Productivity as a WAHM: Lists for the Kids

June 18th, 2009

Hi, I’m Nicole Dean, and I’m guest blogging here on Lexi’s blog this week as part of my Summer Blog World Tour. This is Day Four in my “How in the World can You be Productive when you Work from Home” series.

Yesterday I talked about making a to do list for yourself and how that simple activity can help you to get more done every day. If you haven’t read that post yet, check it out here: Productivity: A Daily Action List

Today, I’d like to talk about giving the kids their own jobs to help you better focus. My kids are 7 and 12, but, I’ve been working from home since 2001, so I’ve been home with little ones long enough to share battle stories. But, let’s make sure to clear one thing before I begin. I surely don’t want to sound like I know it all. Anyone who has been to my house knows that I do not have it all under control. Not even close.

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Productivity as a WAHM: Your Daily Action List

June 17th, 2009

Hi again, I’m Nicole Dean. I’m a Guest Expert here this week at Lexi’s request and I’ve been talking about “Productivity when Working from Home”. If you missed the previous lessons, you can find Day One here: Valuing your Time & Day Two here: Timing your Work.

Today I’d like to talk about something that’s huge as far as being a Work at Home Entrepreneur.

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Productivity as a WAHM: Count Down to Focus

June 16th, 2009

Hi again, I’m Nicole Dean, and I’ll be guest blogging here all week about “Productivity when Working from Home” as part of my Summer Blog World Tour. If you missed yesterday’s post, it was all about valuing and protecting the time that you spend working so that you aren’t working ALL the time.

I know that, when you are working from home and you have kids at home, you’re constantly conflicted. On one hand, you feel like you’re never able to get onto the computer to work. On the other hand, you feel like you’re on the computer all the time.

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Productivity as a WAHM: Your Time is Valuable

June 15th, 2009

294615037Hi. I’m Nicole Dean and I’m a guest here on Lexi’s blog. I’m doing this crazy publicity stunt called the “Nicole Dean Summer Blog World Tour” where I hop from blog to blog each week all summer long. This week, I’ll be here, sharing tips on productivity when working from home.

I supposed you’d like to know a thing or two about me to understand why Lexi would invite me here. Obviously she 1. knows me, 2. likes me, 3. trusts me, and 4. is confident that I have something worthwhile to teach you this week if she’d entrust her blog (and you) to me.

Here’s a short bit about me to show you why she’d invite me here:

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Do I Have Too Much On My Plate?

May 1st, 2009

Toi, Moi & Café

This is embarrassing. I just noticed that the last time I posted here was exactly 3 weeks ago. Yikes! I am so sorry about that.

To redeem myself, I thought I’d write a post about what I’m doing right now – on the work-at-home front. So here’s a list of “business” stuff I’ve been and am currently working on right now:

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