About Julia – The Weird and Wacky Work at Home Mom

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).

My weird and wacky family

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.

Supergirl and Batgirl aka me and my sister.

Supergirl and Batgirl aka me and my sister.

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.

Wailings of a wahm!

18 comments for “About Julia – The Weird and Wacky Work at Home Mom

  1. betbet
    January 15, 2013 at 7:57 am

    hurray!

  2. February 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    As a new mum returning back to a male dominated profession, I think yours is an inspiring story… where one door closes.. etc..

    • February 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much! And good luck to you getting back to work!

      • February 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm

        Thank you, having been made redundant on maternity leave, I realise the only way forward is to start one’s own business.

  3. March 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Kudos!

  4. March 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text
    in your content seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get
    the problem solved soon. Many thanks

  5. June 3, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Wow…good for you. I enjoy reading of your blogs. Thanks for sharing them. I also a mom searching online job.

    • June 4, 2013 at 12:37 am

      Your welcome and thanks for reading!

      • June 4, 2013 at 1:00 am

        Yes… I am very much thankful to you because I have received an email from Onlinejobs offering me a job as Va…This would be a great opportunity for me to have an online job..

        • June 4, 2013 at 1:38 am

          Congratulations! Good luck on your new job. I’m so happy for you! Onlinejobs.ph rocks!

  6. Elba Perez
    June 18, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Hello, I find your story inspirational. I am a new mom with a 11 month old and still struggling to find a stay at home job. Do you know any jobs or companies that are legit that I could work for at home so I can be with my daughter as well?

    • June 18, 2013 at 5:13 am

      Yes, there are a lot of legit jobs out there available for moms! I post legitimate jobs here everyday. I also recommend you try any of the more established job sites like onlinejobs.ph or elance when looking for online work.

  7. July 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Julia, I’d like to talk to you about guest posting for my Virtual Assistant Industry blog but don’t see a way to contact you – please do get in touch with me if you’d like more info! Thanks 🙂

  8. August 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Hi there, I really like your blog and I was wondering if you’d be open to looking at an infographic I just made. I think it would spark a lot of discussion with your readers. If you’re interested, please shoot me an email and I’ll send it over. Thanks!

    Kevin

  9. September 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Hello! Well done for making that transition to work at home. It can be done and you are proof of that. I have 3 year old twin girls so I understand the pressure to try to get back to work too.

    • September 5, 2013 at 5:31 am

      Thanks Lisa! Knowing that our kids appreciate the things that we do makes it worthwhile and with twin girls, you must feel twice the love! =)

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