Karen Ward

Career Day with my WAHM

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Have you ever had to try and explain to your kids, “Sorry I can’t do that right now, I am working” and get the big blank stare…. What about trying to help your children understand what you do when you work?  Career days at businesses are quite common so why can’t you have one in […]

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You’re More Than Just a Parent

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How Being a Mom (or Dad) Prepares You for Business Whether you take these and apply them to your career outside of the home or you decide to bring the office to you and work from home, you might be surprised at how many of your well-earned parenting skills actually translate perfectly into your work […]

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Be Productive By Doing What You Enjoy

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My friend Lisa Picarille and I were having a discussion over Skype yesterday about productivity and it really made me think about what I do in a typical day and how I am most productive. We all have to do things sometimes that we don’t enjoy, but scheduling your work in such a way that […]

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John Perkins

Child Safety Tips for WAHM’s

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A big project is due, you need to make a phone call, or a client has come to the door; these are all scenarios that mothers who work from home deal with all the time. While your child’s safety is obviously at the top of the priority list, when you work at home, you can […]

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5 Tools for Clearing Business Clutter

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Executives spend an average of 6 weeks per year looking for lost documents, notes the National Association of Professional Organizers. 5 Tools for Clearing Business Clutter. Reducing office clutter can drastically reduce the need to spend time looking for lost paperwork. Try these five tools to reduce office clutter and take back control of your […]

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Is It Time to Get Up from Your Desk?

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(This post calls for some audience participation, so get ready for it.) Working from home it seems that I either spend all of my time at my desk or none of it. On the weekends I try not to go into my office at all to preserve some of the “space” between my work and […]

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Breaking the Pajamas All Day Rut and Dressing Like a Grownup

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Working from home has it’s advantages, like not having to get dressed to go to work in the morning. It’s kind of a nice perk. I’ll be the first to admit that I gladly stay in my PJs until noon, then I can shower in the afternoon after the hot water tank has recovered from […]

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Learning to Say “Thank You”

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Last week I posted on my Facebook wall asking how many people still taught their kids to write thank you cards. There was a mixed bag of responses. Some families still write them for anything. Some write them only when the gift is opened out of the presence of the gift giver. Some didn’t write […]

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Handy in a Jiffy: Quick Household Improvements in 15 Minutes or Less

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Whether you’re busily working or taking care of the family, it’s just downright hard to make time for household projects. But they must be done – at least every now and then. Believe it or not, there are plenty of small repairs you can tackle around the house in about fifteen minutes or less. You […]

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Make Your Resolutions and Goals for the New Year SMART

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I gave up on making resolutions way back when I was a kid, because I realized all those New Years Resolutions the grown ups were making didn’t last very long. Heck, sometimes you were lucky to see them last to the end of the first week. Goals seemed to be the way to go for […]

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