Stay-At-Home Moms: It's a Full-Time Hustle

Stay-at-home moms are the organizers, managers, and teachers that keep a house running smoothly and happily. While folks outside the home may not see all the responsibilities and efforts that go into being a stay-at-home mom, those of us in the home know that it’s a full-time hustle.

Here at PixieLane, we understand what it’s like to care for the family from the inside. We’re a group of moms that developed a company for busy moms just like you, and we’re dedicated to making your day-to-day life as easy as possible.

Why Is it So Awesome Being a Stay-at-Home Mom? 

There are so many reasons to fall in love with being a stay-at-home mom. It’s a great opportunity to be part of your children’s lives, to engage with teachers, coaches, and fellow parents.

This way, you can always know your child is getting the best possible education and care. You have the opportunity to make healthy meals, take your kids on events and day trips, and share your favorite places and activities every day. Even on the busiest day, being a stay-at-home mom is full of joy and opportunities.

What Are the Duties of a Stay-at-Home Mom? 

Of course, the busy days are busy. Stay-at-home moms have to wear lots of hats. They cook and clean, drive kids to events, school, and playdates, and run errands for the home, like purchasing groceries and dropping off dry-cleaning.

Stay-at-home moms often keep the house finances, meet with tradespeople, and plan gifts for holidays and birthdays. They’re excellent organizers and managers and take on the responsibilities that will keep the house running right.  

Can Stay-at-Home Moms Have a Side Hustle? 

If you’re looking to bring in a little extra income without missing out on any of the best parts of being a stay-at-home mom or taking on too many responsibilities, then you might want to consider a side hustle. 

A side hustle gives you a way to manage your own business and bring in your own income while still enjoying time with your family every day.

What Are the Advantages of a Side Hustle?

There are many reasons to consider a side hustle as a stay-at-home mom.

Check out just a few of the benefits and advantages of side hustles:

A New Stream of Income

Childcare can be expensive, and returning to work may not be an option for stay-at-home moms. That’s one reason that side hustles can be such a great option. They’re an opportunity to bring in a new income stream while working hours that fit into your schedule with ease. That means savings for the kids, stability for your family, and plenty of peace of mind.

Avoiding Gaps in Your Resume

If you’re planning to return to work in the future, it can be difficult if you’ve taken time off to care for your family. Running a side hustle from your home while caring for your children can be a great way to keep your resume full, so you can find a job in years to come with ease.

Doing Something for Yourself

As stay-at-home moms, we often spend our days focusing on the care of other people. That means it can sometimes feel like we don’t get the chance to do anything for ourselves. A side hustle can change that.

You have the opportunity to be creative, network and meet like-minded people, and enjoy your little victories, all of which can give you confidence and support to continue being a great mom.

How Can I Start a New Side Hustle? 

If you’re ready to enjoy all the great benefits of trying out a side hustle, you might be wondering how to get started. Here’s what you’ll want to consider when it’s time to try out a side hustle as a stay-at-home mom today.

Find Something You Love

Your side hustle should be something that makes you feel happy and passionate. If you’re doing it for yourself and taking on more responsibilities, you want to feel inspired and excited. Look at the things you love and try to create your business around them.

Do Market Research

You want to make sure that your side hustle has opportunities for success. It’s a good idea to begin by exploring the companies that already exist, looking at who your audience might be, and doing some research on marketing and advertising techniques. Take notes, compare ideas, and begin creating a plan that makes the most of your market research.  

Create Time in Your Schedule

It’s important to make sure you don’t burn out when you pick up a new side hustle. You already have a lot of responsibilities as a stay-at-home parent, and taking on too much at once can mean you don’t meet your goals.

Instead, consider your schedule and think realistically about how much time you can devote to your side hustle. It’s important to protect that time while you build your new business, so make sure everyone knows that when you’re working, that should be respected.

Become a PixieLane Consultant

If you’re looking for a way to share great products with other parents, becoming a PixieLane consultant is the perfect place to start. We carry the clothes that you and your little ones are sure to love, and we offer low start-up costs, so you don’t have to wait. PixieLane is a community-based program designed for moms just like you, and it’s easy to join the movement right from the comfort of home.

Hussle at Home

Being a stay-at-home mom is more like taking on several different jobs all at the same time. That means you have great organizing and motivating skills and that you’re full of creativity. If you’re looking for another great outlet for all those skills, explore the consultant program here at PixieLane and share your business acumen and great, family-friendly products with the world.

 

Sources:

Surprising Facts and Research About Stay-At-Home Moms | VeryWell Health Family

Maintaining Your Sense of Self as a Stay-At-Home Mom | Psych Central

Conducting Market Research | Entrepreneur