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Surviving Summer Break – “I’m bored” Jar

One quick little thing is my “I’m Bored” jar. I put slips of paper in it with activities and chores written on them. As you can imagine, whenever she comes to me, I’ll pull a paper out and she has … Continue reading

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Surviving Summer Break – The Rules

Taking a page from my fourth-grade teacher’s book, I made a set of colored cards (green, yellow, orange, red and black) for each of the kids and hung them at the bottom of a printout of “Mom’s Rules”. Each time … Continue reading

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Surviving Summer Break – The Schedule

Ever since Megan was a year old, she’s gone to daycare two or three days a week. Even when she started school last fall she went to after-school-care for a couple of hours three days a week. It’s been a … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Business if You Are an Introvert

For all the rest of you self-employed introverts out there! http://www.wikihow.com/Succeed-in-Business-if-You-Are-an-Introvert

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What Society Thinks I do…

We’ve seen a lot of those “what society thinks I do…” photo memes lately. I’m not going to post one here, but It got me thinking. People don’t really understand what the work-at-home parent does. It’s a delicate balance between … Continue reading

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What To Do “Between” Paid Work

Self employment naturally has its ups and downs. If you’re lucky, you have a backlog to keep you working steadily during those inevitable times when new leads slow down. But if not, just make sure you KEEP BUSY! Here’s how.

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Surviving Those Conference Calls

You think you’ve trained your clients or coworkers to email you when they need something. You’ve settled in to a nonverbal mode of communication and you like it that way. After all, emails and instant messaging don’t pick up the … Continue reading

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Find Your Motivation!

Whether you’re a mom, dad or not a parent at all… whether your kids are at home with you, at school or at daycare… it’s sometimes (often?) hard to get motivated in the morning when you’re working at home. For … Continue reading

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Surviving the Holidays

I probably should have posted this a few months ago when I was getting my holiday preparations under way. But better late than never! The holidays are always fun, but getting to those fun parts in one piece can be … Continue reading

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Little Time-savers

I’ve been doing the work-at-home thing for almost six-years now. Here are some little tricks I picked up along the way. In the home-office: Scan, shred and recycle EVERYTHING. With everything stored digitally (not to mention searchable), you’ll spend less … Continue reading

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