Keeping busy at home

Being a stay at home mum can be tough sometimes you feel
like you want to help contribute to the costs of running the home but you do
not know where to start. I turned to
blogging to bring in some toys and experiences for my boys we would never have
afforded otherwise. I know some do it
for the love of the written word or to document special memories, I did it for
my two monkeys and to improve their quality of life. Not that any amount of toys, books and trips to theme parks
replace cuddles and time spent together, they are though a very welcome bonus
and have cut down the money we would have spent on those things normally.

Blogging even keeps us in snacks:

Meaning the money hubbie brings home
stretches that much further.

Blogging has given me a renewed confidence in myself; I
enjoy interacting with PR’s and my readers. 
I feel I have my purpose, a mum and a blogger and have built up my
skills in writing and social media. There
are so many more options for mums these days, flexible working or job sharing
for example but finding an outlet from home is often the most convenient.

Survey Compare has quite a detailed article for stay at home mums which can be
helpful if you just stepping out wondering what you could do in the home
(cutting out those pesky childcare costs in the process). You might be like me and start blogging after
reading other blogs; hopefully mine has inspired some to start themselves. I enjoy the flexibility of doing the main
bulk of work in the evenings whilst the boys are sleeping, although I do have
to fend off the odd grumbles of hubbie that I am not spending any quality time
with him!!!

But there are other options open to you. I think I might be tempted to try the market
research one and doing mystery shopping. 
Shopping would be even more fun if someone else was paying for it!

Where we live there is the odd jewellery maker and cake
baker, both of which leave you free to work from home, although I know I would
never make cakes to sell (I would be too tempted to let them leave my kitchen!)
and I lack the creative flair to make beautiful jewellery. So for me I will stick to blogging for now.

If you wondered what else you could when working from
home read the full article to be inspired, it could open up a whole new calling
for you! After all there is only so
much Cbeebies you can watch…

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