Category: WAHM

Work-at-home meal hack

Work-at-home meal hack {Heather's Handmade Life}

When I’m working, I’m completely zoned out and don’t register that I’m hungry until suddenly I’m STARVING and ready to eat anything in sight. I feel like I’m too busy to stop and make something — even if it’s just opening a can of…

New home office reveal!

This past fall I decided it was time for a major change in our house. I work from home, so I was spending 40-plus hours a week crammed into a tiny nine-by-nine home office in the basement. I’d organized it as well as I could,…

Breaking out of the box

Sometimes you need to shake things up and do something that feels unnatural, and it ends up being the best thing you could have ever done.

First day of school = a very happy mommy

A very happy mommy on the first day of school {Heather's Handmade Life}

The day we’d been waiting for — for what felt like FOREVER — arrived yesterday, right on schedule. The first day of school a.k.a. NO KIDS AT HOME FOR SIX HOURS EACH WEEKDAY OMGGGG. It was a huge milestone for C, going off to Primary,…

10 places to work ‘from home’ and also entertain your kids

10 places to work "from home" with kids {Heather's Handmade Life}

When I’m on a work call and the person apologetically says I might hear their child in the background — usually because they’re home with a sick kid — I want to weep with joy.  “I get it! I totally get it! In fact,…

Taking the pressure out of summer

School’s out in about a month and that means we’ll have a little more than two months of summer stretching before us — a blank calendar without too many possibilities. It’s not just that there isn’t elementary school or preschool to keep us busy….

Five weird-but-awesome desk hacks

I had another post planned for today, Werk It Wednesday, but then I got a package in the mail and decided to change everything and write about a topic inspired by the delivery IMMEDIATELY! These desk hacks are not even specific to writers or…

How we spent our "summer" vacation

Yes, you read that correctly. “Summer” vacation. In April/May. In Canada. *cue the whomp-whomp sound effect* This is a post about shift-work life and freelance life, and how they merge together to create beginning-of-spring vacations where only one person is actually on vacation. (Spoiler…

Treat yo’ self: Work-at-home edition

Today I thought I’d talk about the treats you can buy — or steal from other rooms — for your home office. After all, I spend a LOT of time in mine — throwing parties and such, mostly — and I have learned the…

The (4th annual) corporate Christmas party for a work-at-home freelance journalist

Sitting in my little basement office, eating appetizers and playing games with myself … while all dressed up? Yeah, that’s something I’ve been doing for FOUR YEARS NOW. (See the very first one, the second one, and last year’s party.) Last year’s party was…

10 steps to a work-at-home snow day

1. Be grateful you don’t have to rush around getting everybody dressed and into snowpants and making breakfast and lunch and packing schoolbags. 2. Oh … but all that rushing around is your ticket to freedom (well, two hours of it while the littlest…

Try something that scares you

When you’re self-employed and you work all alone at home, there isn’t a supervisor who’s going to assign you a more challenging project or suggest you step outside your comfort zone. There isn’t a boss you’re trying to impress for a raise (raise! ha!)…