15 WORK AT HOME JOB IDEAS (OR SIDE HUSTLES) FOR STAY AT HOME MOMS



I’M A MOM AND I NEEDED A SIDE HUSTLE.


I had always wanted to be a stay at home mom who works from home, but never quite figured out how. I’d tried lots of different things over the years – making and selling things online, photography, but none of those things were for me.

Since my idea of the BEST life that I can imagine for myself is me at home with my baby, I determined to make it happen.

So I set out to find a way to earn an income from home with a side hustle, as a stay at home mom. All I needed was $1000/month, and I’d never have to go out to work.

Maybe you’ve been struggling trying to find something that YOU can do, to earn extra money on the side from home, as a mom.

So I’ve complied a list of awesome side hustle ideas for moms, and maybe something on here will just fit for you. (Some of these jobs require training, but I personally believe the best way to make money from home is to be skilled at something. So DON’T let that scare you away!)

How To Successfully be a SAHM Blogger



Working from home as a mom is the DEFINITION of my ideal life, and I believe any one who wants to work from home so they can be with their kids should be allowed to do that.

One of the internet’s true wonders is that it allows people with little time, low start-up capital and minimal experience to create a business that would be impossible in the offline world.

Working from home, as a stay at home mom isn’t glamorous or easy. But that’s ok because, as a mom, it’s not about being able to drop everything and jump on a plane to Tahiti. It’s about being able to drop everything because your kid is sick, and you’re the mom and you want to be there for him. No boss is ever gonna tell me I need to be at some meeting when what I need to be is cuddling my fever-y baby. If you accept – right from the start – that stay-at-home / work-from-home mom life will probably look more like messy hair, dirty floors and compromises than days spent shopping and drinking coffee with other moms while your kids play… (and remember WHY you’re choosing this life), it will be a heck of a lot easier.

Don't Waste Your Time

When you’re working for yourself, on extremely limited hours, you can not afford to waste time. It’s tempting to scroll Facebook for just ten minutes – NO!

NO! NO! NO!

You don’t have ten minutes to scroll Facebook. You don’t even have ten minutes to make coffee and pee – you can totally pee while the baby is awake, why aren’t you planning ahead?! (I’m sort of joking, but just FYI, I pee before I put the baby down for his nap. That way I can go straight to work the second I get him to sleep.)

This goes for anything that isn’t directly adding to your bottom line. As a blogger, what’s adding to your bottom line? Content creation + product, images for promotion on social media, working on your email list, maybe taking a course when you need to learn to do something better.

What’s not adding to your bottom line? Reading other blogs, chatting in blogging groups or on Facebook, worrying about perfection.

Happy New Years 2019

Late Post: HAPPY NEW YEARS!

I know I am super late with this post, but this is my first post of the year after not blogging for quite some time, well a long time. But, now I have the blogging bug on me and told myself that this year I am going back to blogging NO. MATTER. WHAT!

I have GOALS, like REAL life GOALS that I AM going to accomplish this year (blogging being one of them), and I am on an hiatus to fulfill them.

But, first let me introduce myself, for those that are now tuning, or more so reading in.

Hi, my name is Lena, Mother of two, homemaker, God fearing, DIY'er, SAHM! I became a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) after my second baby was born. I knew when I had my first, that it was unrealistic to be a sahm, it just was not possible.. especially with all that we had going on. After 3 months of my son being born, I had to go back to work, and it was painful for me to leave him (though he was in great hands with daddy). Him being that small, made me feel that he needs MOMMY, even though daddy took over. Then 3 years later my daughter was born, and I knew there was no was I was going back to work, now having 2 young ones to take care, I knew that I had to be there, at home with them. I had the talk with my husband, and he suggests that now it was a great idea for me to quit my job to take care of our babies. Though it gets hard at times, but no looking back.. I would not change it for the world.

This is Motherhood, welcome to my Journey!



I would love to know a bit more about my readers, share a bit about yourself below.

