Their children have passed the critical phase when they need their mothers the most and now it is time for mummy to work on herself. However, after taking some time off, it can be difficult to get back to work. There is a thing or two you can do to prepare yourself, but if you want a fresh start, you can also rethink your career and seek motivation and hard work somewhere else.
If you like working with children you can sign up to become a teacher. It is a noble job, and teachers have plenty of benefits and free time which you can dedicate to your own children. If you wish to work in a public school, you will need a four-year Bachelor of Education or a three-year undergraduate degree in a desired field. If you are persistent enough and have the means and time, go back to school and acquire the necessary papers and experience. Otherwise, you can also turn to online teaching or tutoring and hold individual and group classes to help other children.
Being a mum requires spending a lot of time at home and taking care of the children and chores. Therefore, if you want to get back to work and leave the house for a while, you should consider being a bartender or a waitress. Besides having a steady salary, you can easily earn some pocket money in tips and make more than a minimum wage. Additionally, many restaurants search for weekend servers, which can actually work out pretty good for you, since you will work two days a week while spending plenty of time with your family, and still make some money.
It is always a good idea to learn something new and boost your creativity. If you love decorating and reorganizing your home, then you should definitely try being an interior designer. There are many schools and courses where you can learn everything necessary for becoming a good and successful designer. However, if you are already experienced and good at this job, you will just need to build your clientele through friends, family, and cheap advertising in order to start your own designing business.
Real estate agents have pretty flexible schedules which makes it a perfect profession for a mum. Do some research about what is necessary to become a realtor in your local area, or seek employment with some of the local agencies. As time goes by, you will see how skillful you are, and you can even expand your ambitions and open your own business. It is a dynamic job that also requires good communication skills. However, it is a fun job that is perfect for mums since you would have the chance to make your own schedule and spend as much time as you want with your family.
If you are good with numbers but you don’t want to be an accountant, consider financial planning. This job is more about the people than about the numbers and you can help people figure out their finances. Your organising skills can finally shine and you can help people plan their future by advising them on saving for college, retirement, preparing for any unexpected expenses, and many more aspects.
Now that your kids are growing up you should consider working on your career. There are various options for switching lanes a bit; you can explore, learn new things and earn some money while at it.