Stay-at-Home Parents

Parenting full-time is one of the most demanding and rewarding jobs there is. You'll share every moment with your child and help them every step of the way.

Talk to other stay at home parents and get advice on everything from activities for kids to daily routines to taking time for yourself.

New SAHM

I have recently decided to mostly stop working after Christmas and I am super nervous about it! I have been working almost 50 hours a week but I have realized that most of my money is going to childcare and fast food because I never have time to cook. What are routines that y’all stick to? How do you keep busy throughout the day? My daughter will be 3 next week. My son is in school during the day.

  • Kate
    Yesterday

    Christa, I think you’re my hero! Nice work with it all - I still have a ways to go. My reading for pleasure has plummeted, every button I sew seems to fall out, and I still love a good bowl of cereal for dinner. 🙂 I was in a similar situation as you ladies - worked long hours for a demanding career I wasn’t sure I wanted to put on hold. Took me a while to come around to the idea of staying at ... More

  • Christa
    Yesterday

    @Katlin, I seriously appreciate it, but we are all hero’s in our own way. Women are amazing creatures and can do a lot once we put our minds to it. My schedule revolves the way it does from marrying a military man- Coast Guard, and we have a 10 month old son (whose super independent - which I’ve taught him because we live that life style of military) So maybe my schedule isn’t the best to fo... More

Jobs for stay at home moms

Anyone know of any? I'm trying to get a job at daycares so my son has a place to go to, or an online job...

  • Dulce
    Dec 04

    I started working at a church nursery when my son was 9 months. He’s 4 now and still working there until he goes to school next year, I’m able to bring him with me every day I work there

  • Marina
    Dec 05

    Look at the momsproject website

Kiarra posted in Money Nov 29

At home jobs!

I’m a stay at home mom and I miss working so I was wondering if anyone knew of any stay at home jobs hiring?! Please and thank you in advance

  • Kiarra
    Nov 30

    But thank you alllll for you suggestions I’ve been looking in to all of them!!

  • Shelby
    Nov 30

    You could be a homebased travel agent and make 80% of your sales

Anonymous posted in Money Nov 28

Stay at home jobs for introverts.

Hi All! Can anyone reccomend some stay at home jobs that doesn't involve sales or customer service? Thanks in advance.

  • Leah
    Nov 28

    Medical Coding. You need to go to school for it though.

  • Veronica
    Nov 29

    Fill out survey. Not sure about how effective or pay it is.

Breanna posted in DIY Nov 27

Any SAHM Entrepreneurs here?

Hello all! I’m a SAHM with a 2yo and a 5mo. I’m looking to start a small from home craft business and if you have pointers, tips, and/or tricks, please feel free to share!

  • Kayla
    Nov 29

    I recently posted a "elf for hire" flyer saying I would wrap presents for busy people that don't have time...just an idea, so far it's going decent, I'm sure it will pick up more closer to Christmas

Anonymous posted in Holidays Nov 26

Stay at Home Parents and Christmas

This is my first Christmas as a stay at home mom...how did you stay at home parents cope with not having money to buy your partner or your side of the family Christmas gifts? I just want to cry. I feel so horrible. My family completely understand but it just hurts my heart so bad, I love being able to give during the holidays.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 27

    My side of the family is huge compared to his. He’s mentioned he wants to buy everyone on my side a gift but we realistically can not afford it. His side is just his mom, sister, and nephew. I don’t like asking for money because it’s tight and my side is pretty well off compared to his. We don’t keep money separate. He keeps it all and Venmo’s me money when I need it for bills and things like t... More

  • Anonymous
    Nov 27

    I know it feels like his money because he's the one out at work, but he's making that money at your expense. If you weren't staying at home he would likely have to work less to be with them or pay a baby sitter. You shouldn't be left with nothing because of that. Have you tried talking to him about this? Just explaining that you don't know what to do for your side of the fam... More

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 24

Quit job to stay at home

When I had my baby I went back to work full time and just hated it. Felt sad every day and in the end asked to go part time which was better. However as time went by I was made to feel useless at work, I had peers treat me differently because I had a baby and was doing part time and slowly I found tasks being taken away from me from my supervisors and I felt bored and unmotivated. The only thin... More

  • Lulu
    Nov 24

    Think about it like this. You have a full time job! You even work lots and lots of overtime! You do the job of a daycare worker, a housekeeper, a laundress, a personal assistant.... if you were to get paid for all you do, you'd be filthy rich! You are also enriching your bond with your daughter. You won't miss out on any milestones. You'll always be there for her when she needs you.... More

I feel lame.

