A surprisingly high percentage of mothers leave their jobs once they have children, some citing the statistic as high as 43%. Some of these moms plan to stay at home with their kids, of course, but there are also many mothers who find returning to work after giving birth overwhelmingly challenging—and in many cases, just not worth it.
For one, companies often aren’t supportive of moms advancing their careers after they have kids. They rarely offer flexible schedules that allow moms to balance their careers with raising their family. And maternity leave policies in the U.S. are seriously lacking.
The U.S.’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guarantees just 12 (unpaid) weeks off for the birth of a new child to full-time workers who qualify. (In fact, millions of American moms aren’t offered any maternity leave after the birth or adoption of a child.) New moms frequently need to make a choice: leave their infant with a daycare, nanny, or family member, or lose their job. In other words, our government really puts the FML in FMLA.
Despite this sad state of maternity rights in the U.S., it is possible to stay at home while keeping a foot in the career world. To accomplish this, it can help to find a remote job with scheduling flexibility.
Luckily, it’s getting easier and easier to find remote jobs for moms. While you can search remote job boards for work at home jobs for moms, you might have a better chance of getting hired with one of the six job-matching sites below. Continue reading “6 Best Sites for Finding Work at Home Jobs for Moms”