Celebrating 100 days Of Being In Pre-K: Career Day

Short Post: My Son Michael, who is 4 years old in Pre-K is celebrating being in school for 100 days so far.. Yayy Michael (claps). February 8th will be the 100th days of being in school, and this week the kids got sent home a letter that asks that they dress up as their favorite professional, and of course my son says that he want to dress up as a police officer. Since my son was 2 years old, he always wanted to be a police officer, and now being 4.. well that has not changed. So, since I did not have the time to go out and look for an outfit, I went on amazon and ordered a full set outfit with accessories for him. He was so excited when he was able to put them on, and I must say he is one little cute Police Officer. #100thdayofPreK




What does you little ones want to be when they grow up? I honestly must say, that I hope he changes his mind as he gets old, because the mom in me know how dangerous being a police officer can get.. But I am all the way supportive of his decision making.

8 Pros and Cons of Being a Stay at Home Mom


Being a Stay at Home Mom can have it's ups or downs. But, honestly I do not think I would have it any other way then to being there 24/7 with my kids. This is the lifestyle style that I choose, which worked best for my husband and I. Sometimes they can bring the monster out of you, and most of the time it's pure joy. I share 8 Pros and Cons of Being a Stay at Home Mom below.


Pros:


1. No More Paying for Expensive Daycare. Anyone who has a child knows how expensive it can be for the cost of daycare, especially if you have multiple children's.

2. You have the chance to witness all the first milestones: Their first, smile, sit, word, step, etc. This is the most precious reward for being SAHM!

3. You control the disciplining. Because you are staying home you can be consistent (most times) and know how your children are acting and discipline accordingly, the way you want them to be disciplined.

4. You have time (after getting the hang of things) to manage the house, cooking, cleaning, time with each child, time to run the household. Once you get all that down pack, expand further. Add in exercise, family outings and play-dates. Expand again to help with the family income and start bringing in some extra money to help support the family.

5. You get to educate and raise your child as you wish.

6. Being a SAHM reduces the stress of thinking about how your child is being taken care of.

She is still Not Sleeping through the Night

It's been over a year since Jemimah has been born and she still hasn't slept through the night. She will wake up at least once, if not twice through the night crying out loud, and will not stop until we pick her up and rock her back to sleep. There are times she will sleep through the night and wake up about 5am until she's back to sleep again. I know alot will say, "Oh just let her cry it out, and she will go back to sleep".. I know she is now a year old and should be sleeping through the night, but she is not and we let her cry it out, and it just does not seem to work. During these seemingly endless nights I feel like this has been going on for ages and I will never again be able to get a good night's sleep.
I wake up after these sporadic, inadequate, restless nights and feel grumpy, irritable, and short-fused. But then when I walk over to pick her up, she snugs up against me (the sweetest thing) and falls right back to sleep.

She was 6 Months here.

I know this will not last for too long. She did started teething later then usual, at 11.5 months. Unlike my son he started when he was about 6 months, and had a full set of teeth by the time he was a year old. She currently has 2 teeth and is teething, but I do not think this is why she is not fully sleeping through the night. I am reading some articles and getting suggestions from other moms to see what works out for us.

Welcome to Motherhood

It's been a little over a year since I became a SAHM (stay at home mom) to my 2 beautiful children, Michael who is currently 3.5 years old and my daughter, Jemimah now 1 years old. I knew that I always wanted to be a SAHM when I started having kids, but never really thought that it would happen until I had my daughter. Both my husband and I agree since day one that we did not want our kids to be in daycare, we do not have anything against it but this was just our decision. I wasn't surprised with myself when I felt the strong dreading feeling of returning to work after each child. About a three months after  Michael was born I returned to work. It was hard though, and I felt I was missing out. After Jeremiah was born I was finally able to stay at home. So here I am, an official SAHM!

Some days are absolutely horrible and I feel like the world's worst mother. Other days I feel like "I got this" and my kids are happy and they love me! Those are the best days, the ones I live for.
Overall being a SAHM is everything I always dreamed of! I don't have the stresses of work, of being ordered around and having to always answer to someone. Not to mention the overwhelming JOY I feel from having the two most precious souls in my life leading me through my days.

I can't wait to share and document our journey, and experiences...the happy, funny times and also the trying and difficult times. I've got my seat belt buckled. The journey has begun for us a year ago, and I'm still loving it! Welcome to Motherhood.