December 5th, 2013
I’m just getting my new copywriting site up and running over at Ink Your Way and to celebrate, I’m offering a 20% discount on all orders placed by December 15th.
If you are looking for a content writer or just need a few blog posts to get ahead for the new year, feel free to contact me. You can even order ahead and get the discount if you don’t need content until January!
Feel free to pass this on to anyone who might need some content written. I can handle blog posts, articles, press releases, ebooks and more. See all the details over at Ink Your Way.
November 28th, 2013
Deciding to take a career move can be a massive step in any woman’s life, but when you have a home and children to consider, the decision is even greater. Changing careers is not something you do lightly and it’s important to take some time to think about why you want to make the change and the implications it will have for your family.
In the first instance you should discuss the matter with your partner. If a new job will mean lower pay or fewer hours, it may mean more financial pressure is placed on them. If your new job will mean more hours, will your partner be able to handle taking on more of the housework and looking after the kids? Will your career move mean taking a course or doing any extra training? These may cost money and time.
You also need to consider why you want to take a career move. If you have only been feeling unhappy in your job for the past few weeks, it’s worth waiting to see if things improve. However, if you have been dissatisfied for many months then it’s probably time to do something about it. Try talking to your boss to see if the problems can be resolved. If you run your own business from home then consider taking on an extra member of staff to help with the workload. If none of these options work you may want to look for a job which is more suitable.
Remember that taking a career move is a risk, and there’s no guarantee that you will feel happier in your new job. In the current economic climate, simply having a stable job is something which should be valued.
Try talking to friends and relatives – they know you best and may be able to advise you in the right direction. If you are more of a spiritual person then psychic and clairvoyant readings, such as those at TheCircle, are becoming more and more popular as a way of gaining a new perspective on life. You may also find that there is a career guidance service in your local area that you can make use of.
It’s important not to rush into anything, and to take the time to weigh up your options. When your home is also your workplace it’s easy to feel stressed and confused about the situation. Don’t be afraid to seek support if you need it. Even working moms need help every now and again!
November 26th, 2013
Ana Cristiana, a single mother who created Runway Baby Organics, has just launched a new project that gives back. Book in a Blanket is designed to make the world a better place and to share Runway Baby’s products with children in need.
What is Book in a Blanket?
Book in a Blanket or BIB, is a unique project that combines comfort with education. Runway Baby Organic’s Project Hope will be releasing 12 environmentally friendly books on child-friendly themes meant to inspire love of Earth, charity and education. For each book, a special, limited edition blanket will be designed.
These aren’t just any old blankets, though. They are made with Pakucho Organic Cotton from Peru. This is some of the most luxurious cotton available and the blankets reflect this quality.
While the concept is an interesting one all on its own, the real incentive to buy a Book in a Blanket is that Runway Baby Organics will donate one BIB for every one purchased. The goal is to donate 1,000 BIBs to children in need.
More About Ana
Ana Cristiana is originally from Romania, moving to the US in 1993. Her business, Runway Baby Organics, focuses on providing fashion for children that is comfortable, stylish and socially conscious.
In a world where there is a great difference between the haves and have nots, it makes sense to build a business that works with both sides of the equation. Giving back to the community is a great way to build a pay it forward company that will thrive and Ana is turning her love of fashion into an inspiring new business.
If you are interested in buying a BIB and having one donated to a needy child, check out the Runway Baby Organics website.
October 22nd, 2013
I homeschool my sons and I also work at home. That makes for an interesting dynamic sometimes, but I think we have finally found balance this year. One of the major issues I faced was the difficulty of meeting deadlines while still getting the kids educated properly. I will admit that sometimes, we skipped school in favor of getting work done.
You’ll read many opinions online about this. Some say that you have to put school first. While I agree for the most part, there are are bills to be paid and if you have to work, then it can be literally impossible to get anything done in school, particularly if you have a very hands on school. I had to give up a little bit of that dream.
We started to use Time4Learning several months ago and it has really made my life easier. My oldest can work on his school lessons while I’m helping my other son or working on deadlines. This has really simplified life.
There are a number of programs out there that will let you do your own online studies and if you are struggling to teach your children and get your work done, you might want to check them out.
K12 is a good place to find schools that offer online studies, within the US.
Connections Academy is another option for Grades 1-6 and offers online classes, as well as clubs and organizations.
The Global Student Network will also give you some ideas where to study online.
Do you homeschool and work at home? What are your tricks for making it work?