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Making The Transition From Part Time at Home to Full Time at Home

Posted By Audrey Okaneko On September 20, 2008 @ 8:46 pm In Positive Thinking | No Comments

I often read articles, blog posts and message board posts from those hoping to make the transition from part time at home to full time at home.

Determining how much income you’ll need to make that transition can be a bit tricky.

If you currently earn $30,000 per year, then you know you’ll need to bring in at least $30,000 to make the change. However if your job offers any type of benefits this also needs to be figured into your calculations.

For example, does your job provide you medical insurance? If so, what will it cost you to replace that insurance once you leave your job?

Does your job provide sick time and vacation time? If you currently receive 21 days a year between the sick time and vacation time, then you need to consider you’ll be losing that income if you and your family take a trip or if you need to take a day off due to you or a child being sick.

Does your job provide any type of retirement benefits? Calculate in how much those benefits are.

There are also expenses you’ll save by working at home. Often, out of office lunches occur anywhere from once a week to five times per week. If you are paying for these lunches out of pocket, then you’ll see a savings when you begin eating lunches at home.

Do you pay to dry clean your work clothes? Again, you’ll see a savings when you are at home in sweats or blue jeans.

How far do you commute to work? Figure in the wear and tear on the car, along with gas prices. I know some folks who put 2 or 3 tanks of gas in their car each week. Where I live that can be over $100 per week just in gas.

Sometimes folks make the decision to go from full time work to part time work, then full time at home. It can be a much smoother transition. You might even find a balance of part time work and part time at home that you really feel comfortable with.

Most often, in a business your earnings will go up each year, so setting a long term goal of say 5 years to leave your full time job is a very realistic goal in my opinion.

Knowing exactly what you’ll need to bring in, can help you in determining when you’ll be able to make that transition from part time at home to full time at home.

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Audrey Okaneko has worked at home since 1983. She can be reached at audreyoka@cox.net or visited at [1] www.recipe-barn.com

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5 Time Management Tips For Work At Home Mom’s

Wahm’s are a different breed, I have said that for years.  We have so many things on our plates that sometimes it all seems overwhelming.  I read this great article on time management and wanted to share it with all of you.

Five Time Management Tips for Your Home Based Business by Yvette Mason

We’ve all heard the saying “Time is money”. When owning a home based business that saying rings true every day. In order to effectively run your home business, you must first learn to manage your time between home and office. Here are a few tips to help you take control of your time:

1. Set Your Priorities. Your family, business and volunteer work all are important. But sometimes you may have to make sacrifices in some of those areas to compensate for other areas. For instance, if you volunteer regularly, you may have to cut back your volunteer hours to have extra hours to work on your business. If you are particular about your house, you may have to settle for a not-so-perfect house. Only you know how much time you need to spend in certain areas. It’s all about choosing and setting your priorities to what works for you, your family and your home business.

2. Include and Delegate Help from your Family. Your family is part of this journey, too! Sit down with your family and let them know what you are doing and why. Let them know how much you love them and that you are going to be busy starting your new business. Let them know what you expect of them and let you want them to help out around the house. If you include them from the start, they will be understanding and want to help you. By including them in the beginning, they will feel like they are playing an active role to helping your business succeed.

3. Be a Goal Setter. Set daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals for your business. Write them down and be accountable for achieving the results you want. By having your goals in writing, you will be able to revisit them and adjust accordingly.

4. Be Realistic and Flexible. We all have grand visions of the perfect home based business arrangement. Let go of it! You have to be realistic and flexible at all times. There will be interruptions, sick children, and various other unexpected events. By setting your goals and realizing you can make adjustments, you will be able to get back on track when you have an unplanned event.

5. Get Organized. Organization is a whole topic to itself! We will just touch on the basics. First, keep one calendar that contains both your business and family events. By recording all your commitments on one calendar, you will be able to keep from having scheduling conflicts. Keep your office as tidy as you can. Always return items to the same place you got them from. Establish a filing system so that you are not rummaging through papers to find what you need.

Time management is essential to a successful home business and a successful family life. By integrating these five tips into your home, you should be able to take back control of your time and move forward to an outstanding home based business!