I'm 21 years old, I have a 10 month old. I only work the weekends, which is when my sister or mom can watch my daughter. I feel like I'm failing at life. My husband is deployed, so we never got a home of our own; because when he left our little girl was maybe 3 months old and I didnt want to be alone. Which is why we didnt get our own place. So I'm still living with my mom. I do e... More

  • Lulu
    Nov 23

    You are not a failure. Being alone to raise a little one is hard. I'm glad you have a support system. I've heard so many stories of military married women who feel like single parents. Being a new mom is already rough enough; being a military wife is super hard. You are doing a great job! Try not to be so hard on yourself. You made a great decision!

  • Lily
    Nov 24

    I am almost right there with you! I am almost 21 with a 15 month old and number 2 on the way. I am so sorry your husband is deployed, that must be so hard. I am a online student, and work as a nanny. When I went back to school it brought back something in my life I didn’t know I was missing. So I would say definitely go back to school and if you can do most of it online, it is best for us mommi... More

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 19

Stay at home mom.

I’m 22 and a SAHM to a 2 year old and one on the way. My boyfriend is the one that goes to work and I can tell he is very stressed out. He thinks I have no motivation to go to work or school, but I’m just one of those parents that is very paranoid to take their child to a daycare. Any good stay at home jobs? I want to help out with financial stuff but I also like staying home with my little one.

  • Karen
    Nov 25

    I recently resigned from my job at the daycare in order to be home with my 3 year old and 4 month old, they pay daycare teachers next to nothing and even though I got a discount the cost of daycare for two kids was not worth it, I now stay home with my kids during the day and go drive Uber at night when my husband gets home from work, it’s fun, good money & allows me to be at home with my k... More

  • Aje
    Nov 27

    I baby sit. You can try working nights or weekends if your boyfriend is home to watch the baby. My sister is a sahm too and she works at a theater nights from 7-1. I worked at a daycare briefly before college and I understand why you don’t want to leave your baby there.

Kailey posted in Money Nov 14

Looking for a job for a stay at home mom

Hi there, I have been a stay at home mom for 3+ years but I feel a huge urge to help my husband financially and I also feel like I’m ready to work a little with my youngest being a year. I was looking for any serges toons on jobs that are flexible with schedule and I can do from home. Any suggestions?

  • Autumn
    Nov 15

    There’s an app called Steady that you can download. It suggests several jobs that you can do on your own schedule. There’s lyft, Uber, UberEats, DoorDash, pet sitting jobs, teaching English to kids in China, dog walking, baby sitting, senior care, tutoring, etc. Truthfully though, I did some of those jobs and they helped at the time. Most of the stay at home jobs that have the real money comes ... More

  • Brienna
    Nov 16

    You could look into transcribing. I worked for a company called Telenotes from home, choosing my own hours.

How do I set a schedule for my kids?

I have a 6 month old and a 2 year old. How can I get them on a schedule? I am a SAHM. My son wakes up around 6am and takes his first nap around 9 or 10am (30 minutes to 1 hour) then wakes up takes another nap at around 1pm (30 minutes-1 hour). The another naps at 3 or 4 (3 hours to 4) and then goes to bed at 9 or 10pm and my daughter wakes up at anytime from 7 to 9 am and takes a nap with my so... More

  • B
    Nov 14

    I’d wake your daughter up when you want her up, and push her nap way earlier. Like 1pm. She’ll go to sleep earlier that way. And be closer to preschool schedule.

  • Genevieve
    Nov 14

    Only thing I can suggest is for you to wake them all up at 6am be as active as you can at least for a week or two straight. They’ll all take a nap around noon and be in bed about 7-8pm; that’s the schedule I have for my little one. By 8pm I finally get to relax kid free and it feels oh so good. 🙌🏼

SAHMs that Work from home

So I just had my second baby and it has been wonderful but the dreadful time to go back to work is almost here. I wanted to see if there were any Moms that do Virtual personal Assistant, blogs, etc. To make extra income. What are your experiences and maybe if you can share some advice. Thank you !!

