• Benefits of Working From Home

    Benefits of working from home

    Are there benefits from working from home? After my last post, I wanted to look at the other end of things, mainly, that yes there are many benefits from working from home, and even that some possible ‘issues’ with working from home are benefits too. Family Time My husband, Paul has worked retail for over 8 years. He has a great job, and we are blessed, but there is one thing you can count on with retail work, your schedule is constantly changing. I thrive on schedules, using my calendar to schedule things weeks in advance. That’s just not possible with a husband who works retail. We know his schedule one week…

  • Is Working From Home for Me_

    Is working from home for me?

    Lots of people want to work from home, but have you ever asked yourself, ‘Is working from home for me?’ In my last post, I talked about how I began working from home and I do love working from home. Working from home is something I had wanted to do since our kids were young.  I’ve always liked working and keeping busy, and since I was a stay at home mom, trying to find some work to do from home seemed logical. I tried to put together a lot of work from home jobs, but not many panned out for a long time. Right before I started working at HSB…

  • work from home

    Do you work from home?

    I have been a work at home wife and mother for 7 years.  My work from home journey started back in November 2011, and it started in a very unusual way. In September 2003 we moved from Illinois, where I had a huge homeschool support group, to a small town in Idaho, with hardly any support at all. Around 2005 I found a homeschooling blogging site called HomeschoolBlogger.com, and a friend of mine encouraged me to join to make some more homeschool friends.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, that one decision would eventually make it possible for me to do what I love while working from home. My work…

  • What I’ve been up to lately

    Well, I have definitely been keeping busy, that’s for sure. I’m keeping busy with the usual things this time of year, holidays, lessons and hopefully we’ll start some baking soon. Sarah is in our church’s Christmas musical, so between lessons and practice she doesn’t have as much time this year for baking, well at least not until after the 18th. But I have to say, I am truly blessed that she can drive. It’s been so much easier on us this year. 🙂 But obviously that’s not what’s been keeping me busy lately. In November I was approached by Kristen, the former Senior Editor of Homeschoolblogger.com. TOS (The Old Schoolhouse…