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Kirkland, Washington, United States
I am a child of God. I am a follower of Jesus. I am a wife, momma, daughter, sister and friend. I love good conversation and hearty laughter. A good cup of coffee is always appreciated. Most of all, I desire to bring others into an experience with Jesus. One that will shape their lives and rock their souls for Him. Geoff is my best friend and amazing husband. Parker is my handsome boy who lives in Heaven. Norah is my bright star and bringer of joy. Tori is my overcomer and peaceful warrior. I live to show Jesus' love to each person He places in my path. I pray this blog strengthens you, comforts you and encourages you and that it MOST OF ALL causes you to want to get to know Jesus in a deeper level.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oh to work from home...

It's so hard to be a working mom. I hate the fact that I'm away from my Norah for 8 hours a day. I hate it. However, I fully understand and except the fact that I have chosen this lifestyle for myself. Regardless, it's still hard.

So I've been on the hunt for work from home opportunities. I've checked into several options out there, but I am so nervous about taking the plunge. I've even looked into part time work. I just want more time with my Norah.

If any one has any advice or ideas that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Violet said...

I am currently trying to work from home. I started selling Usborne Books which are awesome. But, it is hard to book parties and try to sell people... I guess one thing to remember is that if you start a home business it isn't going to make much (if any) money to start with. I am also thinking about starting a daycare but that might drive me crazy... Good luck :)
Jamie (via Violet's blog)

Tauni said...

There are a handful of direct sales things you can do. (Scentsy, Pampered Chef, etc.) I sold Partylite candles for a while. It was ok. It's just hard being pushy for people to buy things. One thing to keep in mind is that if you take a break from work that doesn't mean that your schooling is going to waste, it's just waiting. I'm not working right now. One thing someone pointed out to me, "If you're going to be poor, it's better to be poor when you're kids are young and don't know any better." :) Just be in prayer, God can direct you.

Pam R. said...

Hi Rachel! This is Pam (Clark-Rothwell) I know I haven't said much in the last years...but this blog post really spoke to me. A few years ago, I was working as a office assistant 10 hrs a day. I hated it! We were trying to have a baby, but I was so stressed out that we couldn't conceive and I felt like I would never be able to change my life. After much praying and crying (sobbing, actually) I made the switch to a part-time job and started offering piano lessons in the evenings. It doesn't seem huge now, but back then we didn't know how we'd be financially impacted. It hurt, but we did it. Gulp. Then, when we were blessed with Owen I wanted to stay home with him. My husband (who grew up in a two income household) was really nervous. Gulp. Tauni is right: "If you're going to be poor, it's better to be poor when your kids are young and don't know any better." We have made sacrifices. We only have one car, don't eat out, no cable, goodwill for clothes...etc.
Anyways, I know you'll get there! I don't know if you're interested in this at all...but have you thought about nannying or a small daycare? A few of my piano student's moms stay home and make ends meet by watching kids. I am looking for someone to watch Owen for a few hours each day while I teach piano and I WISH I knew someone as sweet and trustworthy as you!!
Good luck!