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Working Mom Question: Is Working At Home Right for You?

A photo of me on the set of a talk show, dreaming about working from home...

Like most working moms, I expend a great deal of energy just trying to get out of the door every day. I expend even more energy if I am trying to look like an appropriate professional woman who is fully dressed, lacks stains on her clothes, and has brushed her teeth and showered. What can I say, I set the bar super high! ;-) Well, some working moms have eliminated the need to expend that daily energy, but are still getting paid. They may have discovered the holy grail--working from home.

(We published a piece from another guest blogger about working from home a few weeks ago. Here's the link.) 

Jenny Holt, can now classify herself as a “retired” HR professional because she has left Corporate America to work from home and raise her kids. And she never wants to turn back. For her, working from home has been the best of both worlds. She is contributing to her family and providing the primary care to her kids. Because she’s a mom, her life ain’t easy. Still, she believes that working from home is the answer to other moms who struggle to do it all. Check out what she has to say in the guest post below.

Work-at-home jobs have many advantages for "stay-at-home" moms.

The number of stay-at-home-moms is on the rise according to Pew Research statistics, up from 23% in 1999 to 29% in 2012. Stay-at-home-moms are even the happiest in their jobs based on a survey initiated by Redbook Magazine. What it found out though was that these women were not only doing housework, school runs or changing diapers. A majority of them actually work from home, some running a business on the side while others provided their services on a part-time basis to companies, schools or health centers.

Telecommuting has created opportunities for moms.

Stay-at-home-moms or SAHMs are reaping the benefits of telecommuting. While it is important for these women to care for the kids, it is equally essential to be productive for self-fulfillment and monetary gains. The perks of working at home are many and being a stay at home mom does not mean that you should stop being active professionally. Advantages such as flexibility of schedules, absence of commutes and balance of work and family are highly appealing to moms. The following article explains why working from home might be an option even for those who are already at home.

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