Narcoleptic mom looking to work from home making fulltime income...Help Please!!

Rachael - posted on 03/08/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi, My name is Rachael MacSwain and I am interested in working from home. I have one daughter and she is in grade five. I have Narcolepsy and would like to stay at home rather than have to travel. I don't mind hard work. I currently work seasonal as a labourer. I don't mind the work at all but the pay is not that great and I work anywhere from 40-100 hours a week (I work at 3 different jobs). This is exausting for a normal person let alone a person with a sleeping disorder. I have trouble helping my daughter with her homework in the evening cause I can't hold my eyes open. She needs my help because she struggles a great deal with her school work. I have also recently been reassessed for my Narcolepsy and was givin perscriptions for new meds to try. I was feeling that good when I left the Doctors office I wanted to hug her. I felt for the first time in a long time that I could do something with my life other than work my but off every year to make just enough to get by. Then I went to the pharmacy to pick up my meds. Well my joy was not long lived. I only have a government based health plan for low income families and what do ya know my new meds are not covered. So now I would like to find something else to do with my life and make some fairly good money doing it so I can afford to try my new medication. Believe it or not my new medication for one month is well over $400. The worst of it is this is after financial assistance provided by one of the drug companies. Any way. Like I said I would like to work from home. I'm not afraid of hard work but I would rather not have to go door to door. I also don't have a lot of money for start up fees and I live on a little Island in Canada where a lot of people are in the same boat financially. This is a big order I know, that's probably why I haven't had any luck. But it never hurts to try I guess. I am going to check out a couple of sites I've seen on here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to message me.
Thanks, Rachael (sorry so


Louise - posted on 03/09/2011




Racheal have you ever thought about being a book keeper or something like that which would allow you the freedom to work from home at a schedule that suits you. I am about to do an on line course to bring up to date my book keeping skills. These courses vary in skills and in price. I am looking to do this so that I can fit work around a two year old and be able to choose the hours I put in.

Also when my boys were at school I worked for the school teaching sewing, modeling and gardening even though I have no skills in any of these topics. I also worked for a pre school full time. All these jobs were school hours which ment I did not have to pay for child care and I was still paid during the summer months.

I also worked from home packing balloons which was a horrid job and now some years later I have problems with my thumb joints. We all do what we can to make money, but it is not easy. If you want a long term job to work from home then your best bet is to study for book keeping and accounts.

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