Everything changes when you have children and that includes your job. While you were once able to put in a solid 40 hours a week without a second thought, the idea of getting home late in the evening and curling up with a glass of Pinot Grigio becomes unfathomable once you have kids.

Even though being a mom is a full-time job, most women today can't afford to swap salaries for carpools, home cooked meals and laundry. Instead, today's working moms must figure out how to juggle the responsibilities of parenthood with the demands of their careers.

The good news is that some jobs are more of a better fit than others. Check out these four flexible careers that allow you to set your own schedule and still earn a viable living.

Freelance Copywriter
Thanks to the integration of the internet, every business fathomable has a website and needs copy and content writers. There are sites that allow writers to pick and choose their own orders, while job hunting sites have listings for both part and full-time positions. Firsthand field knowledge and expertise are considered a major plus, so all of your past work experience will still come in handy.

Medical Transcriptionist
Even if you have no prior medical experience, typing doctor's reports allows you to work from home day or night. Medical transcriptionists work from all over the country and specialize in every branch of the medical field. There can be great opportunity for job growth, or it is a great way to build your resume and give yourself some experience.

Online Tutor
Teaching can be an incredibly rewarding experience whether it's done in a classroom setting or from the comfort of your own home. Working as an online tutor will give you the flexibility you need as a mom while still letting you further your career.

Keep in mind that most tutors must hold a college degree in the subject they want to teach. Tutoring is an interactive job that changes with every student. If you're a social butterfly, then working as a tutor will allow you to spread your wings and connect with others on a daily basis.

Personal Trainer
Hitting the gym is something that plenty of moms rely on for sanity's sake. If you love to stay fit and exercise, you can use that passion to earn a living by becoming a certified personal trainer.

Personal trainers are able to create their own hours and work on a client-by-client basis. You could even start advertising online or among your group of friends. A major perk of the job is that you can specialize in your favorite type of exercise and do everything from weight loss management to yoga instruction. Find a program, like RogueFit Club, you want to train with and start expanding your skills.

It's okay to need some time off to figure out exactly what career path is right for you. Moms already experience a major life overhaul when they have their children, and it's only natural that switching jobs to accommodate their family's needs will take some time.

Focus on what you already know while keeping your mind open to new opportunities. Changing jobs for a more flexible schedule can actually lead you toward interests you've always wanted to explore, resulting in a brand new career that's sustainable, rewarding and best of all, on your own time.

Author's Bio: 

Emma is a freelance writer currently living in Boston, MA. She writes most often on education and business. To see more from Emma, say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2