The Most Important Action You Need to Take if You Want to be a Work at Home Mom

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I am an impulsive person, a “let’s do this!” type, a go-getter. It’s a trait that has gotten me into some trouble in the past, let me tell you. There have been times when my excitement to do things resulted in some pretty bad consequences. (I’ve learned my lessons, I promise.)

However, I’ve learned that there’s a way to channel this impulsiveness, this “let’s-do-this!” attitude towards the positive. 

In fact, it’s this go-getter attitude that was a kind of “seed” in my work-at-home life.

Working from home was something I didn’t have to think twice about, when the idea popped into my head. It was something I wanted to happen, even if I had no clear idea of how I’d earn a living while I was at home all day. When the last day of my 8 to 5 job was upon me and I had packed up my desk, I still had no real idea if I could survive financially without the “salary umbilical cord.” It was a time when I pretty much played everything by ear: I was a new mom (my son was just 4 months when I handed in my 1-month resignation notice), and I was going to leave the world of office employment to be a freelance writer for the first time ever.

Still…

… even if I had no idea how to be a mom, and no idea how to work as a freelancer… [Read more...]

Real WAHM: Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag, Writer and Consultant

tg pixName: Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

WAHM Occupation: Book Author, Freelance Writer and Editor, Management and HR Consultant, Blogger

Website:  Mommy Bares All and When My Bridegroom Comes

1. Hi! Thanks for being a WAHM guest on the WAHMderful Life. Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your family, and what work you do from home.

I’ve been married for 5 years now and I have two little boys, a four year old and a 15 month old. I breastfed both of my kids. I breastfed my eldest until two years old and I plan to do the same for my youngest. I used to be a very busy working girl when I was still single, travelling to different locations weekly (in the Philippines and in Asia) to conduct trainings and workshops to the managers and supervisors in my previous company. I was a Training Manager then. I chose to slow down a bit when I realized that it would be hard to get married and start a family with that kind of lifestyle.

Shortly after I took on a job (HR Manager) that didn’t require much travelling, I met my bridegroom. I authored the book When My Bridegroom Comes when I was still single and was a member of the No Boyfriend Since Birth By Choice (NBSBBC) club. I met my husband in my book launch which was also a Valentine’s party for the singles in our community. [Read more...]