Home & Work

Seven Golden Rules for Working at Home

Thinking of starting a work-at-home business while the baby is napping or the kids are in school? Nowhere in the working world is a boss going to give you the kind of flexibility you get working for yourself.

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Kids Room Planning: Here, Now and for the Future

There’s nothing easier than walking into a store or shopping online (‘shop this room’) and buying a bed-in-a-bag type deal. When it comes to spaces for kids, there are plenty of options available including buying matching collections or sets that comprise of everything from sheets, quilts and even window coverings. There is nothing wrong with creating a ‘theme ’in your space, but being inventive and stepping away from sets or only using a few pieces from a set will help you create a space that is not only more dynamic but definitely unique to your child. It will also allow you some flexibility in redesigning the space as your child grows.

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What To Do Once You've Been Laid Off

You've been laid off. Now what? So, the economy has gone downhill, you’ve been laid off, you’ve been looking for work for months; you’ve sent out a hundred resumes and still no luck… Welcome to the club (but not for long).

 

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How to Create a Lovable Outdoors Oasis for Your Family

One of the best things about outdoor play is how our children’s imaginations open up and start thinking about objects in a whole new way. Fostering creativity and exploration can be as simple or complex as you’d like to make it. When you’re looking at your yard, the shady spot is often the best to set up kids’equipment - you won’t be struggling to grow a garden there, and your kids and plants won’t overheat from being in a sunny location. Thinking about three main zones in your yard like rooms in your house: ‘Play,' 'Eat’ and ‘Rest’ will help your children transition from one space to another and give you diversity in your days and help combat boredom.

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