If you're a new mom, you've likely been bombarded with advice about how to balance motherhood with work. Some of that advice may have encouraged you to stay home and devote yourself full-time to your child. Other advice may have told you that working from home is an option for new parents who want to keep their careers alive while still being there for their children. We believe both approaches can be helpful in different circumstances, but we also know there's no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to working as a parent with young kids.
Make some extra cash
Your part-time job can be a great source of extra cash. You can use it to pay for things you need, or save it for the future.
There are lots of reasons why having more money might come in handy: a new car, dental work, or maybe just some new clothes you haven't been able to afford until now. Whatever your needs are, working from home as a parent can help you get them met!
Keep your skillset up to date
As a new parent, your career and earning potential are likely at the forefront of your mind. However, as an employee who is also a parent, you might find yourself wondering how to keep up with the latest changes in your field while also managing to spend time with your family.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can keep both your professional and personal goals in mind at once:
Keep learning! Whether it’s through classes or simply reading books on topics related to what you do for work (or even unrelated), staying up-to-date on trends will help ensure that when the next opportunity comes along—whether full-time or part-time—you’re ready for it.
Be a lifelong learner! The world of technology moves quickly—if we don't keep up with it ourselves then no one else will either! So take advantage of all those free online courses out there; they're great way not only stay current but also learn something new about yourself along the way."
Start a new career
While you're caring for your new baby, the chance to start a new career is right in front of you. It's easier than ever to find jobs that allow you to work from home without actually having a degree. A good example is writing: You can write articles or books and make money from home as long as you have internet access and a computer!
If it's not writing that interests you, there are countless other jobs available online that require no previous experience or education, such as being an online tutor (for students who need help in their classes), doing data entry work (typing information into databases), taking phone calls for call centers (answering questions about products or services), editing videos/photos/audio recordings etc., designing websites & making logos... The list goes on!
Flexibility is the key to working from home, and it's something you'll want to make sure your employer understands. If they're hesitant, ask them what they would need from you.
You can work from anywhere. Whether you have a laptop or smart phone, there are plenty of ways to connect with your team without being in the same room with them at all times. As long as you have an internet connection—and most people do these days—you should be able to get by just fine without ever having to commute back and forth between home or office again.
When your baby is sleeping, it's time for work! There will never be a perfect time for everyone else around you; this means that if your little one sleeps during the day but keeps everyone awake at night (or vice versa), there are still plenty of opportunities for productive work hours during each 24-hour period.
The ability to work from anywhere is also a major perk of working from home. You can do your job from bed, if that's what you need to do. The flexibility of working part-time means you don't have to make sacrifices for your career, and can continue doing what works best for your family life.
One thing I've noticed about working from home as a new parent is that I'm much more productive than when I worked in an office setting. It's because there aren't any distractions—if something comes up at home, I can always get back to work later (or not at all). Plus, no one will see me slouching over my keyboard while nursing my baby!
Increased time with child
As a new parent, you're probably going to spend a lot of time at home. But instead of staying glued to your laptop or phone, why not make use of the time? Because you can work whenever your baby sleeps and whenever they're awake (or when you feel like it), there's no need to be tied down by a traditional schedule. If your child is napping, take advantage and get some work done!
Work-at-home jobs pay well
If you’re looking for a work-at-home job, you may be surprised to learn that there are plenty of options that pay well. You don’t have to spend your time taking surveys or clicking on ads from home—you can earn real cash without leaving your house by working as a freelance writer, for example.
Freelance writing is one of the best jobs for new parents because it allows them to set their own schedules and take breaks when they need them most. Plus, the pay is good enough that moms and dads can often make ends meet on just one income even if it doesn't go into full force until after the kids start school again in the fall (if at all).
Working from home is a great part time solution for parents
Working from home is a great part-time solution for parents. You can work from anywhere and set your own hours, so you won't be stuck in rush hour traffic or the office kitchen when you need to take a break or go to the bathroom. You'll also have much more flexibility in terms of how much time you want to spend with your child each day, which means that if they're sick or acting up at school, you're not under pressure to drop everything and make a dash there straight away. Finally, working from home gives you the freedom to work in your pajamas (or whatever else makes them feel comfortable) while still feeling productive enough that they don't need to worry about missing out on their job responsibilities because of it.
You can be a good mom, but also maintain a career that works for you and your family.
When you're starting out in your career, it's important to have flexibility with your schedule—and part-time jobs allow you to do so. You might not need 40 hours per week to be successful at what you do, which means it's nice to be able to choose how much time and energy goes into the job.
And if this flexibility is something you value in work too, consider looking into jobs that allow remote work options. Your employer may not offer this option yet but they might if they know how valuable it would be for their employees (and customers).
Part-time work from home is a great solution for parents who want to keep their skills up-to-date and earn some money on the side. It's also a great way to stay present during your baby's first year of life, while still having time for yourself.
Looking for a full time or part time work from home job? Take a look at the latest remote jobs from Legit Mom Jobs here.