One of the difficult choices that mothers face today is giving up their careers to raise their children.  There are times when the children’s need for proper guidance and parental support take precedence over a mother’s corporate pursuits.  Women of today are more fortunate than the previous generation as modern conveniences provide venues for stay-at-home mothers to pursue careers or businesses while being hands-on parents.

The worldwide web provides a market place for online jobs to talented individuals who are tied to their domestic responsibilities.  These online job opportunities allow stay-at-home moms to pursue jobs that make use of their skills without leaving the house.  Desk jobs for freelance writers, graphic designers, accountants, virtual assistants, content managers and others can serve as an alternative career for those who need to fill the void of their corporate jobs.  Women who are used to a fast paced office environment can take multi-tasking into a whole different level and start their own online business.

Most online shops can be managed from the house with very minimal capital required.  A homemaker can simply invest in a domain name and site, initial inventory of goods or services to be sold, basic office equipment, and perhaps some cheap business cards that can be given away during product fairs.

Family circumstances may force women to choose their family over their careers, but giving up on ones career doesn’t necessarily mean putting a stop on ones achievement. There are plenty of stay-at-home moms who managed to be successful in their new careers as businesswomen or freelancers while being on top of their parental and domestic responsibilities.