself and earn extra money in the process.
Being a stay at home mom with a home business is ideal for many women. The fact that you will be able to stay at home and still be a large presence in your children's life is extremely important. Many parents do not want to leave their children with a nanny, babysitter or relative, so having one parent working at home is the perfect option for many families.
At first, it may be very challenging to balance home life with being a stay at home mom with a home business. It will be difficult to separate business from pleasure and your children may not understand why mommy is not available all the time. It's a good idea to approach the transition slowly and take into consideration that your children will miss having you available 24/7. Every home business requires a computer so, if you are a stay at home mom with a home business, make sure that the computer is placed in the same room that your children are in. If they spend most of their time in the family room, place a desk in the corner and set up your office there. This will allow you to be near your children, keep a close eye on them and work at the same time. This may be challenging at first because the children will want your constant attention, but try to explain that their mom has some very important work to finish and assure them that you will spend time with them very shortly. Begin with 30 minutes of work at different times throughout the day, then plan an activity with your little ones. Gradually work your way up to longer periods of work throughout the day as the children adjust and will allow you the time to finish your work.
Being a stay at home mom with a home business will literally entail you taking on two jobs at once. It is a wonderful way, however, to spend time doing something that is just for you and can take you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - even if only for a few minutes. Selling on internet auctions or babysitting are two very good starter businesses and can increase in volume in accordance with your time and desire.
About The Author
Daphne Succes is a Writer, Business Owner, Motivator and Self-Starter and full-time Mom. She enjoys writing articles about small businesses and family and tries to motivate other women with the same desires. She can be reached at 1-877-TOY-DIVA http://www.daphnespassion.com.