Finding Work for Stay at Home Moms, Dads

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — There are many moms and dads who decide to stay home to raise their family, but may be looking for a part-time job to bring in some extra money every month.

It can often be a difficult task to find a job that fits in to your busy parenting schedule, but there are options out there.

Dr. Hilary Berger is the founder of ‘Work Like a Mother,’ which offers career services for stay at home moms. She says the internet is a great place to start looking. There are jobs that involve taking surveys, blogging, digital design and tech support. There are even careers as a virtual assistant, book keeper and social media manager. If you have teaching experience, tutoring is also an option. The same can be said about direct selling companies, such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Avon and Thirty-One.

“Even if you’re doing a small job that is by the hour and you’re making a little bit of money, that’s fine,” said Dr. Berger. “But think a little bigger, it’s also building relevance.”

Having that relevance will also help build your resume if you return to the work force once your children are older.

“You don’t really need to be invited into a work place to do meaningful work,” said Dr. Berger. “It’s all about you owning your worth and realizing, yes, it’s scary, but you know your talent and your skills are right there and take on something obtainable.”

Dr. Berger adds there are several great websites that can give a stay at home mom or dad a jump start on finding a job, which include:

For more information on Dr. Hilary Berger and her upcoming events for mothers, visit her website by clicking here.

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