work from home

Working parents: how to magically “level up” during quarantine?!

I am a working mom. I love my two-year-old daughter more than light, but ever since she was 11 weeks old, my husband and I have had help of one variety or another… that is until COVID-19. Now we’re all at home, alone together, working, and trying to wade through this mess…

Up your cubical or home office game with these office items

Up your cubicle or home office game with these office organization items

Whether you’re a cubicle warrior or it’s work-from-home life, your office needs to be a place you can make work for you. From organization tools to cpmfy and chic chairs to an awesome mug, investing in your workspace is never a bad idea. It’s time to channel Pam and Jim for that Office goodness (keep an eye out for the sign reference later!).

Here’s a big ol’ list of office organization items to up your office game…

Check out this Victorian workspace for jewelry-making

I work in one corner of the living room of my Victorian house — it’s a brick hearth where a woodstove used to be — in an amazing antique chair that I found at a thrift store. My workbench is an antique sewing machine table…

The 3 ingredients to achieve the perfect work-life blend

I achieved a life goal at the age of 27, my dream job. Then I quickly discovered how unsustainable it was to channel so much of myself into work. I was told there was balance to be found. It was my introduction to the mythical concept of work-life balance, and I become obsessed with finding the right balance.

In my quest for balance I came across a transformative idea: it’s not about the balance, it’s all about the blend! Here are the three ingredients to my perfect work-life blend…

Where’s the best place to be a digital nomad in Latin America?

I’d like to submit a question that maybe some Homies could answer: what are the best places to be a digital nomad in Latin America or the West Indies? Right now I’ve read good reviews about Medellin, Colombia, and Antigua, Guatemala, but I’d like to expand my knowledge in order to hopefully make the leap to digital nomad living this year.

How do I allow myself to take breaks at work?

Lately I’ve been pulled so many different directions that I end up working during my lunch breaks. Because I always make myself accessible to others, I inevitably became the “go-to person” to fix problems, troubleshoot the copier, direct phone calls, greet clients, etc. Does anyone have suggestions for avoiding workaholic tendencies? What are some ways to set boundaries with co-workers, and allow myself to take breaks so that I don’t burnout?

Help! I need alternative office furniture for my home office

This is my first time working primarily from home and I am loving the flexibility. But I HATE working at a desk! I love working on couches, but I can’t leave my stuff all over the living room all the time. Do you have any advice for alternative office furniture that will allow me to spread both my work and myself out without killing my productivity or sleep?

Keep yourself from going stir-crazy when you work from home

Working from home is practically the new American dream. Everyone I know wants to do it, and everyone I know says they envy my ability to set my own hours, pick my own clients, and work in my pajamas (or naked!) any time I feel like it. What’s less obvious is that working from home can be a huge stressor sometimes. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself from losing your mind as a stir-crazy freelancer. Here’s just a few of the ways I keep myself sane on a daily basis…