You control your schedule; résumé reviews, even interviews, can be done after the kids are in bed. Accolades are typically based on performance, not face time. Recruit in your pre-break field and you can ramp up quickly.
If you know how to manage a household, rally a room fullof parents and make things happen on a shoestring budget, this job's for you. As a volunteer coordinator or project manager, you'll deal with people and event planning; at higher levels, you'll plan and direct initiatives as well as manage staff.
Many sales jobs offer the ultimate in flexibility, from work at home to sales calls clustered over a limited number of days. You don't even need to leave home to sell products like Pampered Chef or clothing line Etcetera. You might work on commission, but a base pay is common.
Education/Experience: Requires a minimum of an associate's degree or its equivalent with 1-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
You'll prepare and evaluate marketing strategies for a product or product line. The M.B.A. types might manage the brand, but you'll be close to the customer, especially if you pick a field that caters to, well, people like you. Find a company that specializes in project work and set your own hours.
Education/Experience: May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
With a shortage of accountants, the field has become more flexible and family-friendly and less wed to the nine-to-five routine. If corporate life doesn't appeal to you, try keeping the books for a local business or nonprofit.
Education/Experience: May require a bachelor's degree in accounting and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.