Posts tagged ‘home jobs for moms’

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 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!