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Wondering if some of you might share your top 3 reasons to WAH with me, for a research paper I am working on. Of curse there are some top obvious reasons but I am looking for whatever you have to offer. Please be as detailed as you want to be! Thanks in advance.
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I love the freedom to organize my own working hours. All my other reasons to WAH come from that - spending more time with my kids, being able to meet their needs, being able to meet friends when I want to... I don't miss office politics much either .

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I love the freedom to organize my own working hours. All my other reasons to WAH come from that - spending more time with my kids, being able to meet their needs, being able to meet friends when I want to... I don't miss office politics much either .
So true!!


I also love not having the expenses related to WOHM-- commuting, work wardrobe, etc.

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1) Ability to stay at home with my kids, while still pursuing my career and contributing to our income. And we are homeschoolers, so this will continue to be a benefit even when the kids are older.

2) Ability to make my own hours, work when it works for my family, and wear my PJ's.

3) What I do (creative writing) doesn't really exist as an office job anyway.
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Flexibility! Independance and creativity.

Flexibility because I also work part time away from the home and I am a full time student.
Independance because I only have to rely on me and don't have to wait on co-workers or report to someone.
Creativity because I set the standards I work by and can get creative in what I do.

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1- so I can make my own schedule around my kids' activities
2- so I can be in complete control of my income every month
3- so I don't have to buy work clothes or commute or pretend to enjoy the company of co-workers

That's more than 3 reasons, sorry
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