If you are not in the market to work a full time job outside of the home and would rather find something that is a work from home part time job to bring in a little extra income for the family, there are several different ways that you can accomplish this.
One of the first things and probably most rewarding things you might consider doing is becoming a tutor. You can tutor various subjects for school that you are good at or teach music if that's something you've always been good at. If you happen to have a college degree you can easily become a tutor. With this type of job you can set your own hours which could be perfect for the stay at home mom.
If you happen to be good at writing and love to do it, you can always consider finding sites that pay people per article for writing for their website. There are many sites that will buy your articles at various different prices depending upon how popular they think the article might be once posted.
If you love children and especially have your own you might want to consider getting a license to open up a day care center in your own home. You can set your hours with this as well. If you only want to take care of kids during the after school hours or just during the morning hours, it's totally up to you.
You can also become an independent contractor or consultant by selling a variety of products that you truly believe in. Make sure you have used them first and that you have enjoyed the product, otherwise you will have trouble selling them. Search networking marketing online and you will find many good examples of this type of work.
You can also join online auction sites and sell things of your own like good books that are used, other items like collectables or even craft items that you might make. This is an easy and good way to make a decent income for working little to no hours at all.
There are also those companies out there that look to outsource some of their work to people who are looking to telecommute. If you have a variety of different office skills there could be plenty of opportunities for you to turn those skills into profit. If you know transcription or you are extremely proficient at word processing programs and have a decent typing speed there could be plenty of personal assistant jobs you could find that need your talents.
You can also venture out on your own by creating your own home business. Sell your office skills to others that are looking for someone who can take care of the things they can't take care of while running their own business. This will usually be the small business owner that you can help out with your office skills.
Whatever you do though, never ever pay for a job or to get a list of jobs to search. These are usually scams and besides there are plenty of legitimate sites out there willing to offer you free assistance.