I'm earning money even if I'm just a plain housewife

January 21, 2012 7:27am CST
I'm just a plain housewife with two kids,both boys. My husband is the only one who is working and supporting our family while I do all the house chores by myself. I'm fine being a stay home mom who usually spends most of my time taking care of our kids and making sure everything inside our house is in order but I still want to earn extra money for my personal expenses and I also want to share for house expenses like monthly apartment fee, electricity, telephone bill etc. I just don't want to be a burden to anyone even my husband so as much as possible I'm trying my best to work home-based and earn even just a little amount for myself. How about you? Was there any time you felt useless or a burden to anyone?
4 responses
@sweetajlo (175)
• Philippines
15 Feb 12
i am also a mom who stops my work just to take care of my baby...not easy for a mom who used to receive a salary of her then suddenly stops her work...i just confronted it and we talk about it since i don't want to be a burden too and want to help on the expenses matter..was glad he was so supportive and agree that i could work online... and i know he was happy for me he...
• Australia
23 Jan 12
I don't want my wife to have to work so I joined a really interesting site that pays people to give away their website. I am happy to share with you or anyone else that wants more information. Just send me a friend request and ask. Good Luck and I hope all that you do is successful.
• United States
22 Jan 12
I know what you mean. I don't want to share expenses, but I have never had enough money to go on a real vacation. I would like to save enough to go somewhere, even if it's a weekend trip.
• United States
22 Jan 12
The first time I felt useless was my first year in college when I immediately thought that I'm already an adult and I can't rely on my mother forever. I was feeling really depressed for that first year and a half because I couldn't find a job and I didn't want to rely on my mother anymore. I've always felt that to some extent I'm an independent woman but during that time I felt so useless. It wasn't until I found an internship (I wasn't paid for the first couple of months) and I asked my boss if I could stay as a paid intern that I felt so happy for the first time in a long time. My hats go off to you because moms and housewives are the best! My mother is a single mother and I know how many things go into taking care of a family. Like the other person that posted on this topic already said, talk to your husband and let him know how you feel. You can certainly earn some money online with survey sites and such. Or you can make stuff and sell it on ebay and start off like that. Then you won't feel a burden (even though in my eyes you're doing enough by taking care of your family). I feel good now that I have two part time jobs because since my mother doesn't work I can help out around the house and pay the bills. Good luck and Happy Mylotting!