It’s an overwhelming feeling choosing between staying at home with your children or having a thriving career. This is a decision I am all too familiar with because after having children, I had to make this choice. Eventually, I decided to be a stay-at-home mom. I loved being home full-time with my girls, but as time went on, I realized I missed my career. I wanted something more for myself. So, there I was again having to decide between my having a career or being a stay-at-home mom.
It took a talk over a glass of wine with a girlfriend to realize freelancing could be the solution to fulfilling my dreams while staying at home with my children. I started out simply blogging and as time went on, I started to freelance for other blogs and online magazines.
I’m busier than ever, but I love every minute of it because I’ve managed to maintain a healthy balance of work and mom life. Freelancing gives me the ability to have complete control over my career. I could go on and on about the benefits of being a mom and freelancing but here are my favorites.
Moms have a lot on their plates, period. Playdates here and there, doctor’s appointments all too frequently, and school meetings more often than you’d think. It’s endless! Moms need the freedom to have a flexible schedule and as a freelancer, you can work whenever your schedule permits whether it be early mornings, during nap time, or after the kids have gone to bed. There are no rules and the choice is always yours. You are your own boss!
You Choose Your Workload
Is life getting a little busy for one reason or another? Don’t worry. As a freelancer, you get to choose how much or how little you work. If you can’t take on as much this month then you can simply turn down projects. But if you’re eyeing that new purse that comes out next month, you also have the option to work as much as you want!
Work From Anywhere
Waiting in the pick-up line? Killing a few minutes at Starbucks? If you’re a freelancer, you can get work done anywhere! Oftentimes, it’s as simple as having your cell phone on you and getting work done in the car. Other projects may require a laptop or wi-fi, but with a little planning, those can be just as easily accessible while you’re on the go.
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