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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,…

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…

Nothing to wear? Make something.

I went to a special photography + flower-arranging workshop for bloggers on Sunday (more on that soon) and, of course, I started the morning in a panic of what to wear. Since I work at home, I live in leggings and T-shirts and sweatshirts….

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…

Wanted: More time for everything!

We talk about how 24 hours in a day are just not enough. That’s never been more true for me, as a self-employed whatcha-ma-call-it, because it’s hard not to feel like any working opportunity SHOULD be spent working. Here is a complete list of…

How we spent our summer vacation

Some days it feels like I haven’t done anything this summer except yell at the kids to turn down the iPad and that I’d be working “just 10 more minutes.” Like I’ve made dozens of pots of sloshy Kraft Dinner (I always screw up…

The year I lost myself to postpartum depression

I didn’t admit I had postpartum depression until long after it was over. After our daughter was born, I was consumed with guilt that I felt anything other than joyous. After all, I finally had the baby girl I’d always wanted — ruffles, headbands,…

My top three tips for new freelancers

I’ve been freelancing here at home since my youngest was about three months old, and I’ve made a career out of it since he was a year old. It’s my entire livelihood and I’ve gotten rather good at it in the last six-ish years thanks to…

Mom confessions from mid-July

I’m trying to feel grateful that I don’t have to pack school lunches at the moment, but honestly I do miss school. A lot. (Also, I’m still MAKING just as many lunches — I’m just not making them at 6:45 a.m.) I’m trying to…

Working from home … on vacation

We’re heading home today after nearly a week in sunny southern Ontario. (Yup, just like we did right around this time last year.)  What’s that thing people say — if you’re travelling with kids, it’s a trip, and if you’re travelling without kids, it’s…

The work-at-home summer

School is officially out for our eldest and our youngest has been home from preschool for more than a month now. A surprising chunk of my friends are teachers, so they’re reveling in two-month vacation glory. Others are on maternity leave or are stay-at-home…

Desperately seeking a fresh approach

I’m that person that constantly moves around the living room furniture, just for a change. I don’t even remember all of the different combinations. Sometimes I move things around in a way that isn’t really functional, just for the sake of something NEW, visually….