Changes & Transitions
Getting Started as a Work-at-Home Mom
So you want to be a work-at-home mom (WAHM)? But you wonder: where do I find a work-at-home job that pays well? Aren't so many of them just work-at-home scams? All valid questions. It's hard work making a lifestyle change like going from working outside the home to a home-based job. Look here for a step-by-step plan to becoming a WAHM. Examine...
Telecommuting When Your Kids Are Sick
If your employer allows telecommuting when your children are sick, this can be a great perk for a parent. However, telecommuting with sick kids is no easy task. Figure out how to balance work and a sick kid.
Should I Work From Home?
Whether you're a stay-at-home mom looking to make money at home or a working mom who wants to make money at home, before you set off on any WAH venture ask yourself: Should I work from home?
Childhood is all about change. As soon as one skill is mastered another challenge looms. For work-at-home moms, their child's transitions can affect work life too. Vincent Iannelli, M.D., About.com's Guide to Pediatrics, lays out some of the most common childhood transitions. Take a look and be prepared.
Pregnancy & the Workplace
Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE, About.com's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth, has some tips on telling your boss that you're pregnant.
How to Overcome Your Employment Gap
Though Susan M. Heathfield, About.com's Guide to Human Resources, offers a less optimistic outlook for stay-at-home parents returning to work, her 10 tips for those considering a return to the workforce are useful.
Should I Quit My Job?
Katherine Lewis, About.com's Guide to Working Moms, outlines some of the questions working mothers should think about when mulling a change.
Questions for Stay-at-Home Parents Returning to Work
When a stay-at-home mom returns to the workforce, even if she's working from home, it's a big transition for everyone. Dawn Rosenberg McKay, About.com's Guide to Career Planning, looks at some issues to think about before returning to work.
When a child starts kindergarten, it usually means big changes for both parents and child. For work-at-home moms these changes can affect both work and family life. Kimberly L. Keith, About.com's Guide to K-6 Parenting, looks at this important milestone.
Advice for New Moms - New Moms Working From Home
New moms always get a lot of advice--whether they want it or not! But some advice can be helpful, especially for those diving into a new adventure like working at home with a baby. If you've been there, working with an infant sleeping (or perhaps crying) at your side, what is one thing you've learned from the experience that might help another new mom?
Advice: Find a Work From Home Job
Looking for a change of lifestyle? Follow these steps to find a work at home job.