Once you become a mom, one of the first things you sacrifice for your family is you social life. For the most part, this meant that most of the parties you’ll be going to would revolve around cartoon characters. And when I do go out at night to attend concerts or events, it’s usually because I have to write about it the following day.
So when my (virtual) friend Cham introduced me to the Ultimate Blog Party, I know I couldn’t refuse. Where else would I be able to hang out with other moms like me without the guilt. Sure, it’s mostly virtual but as a work-at-home mom we’re not really given a lot of opportunities to socialize outside of work. At least, through this blog party I can stay at home, work, and still meet new people at the same time!
My name is Julia. I’m a work-at-home writer and mom of the funniest 3 year old girl in the world. I have a wonderful husband who has supported me in my unusual choice of profession and cheered me on to do more than I have ever dreamed or expected to do. I started this blog to help other work at home moms find jobs and tips that would help with their day to day lives.
As a work at home mom, I don’t get out a lot. That’s why I often go out of my way to meet new people.
Social interaction is extremely important for us work-at-home moms. It always helps to network when you have a business or when you freelance. The people you know and the people who know you are usually the ones who will help you find jobs and business partners.
Building a network also allows you to interact with people who know and understand what you’re going through. Whether we like it or not, there are a lot of people who still don’t understand or respect what working moms and work at home moms do. Having people who can relate to you and can sympathize with what you;re going through does help make the day to day easier.