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I am a stay at home mom, but because of the economis crisis we are all dealing with right now I cannot afford not to work.

My husband has a job but it's not enough to get us by. My question is, what can I do from my own home to make some extra money. Are there other mom's out there who could give me some suggestions? I have a 5 year old and I am about to give birth to our second child. I would love to be able to stay home with them AND work. Any suggestions are welcome.


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Asked by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • You would have to wait a bit but take in a child or two. That is what I do when we need money.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 12:30 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • you could do after school care for working parents if you dont want to watch another child full time.

    Get a job cleaing offices on wkends when your hubby is home

    Wait tables a few nights/wk.

    Any special skills? Can you sew? My friend makes decent money making clothes for american girl dolls.
    Do you have stuff in your house you could sell on ebay?

    Answer by ria7 at 12:32 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Thanks Raeann11.

    I have been putting ads on Craigslist for childcare for a while now with now luck. I have 12yrs Nanny experience and thought this would be ideal, but I have had no responses in the last 4months of putting up ads:( Thanks again.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • do customer service stuff online. 1-800Flowers and some other companies have people that work from home for them.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 12:35 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • My husband works weekends:( Yea I can sew, good idea. I have been selling stuff on ebay, but don't have much more I can sell.


    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:37 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Have you considered working from home? I do and I like it a lot, it isn't a get rich quick overnight but I'm making money and able to be home with my kids.

    Answer by babygirl2008200 at 12:39 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Do something from home so you can be there with your kids. Look into Juice Plus.
    Contact me if you have any questions, I'd be happy to help with questions and details.

    Answer by wellnessgirl at 12:46 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • have you looked into companies like Tupperware, MAryKay, Discovery Toys or Usborne Books? You can work the schedule around to waht fits your needs. I am an Usborne consultant and since they are childrens books I can actually take my girls with the and they really help sell the books!

    Good luck!

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 12:52 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I was going to suggest becoming a foster mom... you would be able to help the lives of kids who don't really have anyone, and be able to help your family doing it as well....

    Answer by momof2redhedz at 1:08 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

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