Many of you may not know that we homeschool! We've all heard the "You Might Be a Redneck" jokes.. but what about the homeschoolers? I swear that I am going to transfer over to using the term "Home Educator" because it just sounds more classy. Is "schooler" even a word? I remember when I used to see "homeschoolers" out and about in public. It was before I had my own kids, and way before I had even considered teaching my own children. I must admit, that I had some pretty negative feelings about these strange and backwards group of people. And then I become one of them.
As a freelancer, it sometimes gets frustrating to be continually undercut on projects by people who offer cut-throat pricing that NO self-respecting writer can compete with. On one hand: you get what you pay for. On the other hand: it takes attention away from those who are out there offering a great service. While most companies who choose to hire a writer for $3 or less an hour will find that the content is lacking, just the fact that they passed you over for such a provider can waste your time and theirs (and wastes money, as well.)
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Once in a while we all need to take a moment and clean off our PC's desktop. You can do this dreaded task once a month, or you can choose my method: do it when you can no longer see the wallpaper of your kids at your last holiday celebration.
Whichever method you choose, take note --- you will find some odd things. Whether you choose to send these unique items into the recycle bin, an assigned folder, or keep it right where it is -- this is a choice only you can make.
Perhaps you will be surprised to see some odd things hanging on your desktop. I found the following items most recently:
It's been a whirlwind of activity since we had our 5th child in June. Unlike traditional employees, I didn't get the joy of taking 6-8 weeks off for maternity leave. But, working from home does afford me some benefits. I get to cuddle my son while I type (provided he's cooperative.) Here is a sampling of what I've published lately:
AOL's Babies.com - Designer Baby Clothes: Would You Splurge?
Intel's My Life Scoop - 6 Tips to Make Your Flip Videos Rock
Red Plum - 10 Free Things to Do With Your Tweens
Lille Punkin' Reviews - Review of HABA Toys for Babies