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Many moms are faced with the tough decision of leaving the workforce to be stay at home moms.  For many women what makes the move easier is a new job that can be done from the comfort of their home.  The problem that many women face when making this transition is the actual time to commit to the job.  At home there are other distractions, not to mention the roar of the children while they are attempting to get work done.  What may start out seeming like a good idea could be their worst nightmare if not planned properly.  If you want to try to strike a balance between your work and home life ask your boss for assistance.

If you do not want to leave your current job, talk to your supervisor and see if they are willing to allow you to telecommute.  This may allow you to  work from home  most of the time and go into the office once or twice a week. Many employers are now beginning to offer this option to their moms as more and more moms are choosing to be home with their kids. The average price to put one child in daycare is $300 per week. If you have more than one kid this can become rather expensive, and if you add it up, you are working to pay for your child's daycare each week.

Nowadays, there are hundreds of ways to make money from home while being a stay at home mom. It’s possible to find that perfect opportunity online, and it’s not as hard as it may seem to be. From Virtual Assitants to IT and everything in between.  There are scams however, so you need to know what to look for and what to avoid.  Any sites that are asking you to spend money upfront is probably not a legitimate business.  You can check with the Better Business Bureau about any business you are skeptical about.  Just remember, when it doubt; move on to the next opportunity.

There are many sites out there that offer legit opportunities to hopeful stay at home moms. There are two types. One is an at home business. These are business like Mary Kay or Avon, which will require a start up or investment of some kind to get you started. Many of these businesses have been around for years and already have marketing and advertising in place to help your business prosper.  Don't spend more than you can afford to trying to get into the arena.  There are other opportunities that don't require this type of start up. 

The second type is known as a work at home job. These types do not require any type of investment and can be done at home. These can include data entry, data processing, customer service and other clerical jobs. There are also freelance opportunities that moms can also do. There are many sites that will show you where to find and apply to them. If you are an article writer; try as a start place to establish yourself as a writer. 

For many mothers, being at home is a dream come true. Making the decision to stay home is an important one and needs to be thought about thoroughly. This experience can be both challenging and rewarding in the end. Juggling the two at home can be difficult but if a system is set into place it can happen. You can have the success of being a stay at home mom while providing for your family at the same time.