Thinking About Working Part-time

Updated on September 06, 2008
T.H. asks from Oak Lawn, IL
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I am thinking about working part-time to help balance out my family and work life. I want to stay home full-time but my husband and I decided that will come a little later down the line. So I would like to know what do you mommies think. Do you think that is a good idea and I reason I ask is because I recently returned to work and I have had to take off 6 times in a matters of 5 weeks due to illnesses, appointments and things like that. And I ask myself, why did I even come back...LOL.

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Well thank you 2 ladies for your input, I did sit down and talk with my boss and they have agreed to let me work Part-time!!! I am excited and nervous at the same time. My pay will decrease of course, but it will give me more of the flexibility in my life that I am looking for. So thanks again! Now I can concentrate more on my desktop publishing business For His Glory Creations!

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answers from Chicago on

Hi T., My name is L., I live in Downers Grove and have 5 Children. I have meet a group of awesome Moms that had the same desire I did, We all wanted to make an income without leaving our children.

As I'm sure you know, there are all kinds of work from home idea's out their now, and Ive tried a few, they were either scams, cost a fortune it join or just didn't work for me.

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answers from Chicago on

Hi T.

I know your response was some time ago, however, I am new to MamaSource and I want to provide you with some info if you are still looking to stay at home full time. As a matter of fact I would like you and your husband to view my website I'm sure you will agree that this would give you both the opportunity to potentially earn enough income for you both to stay at home. Take a look, leave your info and I will contact you.

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answers from Chicago on

Hi T.,

I was at a similar crossroads myself when my daughter was little and within the last couple years revisited going back to corp. america.
I had had my own business, designing and creating Bridal gowns and after almost 10 yrs needed a change. A friend suggested MLM (network marketing)industry and I did a lot of research on the industry and asked for advice from people I knew from the business world and I found it to be a great solution for me. Check this link out to learn about the industry.

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I got involved with a MLM less than 2 yrs ago and it has been a great experience and journey & I love the success I've experienced and owning my own life/setting my schedule, I WORK PART TIME from HOME!! I love helping others do the same. Whether they are SAHM's or just sick of corporate America. I don't know what you're looking to earn whether it's a few hundred or a few thousand/month it is very doable.

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There are various reasons why women return to work and all can be positive. The number one for me was getting away to have some downtime for myself. Also you have additional friends away from your friends and family. The good thing is that you have a husband who is working with you and you're working part instead of full-time. There will always be moments when the kids are either sick or have an activity for the day that you may be required to attend, so my suggestion is to take advantage of the moment.

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