Do You Have to Either Be a Full-Time Career Working Mom or a Stay-at-Home Mom who Doesn’t Work? No
I used to think that if I left my career to stay at home with my kids, my income would drop to $0 but that turned out not to be true. Just because I wasn’t working full time in my career didn’t mean that I couldn’t be making an income. As it turns out, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing when it comes to working and being a stay-at-home mom.

Many stay-at-home moms work from home. They work part-time or full-time, depending on their family's needs. It is possible to work from home and still be a stay-at-home mom. This allows for the best of both worlds - the income from work and the flexibility to be there for their children. Stay-at-home moms who work can provide their families with extra income, while still being able to be present for their children. This provides a wonderful opportunity for families to have quality time together while also bringing in needed income. Stay at home moms who work are truly doing it all!

It's not just for people who work in tech companies or start-ups anymore. With the rise of the internet and the culture of work-life balance, more and more stay-at-home moms are choosing to work from home. And why not? It's a great way to earn an income while still being there for your kids. But it's not always easy. 

Here are some things to keep in mind if you choose to be a stay-at-home mom who works from home:
1. Make time for yourself: When you work from home, it's easy to let work take over your life. Trust me on this one! Make sure you carve out time for yourself, whether it's going for a walk or taking a yoga class.
2. Get dressed: When you work from home, it's tempting to just stay in your pajamas all day. But trust me, getting dressed will make you feel more productive and put you in the right frame of mind to work.
3. Set boundaries: It can be hard to turn off work mode when you're at home with your kids. Set realistic boundaries for yourself and stick to them. That way, you can enjoy time with your family without feeling guilty about work.
4. Take breaks: Working from home can be isolating, so make sure you take breaks throughout the day to socialize and de-stress. Meet up with friends for coffee or have lunch with your spouse.
5. Have fun: Remember, you chose to work from home because you wanted a better work-life balance. So don't forget to enjoy the flexibility and freedom that comes with it! Embrace the chaos and find the humor in every situation. Stay at home moms who work from home are definitely a unique breed - but we wouldn't have it any other way.
6. Celebrate the flexibility: Change your perspective from "I have to" to "I get to". When one of your kids gets sick, remind yourself that you get to take care of them because you have a flexible schedule. 

If you are thinking about leaving your career but concerned about not having any income, look into the things that you could do from home. You might be surprised by the number of opportunities out there. 

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