Work From Home and Get Paid to Chat with Chinese Kids with VIP KID!!!!!

I started working for VIP KID about 4 months ago. It has absolutely changed my life! I have to share! VIP KID is a Beijing based company that hires contract teachers to teach Chinese kids English. No, you DO NOT need to know Mandarin. No, you DO NOT need an Education degree. However, you DO need a Bachelor’s, but it can be in any concentration. You must love kids. You must be a native English speaker. You must have stable internet. Those are the requirements.

Here’s the deal. When I found VIP KID, I thought it was a scam. I was like, you’re telling me I will make money (good money too) sitting at home, in my sweatpants, talking to kids in China? No way! But I’m here to tell you it’s legit. I get paid! You will be offered a base pay of $14-$22 per hour depending on experience. Sweeeeeeeeeeeetttttt!!!!!

Here’s what my “classroom” looks like:

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Here’s the AWESOME part… you work from home and set your own hours! Work as much or as little as you’d like, I personally work roughly 30 hours per week. Each week is slightly different depending on sports, kids, and life. That’s the great part. I have control over that now! Plus, I’m boring and I never go out on the weekends so this has become my hobby, too. I often decide since I’m wide awake I might as well work. I click the short notice box and jump on the computer to virtually visit China for a few hours.

Here’s the portal: (No, the students aren’t upside down. He was just being goofy.)

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I’ve seen people talk smack about VIP KID. Personally, I feel that the company is phenomenal. My family has been blessed abundantly because of this company. They offer incentives each month to keep things new and exciting. Currently, they’re running a competition for an all expense paid trip to China! Pick me! Pick me! I am trying hard but I am fairly new so I’m sure others will have me beat. Still giving it my best though.

 

So there’s my personal review. I LOVE it! If you are interested, follow my link (yup, I do get money for referring you but no pressure). The link should answer any basic questions you have. Here’s my link! Feel free to reach out to me in the comments if you have any other questions. I also have a YouTube channel in which I disclose all of my deepest, darkest, VIP KID secrets. Find that here. I want to see you get hired so I’m more than willing to help you through the process. Happy teaching!

 

Some. Days. I. Can’t. 

I’m strong. So strong. I’ve dealt with things some people go a whole life and never have to face. Most days I handle it like a champ. The crazy ex wife. The racist in laws. The other grandparents who (this just in… HATE me now) decided I’m horrible too. Never in my life have I felt so much hate. I guess it would’ve been better for me to have never gotten involved with my step children. I should’ve let mom and dad do their thing and never stepped in. But since that’s not the decision I made- now I am an easy target for blame. I’m over it. I’m so over it. Did I mention I’m over it? On one hand, I feel that everything in my life is so complete. I’m finally surrounded by the people and activities and hobbies I have always envisioned. I’m making a difference in my small corner of the world. On the other hand,  I feel trapped. I’m stuck in this nightmare of a family. I’m connected with the same last name as a bunch of ingnorant, racist, naive, insane people. Most days I smile and persevere. Today, I just can’t. 

Why I Hate Mother’s Day

Every year I think it’ll be different. It’s not. If you’ve read any of my story you know that I was a single mom for a few years. Although my parents always tried their best to make me feel better and have my boys do something, it just wasn’t the same. I guess deep down I want to be recognized by the two people who will never care. I wonder, do you see what amazing human beings I’ve made out of your DNA? Nope. Because they don’t even know their own kids. They certainly can’t begin to understand what it takes to raise them. Shoot, they don’t help to parent them in any way so why should I ever expect so much as a proverbial pat on the back? It just hurt. This day, for years, just hurt. It made me feel so much more alone than anything could.

Flash forward five years later. I am remarried. My husband is amazing. He is the best father I could ask for my boys. I now have two beautiful bonus children. Those children have a mother. Every single year, since we were engaged, I have done something for her. I go out, and get supplies, and spend time and money, and make a huge mess out of my kitchen to make gifts filled with love for a woman who hates me. Actually two because my mother-n-law is also filled with hate for me. I’m not sure what I ever did to her. She doesn’t even acknowledge that I exist on Mother’s Day. My husband goes to her house alone because I have yet to be invited into their home.

Last night, at eleven, I got a little emotional as I’m finishing up the gifts for biomom, mother-n-law, and biomom’s mom. I told my husband I don’t know why I do this every year to myself. All this time, mess, and money. I do it because I know how it feels to be alone on Mother’s Day. I don’t want anyone else to feel that way. When my husband and I were dating and then engaged, biomom wasn’t around much. The kids, for a few years, didn’t even want to make her anything. I had to force them. Through the years, I’ve taught them the importance of honoring their mother. Now, I think they like her better than me. I’m glad. I want them to adore their mother. I just hate that somehow it means they have to choose between us. I feel like the maid in the background that’s just hated for existing. I continue to love. Most days. Again, this year, I threw myself out there without so much as a thank you. I want to be that positive example. I want to exude love. I want to show all of my kids what walking in love looks like. I will continue to do the right thing. I will continue because it is honorable to walk in peace and avoid strife. Even if I don’t see the rewards of that until I’m facing Jesus.

Sometimes I think that being a step mom helps me relate a little to what Jesus felt like on Earth. Everyone hated Him. He was rejected and ridiculed. All He did was love others. I’m far from being like Jesus. All I can hope is that I’m enough like Him that the kids will see it. Hopefully, one day, if someone dislikes them they will still choose love and peace. Happy Mother’s Day ladies. Spread love today.

Are You Spending Enough Time with Your Kids?

I try to ask my kids probing questions on a regular basis. The other morning, waiting for the bus, I asked Malachi “What’s your favorite thing that you’ve ever done?” Keep in mind that I have taken my kids on plenty of amazing road trips and vacations and cool things all over the country. His reply though, “That time during game night when we played Monopoly and I won.” Yup. I was shocked too.

So how much time do we really spend with our kids? I’m not talking about you watching TV in different rooms. Or them being on video games while you work. Do you have family meals together? Studies show that parents are spending less and less time with their offspring. Yet, it is so very important to their well-being to get that from you. Something simple like implementing a family game night could change everything. Asking open-ended questions every chance you get. And really listen to their answers.

We have the kids pick a game. I usually make pop corn or some other snack and tea or hot chocolate are staples for us too. We set aside an hour  but it usually ends up lasting longer. Those couple of hours are filled with laughter. We’re making memories the kids will never forget and it doesn’t cost a cent! Moms, make it a goal to do something with your children in which you devote 100% of your attention to them tonight!

 

 

Keeping peaceful in a chaotic world with Christ

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