Mothers Making Money

As mothers, the demand on our time is often very frustrating, juggling ten things at once, our number one priority, is always, to give our children the attention they require and to be there when they need us. With time often against us, it’s important not to neglect ourselves either, we still need the capacity to earn for our family and not to forget, do the things we enjoy. When it comes to earning a living, we usually fit it in around our children, which means working when they are in school. We all need to make a living and don’t want to be out of the work environment too long, yet it can be a struggle for many to find suitable hours that will not affect their children too much. That’s why a home business or part-time job is ideal for the busy mum.

Making a Living As a Mum

If you bake a lot and it’s something you love to do, or you are crafty and make craft items for fun, have you ever considered starting up a business and selling them online or in your local area? You could have total control when you worked and when the kids needed attention you would be right there for them. You could even get them involved, teaching them and who knows, they may find success with it in the future. Working from home is great for mums as they generally have good time management and organisation skills which is often required when you run a business from home.

Find a Flexible Job

Working part-time is another option to look into. Instead of managing the cost of childcare, you could request hours when the kids are in school. Part-time work with flexible hours such as cleaning or cafe work is ideal for this. This keeps you in the work environment and can give you much needed adult conversation too. It could be very useful if you work a couple of hours in the morning and be able to get home in time for the children. Working part-time may not give you all the finances you need, but you could top it up with blog writing or a home business.


Designing your own blog can be really fun. All the content is chosen by you and you are talking about the things you enjoy or have experienced. When you run a business from home and are using a PC or MAC, there are tools that can speed up your tasks and save you time, making your life much easier. Upskilling on a computer is invaluable when it comes to creating a blog or social networking. There are some great guides and technical skills out there, try if you find yourself wreslting with a mac.

For mothers who have chosen to work part-time around their kids, although they might not be making a fortune, they have the satisfaction of being there when the kids need them until they are at an age where they are more dependent. It’s a personal choice for us all and can add personal fulfillment at every level.


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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