How 3 Stay-At-Home Moms Balance Business And Family

This article originally appeared on American Express Open Forum.


While it may be difficult to balance your career with a family, it’s not impossible — especially if you run your business from home.

According to a study conducted by the Small Business Administration, the number of women that are self-employed is increasing. “Recent research suggests that women enter self-employment for different reasons than their male counterparts,” the study reports.

“For example, women appear to base their decisions on lifestyle and family factors, whereas men are motivated by earnings potential.”

Ellen Parlapiano, co-founder of, a web site that aims to provide resources for stay-at-home entrepreneurs, says the number of moms who work from home will continue growing. “Over 90 percent of the moms we’ve interviewed said the desire for family flexibility is the number one reason they work from home,” she told Parenting magazine. “Another big change we’ve seen in the past 15 years is acceptance. In the past, moms have been reluctant to tell clients they work from home. Now it’s commonplace, even respectable.”

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