Please Advise, I Need Something to Fill My Time

Updated on March 11, 2008
J.S. asks from Cumming, GA
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Hello ladies! I recently quit my job to be able to spend more time with my children. Does anyone have any recommendations on clubs, associations, etc., that are available between 9:00 - 2:00? I don't have young children, so MOPS or Mother's Morning out groups are out. I'd love to find some part-time work or a group to be a part of during these hours. My friends all work during the day so I'm left feeling the need for some social interaction. I've worked all of my life so this unstructured world is all new to me.

I also need help with writing my resume to find part-time work in an unrelated field. I am not interested in going back into the corporate world, and my job description is so specific I can't figure out how to write it in more general terms. Do any of you have any website recommendations, or a reference for a resume writer?

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answers from Atlanta on

Hi J.. Since you asked, I'd love to tell you what I have found, for I was in the same situation as you. I'm a SAHM also in Cumming, right off Bethelview Rd. I found the same thing-I needed something other than being a mommy to fill my time and give me another thing to do that included adult conversation! :) I've used Shaklee products for 20 years, and had a business with them before. In August I decided to get back to business so to say, and in spite of having 8 kids to raise (5 adopted), I just qualified my husband and I for a free trip to Hawaii! I'd love to get together with you and show you how the business works, and why people love the products so much. Oprah had their green cleaners on her Favorite Things show , plus 4 other times in the last 7 months. As a result, 30,000 people joined as Shaklee members just last month, ordering her favorite Get Clean green kit. You can imagine what Oprah's advertising has done for all of our businesses as independent distributors!
My phone number is ###-###-####. Give me a call, and we can get together and you can see if it interests you. My website is for you to check into it further.

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answers from Atlanta on

Dear J.,
I am not sure if this is what you are looking for. Have you thought about a home-based bsiness? I am a manager with Discovery Toys and we have opportunites for people just like you. I'll send you my web page in case you want to look it over. Please feel free to call me if you want to ask any questions. Thanks and Good luck! S. Keppel



answers from Atlanta on

Hi J.! I can so relate to what you are feeling right now. Five years ago I walked away from having a job...the only difference is that I remarried and had a baby right away, so once the baby was born my time filled up. But in the meantime I too searched for things to do. I decided to work from home and that has worked out well for me, but of course that is not for everyone. I live in your area, I would be interested to see what else other moms share here. I haven't lived here all that long so I don't know what all there is for a lady to do during the day except for perhaps volunteering to work at a place that needs helpers. ~S.



answers from Atlanta on

Hey J....This is T. from Dawsonville. Godbless you and your children.

I stepped down from my job (WWEV Radio) about two years ago....It was great being a stay at home mome but I did get restless...

I found an opportunity...that became a tremendous support/family/education....

Thought you might be interested....You can check out my landing page at There are three videos in the middle of the page. The third is something I produced right BEFORE I found this opportunity and training (from Dani Johnson...the subject inthe first 2 videos on this page)... Might be something to think about.

Feel free to ask any questions. ###-###-####.




answers from Atlanta on

Your first sentencce was that you quit your job to spend more time with your children. So I am thinking you might want to find a part-time job or volunteer position with the school or with one of the children's outside interests like a sports team, etc. This will give you more interaction with the children and will allow you to build relationships with your childre's friend's parents - a must in my opinion at their ages (13, 11).

I would personally sta away from social clubs at this point because although their main meeting may be during the day, there will be weekend events and evening events that will take you away from what you say you want. Hope this helps, S.



answers from Atlanta on

Hi J. - would you be interested in a home based business promoting literacy and learning? I live in Johns Creek, right on the Forsyth/Fulton County border and we are looking for help in this area. You can visit my website for more information or you can email me and we can chat more.
I look forward to talking with you soon.
C. Eads



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The women offering you ideas on home-based work is one idea. Since there are many, many different companies you can do that through I would research them and find the one you have the most passion for. Some others are: Southern Living, Homemade Gourmet, Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, etc.

Another thought was to join a tennis team. You can do this either in your neighborhood (depending if it has tennis teams) or through another n'hood near by or a local athletic club. Tennis is huge in Atlanta and there are many different leagues to join...ALTA, USTA, T2 and KSwiss are the ones I know of. ALTA and USTA have teams on many ability levels so even if you are brand new to tennis you can find one that fits your ability level.

You neighborhood may also have a social committee. Many n'hoods have either an HOA or Swim/Tennis association and typically there is a person on the board in charge of social events. I would contact that person to see what is going on and how you can get involved. You'll meet others in your n'hood. In my n'hood there are women who walk together every day. You need to just meet people (either at book club, bunco, etc.) and then you'll have social interaction with them during the day.

As for the resume can go to your local Jewish Family and Career services office and they have someone I believe that can coach you on resume writing and other related services. You don't have to be Jewish to utilize their services. I know there is one located on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta...just google it.

Hope this helps.


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