How many times have you been on a date to a restaurant or a movie? When trying to come up with alternative date ideas, something a little more fresh and exciting, you need not even leave the comfort of your own home. In date ideas for staying at home you will learn of some original stay-at-home date ideas and, hopefully, develop a knack for coming up with your own solutions.
1) A secretarial service. The beauty of the Internet, is that you can work for people not just locally, but all over the world. That is a very big and busy market. You could provide things like resumes (CV”s ) for people. All you need is a template and the customers personal information so you can enter it. You can get suitable resume templates on the Internet and provide this type of service. One lady I know provides a transcribing service for many Legal offices around the country. The information is recorded on a file by the customer, and you receive it and type out the information for them in written form. Then send it back to them. Typically you can charge $20 per letter and that is cheap. If your typing skills are up to par and you don’t type with two fingers (like me 🙂 you could do 2 an hour.
Be Realistic- Contrary to what you may think, stay at home moms are extremely busy. Children demand a lot of attention. Obviously, you and your children will be spending more time at home than you were before. The laundry will inevitably pile up, so will the dishes. There are appointments to keep, errands to run, groceries to buy, and events to attend. Kids always need to eat, and then there’s that family time thing, the reason why you wanted to stay home in the first place. You will find yourself wondering how you ever had enough time for everything when you worked full time.
When you’re considering a home based career, I like to suggest that you learn your job skills at home too. There are a few really good medical transcription training programs out there that will let you do your studies entirely at home, usually at your own pace as well. It’s great for learning the job skills as well as how you’ll cope with #vacation_mode to work, which is an entirely new skill for most people that takes a surprising amount of time to figure out. There are a lot of distractions at home that slow many people down, plus the isolation to deal with.
A job is not always the best option for a stay at home mom. Consider working by commission, being a virtual assistant, selling your handicrafts on sites like Etsy. A job has a tendency to dictate your time whereas working as an independent provides flexibility for the already busy mom at home.
The best way to build the bond between parents and the children is to be with them and teach them the value or family staying together. But staying home with your kids requires quality time too.
Your schedule when you work at home is often quite flexible. As much as you can, work it around the needs of your children. This allows you to be more available to them when they need you.
Remember, whatever decision you make, it has to be right for you and your family. In most cases, your decision to stay home or work is not a life sentence. A stay at home mom can always go back to work if it proves to be too much. At the same time, a working mom can almost always make the transition to staying home. For some families, the transition to staying at home to raise the children is not a voluntary job. In this economy, many parents are finding themselves unemployed. The does not mean that considering the above points is in vain. You will still face most of these issues regardless of the reason why. Finally, try to stay positive. Keep your communication with your partner open and honest, and try to be understanding of each other as much as possible.