You might agree that one of the most amazing skills every mother has is the amount of detail to scheduling and time management. You’re coordinating football practice, piano lessons, and making dinner all at once. 

When your kids are younger, they rely on you for just about everything. Your only free time may be the 30 seconds of attempting to read before passing out in bed at night.

As they grow older though, they become a bit more independent and don’t need to be driven everywhere and looked after for everything. Of course, they still want you to make your signature turkey sandwich for their school lunch, but you’ve gotten a bit more time.

In fact, it’s quite the trend throughout Europe and especially in the UK. Many mothers go back to work once their children get a bit older. Some may step back into their old career while others simply look for a way to make a bit of extra money.

Thanks to the internet and the rise of remote working, there are plenty of jobs that can be done from home these days. All that’s required is an internet connection and a decent computer.

If you’re looking to join the workforce again, want to make a bit of extra money, or simply looking for ways to fill your time, here are six job options that could be right for you. 


If you enjoy working with children, or adults, you can turn to teaching. With English being one of the most sought after languages in the world, online teaching is a profession that has very little requirements and good earning potential.

Many companies work with students in Asia and all they require are a degree, English speaking ability, an internet connection, and a webcam. You can apply and get started today.


If you have an extra bedroom in your house, why not turn it into an Airbnb? You might be surprised to see how many people may come to your town or city.

You’ll have to check with local laws to make sure short-term rentals are permitted and maybe do a bit of remodeling, but it’s a great way to make passive income.

Small Business

While running a business may seem too daunting a task, there’s no reason you can’t make it something small and not utterly time-consuming. Think of a particular skill you have and turn that into a business.

Maybe you’re a great photographer and you do portraits for families. Or perhaps you’re an amazing baker and sell home-made pastries out of your home. Maybe you could run a catering business for small events in town. You might be surprised what you can accomplish!


Everyone has a story to tell, and yours can be through a blog just like this one. While writing can definitely take some time to build up, it can be quite a lucrative career if you stick to it. 

Try and find a niche and stick to those themes. Maybe before you stopped working, you loved sports and exercise or you helped marketing teams with their promotions. Your family could always be the source of a blog if you want to go out on your own.

Customer Service

No, this doesn’t mean you have to be one of those hated people that keeps people on hold all day. Plenty of customer service agents work from the comfort of their home and help people with basic inquiries. 

Have you ever visited an online store and were greeted by a notification that said “how can I help you today?” Usually, those are bots but once a customer starts asking questions, they get rerouted to a person like you.


Similar to writing, editing can be a great career that takes some time to break into. If you have a passion for the written word, then it could be a perfect job for you.

You could proofread university essays, copywriting, books, and more. Breaking into them is hard, as you’ll often have to be competing for work with plenty of other editors. But once you get the ball rolling, it is hard to stop. 

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


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