Thanks to the Internet, enterprising moms can look after their loved ones and a career without leaving home.
For a lot of women, the transition from being single to married with kids paves the way for some priority shifts and career re-assessment. When I got married, I wanted to spend more time with my husband who works from home, and also efficiently manage the household. For mothers, it’s their desire to be physically and emotionally present for their newborns or for their children’s growingup years. Thus, the concept of being a “ work-at-home mom” became popular for women with their own families, and a practical option, too.
Though there are disadvantages, working from home can be very fruitful. Jen Tan, president of the online business Next9 baby products, has this to say, “A major advantage of working from home is really the ability to multi-task. Also, the baby's need to be close to mom is met.”
Working from home also allows a woman to be able to manage her household better. Freelance graphic designer Jazel Romero-Lugay, 39-year-old mom to Gabrielle Ariana, 5, attests, “ Working from home gave me the time to tend to my daughter's and husband's needs. I can do my work at my own pace.” For Katrina Villareal, 27-year-old freelance writer, virtual assistant, and mom to Matthew Benjamin, 2, the most appealing benefit of working from home is one that most mothers can relate to. “ Your schedule can be as flexible as you want it to be, which means you can spend time with your baby during the day,” she says.