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October 9, 2011

Hardships of a Work at Home Mom

Whoever said that being a man is better than being a woman? Well perhaps they just don’t see the hardships of the working moms. If being a worker is hard, try doing it while taking care of the family especially if you have a little child. Then maybe you would learn why the equality rights of the male and female was established.

Yes, being a working mom is perhaps as difficult as being a man or even harder. If men face battles and challenges in their work, women face twice as much as that, facing a war that starts from waking up in their home and being done until everyone in the family has gone to bed. This war is much more stressful than that being fought in Iraq due to the fact that you are protecting not only yourself but rather those whom you love the most and serving each and every one of the members. And also, the enemy is not just from the outside but also on the inside, meaning, you have to fight even yourself just to serve and protect.

Members of the family always demand for some time from the mother and thus making it harder for her to concentrate on what she is doing. The little ones, in particular, hug most of a mother’s time because they are the ones that truly need much attention. And this comic strip is a picture of what a working mother is going through each day of her life. If you’d be able to look beyond what you can see, you’ll be able to realize that her life is a mathematical expression where everything in her surroundings adds to her hardships and almost everything that she feels are the ones that multiply the stress. But in the end of the day, her love for those whom she serves is the only thing that makes her at ease and neglect all the efforts that she made throughout the day.

*comic by For Better or For Worse Comic Strip by Lynn Johnston


					
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!


					
September 25, 2011

Looking for a WAHM Job?

With the economy going down, it is tough to budget the money for our family. You cannot help but wonder how to stretch money and make both ends meet. As a stay at home mom, you can still find some options to look for extra income to support your family. More moms and even dads are finding the option to work at home these days. Just because you are a stay at home mom, it doesn’t mean you will be insignificant.

There are many opportunities in the internet waiting for you! Well, yeah working from home has never been easier but if you got what it all takes to be one, just persevere and everything will fall into the right place. If you got a computer and a DSL internet you are ready to start working from home.

Researching for work at home jobs could be time-consuming and will give you headache sometimes. There are many scammers in the internet too. So, beware! Let me share you few leads from getting a client. I hope this information could help you jumpstart your new endeavour.

  1. Odesk is a job search tool that helps employers hire, manage, and pay remote freelancers or teams globally. It’s free to post a job and hire from any part of the world. Almost all fields are being outsourced in Odesk such as web developers and designers, programmers, writers, graphic designers, call-center agents, virtual assistants, data entry professionals, marketing experts, engineers and more. You need to create an attractive profile by taking online qualification tests, posting your credentials and upload work portfolio to be able to get the chance of being hired. Check the site for more information.
  1. Craigslist is a good resource for finding job listing in a specific location whether locally or internationally. Just submit your comprehensive resume to any specific job post and voila! Just wait for the employer to contact you for an interview.
  1. Bestjobs is a good tool too. You can create an online resume here and find the online job you have been dreaming of.
  1. WAHM.com is the number one resource for work at home moms. Find work at home jobs, helpful articles to help you get started for your online business. You can join their active and friendly community too!

I hope you find these job search tools a great way to start as a WAHM. Goodluck!!!