Working From Home

What To Keep In Mind When Working From Home With Kids

Lianne Castelino | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Maybe I was in an ultra-serious head space when I first saw the video of Robert Kelly's children enter the backdrop of their father's live interview with the BBC. I didn't laugh. I didn't see an ounce of humour in it, frankly. All I could think about was how horrified he must have felt, though he did an incredible job masking it.

Working From Home With Kids Sucks

Megan Howarth | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Parents
Megan Howarth

Hey there, guy from the BBC viral video from last week. I know, you must feel completely mortified as the entire world found out that you were more than just an expert on South Korea. GASP! You're a father, too! Working from home, or doing a job that requires a lot of your work to happen in your home, is rough when you have kids.

Internet Split On Whether Working Dad Reacted Properly On Live TV

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Parents

Working from home can be tough with kids.

10 Struggles All Online Entrepreneurs Can Relate To

Cheryl Muir | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

Freedom is one of my top values and I truly appreciate having the power to choose my schedule and work location. That all being said, there are some quirks to this lifestyle and that's what I'm covering right here. If you're an online entrepreneur -- or if you work from home on the regular -- this will be right up your street.

Working From Home On The Rise As Companies Look To Save Money

CP | Ross Marowits | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Business

It also makes for happier employees.

6 Online Side Hustles Perfect For Parents

Melody McKinnon | Posted 04.29.2017 | Canada Parents
Melody McKinnon

Many online business models are perfect for working from home in Canada. However, parents of young children have unique challenges that can make it less feasible. Choosing the right home-based business can mean the difference between success and failure (and your sanity or insanity).

How To Get Work Done While Kids Are Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Parents

The kids might be off school for the summer, but work doesn't end! Alyson Schafer offers some advice on how to maintain your productivity.

How To Conquer Mommy Guilt Once And For All

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

Last week in this column, I explained how mom guilt works. It allows us to feel good about ourselves even when we think we are acting improperly. For ...

Time To End The Mommy Guilt For Good!

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

At some point, many moms will wrap up their maternity leave and return to the work. Whether they have hired a nanny or are facing teary drop-offs at d...

Hey Commuters, Take Back 87 Hours Of Your Life Like I Did

Darcy Poster | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Darcy Poster

One of the best decisions I made was when I stopped commuting six months ago. I now work much closer to home at a flexible worksplace. I get to drop my kids off at school. My morning stress has decreased significantly and I start my days off much happier than I ever did when I had to commute. I believe it's time for businesses to consider if it's truly necessary for people to commute in rush-hour traffic every day to get to work.

10 Ways To Be A Productive Employee...From Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living

There's construction outside your living room window, your two-year-old is crying and the dog won't stop barking. While distractions at home can keep ...

Find Time to Exercise When Working From Home | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Living

Finding time to exercise can be difficult for a busy person. However, exercise is important to your health, so it is important that you make time for it. Here are some ways that you can squeeze exercise into your day when you're working from home.

I Don't Feel Guilty For Staying at Home

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

Well-meaning cashiers at the grocery store ask, "so, you have the day off of work today?" as they check out my purchases. I feel temporarily guilty that my husband makes enough money to give me this "leisure time." Just because some women work in stores or offices all day, and then cram in housework between the hours of 7-10 p.m., should I be doing that, too?

It Took a Turning Point to Start my Own Business

Anne Day | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Business
Anne Day

Women start businesses for a variety of reasons -- to address a need, to pursue a passion, or just to get away from life in the fast lane. Many seek more control over their lives, wanting the flexibility to work around the needs of their families, and their needs for an interesting life that stretches them and gives a sense of self. For myself it was a couple of life-changing experiences that had me take that leap of faith.

12 Things That REALLY Happen When We Work From Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Living

Wouldn't it be convenient to just roll out of bed and walk 30 seconds to your office desk every morning? In a recent infographic by OnlineDegrees.c...

What Working Moms Really Want From Employers

Selena Cameron | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business
Selena Cameron

All too often, I think we get caught up in details of success that don't actually mean much to moms. I care far less about having a smartphone than I do about the option of using that smartphone to work from home when one of my kids is sick. It's an extra step, but an important one.

Hey Moms, Don't Expect Time Off With That Baby

Rachel Ryan | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

Women in the U.S. are offered zero paid maternity leave, and they're practically the only ones. More women are going to school and joining the workforce but then -- boom! -- babies. And yes, while more and more Americans are working from home, there is little hope that a single shift will alleviate a working mother's workload. The shift needs to be one of national legislative proportions.