Archive for ‘Health’

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 **

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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.

October 1, 2011

Work at Home Mom and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Are you tired being a career woman and at the same time a mother to your children? Are you a suffering from too many demands and pressures? There are so many women these days that are breaking in to the workforce and few of them are “moms.” Although you may have not reckoned it yet, you are actually working more than the usual working hours of 9 – 5 hours! Due to this, work at home moms are very prone to stress and extreme weariness cause by attempting to balance between career life, family and social life. Worries and stress can make work at home mom feel weak and tired.

Stress has long been aligned to several health issues, both the severe and recurring illnesses like heart attack, arthritis, and eczema. The possible health problems you may acquire from working at home are RSI or repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome. What you may not figure out is that those things and many more can become a health issue for you when you work for home.

One of the most commonly recognized work at home health problems is carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is the spot within your wrist where the nerve goes into the hand. It is commonly slender and so any swelling can cramp the nerve and can result so numbness, muscle pain, weakness and worst muscle damage and this is referred as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is very ordinary to those people who execute repetitive actions of the hand or wrist. Typing on a keyboard of a computer or laptop is actually the most common cause of this syndrome. Other repetitive works which may contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome include sewing, knitting, writing, and painting.

The best way to cure carpal tunnel syndrome is to restrain your hand from repetitive movements. In most situations, this can be done by limiting repetitive movements of hands like in typing, sewing and knitting. Another way to prevent it is by simply stretching your hand along with your wrist and fingers the rest of the day. You might also avoid further symptoms by stabilization of the fingers.

It would be disastrous if the comfort of working at home can in fact be harmful to our health, however by simple measures like stretching your hands and extreme exercise can help to assure that this is not a problem. Stay healthy!