One benefit to working remotely? No commute!
There are 10.1 million female-owned businesses in the U.S., according to the Center for Women's Business Research. And while there aren't stats on how many of those women are moms who are working from home, it's a safe bet that quite a few of them are women who have re-prioritized and shifted their work life to accomodate for taking care of small children younger than school age.
With Wi-Fi and flex time offering support to women who are opting out of the corporate world, perhaps it's something that's on your mind as well. Staying at home and balancing a work life while caring for your children is quite a challenge — it requires serious organization, lots of structure, and probably a significant amount of childcare help, though certainly not as much as full-time, outside-the-home jobs. But many moms who are working from home would argue that all of those struggles are well worth the luxury of more quality time with their kids. If you're thinking of making the change but aren't quite sure how to approach it, click through for some ideas on great jobs for stay-at-home moms.
See the jobs over at Elizabeth Street: New Year, New Career: 10 Jobs For Stay-At-Home Moms
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