  • Meredith
    Nov 14

    I work from home in an IT job, so I can only answer to the challenges of trying to get anything done with a needy child clamoring for attention. It is nice to be able to take a break from work and toss in a load of laundry, though.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 14

New mom

Hi everyone I have a soon to be 9 month old and always home but I'm not a home body lol.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 14

    Hi there,well I hate being home but I have no choice. No place to go plus no job for now

  • Brittany
    Nov 14

    My husband also works nights with our only car. Local libraries have story time and I was surprised to find that we actually loved them. I wohld bring a sippy cup and snacks for before/after the story time. There were coloring tables at our library for young restless kids and I even took my kids to play outside the library for. Little bit and explore before we got in the car to leave. Just lett... More

Anonymous posted in Activities & Enrichment Nov 13

Teaching my 3 year old

For personal reasons, am having to take off work, take my little one out of daycare and be a stay at home mom. She has learned so much being at the daycare that it hurts me having to take her out. I’m feeling overwhelmed trying to teach her at home the letter, numbers, shapes, etc. I’m using ABC mouse but I feel like I should do more. Any advise one a day to day way of teaching her at home.

  • Rocio
    Nov 19

    Don’t feel overwhelmed mama! I started my own journey on teaching the kids at home too! I personally do 20 minutes a day with my 2 year old twins I take one at a time to the kitchen while the other two stay in the living room. I’ve separated their educational toys and they love it! They get really excited! I learned a lot from searching on YouTube homeschool preschool at home! Repetition thru o... More

  • Anonymous
    Nov 24

    Thanks a lot for the pictures!!!! I like looking at ideas.

Stay at home mom.

Any ideas on things I can do? I’m a stay at home mom my son is only 2months old and I have two dogs. I don’t drive so it’s a little hard to think of things I can do while I’m home.

  • Rose
    Nov 19

    Walks with he dogs and the baby. You'll find it's an easy way to meet your neighbors in the area, and maybe you can meet some with other little ones and have get togethers

  • Erika
    Nov 20

    It’s hard to go one walks. There are no sidewalks in my neighborhood and people drive insane on our street 😪 and the weather has been all over the place here in San Antonio

Do any stay at home moms make money from home ???

tips ?

  • Cynthia
    Nov 12

    Babysit & I will sell clothes I don’t use no more, don’t fit, or new with tags at posh mark!

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 10

ISO at home jobs.

Are there any stay at home mommas that have jobs from home? I feel like they're dang near impossible to find. If anyone works for a company that is currently hiring please let me know. I currently have a job where my hours are 12p-9p. I have a one year old & when I'm gone if he wakes up in the middle of the night he just wants to play because he misses mommy. I need some kind of... More

  • lu
    Nov 11

    I have one daughter, and found a family who needed childcare. We now have playmates and I make money weekly

  • Jalysa
    Nov 12

    I work for VIPKid. I love it! It has allowed me to go from full time to part time and will be at home full time at the end of December. ❤️❤️

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Parents Nov 05

As a stay at home mom. I don’t have anything to do everyday

I live at my mother’s house with my husband and children. Both of us are stay at home parents. What can I do to fill up my days and be productive?

  • Christy
    Nov 05

    This link will direct you to a group of moms in your local area: mops.org Meet in a group, have coffee as a mom's day off, or have a play date! Best thing I have done for myself and my child in meeting new people and friends! You can go to the playgroud, museum, play with chalk on the driveway, watch a movie together, sing silly songs, hide and go seek, tickle monster (chasing them around... More

  • JJ
    Nov 06

    Could you look into getting a job? At least part time? It’ll get you out of the house and interacting with adults and bring in some income.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Parents Nov 05

Work from Home?

I worked from home until my daughter was 21 months. It has now been a little over 6 months and I’m totally missing it. Any suggestions or recommendations? I miss spending time with my LO and daycare is just too expensive.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 06

    I applied to VIPKID several times and like you I’ve always thought it was too good to be true. I will look into it again. My email is tabrooks93@gmail.com!

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