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Laureen Miles Brunelli

Updated Articles and Resources

By Laureen Miles Brunelli

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Packing Kids' Lunches Created: Friday, July 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Sure moms put love into their kids' lunches, but what else does it take to make sure kids' lunch that mom packs don't come back returned to sender?
    • School Book Bags for Kids Created: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Buying school booksbags for kids is often where parents begin back-to-school shopping. However, if you buy your kids the right school book bags, you shouldn't need to buy new book bags every year. ...
    • Home Business vs. Telecommuting Job: Which Is Right for You? Created: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      So you want to work at home, but you’re still in the planning stages. While everyone’s journey to working at home will take a slightly different path, one of the first things most of us decide as we’re getting started working at home is whether we want to find a telecommuting job or start a home business.
    • Kids' Lunchboxes Created: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Kids lunchboxes can be a fashion statement for a kids, but parents want lunch boxes that last. These school lunchboxes will please both kids and parents.
    • Things to Do Before School Starts Created: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Most years it seems there is as much to do before school starts as after. Use this back-to-school checklist to get organized for school.
    • Make the Most of Being a Work-at-Home Mom Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Being a work-at-home mom has it's rewards, but it isn't always easy. Here's how to make the most of your time at home with your kids.
    • Things for Kids to Do (While You Work) Created: Thursday, July 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      This list of 10 things for kids to do when mom works at home includes activities that require independent play and imagination. Using these activities on an everyday basis will let mom get somethin...
    • Quicktate (iDictate) Created: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Read this profile of this online company that transcribes audio using freelance transcriptionist who work at home. Find out about salary and application process.
    • How to Multitask Effectively When Working From Home Created: Friday, February 20, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      When working from home, one must multitask constantly. But too much of a good thing can lead to problems so to learn to multitask effectively is an important goal. Instituting some multitasking guidelines can smooth family work balance issues for work at home moms.
    • The Art of Multitasking Created: Thursday, October 30, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Multitasking is a way of life for many work at home moms. In fact the term work at home mom implies multitasking. Many WAHMs don't employ outside childcare and still work while caring for children--two very demanding tasks. But even WAHMs whose children are in the care of others can find themselves multitasking. Work at home moms must perfect the art of multitasking as well as develop the wisdom to know when to employ it.
    • How to Find a Work at Home Job Created: Monday, October 15, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The question of how to find a work at home job has no one answer but look here for advice on what to do (and not to) when you want to find a work at home job.
    • How to Cope With Fighting Kids Created: Friday, April 23, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Whether it's minor bickering or shouting matches, kids fighting is more than annoying for parents; it's plain disheartening. Here's what to do about it.
    • 9 Questions to Ask Before Working at Home Created: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      These 9 questions to ask yourself before you start working at home home can prepare you for putting in a hard day's work in the home office. And I do mean hard work. working at home is not as easy ...
    • Work-at-Home Moms: Getting Started Created: Monday, September 22, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      If you want to join the growing number of work-at-home moms, who blend family and work in one place, read this step-by-step article. Unfortunately there is no one way to make the leap to WAHM, but ...
    • 6 Drawbacks to Working at Home Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      OK, now that you've read the 8 Reasons to Be a Work-at-Home Mom you're all ready to give up the rat race (or maybe join it if you’ve been a stay-at-home mom). But here are a few other issues ...
    • 8 Reasons for Working at Home Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Working at home plays out a little differently for everyone. Work-at-home moms' career paths, home office setups, and childcare arrangements vary greatly. However, the reasons they are working at h...
    • What Makes a Good Toy? Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      In my book, a good toy keeps kids active, engaged and happy. See the qualities of a good toy, then see some good toys for kids.
    • Good Toys for Kids Created: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      What makes a toy a "good toy"? In my mind it is a toy that keeps kids busy and learning without a whole lot of adult supervision. The "good toys" on this list promote independent play.
    • Organizing Your School Shopping Created: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Get organized this year as you go school shopping and save both time and money. These 7 steps will make back-to-school time go smoothly.
    • School Lunches for Kids FAQs Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      School lunch is not as easy as it seems. So many questions: What to pack? What not to pack? When to buy? Find questions and answers for parents about school lunches for kids.
    • Take Your Child's School Pictures Yourself Created: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      School pictures are something I dread. Every year when it's time for school pictures, I'm faced with paying a lot of money in advance for school portraits that are invariably bad. So I started saving money and getting better pictures by taking school pictures myself.
    • How to Make Extra Money Working at Home Created: Friday, January 30, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Kick start your work-at-home career with these 9 ideas to make extra money at home. They are about making a little extra cash, not necessarily paying the mortgage, but they can be a great place to start.
    • Homeshoring Definition Created: Monday, February 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The word "homeshoring" made its way into the lexicon sometime in the mid 2000s. What does homeshoring mean? And what might homeshoring mean for the future of working at home?
    • What Is Crowdsourcing? Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      What is crowdsourcing? Actually, crowdsourcing is a term that gets used in various ways. Find out the definition of crowdsourcing and the ways companies use it.
    • Outbound Call Center Definition Created: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      An outbound call center is a call center where telephone agents or telemarketers only make outgoing phone calls for a company or organization. Outbound call center agents typically are selling prod...
    • What Is Offshoring? Created: Monday, February 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Offshoring and outsourcing are not synonymous. Find out the definition of offshoring.
    • What Does a Room Parent Do? Created: Sunday, July 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Pondering becoming a class parent at school? Find out what a room parent does. These days it's more than just class parties and field trips.
    • 5 Work-at-Home Opportunities for High School Grads and GED Recipients Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Finding a work-at-home job if you have high school diploma or GED is tougher than it is for those with a college degree, but not impossible. See 5 WAH opportunities for high school grads.
    • Kids Audio Books Created: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Kids' audio books are for more than just long car trips! For work-at-home moms, in particular, kids' audio books are a great independent activity for children while mom is at work. They can keep a...
    • Scribie Created: Sunday, December 02, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Read this profile of online company Scribie, which transcribes audio using freelance transcriptionist who work at home. Find out about salary and application process.
    • Work-at-Home Company Profile: Carenet Created: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Carenet offers medical call center services performed by RNs working from home. Find out how much these nursing jobs from home and more in this company profile.
    • Work-at-Home Job Company Profile: Intuit Created: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Intuit is a major financial software maker with many telecommuting positions including work at home tax advisors for TurboTax.

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