5 Reasons Why You Should Be A Work At Home Mom
Psst.. Ladyboss, thinking of some excuses to justify yourself on why you should be a work at home mom?
Here, let me share with you my 5 reasons on why I enjoyed working from home.
- Pray on time – Ultimate dream for every practising Muslimah
- Kailulah – The much forgotten and often neglected sunnah that is beneficial for health
- Flexibility of time – Allowing me to plan out my daily schedule around my kids and be ready for the uncertainty of an unwell child.
- Saving money – I get to set aside a fixed amount of savings, that otherwise would have been spent on unneccesarily if I was working outside my home
- Healthier lifestyle – No deadlines to meet, no peer pressures nor backbiting gossips and that totally means, no cause for unduly stress.
Pray on time
Working from home means I now get to pray on time Alhamdulillah and I’m loving it.
Gone are the days where I used to pray when I have the time. But seriously, you just have to make an effort to make time for this, and it is extremely tough if you are on a payroll, working for someone else.
Where I used to work, we don’t get to hear the muadzin call for prayer. Masjid is a good few kilometres away.
Now that I work from home, I get to answer the call towards victory (haiya ala solah) promptly. Alhamdulillah
Kailulah (Mid-day nap)
Just after my high school, I took up a clerical job in a local bank. Each day after lunch, I would sneaked into the filing room (It was an enormous room filled with rows and rows of book shelves and tonnes of paper files on them) and took a nap.
Sometimes it lasted for more than an hour, that cat nap. Why was I feeling sleepy at mid day, I could never live up to that guilt.
Recently I found out that taking a mid day nap, was the practice of our beloved messenger of Allah (peace and Allah’s blessings be upon him) Well, now that I know, I plead , not guilty hehe
Flexibility of time
My kids have always been the centre of my life (well.. err.. dont’t all moms feel that way) My daily routine centres around them.
Being a work at home mom, allows me the flexibility to plan out my daily schedule around my kids and be ready for the uncertainties of their growing up pangs.
Those days when I was working outside my home, I would wash and iron my clothes weekly.
I hanged them neatly in the wadrobe in the descending weekly order, Mondays through Saturdays .
That way, I would know in a glance what I would have to wear for a certain day. Surprisingly the clothes were never enough and I kept shopping for more. I just had to have those matching shoes and handbags too.
Alhmdulillah, working from home means I get to shop less. There is no need to dress up for work. I also get to save on my transportation as office is just 3 steps away.
Cofee, tea, biscuits or whatever snacks I fancy is always ready, on the kitchen table. Since I no longer need to lunch out, that means another great savings for me.
I love to get up an hour before fajar to do meditation. These are just simple breathing exercises, couple with few repetitive dumbbell workouts and a daily zikr.
I would be multi tasking on these hehe, talk about multi task. So instead of counting one to fifteen for each repetition of my workout, I did zikrullah.
Since there is no neighborhood park where I used to live. Going out for briskwalk is not an option as much as I’d love to.
So instead of driving my kancil, I made an effort to walk to the nearby mini mart for my daily grocery run.
As there are no deadlines to meet, no office peer pressures , no backbiting gossips, I am more at peace within myself. That leads to a much better productivity.
It’s totally unheard of as I could easily switched from office hour , to after office hour mode anytime.
Whenever it feels like I had enough for the day, I simply call it a day.
So what’s your excuses ladyboss, why do you choose to work from home? I’d like to hear from you. Perhaps, it could be another one or two more reasons for me to add on to my list.
If you enjoyed reading this, let’s share it with other ladyboss out there, may it benefit them as well, In sha Allah.
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I think so too , work from home moms are amazing. Thank you and May Allah grant you success in your life here and herafter. Ameen
Masha Allah I truly admire and marvel at moms who does homeschooling for their kids. May Allah grant ease in your affairs sister
In sha Allah sister, may Allah grant you ease in your affairs
Yes! What IS our excuse? Alhamdulillah, working from home truly is flexible, and it also shakes up monotony of working a 9-to-5 job at a desk all day (some people like this “atmospheric stability”, which is completely fine). Combine household tasks, and every day is unique in its own schedule. May Allah help us to pray on time as well, amin!
