Surviving After-School Time: Meet Deadlines and Keep Your Kids Happy

Kids arrive home from schoolIn my school district, kids get out of school as early as 2:45 pm and as late as 4:15 pm. If you start working after the kids leave for school, you can usually get around six or seven hours of work done. Most people tend to work at least eight hours per day — so how do you deal with the after-school time, when work still needs to be done?
You may need to help the younger ones with homework or teach them study skills. You may need to switch into chauffeur mode to get the kids to sports, music lessons or club activities. Everyone has different needs and situations. With that in mind, I’ve come up with a list of suggestions of things that you can do to keep your kids happy and meet your deadlines: Read More about Surviving After-School Time: Meet Deadlines and Keep Your Kids Happy

Options, Not Obligations: Being a “Family First Entrepreneur”

ONO, Options not ObligationsMost business books on the market cover the gamut of how to make more money, gain fame, grow, get work done, and manage people. But few talk about business from the perspective of “family first” like Marc Warnke’s book “ONO, Options Not Obligations.” Many web workers love what they do, especially those who work virtually, because it allows them to spend more time with their families or live fulfilling lives outside of their careers.

Warnke says that Wal-Mart (s wmt) and Sam’s Warehouse Club Founder Sam Walton’s last words were, “I blew it.” How could one of the richest people in the world think this? According to the author, Walton wasn’t reflecting on his massive wealth and business successes, but rather on missing family time. Read More about Options, Not Obligations: Being a “Family First Entrepreneur”

Surviving Summer When the Kids Are Out of School

Splashing in the pool I wish school would go year-round — then summer would be easier to handle. Alas, the kids have almost three months off, and it means finding a way to balance fun and relaxation with working.  Parents everywhere face the summer dilemma every year, so try these tips from fellow web workers with kids.

Stay with other family. The first week is going well as my younger two kids take turns visiting Grandma who lives an hour away. Having one kid at home and one at Grandma’s takes away any chances of them fighting. One gets all of Grandma’s attention and the other enjoys a calmer mom who doesn’t have to play referee. Read More about Surviving Summer When the Kids Are Out of School