Category Archives: Work From Home

Ruth’s Work from Home Journey with NuSkin

So as you all know it’s my dream to Stay At Home, and I’ve been exploring ways to do that. I’ve even managed it for the last year but due to a change in circumstances I’ve actually had to find myself a little supermarket job.

Whether that ends up being long-term or not who knows. But I’ve not given up on my Stay At Home dream. I love being my own boss, even if it’s stressful and hasn’t gone to plan. The flexibility it offers, not only around my son but my life is immeasurable. The pleasure and satisfaction it gives me is also amazing.

So when Ruth got in touch to see if I would help spread the word about her new business venture with NuSkin, of course I said yes. We’ve got to help each other as much as we can. Continue reading Ruth’s Work from Home Journey with NuSkin

Taking Risks and Making Decisions

If you’ve been reading my blog over the last month or so you’ll have sensed a change in me. Less upbeat. More worried. Definitely more stressed. You’ll also know this is because I felt like I was losing my dream.

So now I think it’s time for a catch up. A proper one. Honest, warts and all catch up on what has been going on in my life this month. As it is real life, my real life. The reason I think most of you read this, although I’m never sure I’ll know why. But thank you so much, as the kind comments I’ve had these last few weeks have truly meant the world to me and kept me going.  Continue reading Taking Risks and Making Decisions

This Plus That Equals…. Feeling Like a Failure

This plus that equals…. Feeling Like a Failure

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about me and how I’m feeling. Fairly rubbish as you may have guessed from the title. Now I’m not after a load of sympathy, I just need to write about why I feel like a failure, get it off my chest and then hopefully start to feel a bit better.

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The Benefits of Home Learning

As you all know I’m a big fan of home learning and have taken several courses. But what do businesses really think? This survey from NCC Home Learning aims to find out.

From my point of view Home Learning enabled me to keep my mind sharp and have a bit of time to myself during my maternity leave and beyond.  Continue reading The Benefits of Home Learning

Win an amazing Mumpreneur course

You may have guessed from the name of my blog, Any Way To Stay At Home, I did not want to be tied to the office after the birth of my son. I don’t think of myself as a Mumpreneur, but maybe I am.

I like many mum’s wanted the freedom to be my own boss and work from home. It has not been easy. Not at all. In fact just this week things have gone wrong for me (post to follow).

Despite all the up’s and down’s, home is still where I want to be. I don’t want to have to worry about my son being ill and how I can balance caring for him and a job. I love being able to go to everything without any worries. I am in charge of my schedule. Mainly I really love just being able to maximise my time with him.

A sunny work area
You could all have your own sunny workplace like mine

For me working from home is the way forward. But what if you want to work from home bit know what to do or how to do it?
Well here’s where I pass over to Josie from Mumpreuner Inspiration, to tell you all about herself and her new course.
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Things to Know about Working From Home #5

Having Your Own Workspace

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

I have spent enough time working from the sofa on my laptop, it has it’s benefits that’s for sure, but I have found it increasingly more and more important to have my own workspace and here’s why.

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Things to Know About Working From Home #5

Dealing with disappointment  

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

Being self employed can often mean a lot of work pitching for little reward, even worse are the times when you are offered a job that never actually materialises.

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Things to Know About Working from Home #4

Managing time is crucial  

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

I work from home, have a toddler to contend with and would like to pretend I have a social life, or at least the potential for one, so I have to be organised. Ridiculously so! So I make lists, lots of them, here are just a few of my list tips.

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Things to Know about Working from Home #3

Getting people to understand can be tough 

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

As I work from home I often find that people expect me to be free, free to see them, free to do little favours, available to take on extra work. The expectation is that I am the one to turn to do get things done, in a way that it simply wasn’t when I had an office job. Managing these expectations can be tough, especially when it leads to disappointment. I thought I’d share some of my main issues with you.

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Things to Know about Working from Home #2

Don’t apologise for being a parent

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

Having fun together
Just because I play with my son doesn’t mean I’m not professional 

As soon as people find out I am a mum, a mum who works to stay at home with her son, they all of a sudden seem to think I am incapable of doing a job, this often left me feeling I had to justify myself and do more, I’m sure this is the same for stay at home Dad’s too.  What I have come to find though is that apologising for being who I am doesn’t help and here’s why.  Continue reading Things to Know about Working from Home #2