How do moms make money at part-time?

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Registered: 09-01-2002
How do moms make money at part-time?
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 2:20pm

Questions: Is it financially meaningful to work part-time, especially some of the time from home, if kids are home with mom after school dismissal and summer/vacations.  If you presently work full-time but had to work mostly from your home office for a long term, to meet the needs of your family or your health, does your employer/home life allow for that?  And for how long?  "Forever"?


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Registered: 09-01-2002
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 6:02pm

just_another_marla wrote:
  Not everyone finds SAH as exhausting as you do.</p>

Are you talking about my SAH before or after I come home from my tennis match and lunch at the country club? LOL!  SAH is a slice of Heaven compared to working and 7 years of my Ivy League undergrad and law school.  Perhaps you're thinking of someone else?

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 6:20pm

No Thardy, I'm referencing the quoted post, which is yours, unless iVillage has gone glitch-crazy again. 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 6:41pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>No Thardy, I'm referencing the quoted post, which is yours, unless iVillage has gone glitch-crazy again. </p>

I'm still not seeing it!  Shall I describe more of my daily life as a SAHM? ;)

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 7:43pm

I'm still not seeing it!  Shall I describe more of my daily life as a SAHM? ;)

I guess some people do less at home so they are less tired. I would think with a new baby you would be tired too. Oh well....

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 7:56pm

I've always maintained that my life as a SAHM is easier than that of a working mom, if for no other reason than I've got more hours at home in which to get stuff done.

Today was a spectacular cake walk--gym, lunch w/a friend, grocery store, a bit of planting in the garden & catch up on paperwork, cook dinner & now hanging w/the kids after some baking. Was life more challenging w/little ones at home? Sure. But now that they're in school--if I weren't in school myself, I would be bored out of my mind.

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 9:14pm

Working from home is not for everyone and not ideal for every company, but it is a viable option for many.

I know very few people who do very little all day.  

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 05-09-2013 - 10:16am

<<I guess some people do less at home so they are less tired. I would think with a new baby you would be tired too. Oh well....>> could be that some are more efficient with their time than others or simply chose to spend it in different ways.


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Registered: 01-21-2011
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 7:33pm

I've been a WAHM for about eight years now. But - and here's the catch - working at home means making sacrificing somewhere in your schedule. It's unrealistic to think that you'll work at home part time if you have children around. You're cheating your boss if you do. But if you work part-time during the evenings and naps, you can make a pretty big dent in some household bills depending on what you do with that time. 

As children get older and head off to school, you can easily do 30 to 35 hours per week, especially if you add time in the evening, but you can't work at home effectively and also plan to be the room parent, the volunteer soccer coach, Betty Homemaker and napping when the kids nap. It just does't work that way. 

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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 10:22pm
I WAH a few days a week. My friends in the legal field range from only working from home on a rare project that allows it, to doing it 2-3 days a week. Many bring their laptops home regularly. The common approach seems to be getting up early and work 2 hours before the kids get up. Have breakfast with them, then send them off to school or day care or nanny. Take a long break during the day for kids' activities, either with leave or flex-time, work until dinner time, then again at bedtime/homework time. For all of the ones I know, the expectations are very clear, and the emoter gets more work out of the employee because they do not want to lose the privilege.
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Fri, 07-18-2014 - 12:02pm

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