You may be like many moms of today — seeking a fulfilling career that allows you to work at home, on your own schedule. First, take a personal inventory. What are you good at? What do you like to do? If writing is on your list, then perhaps you should look into freelancing. Freelance writing is perfect for you if you’ve ever read a magazine article and thought, “I could write that!” Maybe you never tried because you thought all writers had to live in New York; this is one of the biggest myths about the writing industry.
A writer can live anywhere — a big city, a small town — it doesn’t matter. You can sit on the beach with a laptop and work! You don’t need fancy equipment or training — all you need is a computer (which you obviously have if you are reading this), and the desire to succeed. If freelancing sounds like the career for you, study the magazines you would like to write for. Get a feel for their style and what kind of articles they publish. Then get writer’s guidelines.