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Working two jobs at home while reviewing and playing my kids. That’s the situation here. Although I’m surprised I haven’t reached my breaking point and I’m still alive. Maybe it’s because I’m happy with my work. It’s different from my other job where speed in typing is the key. Here I can research and take everything slow and think what I have to write. I’m happy I can still do both while guiding my cute kids in their activities. I’m also happy Z is so smart that he can easily get things on his lessons because I’m so impatient and get mad easily. Our struggling point is Math where he really tests my limit but in other subjects we’re A-okay.
On Friday, it will be a special day for our family. Hubby and I will not be working because we will be busy with other things. While we are not spending that day together, it still is an important day for us. We value our rest days a lot because that’s when we can recharge and prepare for the next working week.
Friday is a big day for my husband because he and his friends will be at the front row of the much awaited John Mayer concert in the Philippines. Me and Z don’t have tickets to the event so we have our own plans that day. We are going to stay over at my Dad’s house and sleep there overnight. That’s why I’m working extra hard yesterday. I only have two days to finish everything and as of last count I still have more than 20 articles to write. I’m not complaining but I’m grateful for the blessing. Thank you, Lord.
I’ve been receiving so many inquiries on how I am able to work at home.
I tell you guys, working from home is fantastic! I am with my family 24/7. I don’t miss any milestone – first step, first smile, first words – I’ve seen and heard them all.
I don’t worry about hiring a helper that can be mean to my kids while I’m away because I’m always there to oversee everything in the house.
I don’t groan every morning when I wake up because I’m surrounded by my loved ones and don’t have to brave the traffic and leave them behind.
The past week has been raining non-stop. The schools cancelled classes in all levels. Flooding is everywhere. Sometimes it makes me sad thinking that there are moms and dads out there who have to brave the floods to earn for a living because rain or shine they will have to work to feed their families. I just want to tell them that there are opportunities at home if you want to quit your job. My husband was one of them a year ago but has since quit his job as a supervisor at a call center to join me. Now we don’t worry about being stranded in the rain, the fuel prices, or the pamasahe because we don’t pay any of those.
Anyway, ever since I have achieved my goal of working at home I didn’t sit back and relax and revel in my achievement. I am continually looking out for opportunities online. One of my biggest fears is being forced to go back to work and leaving my life as a wahm. I get nightmares thinking about that. I don’t regret resigning and I promised myself I will never return.
I found this amazing program which I have joined over a month ago. It has given me fixed annuity rates just like any insurance investment but the difference is it’s giving me higher return that normal. It’s a little risky but I am no stranger to taking risks. That’s what I did years ago when I quit my job at the call center and look where it got me now. So stay tuned everyone. I am going to make a detailed post telling you all about it.
Since my husband will start his new work – we will also be brainstorming on business ideas. The most logical step for us is to try and mimic my dad’s furniture shop. Since he has resources, suppliers and contacts, we won’t have a hard time starting a store – much less an online store. We will probably start with popular items like sofas, pine beds, TV stands and the like. Hopefully things will be clear to us as soon as my hubby gets free time to think about our future business plans.
We made an unplanned trip to the mall the other day. I was again trying my hand at transcription. The problem was my old headphone was not working anymore. So we made a quick trip to the mall to buy one. We were supposed to buy color ink cartridges too but we forgot. Our printer has run out of ink months ago and we really need to print some stuff for our homeschool. I guess we just have to wait for next time to buy that those ink cartridges.
When we got home I had to transcribe right away. I didn’t think I would be missing transcribing but I actually did. Too bad I do not have all the time in the world like before. Back then, I would transcribe the whole day to be able to submit the transcript by night time. Now that is not possible anymore because aside from homeschooling my eldest I am also taking care of my six month old baby. So I can only transcribe by 10pm and not earlier than that. I hope my new part time job allows me to have a flexible schedule.
After three years of using the laptop I have finally decided to have it reformatted. It was not an easy decision because I have already accumulated a lot of things that I have downloaded through the years. I was afraid I would be erasing something important by reformatting the laptop. But my situation left me no choice. It was either that or waste some more precious time waiting for the laptop to boot, shut down, or load. Since time is more precious than my “clutter” I finally asked my husband’s help. I am so lucky he knows a lot of things about computers. Without him I would have to pay someone else to help me with it.
You know what a work-at-home, breastfeeding mom like me needs at home?
A lazy boy recliner chair! Now, my poor behind is seated comfortably than ever and I will now say goodbye to those tired, aching back muscles. Comfort seating to the highest level that a working mom like me totally needs. Two days again I found this at the mall and now it’s sitting in our room beside our bed. Thanks, hubby! Love you so much!
Now that I have given birth to our Zach, work must temporarily take a backseat. I thought I was going to be able to multi-task taking care of a newborn and doing my work but I was so wrong. It’s harder the second time around because I’m breastfeeding Zach and at this point, I can’t do anything else when I’m breastfeeding. Thank goodness I was able to hire someone to help me with my tasks. I would not have survived without her and I’m grateful for her help.
A work-at-home mom’s enemy is slow internet connection. Like tonight, I wanted to finish some tasks while my son is asleep but the internet is so slow I might as well go back to sleep. We really need a new broadband provider but I don’t like changes so I’m hanging on to it. Well, I know once I reach my limit I would be cutting it and there will be no turning back but until then I’ll just be patient and hope for the connection will be more bearable tomorrow.