I am weird. It will occasionally show on my blog posts. You have been warned.
I was already a telecommuter (medical information analyst) before I had my baby which made transitioning to a work at home mom somewhat easier. I became a work at home parent out of necessity. I couldn’t find good child care for baby after I gave birth . And I had ridiculously inconsistent child care standards (I’m half lazy, half OCD).
So I quit my job and became a writer/virtual assistant. What started as just a job to make ends meet has now turned into a career for me. I now write for several blogs and websites, including one of the biggest news agencies in the Philippines. I also do a bit of on-site search engine optimization, social media management, and online reputation management for clients. Now I focus on content development for social media and websites. Through my work I did learn how do to simple graphics. Not bad for a stay at home mom who started out with writing gigs on the side! Not only that, I managed to be the co-founder of an organization for virtual assistants in my city (the Davao Virtual Assistants Association), be an internet activist and campaigner for a local NGO, and join the occasional hackathon. All this on top of forming a dynamic duo with my awesome sister. She’s also a mom, activitist, entrepreneur, patron of the arts and resource person on everything related to small businesses and social media. Yes, we are that awesome.
But what I enjoy doing most is being a hands-on mom to my now
4 5 year old daughter. She nevver makes it easy for me but she has always made every moment worthwhile. There are times I feel like I’m not doing enough as a mom or as a writer. Good thing I have a very supportive husband who is always willing to cheer me on and tell me that he’s glad that I’m a work at home mom.