If you could have it your way, then you’d be able to spend all your time with your little ones, playing games and making sure they’re well looked after. Alas, the real world usually puts an end to that dream after a while, and you need to think about bringing some extra money into the household. However, if you have children then you already know how much they need you – and a corporate job that requires twelve hour days just won’t be suitable. So what can you do instead? Below, we take a look at those jobs that make the most of a mother’s skills and allow you to be the best mum you can be at the time whilst also working one of the below mum friendly jobs.
Your Nurturing Skills
You’ve already proven that you’re capable of looking after little ones and nurturing them in their growth, so why not get paid for it? There are plenty of jobs you could do; you could be a primary school teacher, work in a nursery, give help to people with disabilities, and a whole host of others. And it’ll also bring another benefit, too: you’ll be able to carry on bringing out your ‘mothering’ skills even after your child have grown up. Aw!
You learn a lot of new skills when you become a parent. You learn how to multitask, how to structure your time, how to talk with people, and many other marketable attributes. These skills make you a prime candidate for receptionist jobs, and other admin or clerical based work. Put together a CV, and look for work in your local area; this type of work lends itself well to people who are looking for jobs that have a degree of flexibility, as there are usually positions available for just mornings, evenings, or weekends.
Flexible Working From Home
If you’re determined to be in the home because your children are still young, then why not take a look at the many work from home jobs that are available to anyone with an internet connection? If you’re handy with computers, then you can design and manage websites. Always fancied yourself as a way with words? Then freelance writing will be right up your street. If you always know what’s trending, then being a social media manager and manage company’s social media accounts from the comfort of your living room.
Selling Your Skills
You had a life before you were a parent, and there’s every chance that you have a skill that others would pay to have you teach them. Whether it’s guitar, pottery, or anything else, put an ad online and see if anyone’s interested in lessons; it’s a great way to earn some cash on the side.
Finally, remember that in this day and age it’s more than possible to start your own business right from your home. Whether it’s running an e-commerce store, maintaining a profitable blog, or anything else, you’ll be in to fit in your money making venture around the needs of your children; every parent’s dream!