Everyone follows a different path to become a work-at-home mom (or dad). Some convert office jobs into telecommuting, while others start home businesses. Often a work at home mom hits all the labels, going from working mom to stay-at-home mom (or SAHM) to WAHM. I started freelancing in my chosen profession before my first child was even born, but other WAHMs switch careers to work at home.
No matter what road she took, usually a WAHM will tell you it wasn't simple. Tell us your story and how you overcame obstacles to become a WAHM.
As a new mum, I missed being part of the 'real' world and much as I wanted to be a full time mum, I knew I needed more mental stimulation than that role was providing.It is difficult to find work tha…More
I had been doing some at-home freelance work in community development for a former employer, so I knew I would always have some work from her. I had to quit my job working as a museum administrator w…More
When my twins were born in 1995, I found the internet as an outlet for connecting with other parents. I became involved in chats and message boards as part of a community of moms on AOL. As that webs…More
While living in Baltimore, I took a job that was based in New York with the proviso that my family and I would move to New York after the birth of our third child. In the months before the birth I di…More
After a work injury left me with 45% disabilities, in 2003, my husband encourage me to research the work at home call center industry. With my rehab settlement check, in 2005, I purchased a desktop c…More
I first decided to become a WAHM after the birth of my son. I had intended to go back to work as a full-time editor, but after spending a few weeks with my son, I knew I wasn't going to be able to go…More