Techy Tuesday: Budgeting for Computer Needs

Lots of people, especially entrepreneurs, think they can get by with whatever computer they can dig up from a garage sale.  It’s certainly important to guard cash flow, but think twice about using unreliable equipment.  A computer doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest, but you want it to turn on every single day.  […]

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Want to buy a computer, but don’t know what you need? There’s a lot of stuff out there, and everyone is trying to sell you something. Here’s your chance to get an easy-to-read tip sheet on what is what with computers. Join my email list, and I’ll send you a FREE tip sheet explaining the […]

Techy Tuesday: Make your computers work for you, not against you

Change can be hard. One of Newton’s Laws of Physics says “for every action there is a reaction.” Newton was a real deep guy. Basically, he was saying that there is no such thing as inaction. By not changing, you cause a reaction, too. I call it The Law of Burying Your Head in the […]

Identifying and Finding the Type of Work That’s Right for You

If you, as a homeschool mom, find yourself in the position to need some extra income, there are many factors to consider.  I discuss some of them in Can You Work AND Homeschool I Do and Four Principles of A Family-Friendly Job. What can you do without joining or rejoining the workforce full time or permanently? These […]

Four Principles of a Family-Friendly Job

When I worked full time in the corporate world, I was blessed to work for a company that was family friendly in almost every sense of the term. Most everyone in our 30-person office was married. Most of our outside staff were also family men and women. We had company parties that included spouses and […]

Can You Work AND Homeschool? I Do

It’s tough getting by on one income. Like tight with a capital T. I quit working full time when I was pregnant with my second child, the week after I finished my MBA. Great timing? We thought we were in pretty good shape. No debt, except the mortgage. A little savings. A budget. Boy, were […]

Mom’s Monday Mingle Blog Hop – Come Have Fun!

I’ve been blogging at MomToManyGirls for almost two years now.  I’ve had so much fun meeting new people and reading other blogs.  One way to find new blogs is to visit Blog Hops or Linky Parties or whatever someone calls them.  Lots of bloggers get together and leave links to their blog or particular posts, […]

Memorial Day: The Reason We CAN Barbecue In Peace

Memorial Day is not National Barbecue Day.  Shocking, I know.  Memorial Day was first proclaimed a holiday in 1868 as a day to place flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers in Arlington Cemetery.  By 1890, all the northern states recognized the holiday.  After World War I, all the states began recognizing the […]

Can work and homeschool mix?

I have a rather unique perspective to homeschooling.  I own and run my own network management business in the midst of homeschooling three children and chasing two more around the house.  I don’t fit the mold of stay-at-home homeschool mom.  I’ve heard of other working homeschool moms, but I think most of us are afraid […]

Being in Charge vs. Being Charged

It’s pretty common these days to feel driven by life instead of being in the driver’s seat.  I might not mind being Miss Daisy if someone like Morgan Freeman were my driver, but alas my problem lies with over-commitment, not age.  I have been a big fan of scheduling since I started homeschooling eight years ago.  It […]