Making the decision to return to work after maternity leave is an important, serious and potentially uncomfortable choice to make, and one that could be life-changing. The prospect is fraught with challenges, and can even feel like starting a new job! ‘What if I don’t fit in with the new team?’ ‘Am I dressed right?’ ‘Do I remember how to do my old job?’ The quandaries can be nerve-wracking.
Deciding whether to renovate your home or move on to bigger and better things is one of the most stressful decisions a family can make. Our journey to ‘love it or leave it’ began over a year ago. Frustrated with our lack of entertaining space, we decided it was time to make a change. If you’re not sure whether to move or to renovate, consider whether or not your main concerns can be remedied by a renovation, or if moving is the only option. Think about your commute to work or proximity to schools, safety of your neighborhood, and square footage - there may be barriers which can’t be overcome by changing your kitchen!
Working and living in the same space offers many advantages, along with a few challenges. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent considering taking the plunge into working from home or a working parent interested in starting a home-based career, the following five tips may help ease your transition.
As one of Aesop’s fables reminds us, the ants worked hard to prepare for winter while the grasshoppers played. And when winter came, the ants were cozy and carefree, but the grasshoppers struggled to keep warm and find food. When it comes to winter preparation this year, will you be an ant or a grasshopper? To avoid last-minute panic, costly repairs and a miserable winter, you might consider adding these steps to your Fall preparations for a carefree, winterized home.
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