For many mothers (and a growing number of fathers) going back to work after their children are born is a painful decision. However, economic constraints may make it a necessity. If you are considering taking a part time away from home you may want to consider starting a home business and working from home instead.
If you have a good grasp of English or other languages you can earn money writing both for private clients, and content writing sites. If you are interested in writing for money you need to consider that you will need to set aside some distraction free time, so if you are homeschooling or your kids need lots of attention it may not be a good idea. However, this can be perfect for parents with small babies, as they can keep an eye on them easily while writing. If you want to make money on your own terms and without deadlines you can take the, admitedly slower, route of writing for revenue share sites such as Seekyt or your own blog, and exploring affiliate marketing as an extra passive revenue source.
If you have professional experience as a consultant you may want to consider getting some clients to work with on an entirely remote basis. While starting a consulting business is not for the unexperienced is a potentially very profitable business idea, provided you have the experience and contacts to impress new clients. From social media consultants to SEO and web design, the web is full of businesses that need a hand optimizing their processes. This can be a great option for parents whose children are old enough to go to school for a few hours a day, as it can be very demanding, and you don’t want to be on a videoconference with a client with a crying baby on the background and splatters of baby food on your suit.
While the requirements to start a child care business on your home are usually much more demanding than for other stay at home small business choices, it is nonetheless a great option if you have a background on child care and enough room at home to dedicate some space to work. If you are homeschooling your children you may consider tutoring other children for money, from private music lesons to dedicated student support. This is a great way of making sure your children play and interact with other kids, without having to drop them at a kindergarden every day.