sharon on December 6th, 2010

Today I found myself thinking back to when my kids were younger and remembered a particularly stressful day I’d had. I had recently embarked on a large programming project that became the most frustrating, stressful thing I’ve done since I’d been in business. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say […]

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sharon on January 28th, 2010

There have been days when I’ve almost run out and rented an office. I know, I know. How on earth could I ever consider giving up working at home? Well, I did say, “almost”. But there are days when an office looks pretty darn good. Because I work from my home, there are distractions and […]

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sharon on December 7th, 2009

Many people think of working from home as a way to simply make the money that they need to make in order to pay the bills so that their family can live as comfortably as possible. Too many times when someone is working from home, they take their family for granted and the family starts […]

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sharon on July 23rd, 2009

My friend’s daughter Sage is visiting us for the summer.  She’s a week younger than my youngest daughter and they’re like sisters.  Between all of our regular summer activities like going to the beach and the river, they’ve decided to start a business. They made up flyers offering their services as dog walkers, car washers, […]

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sharon on January 28th, 2009

Many years ago, after the birth of our second child, my husband and I were trying to decide whether or not it would be possible for me to stay home. At first we thought that since we were just about breaking even, there was no way we could ever make it happen. But when we […]

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sharon on January 21st, 2009

I used to have a really challenging job. It was stressful and demanding, high pressure and large responsibilities. I was really good at it too. Then I became a parent. In my old job, I was really good at delegating, training, developing and managing people- and rationalizing. Oh, could I rationalize. “I may have to […]

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sharon on December 5th, 2008

When my father passed away, his business went with him.  He wasn’t the most organized person and his business records were practically non-existent.  There was really no way for us to carry on the business, or even sell it.  It was such a shame.  He worked so hard to build up a business only to […]

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sharon on November 27th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you know that I live in Northern California, not Palm Springs. We’re spending the holiday at my in-laws’ this year. It’s about a 12-hour drive from our house (and luckily our oldest daughter and her boyfriend are coming with us and can […]

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sharon on November 19th, 2008

There have been days when I’ve almost run out and rented an office. I know, I know. How on earth could I ever consider giving up working at home? Well, I did say, “almost”. But there are days when an office looks pretty darn good. Because I work from my home, there are distractions and […]

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sharon on October 9th, 2008

I recently heard a woman say that being called a “work at home mom” was professionally demeaning. Being one myself, my initial reaction was to agree with her. “That’s right, I’m a professional, I’m not just a bored housewife dabbling with a hobby here,” I said to myself. Upon reflection however, I came to realize that I disagree. Deeply.

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