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A Message To The Frugal Stay Home Mom

Aug 17, 2007
So many of us have become used to the ever so busy corporate lifestyle where every second is worth money that we just dont know what to do with ourselves when we have some free time.

As you transition from that lifestyle to the stay home mother who is approaching delivery or has recently delivered and is taking care of her new born you may find your self slowly going crazy being home with really not all that much to do.

Some may get involved with home renovations and preparations for the new baby and some take up some hobbies.Some women find that taking care of their children is enough work as is, and it all depends really.

To those of you who make the decision to retire from the job lifestyle for a while or forever as you raise your children and take care of your family, you may find that living on one income difficult. Many women are committed to staying home and refuse to return to the hell of a regular J.O.B. which I personally think is a smart decision but still may cost you money.

So on one income you try to downsize your home, car, spending habits, and perhaps even deny yourselves the little things that used to make you happy and try to find ways to save money.

I will not talk about the endless controversy of the stay home parent and the delusion that has sadly become an epidemic that sees the stay home parent as poor bum who is not a functional part of society and ultimately an unfortunate individual.

This topic always has, and always will spark a fire in me and in many, I am sure. After all I would like to see more than 20% of people who state without a doubt that they love their job including the boss, working hours, and traffic to get back and forth from work and that they would not change a single thing about it.

Sorry, back to mothers as they shift to staying home whether on a temporary or permanent level. Here is some Unique advice you may find trouble accepting intially; Dont Get too overwhelmed, and by that I mean think outside the box.

If you have lost your job or if you are on a maternity leave but just dont want to return to work. Dont feel that you have to.Believe it or not, it is not the end of the world and there are multiple valid, excellent and ethical ways to generate money without working for someone else.

Free your thoughts of the common shared epidemic of a mindset that you have to have a Job because in this life you dont HAVE to do anything except to live and to die. Everything else is realy optional.

So although you may initially have to downsize many things in your home and lifestyle to fulfill the desire of not returning to work. You need to get your feet wet with the home based work industry or a simple business to call your own.

Do your home work and find a business that best suits your needs and ethics and dive into it. Be ware of get rich in a fraction of a second with little effort scenarios as they have done the home based work and marketing industry a great deal of harm.

There is so much out there that has nothing to do with slaving away in an office or desk away from your family trying to satisfy someone else who governs your every move to secure a pay check or should I say to land someone elses pocket?!
About the Author
Dr.Iman Ashour. She is a member of the Fourpoint Group and helps people set up a healthy and successful home based business that result in a stable extra source of income.
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