Being a mum is something that is so enjoyable and rewarding but it can be considered a full-time job in and of itself. That is why mums looking to work need to find a career that is both fulfilling and stimulating. Many women go back to work once their maternity leave is over, whether that is
Being a mum is something that is so enjoyable and rewarding but it can be considered a full-time job in and of itself. That is why mums looking to work need to find a career that is both fulfilling and stimulating. Many women go back to work once their maternity leave is over, whether that is because they are the breadwinner or just want to work and enjoy their career, or need to work in order to cover costs. It can be a good time to think about trying something new, though, if your old career is not necessarily conducive to family life.
The good news is that working from home is something that is here to stay. With more flexible roles available, finding a rewarding career as a mum is something that can work. Here are some career ideas to think about.
Coding and web design
The amount of people that need websites and need code is growing and growing. There is a demand for this everywhere. As the work is something that can be done from home, it can be flexible, as long as you meet project deadlines and get the work done. If you’re looking to grow this as a business with clients, then the amount of small businesses that would need this, and the number of ‘mumpreneurs,’ means that there will be an audience who need what you do.
If you are someone who loves to help others and to keep people company, then working as a carer can be a really good idea. You might have young carers experience from doing something similar when you were young, or just want to lean on your experience from being a mum. The hours can be quite flexible, including nights, evenings, and weekends, so if you need to sort childcare out with a partner, you would work when they are home and vice versa.
Blogging and social media
If you are someone that loves to write and to share, or has something particular to say, whether it is on parenting or not, then blogging could be a good way to earn a flexible income. If you have experience of marketing, then the two go hand in hand. You could start by blogging as a hobby and then seeing what happens from there. When you are able to create a loyal audience, you can grow the blog, and its earning potential, quite easily.
Bookkeeping and accounts
If you have a head for numbers, are highly organised, or have previous accounting experience, then looking into bookkeeping and accounts can be a good idea. You often do this for a company, or for a few, which means there is some flexibility in the hours that you have to work. As long as the relevant deadlines are met, the records are up to date and people are paid on time, then working flexibility can make a big difference to your life as a mum. If you work for a company that wants you in house, then the hours will be during the day which is easier to cover with childcare.