November 07, 2011 by
Working from home is a blessing and as parents, it is our responsibility to create a happy and safe environment for our children. There are many ways to gain closeness within your family. These simple steps are designed to give you a head start and help you create the family life you have always wanted.
Give your children the opportunity to speak openly and freely about their concerns and troubles. This is a sure-fire way to increase your family’s closeness. Maintain honesty and you will find that problems get solved quickly and easily. Instilling open communication in your children will also help them in all aspects of their lives later on. “Listen” with an open heart and a willing spirit. Don’t judge the thoughts and feelings of other family members. Instead, try to understand where they are coming from and figure out solutions to ease their problems.
Spend quality time together each week. Many parents have full-time jobs and it’s difficult to fit in time for relaxation and leisure, however, it’s very important you make time for your family. It can be as simple as doing a family project together. Doing fun things together brings family closer. Perhaps go shop for barnwood furniture together or organize a family BBQ with friends. Discuss what things the family would like to do together. Try to pick activities that encourage talking and interaction like bowling for example will enhance relations better than silently watching a movie in a theater. Try to keep the activity lighthearted and fun. Laughter bonds better than anything and its affects will ripple throughout your life.
April 27, 2011 by
I didn’t know that I have been away for so long. Well, I haven’t been lazy. Apart from the two and half weeks of spring break, I have been working from home and doing lots of things in my home office.
I love the fact that my home office has a nice window that allows me to look out whenever I need an eye break. I have been doing the usual stuff online and somehow, I find myself needing a new direction in my internet business for this year. Hubby is much better with visions and setting new directions for our online business and lately, he’s been talking about buying virtual real estate for our portfolio. It is hard to grasp for many but if you have been in internet marketing, investing in virtual real estate is common and in fact, it’s better than starting up a new traditional business! At the point of writing this post, my beloved just bought our first ‘virtual real estate’ and yes, we will be managing this from our home office. See, the thing with buying an existing profitable online business is that you can earn your first dollar the minute the transaction takes place. You don’t need to wait for a month, three months or even one year or more like most offline businesses. It is hard to grasp it but think about it… how many businesses allow you to make money the first day you place your investment on it? In fact, there are many website and online businesses out for sale with niches from football to self help books to plantation shutter niches.
Well, the best is, we can do this from home and hubby has plans to invest more of these in the next few months. In no time, we will be managing a portfolio of virtual real estates… or websites, simply put.
March 28, 2011 by
When you work at home and are in the online industry, having a good internet connection is crucial. It’s hard to be productivity when the internet isn’t working or your computer isn’t cooperating. I’m sure you know what I mean.
Few weeks ago, our internet line was giving us problems and we could hardly get our online work done. It’s frustrating when you are working from home and the connection is out. The upsetting part was that, it would come on after seven and that would be family time and I had to spend those hours cooking, preparing my child to bed…etc. It was silly that they were working at their convenience and the consumers like us had to suffer. I aired my concerns and demanded for a credit during the few days of outage. They were reluctant but they did it in the end.
I’m quite simple person when it comes to home entertainment but my work at home dad isn’t quite the same. Because we spend our time at home for work and relaxation, he makes sure that he gets a good enough home theatre system wireless device for himself. Sometimes he would leave it on the whole time and I had to remind him that we have a home office!
It can be hard drawing a line between work and play when you are working from home. But if you stay focused, this is definitely possible with a little practice.