3 Family-Friendly Jobs for Working Mums to Consider

While being a parent is often described as one of the best jobs in the world, many parents desire what parenthood cannot provide: professional aspirations and contributions towards household income. While juggling parenthood and your professional life can be challenging, finding a family-friendly job is a way to solve most of them! 

From flexible office hours to remote work, many jobs can help you achieve the work/life balance you desire, including virtual assistants, freelancing writing, taxi driving, and many more. So, if you’re struggling to find a family-friendly job opportunity, you’re in luck as we list several of the best considerations for working mums in our article below.

Taxi Driver 

So long as your children are of school age and you have a valid UK driving license, you could consider becoming a taxi driver (or a driver for a rideshare app like Bolt and Uber). During school hours or while they’re not in your care, you could work part-time as a driver, which is easy to incorporate among other personal and professional commitments since most driving schedules are flexible. 

Whether you partner with a rideshare app or become an independent driver, you’ll need an eligible vehicle to help get you started. If your current vehicle isn’t up to scratch, you could consider looking at the taxis for sale from reputable retailers like Cab Direct

They have a range of taxis for sale, from brand-new Toyota Corollas to gently used Citroen Dispatch, which can help you in your newfound driving job. Consider visiting their site for more information or contact a team member directly and see how their extensive range could help you benefit from a family-friendly role today. 

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If you’ve always had a passion for reading/writing and have young children that cannot be left unsupervised, you could consider becoming a blogger, which enables you to work for yourself and on your own schedule. Besides having good written English, no specific skills are necessary for this role, with the main crux being creating engaging content. Your content is the potential money-maker in this role. Still, you can also earn through affiliate links by connecting your blog to Google Adsense or using affiliate Amazon links (or you could earn per click by creating a blog on sites like Huff Post). 

Fortunately, you don’t even have to be a tech wizard to get started; all you need to do is choose a blogging platform like WordPress or Blogger and start churning out content. However, unlike other flexible jobs, making money from your blog will not just happen overnight; it might take a while before you start seeing a noticeable difference in your earnings – so blogging isn’t for everyone! 

Event Planner 

If you’re the type of person who is anal about every little detail, you might find that event planning could be the perfect family-friendly job opportunity. Perfect for parents with smaller children, event planning is a hybrid role focusing on being at home. Yet, you might also be expected to visit venues or meet up with the organisers closer to the event date. 

In this job, one day, you could organise a young couple’s engagement party; the next, you could manage an afternoon tea party for a group of retirees. To start this profession, you must create a portfolio using a website, network at local business groups, and design small events for friends/family to increase your experience. 

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