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NCMommy119 04-23-2013 05:14 AM

Trying to make the switch to WAHM
It's kind of a new thing for me as I have been a WOHM for quite some time now. My husband and I split last year and I'm left with three kids and everything that comes along with them. I love them all dearly, but it's just not seeming to help me paying daycare for them so I can work outside of the home.

I guess, I really just would like to hear from a few WAHMs who are successful so that maybe I can gather up a little more hope on the matter :headscratch:
I'm sure I'll find my way, but do you have any tips for a beginner?

Thanks Mamas!:goodvibes:

MamaDawn 04-25-2013 05:14 AM

Re: Trying to make the switch to WAHM
What are you looking to do at home?

NCMommy119 04-27-2013 07:25 AM

Re: Trying to make the switch to WAHM
Well, I'm trying to get up and running with Barefoot Books atm. I'm not doing terrible at it, but not good enough to pay the bills either. I realize it takes time though. I just can't go past what I have in I wish I could say I'm crafty, but I'm not. I kind of feel like a fish out of water atm. Just trying to ride it out. Is there anyone who's doing well enough to make it own their own? Guess that's really what I need to hear :lostit:

jengojengo 05-02-2013 09:08 PM

Re: Trying to make the switch to WAHM
It looks like a cute business- where'd you get the idea?

breefawn 05-03-2013 02:41 PM

I'm a WAHM, but I work as a copywriter/virtual assistant/paralegal. Lol. I've tried other businesses, but this works for me. Now, I'm married, so hubby's income is more than mine, but if the world caved in and I had to support us on my own, I could. I do work crazy hours, though....

doodah 05-14-2013 04:45 PM

Re: Trying to make the switch to WAHM
I definitely wish you the best of luck! but I personally dont know of any WAHMs that are able to support four people on their income, unless it is a single mom doing daycare from their home. The moms that get really going with their businesses end up still utilizing daycare anyway because the job still requires a lot of dedication, generally even more hours than a traditional job working for someone else. I would keep exploring and keep your expectations reasonable.

corinne76 05-23-2013 11:35 PM

Re: Trying to make the switch to WAHM
I'm a freelance writer/blogger. I honestly do not make as much as I did when I worked FT out of the house, but when I add up the amount of time I actually spend writing, it's only about 2-3 hours a day. If I buckled down and got off DS, I could probably make what I used it.

court3189 05-24-2013 01:14 AM

Re: Trying to make the switch to WAHM
I teach online and do contract work. I'm very happy, but it is very different from working out of the day kicked off at 7am and is just now coming to a close. My work and family responsibilities have been intermixed. I just finished 3 hours of work after I got the kids to bed.

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