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I Wouldl Ove to Stay Home with My First Baby!!!

I've received so much help from all of you that I am couting on you again!!! I am expecting my first baby and I would love to stay home with him or her! I am currently working as a social worker and at times it can be very strssful. I was looking into doing a home daycare, but I know myself and I would want to spend alot of time with my newborn! (and I plan to breastfeed!) then I was thinking of becoming a Medical Transcriptionist and that is my question...are there any moms who are transcriptionists or who know someone who is? how did you get certified? how long did it take? I am getting worried about finances and thinking if it would be worth it for me to go back to work since daycares are so expensive!

Thank you all very much!!! :)

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Go to www.liveops.com I have been an independent contractor with LiveOps since May. I am basically an at-home call center. We take calls for many of the infomercials you see on tv. You will have to pay a $30 background check if they are considering you. You also have to put in a 2nd phone line dedicated to liveops once you are hired.

But...it is a legitimate work at home business. I average $10-$15 per hour. You can work whatever hours you want, so you have plenty of time to spend with the new baby. I have 2 kids, and we use liveops as a 2nd income. I am working toward my goal of $2000 per month. You just have to be motivated to work 5-8 hours per day if you want to make that kind of money. If you have any questions, email me at ____@____.com

FYI The M.O.M. Team is an MLM company. You have to get people under you to make any money. That is why Brenda is suggesting it. Beware of these scams!

I suggested LiveOps because it is legit. I don't get anything for referring anybody. We take calls for a lot of infomercials - Hip Hop Abs, Bare Escentials, Sheer Cover, The Bean, etc. We also took calls for Idol Gives Back (American Idol) and 1-800-Flowers.So when you call to order these products, you may end up talking to me.

It's similar to HSN -all of their agents work from home. You get paid per minute of talk time. So, you start making money right away. You can work as little as a 1/2 to as much as you want per week. Some agents work 60+ hours per week. I am trying to work at least 20 hours per week, from 5pm-7pm and 10pm-12am. It's nice because you choose when you want to work. If you research this company on the internet, you will find that it is one of the best work-at-home companies out there. It is definitely hard to find something that is not a scam.

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Hi! I am a stay at home mom of four children. Not too long ago, I really wanted to be able to stay home with my children, but finances would not allow me to. I finally found a way to work from home with a legitimate company and it has blessed my family so much! I help other moms stay home too!! Request more info. At www.freedomunited.com/mn2049

I am a SAHM and was able to leave a large salary in the corporate world to be with my kids. I planned ahead. The best thing I can tell you is to go to the library and check out some books on how to become financially able to stay at home.

The biggest way to save money is stop going out to eat - even at McDonalds or ordering pizza. I cook all the time (I use the slow cooker alot since I'm busy with the kids). I also purchase clothes on ebay or 2nd had stores. I used to go to Meijer to buy our groceries for our family of 7 and was spending $600/month. I switched to Aldi and now I spent $110-$125 about every 1 1/2 weeks.

I also sell Premier Designs jewelry. I do my home shows around my schedule I am only gone for 2 hours. That is travel and set up time. I made over $400 my last show. That averages $200/hour. How many other jobs can a SAHM do around her kids' schedule and make that much money? That was a great show but I don't count on that kind of money on a regular basis. On average I can make $200/show. I really don't 'sell' the jewelry, it sells itself. I just display it and the girls shop and try it on.

Let me know if you want more info on Premier. Good luck.

HI! I have been off of Mamasource for a few weeks so I've missed some of these great postings! I left my FT career to be a SAHM but always felt a part of me still needed to be connected to that other world. I tried many wonderful companies (Pampered Chef, Arbonne, Tupperware...both before and after having my kids). I loved each company but none was the right fit for me. I wanted something completely new and unsaturated. Then I came across a truly unique company decided to give it a try. It is a faith-based company that sells monogrammable purses, beach bags, totes, etc. (for very reasonable prices!!!!!!!) I won't go on and on here..but if you want to atleast see what it is go to


This company has changed my life in the short 1 1/2 years I have been involved. I LOVE it. I really, really LOVE IT! Women LOVE purses and I simply have FUN! I feel empowered helping my team reach their goals. It is amazing to be a successful business woman who wears sweat pants all day!

Hello J., I see you have received a lot of responses. I have a cousin who does medical transcription work at home. I work from home also. I am a RN but had a friend share with me about a company with products that are changing peoples lives. It is an international opportunity, missions oriented, rock solid, and our mission is to "Nourish Our World." Because of this company, I am able to stay at home with our 3 daughters, care for my Grandma 2 days a week and still build our business. My husband and I are working together to build this business and he will soon be home with us. If you would like more information, send me a pm and I'll get back with you.
God Bless

I am currently working full time but want to stay home as well. I am taking a medical transcription course online that you just go at your own pace. Its not easy but I think it will be worth it. The school I am taking it through has teamed up with 10-12 companies that hire graduates right out of school. Let me know if you want more info on it.

