A Snow Day with No Snow: Coping as a Work at Home Mom

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized, work-at-home | 2 comments

I love snow days. Sometimes. As a kid, snow days were the best. Watching the weather the night before, guessing whether it will snow or not, waking up in the morning to all white outdoors and your mom greeting you with the exciting news that school’s cancelled. There’s nothing better than a day off you weren’t expecting. Then, in my 20s, they weren’t so fun. Work didn’t get cancelled like school did. Snow meant having to clean off my car,...

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Lunch with Friends

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in work-at-home | 0 comments

When I worked full time in an office, I loved my lunch break. Most of the time I would pack a lunch and go to a park and read. I loved when I worked in Cornelius, because it was a short drive from our office to a public access at Lake Norman. While I sometimes had to fight off the geese, it was so relaxing to just sit and look at the water. In Greensboro, I frequented Latham Park. Or I would just eat in the car and window shop at Friendly...

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Welcome Back, Crock-Pot, My Old Friend

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in cooking/recipes, work-at-home | 1 comment

This fall, both Caroline and Carter are playing soccer. Which means this:   is now a permanent fixture on my countertop. And I’m okay with that. The crock pot did get a break this summer. Summer schedules aren’t quite as crazy, and the grill gets a work out this time of year. The crock-pot was sent to its bottom cabinet space behind the waffle maker and the back-up toaster. But now it’s out again, and probably will stay out through the winter....

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A Work-at-Home Mom’s Love/Hate Relationship with Going Back to School

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Parenting, work-at-home | 0 comments

When school got out a few months ago, I wrote a Work-at-Home Mom’s Love/Hate Relationship with Summer. It seemed only fitting to balance that out with one about going back to school, here on the first day of school for kids in Wilkes County. Of course, as I said before, I think hate is a very strong word. Instead, here’s what I dread about the school year: The morning rush, where most of my time is spent trying to light a fire under a boy who...

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Sitter or No Sitter? That is the Question

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Parenting, work-at-home | 0 comments

  This summer, my kids are 6 and 9. As the end of school loomed and I had to make decisions about what to do for work this summer, I toyed with the idea I might not hire a babysitter. I thought our babysitter from last summer was unavailable, and rather than trying to find someone new and break them in, I thought we might just go without. After all, I only have the babysitter a couple of days a week anyway. And my kids are getting old enough to...

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A Work-at-Home Mom’s Love/Hate Relationship with Summer

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in work-at-home | 5 comments

Counting today, there are 8 1/2 more days of school left. My kids are bursting with excitement. I am in a slight panic. Yes, I knew it was May and school would be out soon, but I didn’t let the reality sink in until this week. There are 8 1/2 more days of long stretches of peace and quiet to work and run errands and think and plan my business strategy. In 9 days, I will be in the throes of the “summer schedule,” which consists of trying to work...

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