A few months ago, I suddenly became a stay-at-home mom. I never imagined that would be my job title. After all, I’ve worked pretty consistently from when I graduated from college at the age of 22 to now, the ripe old age of…well, let’s just say mid-30’s.

In 2015, I quit my job as a TV news producer and decided to open my own business. I won’t bore you with the details, but after a few years of working 60-80 hour weeks to try and make sure the business survived, all the while trying to keep my marriage intact, raise a young boy and have another baby, I finally had to concede that the business had failed.

Two months ago, I closed up shop and called it quits. While the work isn’t really done — there are still bills to be paid and inventory to try and sell off — for all intents and purposes, I am now a full-time stay-at-home mom.

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While the work with the small business was long and hard, there was one benefit that it afforded me, time with my kids. While I didn’t take maternity leave after having my second child in March, I did get the chance to spend every day with her at “the office” while I worked on my dying business. For the most part, I was able to stop work to care for her, cuddle her and feed her. I appreciate that time to no end. The job also afforded me the freedom to take my son (Triple T) to soccer practice and be there for his gymnastics classes, something I would have struggled to do when I worked in television.
Now, facing an uncertain future, I’m looking for a new job, but I’m also wondering if there’s something I can do from home so that I don’t sacrifice that time that I value with my children. That’s where the idea for this blog came from. I began to explore the possibility of working from home, doing what I usually do, Googling options. As I explored, I wondered if the things I found were, number one, actually worth my time and effort and number two, if it’s possible with my baby girl along for the ride.
I’ll let you know how it goes…

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