My husband went back to school and I quit working right after my first daughter was born. We were poor compared to what we were used to. We cut out all extras and stuck to a really tight budget. It was so worth it all. Even if you don't find something right away to do from home, remember it can be done. It just takes a lot of sacrifice. Good luck finding employment from home. I hope that works out for you, but if not it is still worth it to be at home with your baby- even if it means drastically changing your lifestyle.

Hey J., I just posted the same bulletin as you about a month ago, I did get a million responses as well, and really there are so many ways to make money out there it just depends on what you want to do, I have done the Home & Garden Party shows when I first got married, honestly got burned out and it wasn't consistent. I know a friend who did the Medical Transciptionist work and she couldn't get a job, so if I were you I would look more into that....but I haven't heard anything good about that at all. If you are interested in learning how I just made $1500 since posting my bulletin like yours I would love to share it with you. It requires no selling, no huge money upfront costs, no scams, ect. I had been burnt too many times on that....if you are interested drop me an email, I would love to share it with you!! Take care and good luck there is so many things that people will email you with! ____@____.com

Hey J.,

I am J. H and I am new to mama source what a great site. I love it. Moms joining together. I would love to show you how you can contribute to the family, make a great source of income, and still stay home with your child. are you familiar with lia sophia jewelry? I would love to share some of the ideas with you on how to make this work with your current lifestyle. please email me back and let me know if you are interested.

J. H

Hi J.,

My name is A. and I too wanted to stay home with my children. I had worked full time during the time when they were babies and it just killed me to leave them. I found a home based business called Scentsy Wickless Candles. It's a company that offers wickless candles, car candles and room sprays. It is very new to any area and there are not alot of consultants. Check out the website www.scentsy.com/awilson. The company is great and very simple. I also just started a business with Taste of Home Entertaining and what's great about this...I'm the ONLY consultant in the area. Which makes the possibilites for this buisness endless. I'm not sure what you are looking for exactly but I tell you this...I have sold everything under the sun and if you are thinking of selling something...make sure that the market isn't saturated with tons of consultants or it will make your start even harder. Do tons of research...you will find one that works for you. If you have any questions on any businesss...let me know...I'd love to help...I know exactly where you are coming from!!

Many blessings and much luck!


HI J.,

Hi J.,

Seeing that you are currently a social worker I thought you might enjoy checking out our company. Our mission is promoting the importance of play. I sell original board games, puppets, puzzles and craft items through home parties. Here is my website: www.playgames.simplyfun.com. I'm sorry I can't help you out with the transcriptionist question but there are a lot of options out there. Just find something that you are passionate about and go for it!

Hi J.!

I commend you for wanting to stay home with your baby. There are many home-based businesses out there that are perfect for stay-at-home moms. I am a trainer and recruiter with The Pampered Chef. There are quite a few ladies on my team that are stay-at-home moms and are very successful. I would love to tell you more about it, my email is ____@____.com or you can also check out my website www.pamperedchef.biz/qknuckles. Good luck! I hope that you will find an opportunity that will work for you...Don't give up, raising your children is a blessing for both you and your child!

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Hi J., my name is D. im new to this site. However, its pretty interesting. Im sure you have heard of avon before. If not that's okay. You can make some pretty good money with this because avon sells itself. All you do is take your catalogs where ever you would like examples, your childrens school, church, doctor office, and the list goes on and on. You don't have to be a sales professional at all with this. Also, you can have your customers order on your web site. I've tried some other homebusinesses, but this one is the easiest that I have found. Also, its fun. If this sounds like something you would like to look into feel free to look at my website www.youravon.com/dcorum. Good luck with your search and God Bless.

Hi J. N.

I am an Avon representative, and I would love to have you on my team! The start up cost is only $10 and it is so easy to be on your way to making money and making new friends.

My website is www.youravon.com/akrutko and if you become interested in signing up to be a representative you can go to www.start.youravon.com My passcode is : akrutko

You can be on your way. I am a SAHM now after my whole life of working. I finally get to be home with my children and be my own boss. I LOVE IT! Contact me today! ____@____.com


My name is K. and I am a mommy to 3 beautiful kids. Kami 7, Meadow 4 and Madden who is 6 months.
I can honestly say that I looked to work from home for well over a year. I have invested money in numerous things only to find out it was a scam.
Many moms unfortunately have had the same experiences that I have had in their search for a way to stay at home and raise their children while also making an income and contributing to the household financially.

