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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Writer Access

I am trying out a new company, Writer Access. I applied last week and was accepted as a level 4 writer. Levels go from 2 to 5 with 5 being the highest paying. So far I have written one short tip, but I plan on doing more. The site and guidelines remind me of textbrokers site. So far pay seems to be monthly, but since the site is new that could change in the future.
I found out about the site one my favorite forum, work place like home. There is always a ton of information and support there and I have been a member for quite a few years. I will be sure to update when Writer Access pays and how the editing and approvals go for me.
As for my Demand Studios goal of $1200 for the month....I did it! And the month isn't even over yet, which leaves me more time to check out other clients and writing sites.

Friday, July 16, 2010

What is your parenting style?

What is your parenting style? Every parent has a different way of doing things, and there is no right way. There is only a right way for your family and it will not be the right way for someone elses. Some parents must schedule every moment and have very strict rules that must be followed. Other parents, like myself, are more laid back and let most days flow in whatever direction they choose.

I like to think of myself as a good mother, most days anyways! Unless we have specific plans for a certain day, I don't schedule things at all. And I try to make sure that the kids have fun and enjoy their childhood. We enjoy simple activities such as baking cookies or making homemade Christmas decorations. Or we hop in the truck and go splash in the river for a few hours. Sometimes we take walks in the woods, and a lot of days the kids just go in their own directions and do whatever seems right at the time. It works for us, I am not stressed by following a schedule or having to do something right this moment. I have that stress enough when I am working, like this morning when I awoke to realize an article I have been putting off writing was due today.

I have a friend who is the exact opposite of me in every aspect of parenting and at times I envy her spotless house and perfect organization. And then I realize that she is constantly going and I cannot remember ever seeing her just play with her kids and enjoy watching them enjoy simple pleasures. I could be wrong, but most of the time she seems really stressed to me. That's not to say that I am not stressed, but hanging out with my munchkins is the best stress relief for me. Her parenting style works for her but would drive me nuts. And I can guarantee our laid back days would send her screaming in frustration. Perhaps, since I work from home and she works as a homemaker, we should switch styles for a few days to see what results? On second thought, that would mean I would have to actually be organized...not happening! :)

So, tell me, what is your style?


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Makeover time!

For this blog that is, although the owner of this blog seriously needs one as well!

I have high hopes for Freelancing Parents, but I have been neglecting it really badly. I want this blog to be a place where parents like me, who balance working from home in whatever capacity and raising children, can gain ideas and support. I want the kind of blog where readers comment with their insight and we all work together to achieve our goals. I would love to have a whole freelancing community so that we can share any and every thing.

In order to do that, I have to quit neglecting my blog! Yes, I am taking all the blame, I'm a parent, so I'm used to it! ;)

So today is makeover day. From now on, I will be a more active blogger. I will do more book reviews, write more about the parenting aspect of this blog and think up a good idea for a regular contest. Maybe I can even bring in a guest blogger from time to time to liven things up.

As far as my monthly goal goes, I am still right on target. I have made $660 so far with Demand Studios so I am pretty sure I will hit $1200 by the end of the month. It has been hard to adjust to not having help with the kids. Starting this week, they have started staying with a family member on Mondays while hubby is in school. That gives me the whole day to write. It worked out perfect this week and I am hoping it will be the same next week. I also catch up on Fridays when hubby is home.

The rest of the week I hang out with the kids and have started a major decluttering around here. I fit in writing when ever the munchkins are occupied playing or in the evenings. It's working out pretty good so far. And I really am enjoying doing more with the kids and doing things around the house. Except the dishes....I hate dishes. :(

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Update :)

I am slacking on posting, and for that I apologize. It is really difficult to find time in the day to take care of all the kids needs and write what I need to each day to reach my goal. So far, I am doing it but it doesn't leave much time for anything else!

I am trying to work out a schedule that will make the day easier on all of us and allow me to accomplish more. I haven't accomplished it yet, lol, but I am making progress!

So far I have managed to write 4 articles each day except for Saturday and Sunday. I wrote nothing over the weekend, but that's okay. I am still on target. $240 of $1200 done. I can do this!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Days 1 & 2

I can do this. :) If I write 4 articles a day, and take weekends off, I will hit my goal. Even with the kids around I can do 4, and anything that I might write on weekends is just icing on the cake.

I wrote 4 yesterday, even with a brief drive to the river to cool off. I have 2 down so far today. I need to go fix a friend's computer and get some paperwork done today, but I still shouldn't have a problem finishing another 2 articles before the day is over.

Of course, hubby is still here to help out right now. Time will tell how well things will go after Wednesday when I will start flying solo!

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