Do You Want To Be A Hands-On Parent while Earning?

Before I became a SAHM (stay at home mom), for 8 years I was working as a Specialist in one of the country's largest telecommunications company. After much consideration, my husband and I decided that it's about time for me to stay home and take care of our family six months after I gave birth to our son. It's now been 3 years since I resigned and although it's a lot of hard work, I am cherishing every second of it. The time I spend with our son, the things I do at home taking care of my husband and baby is really something that I could not compare with anything right now. I have seen all of my son's milestones and took lots of pictures and videos of it, too. I have prepared home-cooked meals when he started eating solid food. I am still breastfeeding him until now (he's three years and seven months), I have brought him to his very first school, I taught him how to read, count and write, I have always been there in all of his activities. Everything. It's such a wonderful feeling. 

But I won't deny that since I resigned, I have been longing to help my husband with our finances. I know he's doing his best and I thank God for blessing me with a husband that's a very good provider but admittedly, life is hard, especially for a single-income family like ours. I want to earn like I used to do but I am afraid of leaving my son to someone else's care. Don't get me wrong, you know nowadays, it's really difficult to just trust anybody to look after your kids. I would feel a lot safer and at ease if I am the one personally looking after my son. So, I am honestly confused about how to deal with this dilemma. Yes, I am into blogging and sometimes it gives a little extra here and there but it's not enough to help stretch our income. I still want to work. And working at home is my best option. I just can't bear the thought of leaving my little boy at the care of someone else at this point in his life. I still want to be there for him in everything that he does. 

I remember one conversation I had with him. I was actually just curious about what he thinks about me going back to work outside home.
Me: Trev, anak, do you want Nanay to work again at the office just like Tatay? 
Trev: Uhmm, yes. 
Me: So, we'll just ask someone to come over and take care of you while I am at the office?
Trev: (Facial expression changed). Uhhmm, no. 
Me: How can I work if no one will take care of you while I am gone?
Trev: No. I just want you to stay home with me, Nanay. Because, I love you. 

Oh, yes, my son really said that. Such a sweet little darling. It pains me to see him like that if I work outside of home again. 

I can actually apply for work at home jobs if I really want to but I am afraid I won't be able to balance my time with it and my time with my family. Since we don't have any househelp, I do all the chores at home so I was thinking it would really be a challenge for me. I guess you can say that maybe I am afraid to commit. If I get hired, I might not be able to deliver what is expected of me. Sigh. It's actually something that I have to face if I really want to help my husband financially. So, I need to look for a tried and tested way to enable me to be there with my family and at the same time contribute to the family income. 

That's why I am happy to know that there are resources nowadays that could help moms (and dads) like me in this kind of journey. 

Ms. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag has launched an online coaching program called iHOPE with Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag. It's a 3-Step Success System that teaches parents how to become Hands-On Parents while Earning (H.O.P.E.) for their family. 

Ms. Teresa is the author behind the best-selling book Breastfeeding: A Journey Worth Taking. She works from home as a consultant for management, human resources and training solution, a career coach/counselor, speaker, a writer and she's the mom behind the blog Mom Bares All

I just want to share some snippets from her page. 

Do you aspire to be a hands-on parent while contributing to the family income?
Do you long to witness your child/children’s milestones and make money at the same time?
Do you want to spend quality time with your child/children without worrying or stressing about your work or business while you are with your child/children?
Do you want to know how you can be a hands-on parent even when you feel that you don’t have enough time in your hands to make that happen?
Do you want to learn how to achieve balance in juggling your time between being a parent and an employee/freelancer/entrepreneur?
Do you want to be happier each day as you pursue your family and career/business goals?
Do you need help in structuring your time so that you can spend your precious time bonding with your child/children and still move closer if not achieve your finance goals?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then I am happy to tell you that Ms. Teresa could help you through her online coaching program. 

So, are you ready to be a Hands - On Parent while Earning? Because, I sure am. 

If you want to learn more about the iHOPE Coaching program, just click on this link or the image above and surely, your life will be changed. 

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