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It isn't easy at all, but then again, anything worth having doesn't come easy, right?
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Working from home is growing in popularity. And, every sign suggests it's going to continue to increase in popularity as it provides great benefits to both employees and employers. As discussed in Par...
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Working from home isn't a luxury or just for entrepreneurs anymore. Organizations from Banking to Packaged Goods to Government are embracing and setting up permanent work from home strategies within t...
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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.
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.
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Working from home can be tough with kids.
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.
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It also makes for happier employees.
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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).
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.
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 instance, "I went back to work but I feel gui...
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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 daycare, mommy guilt is sure to set in for many. So...
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.
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 you from doing daily tasks, they get even more irr...
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.
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?
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.
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.com, at least 33 per cent of U.S. companies allow thei...
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.
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.