Archive for October, 2011

October 26, 2011

When Boredom Strikes

For a working mom at home, balancing my time between nurturing my family and attending my career responsibilities is not an easy task to do. Well, take it from me since I’ve been in the industry for relatively long years.

There are stuffs that I need to do personally like unwinding yet I just cannot because of some responsibilities at home. I miss going out with my friends, I want to go watch movie just like any other woman or go shopping and have fun with friends. I miss my life in the outside world yet I do not have pretty much choice but to stay at home with my family. These kinds of stuffs are fairly omitted when you get the option of being a work at home mom.

I have been into sales before I became a mother and started working online. Sometimes, I just could not help it but miss the daily grind of corporate life, the everyday commute to work, the traffic, meeting colleagues and clients and interacting with different kinds of people as well.

However, in life there are always twofold in every situation there are good and bad, intelligent and dumb, right and left, and up and down etc. You just need to go with the flow and make your life easier by learning how to balance it properly.

One advantage of venturing a working career is you get to spend a lot of time with your love ones particularly if you have a toddler at home. It is something that all working parents with over demanding schedules would really want to experience yet they cannot possibly do that.

However, working at home means missing your life in the outside since you get to spend your entire time working and tending your family. In short, you don’t have any time for yourself. And life is dull if all you got to interact with are online friends – Facebook buddies, Skype and Yahoo contacts, LinkedIn connections and Twitter followers.

In conclusion, there is always a certain part of me that misses the outside life. I am just a human, I may sometimes feel occasional boredom but this is life. Life is not that easy so we need to generate a certain system to survive. What matters most is we know how to cope up with boredom and loneliness and move on!

October 25, 2011

Work At Home Mom With A Sick Kid

As a work at home mom, I have been provided with a great opportunity to earn by means of working online.  Aside from that, I get to experience a huge amount of time to be with my family especially when my child is sick.

My son had been sick for a couple of days and I need to work double time to meet both my responsibilities at home and my career online. The past few days were like a circus, we were in the midst of tending our sick child who has had cough, fever, and colds.

I tried to finish my tons of work early so I can attend to my son’s needs and stay beside him every single minute of the day. He had cried all day – feeling uncomfortable because of his bad coughs. Also, I have to deal with terrible back pain. This was my dilemma ever since. Once I got tired, my back will start to ache like crazy and it is really the hardest thing for me. Not to mention, my husband and I were like zombies because of insufficient sleep but life must go on. After all, this is why I work at home to take care of my family’s health. I can attend to my sick child even when I’m working at home simultaneously.

Fortunately, I got to patch things up and maneuvered an effective schedule to balance my work and my family at once. One essential key point for a WAHM like me is I need to manage my time seriously by following a system that will make both of my career and family go smoothly.

Well, even if I’m a WAHM for quite long years it will still come to a point that it is pretty hard for me to handle things at once. But even if I am torn with all the stuffs that I do, I will never be tired when it comes to my child. Thank God, Drexx is feeling a lot better now.

** comic cartoon from the Cynical Woman **

October 21, 2011

How to become a Virtual Assistant WAHM

For all moms who would like to work at home, venturing on virtual assistant business seems an excellent option if you’re looking for an online job that will surely provide you a good compensation. When you have a strong background in clerical works and you’re quite a computer savvy, this will definitely lead you towards starting your own virtual assistant business at home.

Some insightful considerations on how to become a Virtual Assistant WAHM are listed below:

1. Enroll on credible training courses.

If you do not have formal school trainings and certifications, you may take some training courses online as these can help you learn a lot of information concerning on how to become an excellent assistant online plus the fact, that you will get the chance to improve your skills so you can perform all the tasks at hand without any difficulty.

2. Set up your own comfortable home-based office.

Find a place in your home that is suitable for virtual secretarial business. It should present a nice working atmosphere with dependable computer, necessary software for your services and high-speed internet connection.

3. Create your own website or blog site.

You also need to create your own website if you want to become Virtual Assistant WAHM. It should have clear list of information about your credentials, services offers, contacts, and several samples of your work.

4. Find a couple of decent clients.

Consider a business networking opportunity online like venturing to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. This will help you find clients in such a good time.

Hence, it does not have to be hard or pricey to become a Virtual Assistant, if you’re new on this business just follow these insightful considerations above.

October 20, 2011

My Handy Widgets as a Home Worker

For those who are just like me who’s main source of income is by working online, it is still really important for us to become more functional and effective in dealing with our daily online job even if we have other priorities at home like tending our husband and children, doing household chores, etc.

With the aid of my handy widgets, it makes my life a lot easier so I can spend more time with my family.

Here are some of my widgets at home:

• ASUS K40IJ notebook

I like this laptop model since as a work at home mom it’s pretty obvious that I need to spend a lot of hours working on the internet since K401J features Ice-Cool spec it’s a lot easier for me to work even for longer time.

• iPod Touch 4

This gadget is pretty handy most especially during morning when I need to check all my urgent emails and during at night when my laptop is off. I also used it to open my Facebook account to update my status and for managing Facebook fan pages. Also, for capturing all the unforgettable moments and milestones of my son even if I am busy with work.

 

• Nokia C3

I used this widget to manage Twitter accounts even if I’m not at home and for times that something unexpected happened and I didn’t bring my laptop with me. My phone would definitely save me during those unpredictable times. I can also go online wherever I may go with or without a wifi connection.

 • GE X5

 

As a work at home mom, one thing that I never forget is to have a time with my children even if I’m busy. That’s why I used my camera to capture all the moments whenever I get to play with my children at home.

Hence, working from home isn’t expensive at all. You can use any gadget/mobile you have especially if you’re on the go, babysitting or doing the house chores.

October 19, 2011

Back Pain Relief for Work at Home Moms

Even if you’re a work at home mom you still cannot get away with having back pain. Millions of people across the continent are affected with this health problem. Usually back pain may have several underlying causes, If you want to at least prevent yourself from experiencing this ailment, below is a list of some simple helpful tips that you can follow on how to prevent back pain

  • Do Proper Body Mechanics

A wrong posture is the common cause of pain in the back. That is why it is crucial for you to follow proper posturing and body mechanics particularly when you’re picking or lifting heavy or light objects.

  • Have a Regular Rest

Since you’re a work at home mom, you have all the time to schedule your regular resting period at home as this is necessary to prevent you from having lower back pain especially that you spend mostly your time in a sitting position, which in fact, prone to backaches.

  • Do Exercises

Easy back exercises are also great and useful in anyway. So, engage yourself in walking, jogging, swimming, and back exercises such as body twisting or back bending. These exercises may free you from any tension in your muscles and bones.

  • Undergo Massage

You may also engage in a relaxing massage in your favorite spa. Since there are different types of massage, you may consider choosing one of the following: Shiatsu, Swedish, Turkish, and Thai massage. As long as it can make you feel better from backaches, any massage is fine.

For a work at home mom, following these tips may prevent you from getting any back pain but if you are already experiencing this, you may consult your doctor for an apt diagnosis and treatment.