Have you left your office job for taking care of your kids? Do you at times feel like you are missing out on life especially when it comes to your career? But you also don’t want to leave the responsibilities as a mother.
Well, not everything has to be black and white – because there is a gray area.
That sweet spot has been discovered quite a while ago but recently many women have started opting for it: working from home. It’s a great way to earn money from the comfort of your own home while being there for your family. It’s a win-win situation for everybody. No longer will you have to blame motherhood for your unemployment. Here are some of the reasons why you can get back in your career by working from home.
Brings in the money
Just because you are staying at home and not going to an office doesn’t mean you can stay with a dwindling bank account. You can earn a stable income online if you work from home. All you have to do is to do some research and you will find tons of options available for you. You can start your own business from home or you can apply for jobs that you can do online. This income can be used for so many other expenses because your spouse won’t be burdened either. The additional expenses that come after giving birth such as diapers, milk, baby accessories and toys, etc can all be covered with you working from home.
Imagine if you were working at an office while still having a toddler to worry about at home. How stressful would that be? Sure you will have a baby sitter or nanny to take care of it but you will miss out on your baby’s precious moments like the first word. If you are working from home it will save you from a lot of stress as your baby will right in front of you sleeping in the next room and you can go see him/her whenever you want and however many times a day you want to. You can breastfeed your baby without any obstacles and in the comfort of your home as well. Research shows that nursing your child creates a calming effect due to the hormone oxytocin released while nursing.
Motherhood is something that can never be replaced or substituted but you can have other areas of your life that you can balance it with such as working from home. You will feel really accomplished by knowing that you can raise your kids and grow your career side by side. Plus, after the kids have grown up, you won’t have the void due to the big gap in unemployment over the years.