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Work at Home Mom Part 1

nook1.jpgThis is my Home-office, Business-office (HOBO) or does Small-office Home-office[ (SOHO) sound better? Whatever you call it, I’ve been a work-at-home-mom since my daughter, M was born in 1987. That’s my working station and right behind it is the kitchen which overlooks the front door of the house. It’s a small nook that allows me to be in touch with kitchen activities and family members hovering behind me.

Everyone is yelling distance away except for my kids if they are in their bedrooms. That’s because the walls of their rooms are almost sound-proof. Nothing to worry about, the Yahoo Messenger is a convenient tool for getting their attention. An example….
ym.jpgMy husband goes “What are you doing?

Talking to Lauren

you’re lazy. Why can’t you just go to her room? ” He teases.

Yahoo messenger is faster“. I quip.

The girls had their own computer upon reaching college. I believe that young kids should share a family computer so their activities can be monitored. Not that I don’t trust them . Staying too long in the computer is unhealthy.

One of the hazards of an online business is sitting on the computer chair all day long. Not to mention getting afflicted with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I also tend to get engrossed with work that I forget the time.


nook2.jpgPhysical activity is limited to finger exercises which does not derive cardio-vascular benefits. Hence, my daily routine entails a two-hour gym workout in between my work. If that’s not possible, the stationary bicycle is a wonderful alternative. As I bike , I watch TV shows at the same time. Computer work also strains my eyes. Just before bedtime, placing a cucumber slices on my eyebags highlights the end of a productive day.

(to be continued…)

13 thoughts on “Work at Home Mom Part 1”

  1. You YM your daughter in the house? Haha! That’s so funny! I remember when my brothers and sisters and parents used to shout at each other from first floor to second floor and vice versa shouting things like… “KAIN NA!” “BILIS NA! ALIS NA TAYO!” Oh… for mealtimes, we had a gong. 🙂

  2. Toe: I know it sounds funny. That’s why my husband was surprised I do that. The walls in our home is built of cement. Sound waves don’t easily pass. In fact, cellphone signal is not that strong in the inner parts of the house. I remember as kids, my parents used a dinner bell and later on a gong. The cats always arrived before us. hehe

  3. haha i wish my mom knew how to YM! it’s so difficult to teach her! when i’m home she reverts to calling on the cellphone when she needs something and doesn’t want to stand (kinda reminiscent of that rex navarette thing with his mom and asking him to change the channel haha) which kinda annoys me but oh well 🙂

    my brother and i used to do that too — our rooms weren’t too far apart but we were too lazy to walk or holler, so YM was the best alternative :p

  4. cris: when I ‘m not at the computer, I also use the cellphone (using our SUNCELLULAR phone). Lazy mom huh? It’s that hard to teach your mom? I know how intimidating technology can be. It took me time to teach my husband just to open his email

  5. Kleenexlambot: It’s a quiet way of chatting. I asked my husband to turn on his YM at his office so I can send in messages without using the cellphone. I get to save a peso per message.Apparently, YM is not enabled in his office or he doesn’t know how to turn it on. That’s okay though. It’s just an idea.

  6. hi! I need a work at home job badly today. I have a baby who is 9months old and still dont have money yet to get a yaya. I wanna know if you can refer me to work at home jobs that you are into right now..i hope you can help me..thanks a lot and GOdBless!

  7. I’ve been a work at home mom since march of this year and i kinda like it. the sad thing is we are living in a studio type home and seen all the yelling and crying of my kids and my hubby. i am planning to rent a home with a room. 🙂

    Kristel, you can simply google it down.. just be careful enough those scammers. keep in mind that working at home does not require you to pay membership fees.


  8. In response to the last comment, many legitimate work-at-home resources and options DO require a small fee for training materials, etc. This is to weed out the serious inquiries from the looky-loos. If there is any sort of money-back guarantee, you are safe… just be sure that the company has current and legitimate contact information and credentials!

    What Kristel should REALLY be watching out for are work-at-home opportunities that require very large amounts of money or investments, as well as companies that don’t offer any sort of money-back guarantee.

    I have been working from home for two years and am one of the lucky people who has found a way to make a living at it. My best advice to anyone who endeavors in online business: honesty, integrity, hard work, and a willingness (even a passion) to help others will help you succeed!

    Yan Ang, you’re a work-at-home pioneer! It’s awesome that you’ve been doing it for so long! I plan to read up on what your strategies are — you seem like such a sweet and genuine lady!

    God Bless!
    Lora Lee

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