C.B. asks from Sachse, TX on May 01, 2006
A.M. answers from Dallas on May 01, 2006
You ARE contributing to the family by staying at home with your little one! The biggest job ever! And you're saving the family the cost of childcare -- and giving your child one-on-one attention from mom, which is what every child craves and needs at some point in their childhood. These are very formative years -- their foundation -- a crucial time that can either boost their self-esteem or harm it. You're giving your child the best advantage. So don't feel that by not bringing in outside income that you don't "contribute" -- you contribute BIG TIME already! And I know about the worry -- but be brave and step out in faith -- once you learn to manage and budget your finances to just one income -- you realize you didn't NEED all the extra stuff anyways. It's worth the sacrifice so you can give your child the best childcare -- YOU! We saved for a full year before my son was born and put all my paychecks in savings for that year -- so we could see what it was like to live on one income and still save; we did this for a full year before the baby came -- so we were prepared and we found it not to be that difficult. There are sacrifices most people can make in a family budget - or things you can cut back on. Do that if you're concerned you may be going "in the red" for a few months (spending more than you make). Suggestions, if you have these common extras: cellphones (or cut back on mins.); cable/sattelite; DSL or high speed Internet (cut back to dial-up); trade in big car pymts to purchase a lease car with a smaller pymt; refinance house for smaller home pymt. or move to a smaller apt. just for the time being; cut any services -- dry cleaning; nail salon; hair salon; yard man; cleaning lady; pool man -- you'd be surprised some people still hold onto these services even when they're laid off. anyway...these are just suggestions on how we made it the first year; and then God blessed us with our obedience and faith and gave my husband a promotion!! And now we're comfortable on one income. Plus, if you're supporting and taking care of things at home - that leaves hubby available to do an extra good job at work -- I firmly believe that my staying at home contributed to his promotion because he was not racing home at 5 p.m. because his wife had to go work her part-time Blockbuster job -- bosses notice things like that -- if someone's not giving 100%. Anywho! I've written a book -- I did'nt mean to write this long. Sorry. I just felt I needed to tell you how we did it because I had concern, too, when we first started living on one paycheck. But it can be done!!
And if you find another job, then my hats off to you!!
K. answers from Dallas on May 02, 2006
I am a stay at home mommy with two kids- one with special needs, so I cannot work outside the home, yet therapy for my kiddo cost a lot of money. I started selling Mary Kay in January and have been averaging $600 a month, which is a $300 profit, with only working about 2 - 5 hours a week. I would love to do it more and make more money, but I don't have time. The great thing about Mary Kay is that you can do it while doing other things, like I sold lipsticks to my sons teacher and nurse at his doctors office and you can do as much or as little as you want. It is only $108.75 to get started and that gives you all the stuff you need to hold a skincare class and get started. Also, I am in a really great unit with a director who comes and helps me with my parties and answers any questions I have. I have also made a lot of friends. If you want to hear more about it and how it works, we can schedule a meeting with you. Just let me know.
D.R. answers from Dallas on May 01, 2006
Hello C.! I would love to share with you the opportunity to be your own boss, work from home, and set your own schedule. I signed up to be a consultant with Southern Living at HOME 7 mos ago and am loving it! It provides all of those items I listed and income. If you are interested in more details, please check out their website at www.southernlivingathome.com Then if you want more details, please give me a call at ###-###-#### and I can send you a DVD and brochure to check out as well as answer any questions you may have.
J. answers from Dallas on May 04, 2006
I quit working as a Registered Nurse to stay at home with my son. This was in 2002. Now, I have two boys. I was in the same position and wanted to feel like I was contributing. I became a consultant for Southern Living at Home (and still am today). It was a great way for me to set my own schedule, work as little or as much as I want to, and make a little extra money. It has always paid for Christmas and all the little extras. I don't do many shows a month because I choose to keep my schedule slower. But again, you can make as little or as much as you choose. Plus, I get to decorate my home with some beautiful stuff at little or no cost. I love that part! I could go on and on, so just let me know if you would like more info. My business web site is www.southernlivingathome.com/southernmom. This will just show you a little about the company. Hope you find what you are looking for!
N.V. answers from Oklahoma City on May 01, 2006
I can totally understand just wanting to be with your own. I have also been blessed to have a very supportive husband who works hard to provide for his family. However, we wanted more too, so I was looking FOREVER to find that legitimate, work from home job, that would allow me to contribute to the household finances as well as be home with my kids. Last November, my prayers were answered. I became an Arbonne independent consultant. If you have never heard of Arbonne, it is a Swiss health and wellness company who has experienced phenomenal growth over the past few years and produces top of the line products. Now, I have to tell you that I was first approached to do an Arbonne business in April of last year. However, this person ran her business the traditional way of throwing parties and retailing products. This did not appeal to me. For one, throwing skincare parties can be very time consuming, plus I don't consider myself a salesperson. Then, in November, a completely different method of running an Arbonne business was presented to me. No parties, no direct selling. Not to mention, this method shows people how to advance at a much more rapid pace and start earning more money. Since getting involved, I have met wonderful new people and my confidence has grown tremendously. I now see a future of time and financial freedom that used to only be in my dreams. I would love to share with you how this is working for me and so many others. It may or may not be for you, but it is definitely worth taking a look at. Hope to hear back from you. If I don't, best wishes in your search.....there's nothing like being home with your kids, and not having to worry about someone else raising them. N. ###-###-####)
N. answers from Dallas on May 02, 2006
Unfortunately, I do not know how to help. However, I am interested in the same thing. I am currently a full time college student. My husband works and I would love to bring in some extra money too. Please let me know if you get any good advice. Thanks.
A. answers from Dallas on May 01, 2006
I do beauticontrol you make your own hours and work around your families schedule.
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