© 2008, Yvette Mason

Yvette Mason, is a wife to a supportive husband, a stay at home mom to 2 terrific kids and an entrepreneur! She has a beautiful daughter who is 11 years old and a spirited little boy who is 6 years old. Like many other mothers, her family is her focus in life. She has a successful home based business in a network marketing company. Her mission is to encourage and assist other mothers in creating a successful WAHM lifestyle. You can learn more about Yvette and sign up for her E-series at http://www.BeyondTheCandle.com.

Article Source: Lady Pens

Great information I think we can all use to make our lives run just a little smoother, wouldn’t you agree?

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7 Surefire Weightloss Tactics

If you work from home like many WAHM’s or people in the home party plan industry, then you know one of our hardest daily tasks is eating right!

Latest Scientific research says there are 7 surefire things you need to do to lose weight,  I thought I would share this with you.

1)  Use a food diary.   Write down what your eating each day is reported to help women lose up to double the amount of weight they would if they did not keep a food journal.

2)  Cut Fructose.  This form of sugar can turn to fat in your body very quickly.  This means limit processed foods and beverages sweetened with fructose.  Fruit of course is okay.

3) Have soup.  Studies show girls ages 5 to 10 who regularly eat vegetable soup are at less risk of being overweight, reported a Portuguese study.  Also at Penn State they did a similar test and found that adults who at vegetable soup before a meal at 20% fewer calories at the meal.  Simply, soup makes you feel full.

4) Eat slowly.  Women who eat slowly are shown to consume 70 fewer calories per meal and feel more satisfied after eating a meals.

5) Beware of Saturdays.  Most people who overeat do so on Saturdays says researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

6)  Drink Water.  Tests have shown that drinking 2 cups of water before breakfast will help you cut your caloric intake by 13%.  German researchers say that water burns calories!  Drinking 2 cups of water revved metabolism 24% in overweight subjects in just an hour.

7)  Grab Breakfast.  They have been saying it for years but Greek researchers are saying kids who eat breakfast cereal daily are less apt to be overweight.  Go for high-fiber, whole grain cereals. 

Also, research done at St. Louis University showed that overweight dieters who at two eggs a day lost 65% more weight than those who ate equal calories in bagels. 

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Personalized Gifts For Your Kids

The holidays are coming, maybe one of your kids or grandkids have a birthday coming up.  There is a really cool place called Happy Kids, that has all personalized items of all kinds.  

Put your childs face on Personalized Photo Calendars for grandma.  Have a CD made up that sings songs to your child with their name in the song.  They have Personalized Childrens Books .  They can also make up “trick or treat bags” with your childs picture of them on it (take a picture of your kid in their costume already and have that put on the bad.. how cool would that be?)

Go check out all the amazing things that you can have personalized for gifts for the family or just something for your own child that will be very special to them.

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Magnets for Your Pets Health

Awhile back I talked to you about how magnets have really changed my life.  The carpal tunnel is almost non existent at this point.  The constant stiffness in my neck from working on my computer all the time, is gone.  I can not say enough about how magnets have helped me.

Now comes the stranger part of my experiment with magnets.  I was laying on the couch the other night and looked down at my poor old dog Teddybear, who was looking back at me with those loving eyes that she always looks at me with.  And suddenly I just thought I would take off my magnetic necklace and try it on her.

teddy-and-toys.jpg  Teddybear is 13 years old, mixed Border Collie and Australian Shepard, sweet as can be, but she is falling apart.  She has cataracts, can not hear well, has severe arthritis in her hind legs and as of this year has seizures.

Anyway, I took off my necklace and placed it on Teddybear to see what if any improvements in her health I would see.  I will tell you the improvements were very quick.  Now, I know, you could say that I was just wishing there were improvements but even my neighbor noticed that Teddy was not having as many seizures and they were not nearly as severe as they had been.

I would say that Teddy was probably having 3 to 4 seizures every hour and they would last about 8 to 10 seconds.  Now, she has one seizure every couple of hours maybe and they are only a couple of seconds long.  This is marked improvements.  She seems a lot more alert and peppier.

Of course this is great news and I am very happy to give up my necklace if it will make my dogs life a little better and it is.  Anyway, it gave me an idea for a new business, why not make pet collars with magnets in it!  Yeah…. great idea!  Everybodies doing it! 

Even the place where I got my last bracelet, Energetix has magnets for your pets collars.  So, much for my million dollar idea, but the good news is you can get magnets for your pets at Energetix Magnetic Jewelry.

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