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What kind of job would a SAHM (stay at home mom) apply for if she hasn't worked in more than 2 years?

I have been with my boys at home for almost 2 years. My oldest is 5 and starting school this year. His younger brother is 3 years old and we all know how time flies. He'll be starting school before I know it. I'm a bit anxious about what kind of job should I apply for if my husband ever suggested that I go back to work? I don't want fast food at all. What are some jobs you guys think a stay at home mom would be great at if they had to go back to work?


Asked by randerykah at 1:31 AM on Jul. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Stay at home moms have lots of skills that employers value: time management, logistics, budgeting, etc. Chances are, you have also done some volunteer work: this counts!

    It sounds like you don't have other marketable skills. You may want to contact a community college, and take a few Microsoft Office classes (especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint), along with a basic bookkeeping class.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:38 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Receptionist at a clinic?

    Answer by theutilitarian at 1:32 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I don't have receptionist skills.

    Comment by randerykah (original poster) at 1:35 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Good question.Sorry I don't have an answer,because I'm in the same boat.The last job I had was at my oldest's school.It was only an hour & a half a day & I covered for the secretary while she took her lunch,then went outside & was a playground monitor.Unfortunately,we have since moved & that type of job is no longer possible.I really,really don't want to work fast food either though.

    Answer by m0m23b0ys458 at 1:50 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I was a receptionist for a few years while I was going to school. You don't need any skills to set up appointments, check people in and file paperwork.
    Or what about bill collecting, front desk at a hotel, server, work in a daycare or start your own?

    Answer by theutilitarian at 1:50 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Totally depends on what your education, work exeperiene and job training was before you became a SAHM.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:37 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • in the same fix but for me its been 5yrs.. i'm so glad i read this one though.. forgot all about hotel front desk & there's lots close by.. great ideas. typing with one hand & holding baby with other so thats why it looks like this...

    Answer by halleyquinn at 11:34 AM on Jul. 13, 2010