Not long ago I had decided it's time to just give up. I had been on the hunt for so long that it just seemed hopeless. I had filled out a survey which asked me if I wanted to work from home. I clicked yes thinking, “Like this is going to help me with anything".
The following day a very pleasant woman called me and was eager to share with me the business in which had brought her great success.

Of course, after being burned a few times I was very skeptical. I listened in on a phone call that explained this wonderful business and the breakdown of the compensation plan and i have to say that I was amazed. The things that I heard on this call made me so anxious to get in there and try it for myself.

There was absolutely no risk to me and so I went for it. The company provided me with a FREE website, training and all the help I needed to get under way.

I am so thankful that I FINALLY found something that has changed my life!! That allows me to be at home with my children and provide an income that will last a LIFETIME: D

Also right now we have a bonus. You can earn at LEAST an EXTRA $1,500 dollars this month!! Are you willing to pass that up? Contact me now so we can get you started on your way to Financial Wellness!!

K. Frank
Work At Home United

Trouble is only an opportunity in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

If you would like to stay at home with your baby, the perfect home based business is just a click away. I work with the Number 1 Natural Nutrition Company in the United States, and I would love the opportunity to show you how a mother of 12 is a successful business owner and stay at home mom. If you have 20 minutes, and are interested in never going back to a 9 to 5, give me a call. This company has been in business for over 50 years and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show 5 times in 2007, and on Good Morning America and in Time Magazine as well as other publications. We have excellent leadership and an impeccable reputation, and are currently doing business in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, and soon, China. You should consider all your options. Is 20 minutes worth being able to stay home and change your life for the better? Email me at ____@____.com or call me at ###-###-#### if you're interested. You will not be obligated to purchase or commit to anything. (I'm in the process of setting up my 800 number, but don't have it yet. If you don't want to pay long distance charges, email me your phone number and I'll call you.) You'll be so glad you did. Hope to hear from you soon!

Hi. I saw that you have tons of answers, but none that really address your question. I have a homebased business (Not going to sell you on that right now)and have looked into the trascription stuff

I found that you have to be really carefull. Alot of those companies are not legit. Make sure you do your research on anything you consider. If you do a sales based company like the ones suggested, compare them. You should make at least 50% of your sales, carrying an inventory is always a bad idea, and the principles of the company are important. I have sold for several other companies and this time did some comparrisons. That's the best advise I can give.

I am kind of in the same boat as you are. I already have two kids and I stay home, I just wish I could get some money in by working from home. I have been in school to get my degree in health information management, so I had to take a transcriptioning class. I contacted my teacher a few months after taking that class because I figured that would be a great job to do from home. She said that a lot of places will want experience and in order to get that you should look into finding a job at a doctors office (as a transcriptionist) maybe PT? Just to get some experience in. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me: ____@____.com this helps.

Trisha :)

Hi J., Congrats to you on your 1st baby!! It is such an exciting time... I am a SAHM of 3 kids. I needed a business at home so I could have that balance of family and work. After exploring many options, I found an awesome business that let's you customize everything to your needs.This is a solid company that has been in business for over 20 yrs.and is in 16 different countries. There is no investment or sales required, just a desire to work by promoting the company and its product line of healthy all natural products, and with a baby on the way what a great way to ensure you have a toxic free home for your child. The products are amazing! I have converted my home and so have many of my friends. I'd love to give you more info, so feel free to contact me@____@____.com or ###-###-####. Best of luck, A. J.

The absolute best work at home solution - Check out www.MomIsHappy.com - it will be well worth your time and could change your life

I got my certificate in Medical Transcription in December 2005. I attended Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. It took me over 2 years to get the certificate because I was going to school part time and working full time. Anyway, I wanted to get it so I could stay at home with my future children. But, after I got certified, I looked and looked for jobs in my local newspapers, the Dayton Daily News, online on Monster.com and other job web sites, and could not find any legitimate jobs. I found none in my area for doctor offices or hospitals. The ones I found were for "work at home" jobs that looked like scams. So, after looking for over a year, I gave up. When I did see a job for a hosptial it said "experience" was required. I don't understand how we are supposed to get experience if we don't get a chance to do the work. So, anyway, I didn't have any luck in getting a job in Medical Transcription. You might have better luck than I did, though. However, I would not recommend trying to get a degree or certified in that line of work.

There are a lot of work-at-home jobs out there on the Internet. Some are scams, but a lot of them are real jobs. You may find that something like that is more for you. I have 2 work at home jobs. If you want to check them out, feel free.


Hope this advice helps! Congrats on your baby!

A. M

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