Amanda Carey

Hello! I am a work-from-home mother of three and a professional website content creator since 2012. Join me as I write about my experience working at home.

10 Stay at Home Mom Jobs that are Trending Right Now

Remote working is increasingly common, but it was not as common when I began almost a decade ago. At that time, finding stay at home mom jobs wasn’t impossible, but it wasn’t easy either. Today, there are tons of opportunities for moms who want to work from home, and I think that’s great! However, finding the right job for you can still be challenging. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of 10 trending stay at home mom jobs. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find the perfect fit for you! Stay at home mom jobs #1: General Virtual Assistant Average Annual Salary: $38,000 USD ($19/hour) A General Virtual Assistant provides administrative support for remotely working teams. Administrative tasks can include, …

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Positive Parenting in Early Childhood: My 11 Best Work-from-home Tips

Positive parenting is catching on, and for good reason. As a working mom, I know that it can be difficult to manage the challenges of parenting when working from home. Positive parenting for early childhood is a great way to meet that challenge head-on. If you’re like me, you might worry that you aren’t giving your children enough time and focus. You might also struggle with proper discipline or keeping up with your child’s developmental milestones. Positive parenting strategies provide useful insight into childhood development and techniques for ensuring the emotional and physical well-being of our children—and these strategies are simple enough for us busy work-from-home parents to implement.   So, as one working parent to another, I want to …

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7 Ways to Earn Extra Money for the Holidays by Working from Home

Who doesn’t need to make some extra money for the holidays? I know I do! It’s good to remember that the holiday season is a time of thankfulness, kindness, and joy. Unfortunately, this season also comes with a great deal of stress for many, and finances are often to blame. From preparing large meals to travel expenses, purchasing gifts, holiday decorations, and more, this time of the year can become expensive fast. What’s the solution? Unless you want to rack up credit card debt, your best bet is to find a part-time side job. This can be challenging, especially if you already work full time. Have you considered making money for the holidays by working remotely? Make Money for the …

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Freelance Writing Jobs: 7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Are you a newbie writer who is searching for freelance writing jobs? Are you having trouble landing the clients you want? I’ve been there. I began freelance writing almost ten years ago, and as a self-starter I did not fully know what I was getting into. Thankfully, I learned many lessons along the way, and I discovered that the mistakes I made were common among beginners. So, I want to share those experiences with you! Without further ado, here are 7 common mistakes beginners make when searching for freelance writing jobs: #1 Your pitch is ineffective. Creating the perfect pitch is an artform, and not an easy one to master. My pitches were terrible. They lacked focus, did not connect …

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How to Become a Freelance Content Writer: One Mom’s Story

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but I never dreamed that I would make it as a freelance content writer. Before I became a freelance content writer, I had recently completed an Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Technology. Finding work as a Paralegal was not easy. This was in-part due to the economy at the time, and in part due to my lack of experience.   I also had experienced the birth of my first child, and I did not want to place him in childcare—neither could I afford to do so. So, I began looking for freelance paralegal work. Those opportunities were rare and only available to paralegals with experience—and I could not get my foot in the door anywhere, …

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8 Useful Tips to Combat Work-from-home Burnout

If you’ve ever experienced work-from-home burnout, then you know the feeling. Trouble focusing, restlessness, headaches, and even a surge in illness can be common symptoms.  I know what burnout feels like, and I am so thankful to have discovered some methods for combating the overwhelming problem of work-from-home burnout.  However, the solution did not come overnight. As with most things, I had to go through a period of trial and error before finding effective solutions.   Tired? Drink more coffee. Trouble focusing? Chide yourself and keep going anyway, or worse yet, give in to procrastination. Restless? Headaches? Illness? Medicate and move on.  Quick fixes help for a time. But here is the problem: the symptoms always come back. So, for me, …

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10 Indoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy While Working from Home

As a work-from-home mom, finding activities that would keep my kids happily entertained long enough for me to get something accomplished was quite a challenge. I am thrilled to share 10 of my kids’ favorite indoor activities. Give them a try; I’m sure your kids will have a blast too—and maybe you will be able to work in peace for more than 15 minutes without interruption. It’s a win-win for everyone!

One Simple Way a Work-from-home Mom Builds a Happy Home

My first child was a baby when I began working from home. I imagined that working from home would be such a joy because I would spend every waking hour with my little one. I would not miss out on his first words, his first steps, or any of those important moments that only come once in a lifetime. This proved to be mostly true.