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  1. But it’s not all sunshine and roses. Working from home means literally doing my work in my home. There’s no physical separation between my personal and professional life, no clearly set times when I’m “on” and “off” one or the other. I love being able to make my own schedule, but that flexibility is also my downfall. If I’m not strictly disciplined with my time, which is not exactly my strong suit, it’s too easy to blur the lines between work and home. I tend to work in spurts here and there throughout the day and evening, which makes it feel like I’m working all day, even though I only w
  2. It’s 9:45 p.m. and my eyelids are starting to droop as I fix a typo in my first paragraph. My son calls from his bedroom, “Mom! I’m scared! Can you come lay with me?” I ask my husband to go in my place. I have a deadline first thing in the morning, and I have to get this done before my brain turns to mush. “But I want Mommy!” my son cries. “She’s busy working, sweetie,” my husband tells him. My heart lurches a bit. An image of my son sitting in a therapist’s office someday flashes before my eyes. “My mom was always ‘busy working,’” he says, rocking back and forth in the fetal p
  3. One of the coolest factors about working at home means that you have a wide variety of flex-friendly companies to choose from. But if you thought that your job search stopped within the U.S. borders, think again. There are many international companies that are hiring remote workers. Here are just five international companies for moms who want to work remotely—no borders required. This list of five top international companies was culled from the FlexJobs annual list of the 100 top companies with remote jobs. These businesses were among the 100 top-ranking companies that hired for the most
  4. There are a variety of home-based opportunities that allow you to work from home full-time or part-time in a number of different industries. Some home-based businesses are run entirely from your house while others have a home office with service calls to customer’s location. One type of home-based business is franchise ownership. From tutoring services and child education programs to working in the pet industry, there are a number of home-based franchise opportunities to match a variety of skill sets and interests. What is a franchise and why consider a home-based franchise? At the m
  5. When Kristen decided to leave a lucrative career she loved to become a full-time mom, it wasn’t the easy transition that she had thought it would be. Kristen wanted so badly to be home with her infant son, and felt lucky that she could make that decision, but she quickly realized that she was missing some of the passion and fulfillment that her career had provided. This new phase in her life opened her up to find new passion and purpose at Peach, a growing fashion company that gives women the platform to build 100% flexible businesses on their own schedule and terms. We sat down with Kris
  6. Check out these 10 remote jobs for stay-at-home moms and dads looking for a more flexible job, along with the median annual salary from PayScale: Ambassador or Advocate Median Pay: $34,744 Parents are great advocates in many ways. They advocate for their family’s health and well-being, for their children’s education, and for themselves at work and on the home front. Working as an ambassador or advocate for a product or service that you feel passionately about could be a breeze and bring in a paycheck to boot! Data Entry Specialist Median Pay: $33,139 Data entry position
  7. 02 Prioritize Your Needs You've probably figured out by now that no work/home situation is perfect. To get as close as possible to your own ideal, you and your family must set priorities. For potential work-at-home moms, it is a good idea to break down the reasons into two groups: reasons to work and reasons to work from home. Here is what your lists might look like: Reasons to Work: Financial need/security Career advancement Save for retirement/college Personal fulfillment Pay down debt Reasons to Work From Home: Spend more time with kids Eliminate commute
  8. If you're considering trying to join the ranks of successful work-at-home moms who make money while staying home, you probably have some questions. You might be wondering where to find work-at-home jobs that pay well and how to avoid work-at-home scams. You may even be wondering if you would like being a work-at-home mom. The first step to joining the ranks of successful work-at-home moms is not finding a job or starting a business. It is taking a long, hard look at yourself, your family, and your resume, and deciding whether being a work-at-home mom is what you want. You'll need to
  9. SmartBooks Jobs with Remote, Part-Time or Freelance Work SmartBooks is a privately held accounting services company that offers industry-specific accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and finance-related outsourcing solutions that help clients clarify their financial information and reach informed business decisions. Founded in 2009, SmartBooks specializes in providing small and midsized businesses with “Fortune 500-level solutions at the cost of a part-time employee.” SmartBooks offers tailored solutions to companies in the information technology, software, Software-as-a-Service, ecomme
  10. Rosetta Stone Jobs with Remote, Part-Time or Freelance Work Rosetta Stone is a leader in the technology-based language-learning software industry. Since 2002, the company has provided individuals who want to learn a second language an easy and effective way of doing so. Rosetta Stone set the standards for using natural methods of teaching a second language that is similar to the way most people learn their first language as a child. Millions of learners, schools, government organizations, and businesses from over 150 countries around the world use Rosetta Stone, which covers 31 d
  11. Lionbridge Jobs with Remote, Part-Time or Freelance Work Founded in 1996, Lionbridge is passionate about spreading messages worldwide with energy, fidelity, and humanity. A world leader in language translation and localization services, Lionbridge also offers content and testing, global marketing, machine intelligence, multilingual websites, and engineering services. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with operations throughout the U.S. and internationally. A people-focused business that believes communication, at its core, is always human, Lionbridge comprises a
  12. Connections Education Jobs with Remote, Part-Time or Freelance Work Pearson's Online & Blended Learning K-12 group, formerly Connections Education, is a leading provider of accountable, high-quality virtual education solutions for K-12 students, schools, and school districts worldwide. Headquartered near Baltimore in Columbia, Maryland, Pearson Online & Blended Learning K-12 manages several digital learning and online school programs that offer trusted and reliable virtual educational services for students wanting to develop both personal and academic success in the United States
  13. Cozymeal Jobs with Remote, Part-Time or Freelance Work Founded in 2014, Cozymeal is an Internet company offering an online marketplace through which users can find cooking classes, catering services, team-building activities, and connect with local professional caterers and chefs. In addition to consumers, Cozymeal is used by small and large companies for their culinary needs, including celebrations, company events, and meal deliveries. The company's chefs are distinguished as some of the best local culinary professionals and host experiences either at the client's residence or office, as
  14. VocoVision Jobs with Remote, Part-Time or Freelance Work VocoVision is an innovative children’s therapy telepractice program. The company provides cutting-edge speech therapy services using video conferencing, interactive sessions, and games from expert sign-language interpreters, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, and occupational therapists. VocoVision's additional teleservice specialties include social work, foreign language-matching services, sign-language interpretation, psychology, and teaching the visually impaired, deaf, and hard-of-hearing. Through telepract
  15. Robert Half International Jobs with Remote, Part-Time or Freelance Work Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is the preeminent global professional staffing and consulting firm. Distinguished as the “world's first and largest specialized financial recruitment service,” Robert Half is an S&P 500 company cited on the Forbes Global 2000 list of the world's largest public companies. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, Robert Half is the parent company of Protiviti, an independent firm providing auditing and business and technology consulting services. Furthermore, Robert Ha
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