I’ve been fortunate enough that my husband’s profession has provided me with the opportunity to stay home off and on over the years. Like many of you, I reached a point where I had to decide if it was worth it to go back to work (and by “reached a point” I mean every time I got pregnant).
Added by Lauren S on October 7, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments
It usually happens on a Friday or a Monday. I'll be in the office, waiting for my email program to start, and they will start to filter in: The Working From Home messages.
One or two emails that come in with the WFH subject line are common enough: Sick children, sick adult, work being done at the house and…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 24, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
Being a stay-at-home mom can be more time-consuming than the job you held before the children arrived. Taking care of children, the house and the yard is an endless job and you don't get a paycheck for it at the end of the week. For this reason, many mothers start flexible businesses at home and become work-at-home mothers. From babysitting to designing websites, creative moms are finding way to earn some extra cash. Discover four reasons to get…Continue
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When I got my first apartment, my step-dad gave me a box of tools: Hammer, screwdrivers and wrenches. I knew how they all worked - in theory. The problem was that I had never had to use tools before.…Continue
Someone was really sane to say it takes days, weeks, months n sometimes years before our thoughts start taking its shape n become a reality. Here I am a live example of slow n steady wins the race ....
It was an out of the world feeling to become a mother but not to forget equally stressful..as had to deal with everything for the first time and couldn't afford to take a chance cause a life…
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We don't often post about our current jobs but this one has really 'caught our eye'. This was an interesting project and a bit of a challenge because we were hired to purchase furniture for one home but we had to use that same furniture to stage another - both properties are owned by the same client but they are selling one and moving into the other.
The clients (a couple) both like an industrial style - she also likes a touch of retro and vintage and he likes some…
In one 24 hour period, I spend approximately 4 of those hours breastfeeding or pumping. That is 28 hours a week- practically a part time job! One day, while using my computer to watch So You Think You Can Dance as I fed my son, I decided to find something better to do with my hours than watch every reality TV show possible.
I started researching sites that would allow me to make money during those 28 hours a…
Kitchens and bathrooms do help sell houses, although they may not be the main deciding factor, they are strong contenders when buyers consider what property they will now call home.
Buyers consider these rooms when they are house hunting because of the difficulty of renovating them and the expense that would be required. If you have been diligent in the upkeep and upgrades of your home then this…
Added by Kristi Blok on July 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Grey has been on the rise and not just in accessories and wall colour. Grey is trending in cabinetry, hardwood, tile and more....Grey had a bad rep for while for being cold and impersonal. But grey has come a long way and it is so versatile, it works with any style of decor and in any room. Take a look at some of our favourite rooms and ways that you can use grey.
This deep, dark charcoal wall painted in…Continue
Added by Kristi Blok on July 19, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
If you've ever had a room hovering at "almost there," you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room doesn't look bad, it just doesn't quite sing. It's missing something, and you can't put your finger on it. You might find these six things to try helpful when a room just isn't coming together like you thought it would!
1. Compare it to your inspiration
Whether you tried to copy a room you saw on…
Added by Kristi Blok on July 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
It is selling season and if you are selling your home you know how busy this time of year is! Lost of Showings, Previews and Open Houses - exposure is key when selling your home! But a last minute showing can be tricky! Of course, you want your home to be seen but at the same time your home may not be up to par! What do to?
During the week, we suggest a cleaning routine :including…Continue
Added by Kristi Blok on July 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Realistic or not...every home buyers dreams of purchasing a home that belongs in the pages of a magazine. Staging your home or making it look it's best, is one of the first steps to putting it on the market. Since many eyes will be on your home during showings, open houses and all through marketing and promotional materials, this is why you will want your home to look show room ready! Many…Continue
Added by Kristi Blok on July 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Pink eye otherwise known as conjunctivitis is caused by inflamed conjunctiva. There are several reasons for occurrence of this medical condition. It might be caused by viral or bacterial infection, chlamydia, chemicals and contaminants or allergy to something.
This condition is curable; however, there…Continue
In two days the bathroom remodel (that has been desperately needed for over 10 years) begins in full force. Our cast iron tub will be demolished with a sledgehammer, our old parquet floor will be torn up, cracked sink thrown in the dumpster and the walls will come a tumblin' down. I'm trying to focus on what the final product will be - not on the…Continue
Time never seems to be on our side. In the few moments that you are able to sneak away to write while the kids are asleep or at school, the piles of laundry continue to grow, the dishes aren’t washing themselves and no celebrity chef is showing up with a week’s worth of groceries and pre-planned…Continue
The kitchen requires a lot more cleaning, compared to the other rooms in the house. It's also proven that in the kitchen there are many different surfaces, each of which requires a different approach and cleaning solution. And when you have in…Continue
Added by Jane Wilson on May 14, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments
I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…Continue
When my brother and I were little, my Mom was a stay at home mom (thanks, Mom!). When we got older, she got a job to provide for us (thanks, Mom!). And even though she wasn't home after school or couldn't be around to make dinner every night, we turned out fine. We knew we were loved.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 24, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
Many people think that cleaning their windows is not a mandatory task, and they don't need to do it so often. Some people even think that they don't have to do it at all, but they are quite wrong. If you don't clean your windows…Continue
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