Throughout my life, I worked several years teaching and loved my job wholeheartedly. Once I became pregnant with my baby girl, my 6-months maternity leave, fortunately, rolled into 8-months. This is the permissible amount of time off to be home with my baby girl. At the time, I remember thinking I wished I could work from home to be with my kids.
Despite the extra two months, I still found it quite difficult to leave her. By the time I had my second child and home with my girls once again on maternity leave, I couldn’t imagine leaving them to return back to work again. And as much as I loved being home with my girls, our finances would not allow me to stay home. I needed to go back to work. If only I had a strategy to work from home to be with my kids.
Blessed that I could stay home with my kids
After my maternity leave, I reluctantly went back to work as enthusiastically as I could possibly be. Within a week of returning, the supervisor blessed me with “the unfortunate news” that the school was closing. Whether it was good or preceded to be bad, this unfortunate news thrilled me, and I felt nothing other than true happiness. Serious as the situation was, our livelihood was at stake. I couldn’t help but revel in the opportunity to stay home with my beautiful little girls. Even so, I worried about our finances and how our little family would survive on our debilitated wage.
Figuring out a budget
Immediately, my husband and I sat down to figure out our spending and made out a budget that we were both pleased with. Agreeing that it would be more practical if I stayed home rather than looking for another job. We would endure living reasonably and would cut back on some extras we were enjoying at the time. Fast forward a few years later, and I presently work from home to be with my kids. Consequently, in the process of living, we had a delightful new addition, my third child, a sweet little baby boy.
Presently I am working on the internet
Somewhere between changing diapers, doing laundry, making meals, I managed to squeeze in a bit of time to work on “internet marketing.” Initially, from the beginning, I struggled to make a little money online in addition to working out of the home and occasional babysitting. Nevertheless, working for about five years on a fulfilling career as an “internet marketer” (affiliate marketing) allows me to be there for my family and also contribute financially. Even the slightest amount, in the beginning, helped pay bills and some extra activities.
Changed my life
I would have to say that working at home online has been rewarding to myself and my family. Working from home has changed my life, and I hope to inspire you if you are in the same boat I was in! It is a work in progress, and it keeps getting better. So change your life and draft a life you will love so you can be home with your kids.
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