January 28, 2022

5 Great Careers for Parents

Trying to fit work around childrearing can be a tricky task. Our little ones take up so much of our time, and we want to give them as much attention as we can. But for most of us, work is a necessary evil, and whether you’re working part-time or full-time, it’s hard to find a career that’s both fulfilling and flexible around your family.

If you need to return to working life, then here are five careers that give you the freedom to work around your parenting responsibilities.

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Proof Reader

If you have an eye for detail, working as a proof reader might be the perfect career for you. Proof readers are used in a wide range of industries from publishing agencies to law firms, making variety a fundamental feature of the work. You can build your career around your schedule – sure, you’ll have deadlines to meet, but as long as you stick to them you can work around raising your children.


If you’re already experienced in looking after kids full-time, there’s very little the world of childcare can throw at you that will surprise you.   This, of course, isn’t for every parent out there. For some, looking after even more kids just isn’t worth the money you could earn. However, you can give these ones back at the end of the day! If you don’t mind looking after a few more children, consider registering as a childminder and connect with other parents on the school run.


If you already blog as a hobby, then there’s no reason that you can’t turn it into a profitable profession. Establishing yourself as a well-known blogger can be a little tricky, but when you become one and gain the trust of your readers, you can offer companies to write reviews of their products and services and earn money that way because after all, people buy on the recommendation of people they trust.After all the competition for readers’ attention is fierce. However, with some dedication and determination, you could dominate the digital dimension.  Make sure that you practice your writing and implement SEO. If keyword optimisation and Google rankings are new to you, the enlist the help of and expert agency like Maratopia Digital Marketing in order to build your brand and grow your following.

Uber Driver

If you love to drive, then why not fill the time while your kids are in school by working as an Uber driver?Of course, this might not be the most profitable time of day, and no schools are open when the nightclubs kick out. However, you will be able to set your own working hours, and work as much or as little as you like.


If you’re fluent in a second language, translating could be the way to go. Translators are vital for companies of all shapes and sizes who have international offices and clients. And while there are many businesses that have inhouse translators, it’s also a career that can be pursued on a freelance basis. Build up a reputation for yourself as a reliable translator with a service such as Upwork, and fit your earning around your child rearing.

Do you have a career that’s great for parents? Share what you do in the comments below!

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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