Best Mom Jobs: Family-Friendly Careers


A woman holding a resume for a job interview.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.

Consider online degrees or certifications to enhance your skills. Education is never wasted, especially if it can help you get ahead in your career. The takeaway is that you can still earn some income without neglecting your maternal responsibilities.

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Joanna Galli
Joanna was born, raised, and still lives in Mount Kisco, NY with her family and Golden Retriever. She comes from a large Italian family, and it’s important to her to instill those old-school values and traditions into her life. Her main job and joy in life is being a SAH mom and dog mom, but she is also a Realtor®, has a nutrition and wellness certification, and loves to write. In 2011, she started a lifestyle brand called Healthy Italian. The brand highlights her Italian culture and how to live a healthy lifestyle based on its principles. She hopes to be a published author one day. When she can sneak in some time for herself, she prioritizes her health and wellness. Spending time with her family and friends over a glass of wine and good food is her favorite pastime. She truly believes the simple things in life feed the soul.