Going back to work full-time or even part-time as a current stay-at-home-mom can be a daunting and challenging feat. Let’s be honest, on top of taking care of the children and the household, the last thing we want to do is add another responsibility. However, having your own outlet and income is freeing. You can meet new people and unleash your creative side.
Whether you are looking for something more full-time, part-time, or remote, everyone has endless possibilities. So, polish up your resume, create an account on sites like Indeed and LinkedIn, and get started.
There are many avenues to take when it comes to a career choice, but I found these to be the top family-friendly and most attainable. These careers typically have more flexible working times, shifts, or the ability to work remotely. Some may provide health benefits and childcare.
Teacher’s Aide: One of the most mom-friendly jobs since your hours are usually the same as your children’s.
Copywriter or Web Developer: You can usually work from home and have control over your hours.
Virtual Assistant: You perform clerical duties while working from home. The hours are usually flexible.
Realtor: This can be flexible, and you don’t need to be in an office technically. However, with this career choice, you only get what you put into it.
Personal Trainer/Pilates or Barre Instructor: You can schedule classes around your personal commitments. You may even be able to teach fitness classes online.
Health Coach: You can create online meal plans for your clients and follow up on their progress virtually.
Personal Shopper/Delivery Driver: The hours aren’t too rigid, and you can work directly with your clients.
Retail (Apparel/Beauty): Usually, you can take shifts while your children are in school or on the weekends when you may have greater availability to a sitter.