The secret to working from home with a toddler

The secret to working from home with a toddler

The secret to working from home with a toddler

I have been lucky enough to have a position and manager who is extremely supportive of work-life balance. Being a mother of three herself, she understands that priorities change when you have a baby. This August will mark my 3 year anniversary of working from home. My first 10 months post maternity leave I worked exclusively from home and then decided to return to the office 2 days per week. 60% of my work schedule for the last two years has remained from home. Is it challenging? Sometimes. Have I hidden in the basement while on conference calls so no

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Sunday Brunch Blog 4.23.17

Sunday Brunch Blog 4.23.17

The Sunday Brunch is a weekly post composed of articles, blog posts, or stories I have read that have touched, inspired, or intrigued me. It’s also a great way to discover new writers, bloggers, and publications you may not already be reading. So sit back, get your coffee and enjoy reading. ๐Ÿ™‚ This first link comes from Child’s Magazine blog. I love to find ideas for kid crafts for every season. This one is perfect for spring! DIY Nature Mobile Also an ode to the better weather upon is. Outdoor Games for the Family to Enjoy Togetherย . There is also

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I grew up in a tiny house before they were cool

I grew up in a tiny house before they were cool

Circa 1979, after my parent’s divorce, my dad set out to build his second house. The first home he designed and built was the log cabin my mom kept after the divorce. His second home was much more humble. On a dirt road with only two other houses, he built a cabin measuring 20×20 with a 10×20 foot sleeping loft. Today this would be considered a ‘tiny house’. This was a rustic cabin mind you; bare bones. Rudimentary electricity ran through the cabin with thick white wires stapled to the frame. We had no indoor plumbing, a 13″ black and

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The most frugal book I own

The most frugal book I own

If you are a frugal guru, you will get why this is the most frugal book I own. Besides the fact I found it among 20 or so books in a box I picked up off the curb in my neighborhood. ๐Ÿ™‚ For once you don’t have to ‘buy’ a replacement part.  

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Getting Frugal (and creative!) with Felt

At almost 3, my daughter is a bundle of inquisitive joy. Keeping her occupied, busy, learning, and away from the TV is always my goal. So, a few months ago I decided to build our own felt board. You can learn how I made ours for about $10 here. And of course, I realized I didn’t have any fun felt pieces so off to Amazon I browsed. There were some decently priced ‘kits’, but my daughter is wild over Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons. When I ran across the Pete the Cat kit on Amazon, I almost

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