Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern Maine, Quebec, and parts in between
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I'm a SAS programmer. SAS is a cool language, it's very interesting and you can do all sorts of things with it and it runs on mainframe and PC. I make enough money to pay all my bills and then some by doing programming for health services research, mostly slanting towards the public health side of containing costs while improving outcomes. You could probably do decently writing grants, doing data entry, editing, or writing. BUT I would say to go where your heart leads you than where your pocketbook requires because in the end you won't make any money doing what you don't like to do but you will make plenty doing what comes naturally and it won't even seem much like work. I think the best thing is whatever you do to have local clients who are supportive of your status as a mother and who enjoy children and will pay you fairly. Maybe you can start with your chamber of commerce...or people you know who might need some work done?
I do get child support for my oldest so his 'bills' aren't covered by what I make, just the little one's needs and mine...and also I live in my partner's house so I only contribute to groceries and a small amount for the mortgage and then whatever phone calls I make...and my business provides our computers and machines and internet connection. But I don't recommend getting a divorce to find yourself in this sort of setup!