Let’s start by getting one concept out of the way: stay at home moms are working moms…of course! Stay at home moms work incredibly hard…we all know that…we all do that…daily. This article is addressing the need that many stay at home moms are now having…the need to earn an income.
The need is not just to earn an income, but to be able to do so while continuing to be a stay at home mom. This is an ever increasing trend nationwide.
There are ways to do that. Being a work at home mom will be challenging. There are a lot of things that require, even demand, you attention every day and most, if not all, of them are probably high on your priority list. It is easy to get burned out, discouraged and give up – don’t!
One of the keys to being a successful work at home mom is to love what you do. You should be passionate about your work at home job or business.
The best way to demonstrate this is to use myself as an example.
For example, I have several things I am passionate about: family, helping parents work at home so at least one parent can be home full-time with their children, politics and writing. To tee myself up for success I have combined these passions – the way I have implemented them in my business is in a manner that they support each other.
Family is extremely important to me, as is helping parents work from home for the sake of their children. To combine these and have them work to support each other I did several things. The first is I partnered with an INC 500 company whose focus is enhancing people’s lives by helping them attain their goals. They are privately held, have no debt, have an A++ rating and have been inducted into the BBB Hall of Fame. They have always been ‘green’ – long before it was ‘en vogue’. Their sales have consistently grown every year regardless of the state of the economy due to their exceptional product line. This makes this a stable and reliable company to partner with and one I can confidently recommend to others.
Another way in which I can help parents work from home to be with their children is through the work I do with Our Milk Money (OMM) as their Director of Communications. Our Milk Money is a national search directory that lists ONLY self-employed parents. OMM is also a community resource dedicated to helping parents who want to stay at home find financial opportunities and support.
OMM’s institutional ethos is built around a common goal to provide for our children. In this society, the average family is faced with a challenge to provide for their families with no less than two incomes, and are sacrificing their commitment to raising their own children. As a result, many parents are forced to give the people they work for more of a commitment than they are able to give their children.
Another passion of mine is writing. I love sharing what I have learned with others – it’s always good to be able to learn from others…it can increase our learning curve and productivity! I am passionate about our country…the companies I have partnered with are great examples of the ethics and moral values I share. I combine my love of country and helping others with my love of writing.
An additional way I combine all of these passions is by featuring work at home parents on my Buy By Mom Blog. I also review their wonderful products. I get to write and they get the benefit of free publicity!
All of these are things I love to do. I am passionate about them.
Doing what you are passionate about helps you to keep going even in the face of challenges and challenging times. In fact, when you are passionate about what you do, those challenges can even spur you on to further success…they do for me!
If you are stuck in a job or business that you are not loving but need to help support you and your family here’s a suggestion: while you working at that job or business out of necessity, continue to search for something that ignites passion in you. Don’t give up on that…it may take a while but with persistence you can find it!
Said Albert Schweitzer: “Success is not they key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
Here’s to your success!
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Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.