A young, beautiful girl got married and she thought everything was just dandy, until her husband left her, with their three children and all those bills, for someone else. And, of course, she didn’t get to finish pursuing her career because she got married and had to be the homemaker. Now, she has very little to survive. Poor girl, it’s so sad…


They all go something like that. As young girls, we were raised on the stories of jilted women thrown into ruin. No wonder what women really want is their own financial security.


It is no bad thing to be prepared for the worst. The worst can come in a lot more forms than a broken marriage: the breadwinner may lose their job, health problems arise, or someone passes away. We pursue becoming a doctor, a lawyer, or what have you. When the job starts, it’s fabulous. Money’s coming in and the family’s happy.


But then the whole world puts itself on our shoulders. We’re pushed into this corner of having a professional career, be an amazing daughter, and eventually an doting mother. A true triple threat, maybe more so to ourselves. It’s not the easiest thing in the world. Women are expected to be perfect at everything, all the time. In reality, it’s hard to strike a balance. And to the women who do this, kudos. May you all be protected and keep as strong as you are and more.


Being a mom is something I’ve looked forward to my entire life. I want to be there for my kids every moment, I don’t want to miss a thing. But I also want a career. That’s why starting a home-based business made the most sense to me. I get to be at home with my kids, watch them grow, and see their first experiences of a world I’ve taken advantage of. At the same time, I get to do what I love, which is writing, and make good money from it. I get to have the best of both worlds. It’s also true that I fantasize traveling with my kids and teaching them about the world first hand, too.


If you pursued a home-based business, what would be your reason to do it?