So you wanna be a work-at-home mom?

Welcome to my blog!

I’m really excited to share my new world of being a work-at-home-mom. Even more exciting, I’m a single mom too. In fact, my daughter is the reason I’m putting my heart and soul into working at home. I’ve wanted to be a mother since I can remember, and the thought of not being with my daughter during her formative years is something I can’t bear.

Don’t get me wrong. When I first decided to have a baby as a single woman (yes,I’m a single mother by choice), I thought I’d be back at work happily when she was 6 weeks old. But now that I think about it, I also thought I’d complete my first year of law school while pregnant; and that didn’t work out.

My priorities were obvious from the start. I wanted, more than anything, to be a mother. And after putting my daughter in daycare when she wasn’t quite 8 weeks old (sob!) and trying to work 5, then 3, then 2 days a week, I realized that I had to be a full-time mother. Thank goodness my parents have been supportive (figuratively and literally).

Twenty months after my dream became a reality, I’m still at home with my sweetie.

But I’ve gotta make a living too, right? And be a stay-at-home mom. And make a living. Hard to do one while the other is going on. But I have no choice. I want to be with my daughter AND make a living.

So sit back, relax, buckle your seatbelts (or 5 point harness buckles), and come along for the ride. Comment, compliment, converse. Ciao!

6 Responses to “So you wanna be a work-at-home mom?”

  1. […] week would be a great time to go back to the beginning to see where it all started. Personally, I’ve noticed that I’m still dealing with some […]

  2. nancy says:

    Hi,
    Just wondering how your progress is coming and what program/venture is your greatest yield money-wise.

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  3. Wow, I really support you. You’re a single parent! How have you progressed since you made this post?

    • Theda K. says:

      Well, not as well as I’d have liked. If I had it to do all over again, I would probably have gotten a permanent part-time job. Worrying about money is rough. And if I knew then what I know now, I’d have really worked on getting clients while my baby was still a baby. Now that she’s almost 3, it’s impossible to do any kind of meaningful work with her at home.

      I’m actually getting started on a part-time job now, and looking for a full-time one. I should have had savings beforehand.

      I don’t regret being home with my daughter for most of her 3 years. I know how much I fretted about money, but she just knows that Mommy’s there.

      Thanks for asking, and for the support. Feel free to send folks to take a look around my blog. The more the merrier!

  4. […] When I first started this adventure, I just wanted a place to talk about my life as a work-at-home single mother. But as my daughter grows and changes, I’m finding that I do too. Working from home is still my goal, but it may not be a reality in the near future. […]

  5. I am also a WAHM (by way of niche blogging) and have been for about 2 years now. It took me a year of putting in 10 & sometimes 12-hour days to build my home business, but now we’re enjoying a nice, comfy income! Now I only have to work about an hour a day. Not bad! Power to the WAHM and the SAHM!