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Work-at-Home Moms Speak

Readers tell their stories, write reviews and let us all in on tips and tricks for work at home moms.
  1. Activities for Kids (4)
  2. Business and Career Advice (10)
  3. Child Care (5)
  4. Parenting Advice (10)

Reviews of Call Center Companies
You really can't know what it's like to work for a call center company until you've actually done it. The next best thing, though, is to read first-hand reviews of call center companies from people who have done it. If you have some experience with a particular company, let others know what it's like. See submissions See submissions ............See submissions

Reviews of Time-Tracking Products
Find the right time tracking software for your home business. Review or read reviews of time tracking software for telecommuters and those who work at home. Freeware, timesheets and other types of software are covered. See submissions

Reviews of Data Entry Companies
See what other WAHMs have to say about these data entry companies or submit a review of a company you have worked for.

Work at Home Moms' Summer Survival Stories
Work at home moms tell their "Summer Survival Stories," which are full of tips and tricks for keeping kids busy while you work. See submissions

How to Get Kids to Help With Household Chores
Kids always want to gain more privileges ("Mom, can I have a cell phone?"), but when it comes to responsibilities, like household chores, well, they'll just as soon opt out. Household chores are rarely met with enthusiasm. But in the long run we're doing our kids a disservice if we don't teach them how to take care of household chores. And in...See submissions

How I Became a WAHM
Everyone follows a slightly different path to becoming a work-at-home mom (WAHM) or a work at home dad (WAHD). Often a WAHM takes an existing office job and become telecommuters, while others might strike out and start their own home business. Many take the route from working mom to stay-at-home mom (SAHM) to WAHM. See submissions

Submit Your Home Office Tips and Pictures
What are your home office tips? But don't just tell me. Show me! Submit pictures of your home office and tell me why the space works for you. I will then publish a gallery of the collected photos for all of us to browse for home office ideas.See submissions

When Mom's Work Takes Her Away From Home - Moms' Work and Business Tr…
When Mom's work takes her on a business trip far from home, her family often struggles to pick up the slack in her absence because mom is often the family organizer. This is especially true of work-at-home moms. Work trips, though, can go smoothly both for mom and family with some advanced planning.

Volunteering in School - What's Interesting about Volunteerin…
When you volunteer at your child's school, you spend some time inside your child's world. You observe not just your child but the teacher, their classmates and school policies. You get the opportunity to fill in the long blank that often follows the question: "What did you do in school today?"

Weird requests for those Working at Home - Daytime favors when you wo…
Weird requests for those Working at Home - Daytime favors when you work at home

Family Organized - How Do You Keep Your Family Organized?
Family Organized - How Do You Keep Your Family Organized?

What Are Your Family's Snow Day Superstitions?
Kids love snow days. Parents have more mixed feeling, but judging from these reader submissions of snow day fun, I suspect many adults like snow days too. But not as much as kids. Kids will actually try to make with any number of snow day superstitions. Our family's favorite snow day superstition is spoons under the bed. What about? Do your...

Which Kids' Activity Do You Wish You Said "No" To?
Not all activities for kids are created equal. Some are more enjoyable and easier on the schedule. Which do you wish you had skipped?

Kids and Household Chores
Kids always want to gain more privileges ("Mom, can I have a cell phone?"), but when it comes to responsibilities, like household chores, well, they'll just as soon opt out. Household chores are rarely met with enthusiasm. But in the long run we're doing our kids a disservice if we don't teach them how to take care of household chores. And in...See submissions

What are your tips and tricks for acheiving goals?
When you work at home (particularly when you're self-employed too), setting and achieving goals is an important element of success. Achieving goals takes discipline and self-motivation. And while it's probably necessary to have some measure of these useful personality traits for a WAHM before you start, we can certainly further develop them as...See submissions

School Morning - Tips to Ease YOur School Morning Routine
Start your school morning with ease and the rest of your day will surely follow. Well, maybe. But it can hurt to get the kids out on a typical school morning with as little whining and feet dragging as possible.

Share Your Tips for Picnics With Kids
Taking picnics with kids can be a logistical nightmare or a great way for kids to run off steam while parents relax. What are your tips for a relaxing picnic with kids?

Summer Activities - What Kids Summer Activities Do You Plan - Every D…
Summer activities for kids might be the exciting kind (summer camp, amusement parks and pool parties, etc.), but most work at home moms need a few of the more everyday kind of summer activities. Share your ideas and get some ideas from other moms on everyday summer activities.

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