I don't know if this is in the right forum, but I'll try. My situation has some specific issues, but I think the broader question might be helpful for other people. If you have kids that are too young to go to school, and the daycares are too expensive and are full anyway, and your family is not in a position to help watch the kids, and if you don't come up with somewhere for them to be, the judge might not give you half time with your kids... what kind of a job could you do, while having your kids around, to earn enough money to support yourself and 6 kids?
My kids can be aroundThere is a huge need in our areaYou can make decent money at it in certain cases
While I'm open to suggestions on other options for the kids... I'm more interested in what people would suggest for a way to earn money with kids. I imagine there are tons of single parents who want to spend more time with their kids, or can't really afford to have someone take care of their kids, so they work more hours, which means more hours away from the kids and it turns into this cycle.
Option #1 - Daycare
You have to deal with all kinds of regulations to be a "licensed" daycare.Realistically, I can't do this by myself. Who watches the rest if someone gets hurt? What if I need to use the restroom?In this day and age, being a man at a daycare (while probably a good thing) is looked down on.
Option #2 - Farming
My kids can be aroundI would be doing something I think I would loveMy kids would have all kinds of learning opportunitiesPeople always need food
It's really hard to make money farmingMost farming takes time before it turns a profit, or take a lot of money to startIt would be very hard to do it by myself
If you were in my position (or something similar) what would you do? (what have you done?) to be with your kids, but still make a living?