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What do you do to supplement your income to help you stay at home with your baby?

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It fascinates me how other moms are able to stay at home with their babies. I am interested in hearing your story. Please let me know how you do it. Today's economy is so unpredictable. For instance my husband, is in construction and was layed off for 6 weeks recently. We supplemented our income by me finding a job I could do from home and just work on the telephone on a helpline. He also is very creative and found some other methods to bring home income that is very rewarding.

How have you done it? What do you love to do? What makes your heart sing? I have never been a part of anything like this before and I am hoping this helps my lack of human contact. I am excited to read your reply!!

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Monika - posted on 05/25/2009

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I have an online store that I manage from home. It's easy and it allows me lots of time with my daughter and hubby. My husband and I both "work" on our store and we look forward to it eventually being our sole income. We're actually looking to expand, so if you're interested, let me know :)

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Kylie - posted on 07/25/2009

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Hi everyone, I look after children part time in my own home (Private Day Care Mum) so I can stay home with my son. I have worked with children since leaving school 10years ago. I love that I can stay home and still earn some money and my son also has some social experiences with other children. He is an only child so he is learning to share HIS toys and HIS space also as well as have fun with a friend. Kylie

Jerica - posted on 07/25/2009

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I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom.. as of 4 months pregnant it wasn't going to happen.. however my husband got offered a job in a different state that makes well over what we both made together in even just a week.. however its not a steady job.. we move from state to state when the jobs end ..which hey i'm young and it works for us.. we've lived in three states in two years.. it keeps me home and able to pay bills plus more.. my children will be homeschooled so its going to work out..!! some people don't agree with it.. but i do and i love it..!! just got to roll with the punches sometimes :)

Debra - posted on 07/23/2009

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I know of an awesome wellness company that focuses on all natural ingredients for the house and personal care products, the same kind that we are already purchasing at the grocery stores but they are much safer, much better, and much healthier. Many products out there (from baby shampoos, to lotions, to dish washing soap, to detergent for laundry, etc.) have so many toxic ingredients that cause mild to serious health problems short term and long term. I have found a great company and I am proud to also be working for them as well and even better I get to work for them from home. Many people have joined our team, mostly moms who want to stay home after having their children and are very successful. If you want some more information contact (Debra Mendoza, NewWellness4you.com and livetotalwellness.com/damendoza)

Leigh Ann - posted on 05/24/2009

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I am going to be a SAHM starting this summer. I was a science teacher for 7 years. I am working part time this summer at the zoo as a camp teacher. I am also going to be teaching online courses for an online high school from home for the rest of the year.

Brianna - posted on 04/28/2009

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KEYWORD CRAIGSLIST! I've recently started selling stuff that she doesnt use or grew out of on craigslist. it's awesome!

Maleasha - posted on 04/27/2009

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I work for an amazing company that manufacturers all natural household products. All I do is refer people to the company and I get a commision from that. The products are amazingly inexpensive. I love what I do and I love the fact I get to ge at home with my kids.

Tiffany - posted on 04/26/2009

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I've been a SAHM for 2.5 years now. I don't do it all the time, but I love to sew. I buy fabrics that are in the sale bins or as in bins and turn them into tote bags. They come out looking really vintage-inspired. it doesn't bring in loads of money,but I get enough to help save up for kid's gifts or whatnot.

Keri - posted on 04/26/2009

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When I left my job of almost 15 years, we decided that I would care for another child. Having already gone through the ordeal of looking for childcare, I had a feel for what parents were looking for. It's been rough at times, but my son is doing great & is really social without having had to ever go to a daycare.

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