Category Archives: Daily Life

Adventures in the daily life of a telecommuter.

Do I Make Money With My Blog?

I get this question a LOT. And the answer is always the same, a resounding and honest… NOPE, I don’t make money with my blog. I didn’t start this blog with the intention of making any money, and until lately I never even thought about it.

If you want to know why I started this blog, you can read all about it on the about me page. I… >>Continue reading Do I Make Money With My Blog?

A Women’s Survey With A Cause…

I just found out about this Women and Online Ads Survey and figured it would be something I could devote five minutes to doing for a good cause. The survey didn’t take long at all and here are the choices I was given for the $1500 donation that will be made once they reach their “1500 or more people” participation goal (provided they reach it before the March 5th… >>Continue reading A Women's Survey With A Cause...

Mama Said There’d Be Days Like These

Ever have one of those days where things just aren’t going your way?! Me too. I’m having one today.

I worked this morning but quickly got burned out so decided I’d take another stab at this web site of mine. I’d never given a lot of thought to the look of my blog until recently when I decided I should update WordPress and find myself a new theme that… >>Continue reading Mama Said There'd Be Days Like These

Schools Should Do Away With Perfect Attendance Awards

Remember back in school, when there were always a handful of kids who went home after awards ceremonies with perfect attendance certificates? I’d actually forgotten about those until a few years ago when I began sitting through my own children’s end-of-the-year accolades. As an adult, I can’t help but bite my tongue every year when I see awards given to a handful of children for their perfect attendance. The mom… >>Continue reading Schools Should Do Away With Perfect Attendance Awards

The Grass is Always Greener

NetworkWorld has an article by Ann Bednarz discussing a recent study by a management professor in the Lally School of Management & Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.,Teleworkers Can Damage Main Office Work Environment.

The study looked at 240 professional employees in a mid-sized company and found that the more teleworkers there were, the unhappier those who are left in the office tend… >>Continue reading The Grass is Always Greener

Happy Mother’s Day

I’m a geek. I like numbers and stats so I went looking for fun stuff for Mother’s day and found last year’s U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features all about moms.

I’m just gonna list fun United Stats mom stats w/o sources – so be sure to check out the Facts page for the original source!

  • Moms = 80.5 million
  • Average number of children

What Every Work from Home “Want to Be” Should Know, Before Diving into Telecommuting

by Tara Brewer

Thousands of employees are coveting the chance to clock in from their home office. A fortunate few have earned this position through their workplace, while their co-workers are murmuring under their breath. Others are tired of waiting for their employer to offer this opportunity, so they are jumping ship and abandoning the job that once held the promise of security, for instability– and trading in the… >>Continue reading What Every Work from Home "Want to Be" Should Know, Before Diving into Telecommuting

Overcoming Your Husband’s Objections To Telecommuting

by: Nell Taliercio

If you are an aspiring work from home mom, you may have already heard these common objections from your husband (and perhaps that nagging mother in law):

  1. We shouldn’t have to pay for an extra phone line.
  2. We can’t afford to upgrade the computer.
  3. The company should pay for the transcription equipment.
  4. You will be wasting your time and not making a “real” income.

Office Politics & Gossip

One of the things I like about working at home, exclusively, is the fact that I miss out on all the office politics and gossip. I’ve always taken that to be a good thing to miss.

Evidently that’s a bad thing. At least it is according to a doctoral student in social psychology who’s doing a dissertation on trust at the University of Delaware. I read Steve Bien-Aime’s article… >>Continue reading Office Politics & Gossip

Have Your Work-space/Home-office Set Up and Ready

It’s the recipe for success. When I answered any telecommuting job opening having an office set up and ready for work was a big plus where potential employers were concerned. The less the employer has to do to get you up and running – the better candidate that makes you.

Now, I’m not talking about having all the bells and whistles — all the new gadgets that cost thousands… >>Continue reading Have Your Work-space/Home-office Set Up and Ready

Jogger Blobs and Blogger Jobs

I like to read blogs and came across this interesting blog today all about jogging. Cathy’s blog is brutallly honest and probably keeps her jogging more than she would if she didn’t have a blog to fill. Reading it makes you want to pull for her and it makes me wonder if the lady who walks the dog down my street twice a day goes home… >>Continue reading Jogger Blobs and Blogger Jobs