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Move Your Office to Work From Home – 5 Part Series

I thought I should summarize my 5 part series on working from home. We had visitors stay with us the past few days and this subject came up with this couple. The husband happily works at home and the other may be still working at her past job if she was allowed to work at …

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Benefits of Working From Home – Salary Restructure Suggestion

This is the final instalment of my work from home series. Other blogs in this series are: my story , inefficiency of the office, risk and rewards from the employer’s point of view, and risks and rewards from an employee’s point of view.

Employers hire employees to get a job done. If the most important …

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Benefits of Working From Home – Part Four – Employee Risks and Rewards

This is part 4 of a 5-part series on working from home. Part one presented my story when I did my office job from our basement, part 2 discusses the inefficiency of the office, and part 3 looked at the risk and rewards from the employers point of view.

The past blog in this series …

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Acting on Life Long Business Dreams

Lisa in High School. photo by Sean O'Connell

Lisa was a photographer when we first met and she continues to be one today. I met my future wife over 20 years ago when she was hired at the same photography store and from our first meeting her passion for photography was evident. She was …

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Benefits of Working From Home – Part Three – Employer Risks and Rewards

This is part 3 of a 5-part series on working from home. Part one presented my story when I did my office job from our basement and part 2 discusses the inefficiency of the office.

In my opinion companies should consider having their employees work from home. This is not to say that all employees …

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Benefits of Working From Home: Part Two – Inefficiency of the Office

This is part 2 of a 5-part series on working from home. Part one looked at my story when I did my office job from our basement.

Working in a professional office can be very inefficient. When I moved from the office to work at home it was a real eye opener to discover that …

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Benefits of Working From Home – Part One – My Story

More and more employers are allowing their employees to work from home. In certain work situations working from home can provide financial and other benefits for both the employer and employee. Of course many, if not most, jobs are best to be done at a specific workplace but for many, especially backstage office employees, working …

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Economic Sacrifices for Sustainable Living

A while back while hiking in a beautiful forest I came to a realization that there is a parallel between the process our family took to overhaul our lifestyle and what we feel needs to happen to make our society sustainable with respect to the environment. I hesitated in putting this thought out in a …

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Is Helicopter Parenting a Big City Phenomenon?

A little while back we looked at the phenomena of helicopter parenting and coddled kids. After writing that blog I started to think about our decision to leave a larger city and move to a smaller town. We decided to make the move as a step towards living a slower paced life and to create …

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The Long Term Effects of Helicopter Parenting

Lisa and I recently watched a documentary called ‘Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids’ which examines the phenomena of Helicopter Parenting. Helicopter Parents is a term used to describe parents who constantly hover over their children to solve problems that may occur in their lives and make sure they stay safe. The documentary describes these parents …

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Surviving as a One Car Family

Guys like to talk about cars right? Our love affair with the automobile is a part of the male identity, correct? Well, not for me. I never understood the fascination for cars as in my view they are just a method to get around and a necessary evil for the ultimate road-trip. I don’t like …

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Balanced Family Life Review - 6 Months On

One of the first Blogs posted on FamilyNavigation.com was Balanced Family Life – Our View . This was written 3 months prior to quitting my job and moving the family to a smaller town. We were looking for improvements in our family life and while we are far from completing our journey, I thought I …

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