MELIDA

Before having children, I never imagined committing every waking hour to their needs, after all I didn't spend years studying in order to change dirty nappies and listen to endless shrilly cries.

But, when I set sight on my first child, my heart melted. I would do anything to spend every moment in their lives. And I bet that if you have children, you'd feel the same way too!

But do financial and career worries still hang over you, like they did over me? If so, don't be alarmed because they don't just magically fade for anyone. However, let me tell you that this is only your beginning and stay-at-home-parents aren't restricted like they once were!

This isn't the 1950's anymore, so mom's put away your hot rollers and dad's stripped suit.

You are a parent of the 21st century! You can make money from HOME!

How? I hear you ask, doubtfully.

I argue that the modern mom or pop can become

entrepreneurial quite easy - running their own small business.

Millions of small businesses across the globe are managed from home and this trend is ever increasing. The best part is that you aren't restricted to any ludicrous terms and conditions written by corporations.

YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS! You decide when you will spend time with your children and when you will dedicate time to your career. Running your own small business allows you to create the perfect balance of family and work in your life, so start your own business TODAY!

A blogger - reaching out to the world:

Sharing tips and stories online about single parenting, adoption, children's health and lifestyles with other parents could bring many rewards to your life. Moms or dads that develop a strong blogs with many followers, become the authentic voices of modern parenting.

With this responsibility comes opportunity for exciting book deals, parenting conferences and even the possibility of T.V features. A quick Google search for Jen Singer displays the perfect example of how small blogs can turn into fortunes quickly. Jen is a delight to watch and listen to! And you can use platforms such as WordPress, WIX or Medium to begin your own blog NOW!

Crafty - looking for new ways to connect:

A landline and fast-speed Internet could have you quickly answering the phone with, 'Hi, how can I help you today?' to clients of large companies. Companies are always on the lookout for freelancers to help them grow their business and are flexible if you are home based. Some of the best opportunities can be found by looking in your local paper or online portals. Search 'Freelance Admin Jobs' to get started IMMEDIATELY!

Have buckets full of ideas - and ready to sell them:

Companies love new ideas, catchy phrases, innovations and reviews. And you can find many surveys using Ipsos or Qualva that PAY you to tell companies what you think of their products! Imagine!

All you have to do is try a product that is sent to you and tell the company what you think. And if you have some quirky phrases you'd love to see used on advertisements, use Sitepoint to answer dozens of 'name my... ' queries for CASH! MAKE MONEY NOW just by being mindful.

But don't be limited to these choices; there are million of ideas out there. The world is always on the lookout for unique thinking people to make the world shine a little brighter. And you aren't just a stay-at-home-parent;

YOU ARE A MODERN PARENT WITH THE WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! Just a quick Google search will deliver results that were not available ten years ago. And remember, sometimes working from home may get a little crazy so be prepared, but you will have the best of both worlds if you succeed. Start your journey NOW!

READY, GET SET, GOOD LUCK!

Jonathon Mumford is a freelance writer, artist, animator and cartoonist for online publications and writes for family enjoyment and child education.