To have a home-based business will be a good option because you will be able to set time aside to spend with your children and you can also get on with some work without going out to a 9-5 job and missing out on all the action.
There are many things that you can start in the comfort of your own home.
Here are a few things to get you started: Online Internet business This could be in the form of writing articles, getting started with blogs, creating your own website, taking part in surveys or selling things on eBay.
There are many ways to make money on the internet.
Sometimes you will start off slow and it is not a get rich quick process, but loads of people make a lot of money this way with a lot of dedication and advice from people who have been in the game for a while.
Are you arty? This is a big category.
There is a lot you can do.
You could paint or print t-shirts.
You can paint table cloths, cushions and other interesting household goods.
Follow the trends to see what people are buying.
If you enjoy painting you could have your go at a few paintings and approach a couple of galleries.
Another option is to design kids party invitation cards.
Word will spread with your own kids.
Child Care This is one business where any single mom doesn't need any experience because it is almost natural.
A lot of mothers have started a school looking after younger children in the mornings, bringing in a fair amount of money.
Sometimes it is a requirement to have a certificate for these services, but it is definitely worth it.
Housecleaning You can make a lot of money out of this business and you can plan around it.
Most of the jobs can be done in the morning when your children are at school and you can plan for when they are finished with school.
A business like this often spreads by word of mouth and will be fairly quick to take off.
People are always looking for someone to clean their house or their office.
Selling homemade baked goods If you enjoy making a variety of goodies that come out of your oven with proven success why not try selling a variety of your sweet treats.
It's good to specialize in something.
As a mother you will probably do well with kids parties, making cakes, cupcakes of all different shapes and sizes.
Find out what the child enjoys and make a theme for him or her.
You could also attend local markets and fairs with your local goods.
Soon the word will spread and orders will be rolling in.