Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
You could always do something like data entry or something where you can just "pick up and leave it" whenever.
Now I watch a friend's baby four days a week. I don't really enjoy it, but DS seems to like having a baby around. They are exactly a year apart, so it's pretty crazy sometimes.
Ali Mama to Ezra (12/29/05) and Willa (09/19/2008) and Louisa (5/29/2011)
For a short time, I also did in-home daycare for the child of a friend. I found it was very wearing on me, and I lasted less than a year. I was fortunate that I had a choice, and I could quit. But for sheer dependabilty of income, daycare is a good choice. Babysitting for a friend gave me a much larger and more consistent income than my WAHM business ever did.
I'm an unintentional weasel feeder and I suck at proofreading.
Happily parenting our snuggly wild child since 2007 and her little brother since 2011!
I work as Church Secratary for 2 different churches when ever they are "in between" regular staff. [They've let me bring my son so he can play in the nearby nursery room while I work.] I sell scrapbook supplies and teach scrapbook classes now-n-then. I also started a cake decorating business (but never licenced my home kitchen and therefore had to rent the Church Kitchens which turned into a pain, la la la) and now do specialty cakes once-in-a-while when refered by a Wedding Cake decorator (who only does wedding not 'other' so she refers me for 'other') but I only do cakes when the mood strikes me. I have also been a paid consultant doing in-home organizing of kitchens for friends, family, and neighbors. [I am very very 'a' type...] I have also, in the past, tried my hand at making gift baskets and selling them at the local nurseries.
My family have 'led the way' in odd-job jobs for me as excellent example setters... My Dad has worked for years as a "handy man" through contacts from the local Marina. He also took over a part-time buisness from my Grandfather as a Wedding Photographer. [My Sister and I have done this as well on occasion.] He is also a pretty good stained glass artist and sells windows now-n-then. My mother creates websites for small businesses in her town, plus has written weaving software and teaches the art of weaving out of their home. My step-father started a small IP company in his office, and does small one-off IT jobs for homes and small businesses. [They also built a horse barn on their property where my Uncle runs a stable.] My Grandmother used to sell canned and baked goods through the local market. My Grandfather buys broken electronics, fixes them, and resells for a profit. My Aunt is one of those "craft" ladies who makes and sells anything you can imagine at craft fairs. [My favorite thing is those dough christmas ornaments. The big moola is garden art though, FYI. She gets a booth at the Flower and Garden Shows.] My cousin makes bead jewelry in her spare time that she sells through local Hallmark stores as well as a booth at holiday craft fairs.
Feeling Inspired? I hope so.
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My husband sells used books on-line for extra cash, in addition to his "day job."
We are praying that eventually we will be able to open our own brick-and-mortar bookstore. A guy can dream, can't he?
I've also done a bit of web design and tutoring.
Now I am thinking about making diapers and wipes and selling them locally or on ebay. I already started purchasing the material.
Birth and PP doula, Mama to DD (7/04) DS (3/08) with #3 EDD 11/29/13, and 30+ , 2 ducks
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