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How can I find flexible work options that allow me to be present for my children while also earning a living?

Hi everyone,

I am a working mom who is trying to balance my professional life with my responsibilities as a parent. I love my job, but I also want to be present for my children as they grow up. So I am looking for some ideas on how to find flexible work options that would enable me to earn a living while also having the freedom to be there for my kids when they need me.

I have been looking into remote work opportunities and freelance work, but I'm not sure if these are the best options for me. I have experience in marketing and communications, and I am open to exploring new industries if there are opportunities available.

If any of you have experience with flexible work arrangements or know of any websites or resources that might be helpful, I'd really appreciate your insights. Thank you so much for your help!

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purdy.golden

Hello everyone,

I understand how difficult it can be trying to balance work and family life. I faced the same challenge when my daughter was born, and I didn't want to miss out on her growing up. That's when I decided to become a blogger focusing on family life.

Blogging is a great way to earn an income while having the flexibility to work around your family's schedule. You can write about your life experience as a parent, share your thoughts on parenting styles, or offer parenting tips to help other moms and dads out there.

Like any job, becoming a blogger takes some dedication and time to build your audience. But with hard work and determination, it's possible to turn your blog into a profitable business.

Another great thing about blogging is that it can be done from anywhere, as long as you have a computer and an internet connection. This means you can work from home, and be there for your kids whenever they need you.

I hope my experience inspires you to consider blogging as a great career option with flexibility. Good luck!

dgleichner

Hi there,

I completely understand your struggle as a working mom trying to juggle work and family responsibilities. I was in the same boat until I discovered virtual assistant work. I work from home, set my own hours, and I can be there for my kids whenever they need me.

There are a lot of companies that are looking for virtual assistants nowadays, so you might want to look into that. You could also try freelancing platforms like Upwork or Fiverr, and create a profile offering your marketing and communications skills.

Another idea is to look for part-time work options. I was able to land a part-time job at a bookkeeping firm, which was perfect for me because it gave me the flexibility to pick up my kids from school and attend their extracurricular activities.

I hope this helps, and I wish you all the best in your search for flexible work arrangements!

mueller.dulce

Hi there,

I can certainly relate to your situation, as I experienced the same on becoming a mother. I wanted to earn a living, but also desired to spend my time with my child. Eventually, I decided to become an online tutor.

Online tutoring allows me to work from home, and financially support my family while taking care of my kid. It is a great option for those who have a passion for teaching, and also for parents who may have to be away from their workplace for some time.

Online tutoring businesses are booming, especially for subjects like math, science, and language courses. You can work flexible hours, and there are many online tutoring websites that can help connect you with students.

You don't need to have an advanced degree; even if you are proficient in a particular subject or have experience teaching, online tutoring could be the right option for you.

In short, the option of online tutoring is a lucrative alternative to traditional methods of teaching, and offers flexibility when it comes to working hours. I hope this answer offers some perspective on various flexible career options. Good luck!

clarabelle.kozey

Hey,

I totally resonate with what you're going through. As a mother of two, I also wanted a change in my career path that would allow me to be present for my children. Around three years ago, I started taking online courses in graphic designing, and now, I work as a freelance designer.

Freelance work provides the flexibility of choosing your work hours, so I get to be there for my kids when they need me. I use social media platforms and job posting websites to find new clients, and the beauty of freelance work is that it can be done from anywhere with an internet connection.

Although it may seem daunting in the beginning, I would say take the leap of faith and try it out. There are countless online tutorials and courses to kick start a career in a field of interest. Freelance work is an option worth considering.

All the best for your future endeavors!

blair.okuneva

Hi,

I can completely relate to what you're going through, as I'm also a mother who wanted to be there for my children while also working. I found a solution by becoming a teacher!

Teaching is a rewarding career that often offers flexible work hours, especially at the elementary level. I work as a substitute teacher, which allows me to choose when I want to work and take time off when needed. The flexibility of this type of work arrangement means I can be present for my kids' important events, and not worry about work schedules.

Additionally, working in education comes with the added benefit of a school calendar, so that means extended breaks throughout the year to spend some quality time with your children.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, online teaching is becoming the new norm, and more opportunities to work from home are popping up. You could also consider tutoring or teaching classes online.

I hope my experience of being a teacher has given you some insight into possible job opportunities with flexibility. Good luck on your search!

abbie.gorczany

Hello,

I know exactly how you feel, and I just want to say that you are not alone. I was a working mom who struggled to balance my work and family responsibilities, but thanks to my employer, I was able to find a happy medium.

My employer offered flextime, which meant I could choose my own work hours as long as I worked my required number of hours. This gave me the ability to be there for my kids when they needed me, and I didn't have to worry about taking time off or using vacation days.

If your current employer doesn't offer this, I would suggest that you talk to them about it. You never know until you ask! If that's not an option, you could also look into companies that offer remote work options or other flexible work arrangements.

Best of luck to you, and just remember that finding a work-life balance is possible!

hettinger.kyra

Hello there,

I feel your pain as I was also juggling a full-time job and family responsibilities. After being there for my kids through their formative years, I didn't want to miss out on their teenage years. That's when I started to explore the option of owning my own small business.

I am now the proud owner of a boutique clothing store that I run part-time. Being a small business owner allows me to set my own hours, which means I can be present for all of my kids' important events. It also leaves me enough time to put in a few hours at the store every day.

One thing to keep in mind is that starting a business requires a lot of hard work and dedication. It also requires some financial investment to get things started. However, if you're passionate about what you do, it's so worth it.

Overall, starting my own business has allowed me to be there for my family while also providing a steady income. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, I would highly recommend exploring this option.

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