I love the flexibility of being a stay at home working mom but….I still don’t pray on time subhanAllah with 3 little kids its super hard..but iA I am trying…
I quite like working from home, I totally agree about the praying on time advantage – the mid day naps are never possible with my kids (I homeschool them) 🙂 thanks for sharing this!
Don’t need to tell me twice to be a bosslady at home 😎 lol in all honesty I do sometimes miss the hustle and bustle of getting to & from work, but also loving the less stressful days without commuting & also being flexible for my kids.
I think most probably do want to work from home but many are not sure how or what to do from home! It can have its cons too but the pros outweigh it
I think mums who work from home are absolutely amazing! Not only do they manage their home lives but they’re able to build a career whilst doing it & it is truly inspirational! I hope you are successful in everything you pursue God willing!
I like to dress well wherever I work, at home or outside, yes that includes ironing. I save money on clothes by maintaining a capsule wardrobe suited for a hijabi mom. The mid day nap tip is precious, jAK for that.
I can’t imagine working away from home five days a week *and* being able to achieve these five priorities. Alhamdulillah for the blessings in work-from-home living. Jazakillahkhayr for reminding me to be thankful.
I love working from home for all of the above that you have mentioned. The biggest advantage for me is that I can take my work with me anywhere I go. My laptop and my mobile are my office. Free, light and easy.
memang sesuai kaum ibu/ isteri bekerja dari rumah..
dapat memantau anak dan mengurus rumahtangga dengan sempurna..
biarlah kaum ayah bekerja diluar kerana risiko golongan agak rendah..
In sha Allah akak doa kan semoga Allah permudahkan urusan Iaz. Beli laptop yang seken pon ok jugak, Kak Su pon beli yang seken ni dah 4 tahun jugak guna Alhamdulillah
Saya dah biasa kerja dengan laptop/pc dengan ada akses Internet. Tolong doakan saya, sebab laptop sedia ada dh tak blh nak guna buat kerja(laptop yang pertama dan sejak dari zaman study lagi)..duit simpanan pun dah habis nak beli yang baru ?
Saya suka kerja dari rumah. Bila ada anak lagi saya suka. Semua masa saya jadi padat mampat dan “anda fikir saya ada masa untuk sakit kepala”. hah macam tu la sekarang saya rasa. sebab kejap je masa berlalu walaupun nampak relax je duk rumah.
yeayy for time flexibility, more time for you to do window shopping, I know hehe
Agreed with you. I like the flexibility.
Tak, tak rugi kata, I dapat buat 2 perkara yang ganjaran berlipat kali ganda 1) solat on time 2) amal sunnah – kailulah, mudah nya lah kan for wahm nak dapat pahala, tido aja dah dapat pahala sunnah, wooohhh best nya, Alhamdulillah
Thnks for the reminder kak…
Kdg2 down jugak bila penat jd wahm n sahm at the same time…
Lg2 bila org ckp..xrugi ke tinggal title engineer tu
Semoga Allah permudahkan usaha Hanny dalam mencari rezeki yang halal dan semoga sentiasa di dalalm RahmahNya
Memang best buat kerja dari rumah ni, boleh ikut masa kita nak buat apa, cuma stress tu ttp ada bila pikirkan pendapatan yg x konsisten. Ibu tunggal mcm sis ni..mcm2 kena buat utk tampung kehidupan
yeayy! another work from home mom, yes earning not much, but look at the brighter side, we get to save much!
in sha Allah Bigboss momi
betul tu Luqman, duit yang kita jimat tu boleh bawak anak2 beriadah kan
in sha Allah Bigboss Maha
Kailulah yes, never missed that naptime zzzz
so true shasha
It is great working at our own home right, no need to be on time and we can do the job when we are ready ngee
Kailulah is good for health right. I’m a housewife too n love what i’m doing now.. Hihi
Thank and good sharing for me one day plan to reason work home waiting the time hehehehe…
been a housewife for 13 years now. I am glad I am stay at home but earning is not lot, just blog about my interest 😀
What happen lately dekat saya. Saya rasa nak kerja dari rumah lagi best. hehee
Exactly kak su! Kita boleh control waktu kita sendiri, nak buat aktiviti riadah pon senang, duit pon jimat sebab tak perlu spend byk kalau kerja dari rumah 🙂