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    Default Roll Call! Parents who work at home.

    Post here if you work from home (WAHM) and give us an idea of what you do.
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    I am a WAHM, I do daycare M-F, 8am-6pm for 3 toddlers, all boys at this time!
    I have been a SAHM since oldest DS was born in '96 and have done daycare/childcare in some form or another since I was 15. When we moved to Portland, after getting out of military we quickly realized that Cost of Living meant I had to get a job. My boys were still 3 and 4.5, so I decided to start a daycare and use that college education my Mom paid for!
    My boys are now 12 and 10.5 and while sometimes daycare drives me nuts.... I wouldnt change it, because now we are homeschooling and I LOVE doing that!

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    Default photographer and mom of 3

    I am a photographer and trying to manage homeschooling my 1st grader and soon to be kindergartner.

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    Default Greetings from Las Vegas

    I own my own small business at home. I'm a permit agent for oversized truck loads. Everything is done over the internet, fax and email so it's the perfect business to have at home. I started my company in July of 2008 and we're still going well. I've been in this business for about 7 years now, but started working from home 2 years ago.

    I've been homeschooling my boys from birth. They are now 15 & 13, and I've been divorced for more than 11 years now. It's not easy being a single mom and homeschooling, especially while have to work outside of the home, but thanks to my mom and eldest sister, we were able to do it.

    Now we're living with my long time boyfriend in Las Vegas, and we're running the business together and homeschooling the boys together. It's been great!

    Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. My youngest son is just starting Time4Learning now because neither of us were happy with K12. My oldest is still doing K12, but will probably being moving to a different high school next fall.
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    Hi I've been working from home as a home agent since 2005! I handle inbound calls from disgruntled customers concerning their cell phones...and a few other companies.. all as a inbound call specialist.


    I did venture off in to skydiving when my daughter was about 2, and became a USPA certified instructor for about 2 years until she was 5. Decided to retire due to the hazzards on the environment to just "skydive for fun and profit" so I took up kitesurfing a more eco-nice extreme sport! Now just into kayak and canoe and nature!

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    Hmmm, trying to think how to describe my job. I guess the best thing to call it would be a content specialist - yeah, that sounds good! I basically do the research and write up for online sections of a hobby newsletter. I work from home and make the hours that I want. Struggling a bit with the company right now from some changes though, but times are tough and if hubby can stick it out at his "regular" job then I can do my best to stick it out for the folks I work for and help bring some money into the house.

    I do multiple other things for extra money here and there as well. The blog is helping with some of that.

    Nothing terribly exciting, but it's all very flexible which allows me to have the time I need for homeschooling and other wife/mom stuff.
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    Default Re: Role Call! Parents who work at home.

    I make and sell soy candles. The candles are made in my kitchen and I sell them through my website, reps, craft shows, and to friends and family. If nothing else, it gives us a little mad money and it's fun. My hubby is employed full time outside of the home and slow months with the candle business doesn't effect us either way. I also make little girl hair bows and hair accessories but this is more of a hobby and most of them get sold to my family for their little girls... I also do a lot of custom bows for their special occasions. I'm wanting to venture into jewelry and soap making sometime this year.

    I also do freelance ancestry research for a small group of clientele. For instance if a client is having a hard time finding a particular record for their great-grandfather, they contact me and I search for the requested information. If/when I find it, I mail them a copy... for a fee of course.

    My husband wanted me to be strictly a sahm but with my daughter being in ps all day, I could not find enough to keep me busy and thus began creating all of these little businesses. I owned a small photography studio which, was run out of my home, before moving into the candle business. My daughter just began homeschooling about two weeks ago and this is working out perfectly. While she is doing T4L in our office on my husband's computer, I can set across the desk at my computer and do my business stuff. In the afternoon while she's doing her hands on activities at the dining table, I can set with her and work on my business stuff (candle making, envelope addressing, etc.).

    Now my daughter wants to start making things and selling them (she's 8). She's beginning to make the no-sew fleece pillows and there's a few other things she's interested in trying, such as little girls tutus. So, I've set us up an etsy account for us to sell our handmade things. Any money she makes, will be hers to use as she sees fit. I think it will be a good learning experience for her.

    But that's what we do to stay busy and make extra money.

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    Default Re: Role Call! Parents who work at home.

    I have been working from home for the last 4 years, processing inbound order, customer service and tech support calls for a wide range of well-known companies. I also rate search results for a major Internet search company.

    Now that I am homeschooling my 2nd grader and acting as a Learning Coach for my 3rd Grader who uses K12 through Texas Virtual Academy, I don't have as much time to devote to "work", but I try to squeeze in some work as I can, usually in the evenings and weekends.
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    Sammy - almost 10, PDD-NOS
    You can also find me as moderator "Dasher" at WorkPlaceLikeHome

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    Default Re: Role Call! Parents who work at home.

    Hi There: I am the comptroller for my son's Towing Bs., in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I'm the full time disptcher, I'm raising three grandaughters, homeschooling, and a full time wife, and our housekeeper.
    We've been in New Mexico four years,and just pulled the girls out of public school. Sarah is 8, Destiny, and Desiree are 7. My only complaint, the girls haven't got use to school at home yet. But we will. Evaughn

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