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Lessen Those Little Distractions: Survival Strategies for Work-at-Home Parents with Children

Being a work-at-home parent has many advantages. The most obvious one being that you get to spend more time with your kids. It also saves you money on childcare, travel expenses and leaves you with flexible work hours. Not to mention the fact that you can work in your pajamas if you really want to. However, sometimes it can be hard to get things done when the kids are running around, so here are some tips to keep them quiet and occupied so you can get your work done.

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What Amateur Jewelry Makers Can Learn From The Professionals

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new skill that’s all about creating beautiful things, or you simply love jewelry and enjoy the idea of crafting some yourself, then you should consider making jewelry as a hobby. There are dozens of different techniques and strategies to learn, from creating chain-link jewelry to working with silver. The only limits are your budget and your imagination.

As a mom, you might even find your jewelry-making hobby blossoming into more than just a great way to unwind in between looking after the kids. Plenty of amateur jewelry makers have created and sold a range of beautiful pieces through sites such as Etsy. What better way to work from home than to make lovely trinkets all day?

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Why Working Out With Your Partner Can Be A Great Help

Whether your aim is to lose weight, build muscle or just generally get in better shape, working out with your partner can add a whole new dimension to your exercise regimen. Not only are many aspects of working out easier when your partner participates in the experience, but it’s also more fun exercising in tandem, and you can help each other with the most challenging moves to ensure that you both complete the full routine. While many people enjoy working out with friends, choosing to exercise alongside your partner means that you can integrate your home and gym routines and make fitness a satisfying part of your daily life as a couple.

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Be Ready for Anything the Day Brings: The Best Smartphone Apps for Busy Mothers

Your mobile devices can be invaluable when you’re raising kids, not only can they help you remember all the things you have to do, it can also store information, give you alerts and keep you sane. These apps will help busy moms with kids of all ages manage their days, dress them right and be ready for anything that comes their way.

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