All Blog Posts Tagged 'home' (307)

Being a Parent & Working from Home, Is there a balance?

Have you ever thought of the challenges one might face if they work from home and manage a busy household? For scheduling purposes they would usually  take the easy route and work when their kids and spouse are not at home. Easy peasy right?

What about holiday weeks, school breaks(summer, winter, spring), and sick days? How do you juggle being a great asset to your company or keep good merits…

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Added by Latisha McDougal on March 23, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

A Good Attitude Makes Work and Home Problems Seem Better

Even though it is hard, it is fantastic to have work and home obligations.  Women who work have professional obligations that must be met on a regular basis. At the same time, any woman with a family has obligations to her family that must be met on a daily basis. For some people, attempting to balance these obligations is overwhelming.  For me, the solution to these competing obligations is getting dressed before I get out of bed.…

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Added by Janeane Davis on March 5, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Love Home - It Makes Work Worth Doing

It is fantastic to have a good home life because it makes going to work worth doing. For many people the biggest joy they have in life is the ability to come home at the end of a long day and get hugs and kisses from family members. It makes all the stresses of the day seem worthwhile when you have a loving home to return to each day.

The movie The Wiz had a great song about home. One of my favorite lines from the song is, "When I think of home I think of a place where there…
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Added by Janeane Davis on February 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Green on the Cheap

When I made the decision, really made the decision, to adopt a greener lifestyle, I had people say to me “I’d love to go green but I can’t afford it.”  Have you ever said that?  Thought that?  If so, I will refrain from telling you what I said in return.

The point is that if you think about it,…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wimpy

I'm out of Cherry Coke. In fact, I'm out of any kind of pop besides my husband's Mountain Dew super blue beverage that I refuse to drink. Normally, being out of Cherry Coke wouldn't be a huge deal. Target is just a quick trip down the road. The thing about being out of Cherry Coke today is that it's 14 degrees outside.



I've been a stay (and work)-at-home mom now for almost a year and a half. Up to that point I had your average 9 to 5 type job which meant getting up early every day…

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Added by Kimberly Clay on February 20, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments

Pre-Spring Dining Room Decor

http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2013/02/19/pre-spring-dining-decor/

I know.  I’m having a baby in less than 1 week and need/should stop but I just can’t.  I’ve never been this uncomfortable during a pregnancy so since sitting and laying hurt, I’m standing.  A LOT.  And finding things to do around our home!  I planned to leave all of the Valentine’s Day decor up until after the baby arrived but on…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on February 18, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Homemade Donut Holes or Donuts

I bought several cans of biscuits on my last trip to the grocery store and my kids kept asking me what I planned on making with them since I normally don’t buy a ton of biscuits.  I told them that I was going to make them surprise using the biscuits.  Today my son asked me to make the surprise recipe.  I told…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2013 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Fall in Love with Work - It Makes Home Possible

It is fantastic to love work because it makes good things at home possible.
For many people going to work is a chore, something they do because they must, something they hate. As a result, these people start the day with a bad attitude toward work and continue with a bad attitude throughout the day. Imagine what would happen if instead those people started the day with a good attitude and continued it throughout the day. Instead of hating work and dreading the approach of each…
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Added by Janeane Davis on February 11, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Fear of Mails

I saw this picture posted by a friend on Facebook today and thought that it was a really awesome picture so, I shared it on Twitter and now sharing it on my blog as well. The picture? This one.

I have the biggest problem with the word FEAR and I am sure I am…

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Added by Marsha Maung on February 4, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Love - Satisfying Work and a Good Family

Readers of a certain age will remember the movie Mahogany  starring Diana Ross and Billie Dee Williams. There was a great line in the movie where Billie Dee's character told Diana Ross' character that all her success at work meant nothing if she had no one at home with whom to share it. For me, having a loving, caring family at home to share my successes and accomplishments is more valuable than the accomplishments and successes.

I like to call myself a Proverbs Wife.…

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Added by Janeane Davis on February 4, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

Our House Is Our Home

Taxi, Taxi... this is one movie my kids and I have been thinking of watching but till today, we were unable to do so.  I don't think we would be able to go for this Singapore movie since tomorrow is another busy day for us.... I guess we have to wait for Astro to show it in the coming months.. or years.  :)…

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Added by Reanaclaire on January 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Balancing Home and Work By Sharing Stories

Many people go to work each day, perform their duties and then come home to their families and never talk about work. Similarly, many people go to work each day and share nothing of their personal lives with their co-workers. On the surface, this may seem like a good way of doing things, keeping work and home in separate categories. However, things are not always what they seem. By keeping work and home in separate categories that never intermingle a person keeps her life out of balance.…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 26, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Interesting . . .

New opportunity has just surfaced the net and went viral ! Over 10,000 Entrepreneur and newbies are joining in on this money making genius idea ! Everyone has a …
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Added by Victoria Sconion on January 11, 2013 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Fantastic Friday - Balancing Home and Work with Technology

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to use technology to balance home and work.

A few months ago my husband, Darren, was doing work that required him to travel out-of-state for two weeks at a time and then work at home for two weeks. Our family is a close one. We enjoy each other's company and like to hang out, laugh, watch movies and music videos together. So having him gone for extended periods for a long period of time was hard on all of us. But, I put on my big girl panties and…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 4, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Choices Moms Make

When I was a little girl, the majority of my friends did not come home to an empty house like I did.  They knew that their moms were waiting for them with a hug, a smile and some cookies and milk.  Their moms were there to make sure they changed out of their “school clothes” so that they could go outside and play.  And once their dads came home from work, they knew it was time to “wash up for supper” and join the family at the dining room table.  I’ll admit it; as a little girl, I…
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Added by Penny Roach on December 8, 2012 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

This is why Advent Sucks...

http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2012/12/05/this-is-why-advent-sucks/

I don’t like that word (sucks), but honestly, it’s exactly how I feel about this whole ‘Advent’ thing right now.  Here’s the deal.  On one hand, I have Rocco who is rushing away the days just to get to the next day, the next number, the next gift; and then there’s Roman who is only interested in Advent because…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on December 4, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

beet soup (otherwise known as borscht)

as a wife to a polish man, i’m quite familiar with this traditional eastern european staple.

it’s a soup made of beets. yes, you read correctly–beets. i remember the first time i was introduced to it. i thought it was strange yet very interesting. in my hispanic culture, beets are eaten on their own with a vinaigrette dressing or sometimes incorporated into potato salads. then i tasted this, and i instantly fell in love. my…

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Added by Raquel Molczan on December 4, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

Let The Season Begin

*NEW POST* http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2012/12/03/let-the-weekend-begin/

We started off the month with a jam packed weekend!  I knew it was December because of the amount of activities we packed into 2 days.  I’m still alive (and still prego) and all is well with our PiggyToes!  This…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on December 3, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Our Homemade Advent Calendar

http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2012/11/30/homemade-advent-calendar/

Its always good to have a mama friend keep you up to speed with things such as… the day of the week.  Here we are again, the day before DECEMBER 1st and once again, I forgot to make an Advent Calendar/Tree/Box… anything.  Thankfully, I had my daily text chat with my friend T who was wrapping her kiddos advent gifts…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on November 30, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Our Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our home at Christmas-time!  I love this time of year and try to put a touch of Christmas throughout our home!  You’ll probably find that I have a running theme of Christmas cherries, pine-cones and snowflakes.  I have a mini obsession with each ; )

I wish I could invite you all over for coffee & cookies but the next best thing is a virtual tour so, come in!

WELCOME TO OUR…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on November 28, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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