Written by Alberta Johnson

How many times have you been inrepparttar middle of a major deadline with a business project or assignment, when, all of a sudden, your home office door opens, and it's your child saying "Mommy/Daddy, I'm bored......" ?

You usually just groan and say "Honey, go play with your toys or watch tv...."

Well, sometimes that works and sometimes, you have to stop what you're doing and think of an activity to keep your child busy and out of your hair for awhile.

Children--especially young children--get bored easily. They need a constant string of activities to keep themselves occupied.

One ofrepparttar 118016 more popular activities for children is making art projects. They absolutely love art!

So I'm going to do something special for you and your business. I'm going to share one of my more popular art projects with you. It will give your children a fun activity to do, keeping them occupied for a couple of hours--giving you a chance to finish that business report or project that's due today.




Grade Level:

1st or 2nd Gr.


colored construction papers-3 x 6" in size, in various colors, 12 x 18" black construction paper, glue, scissors, pencils, erasers, zeroxed sheets of animals, scraps for practice drawings

Balancing Your Priorities with Your Search for At-Home Work

Written by Angela Wu

Once you've surfedrepparttar web, you can't help but notice allrepparttar 118015 ads and websites meant to hookrepparttar 118016 hordes of "work-at- home wannabes".

Understandably, there's no shortage of people who want to make their living from home. Many parents want to be able to stay at home with their children while contributing torepparttar 118017 household expenses. Others want to ditchrepparttar 118018 world of long commutes and corporate politics. Still others have disabilities that may prevent them from working a 'regular' job.

Regardless ofrepparttar 118019 reasons, "work at home" is undeniably a hot topic. The International Telework Association and Council (ITAC) states that 19.6 million teleworked in Q3 1999. By 2003 that's projected to be a whopping 137 million worldwide!

Two ways to pursue a career from home are to either telecommute for an employer, or start your own home based business.

Asrepparttar 118020 editor of three newsletters, I regularly come into contact with people looking for at-home work. A large percentage of them prefer to work for an employer -- they likerepparttar 118021 idea of having well-defined responsibilities and a regular pay cheque. They're not interested inrepparttar 118022 ups and downs of building a business.

Thus many websites have sprung up claiming to offer telecommuting jobs. While it's possible to land one of these highly competitive positions, it's certainly not easy.

One ofrepparttar 118023 problems is simply oversaturation ofrepparttar 118024 market. Many people seeking at-home work are looking for clerical or administrative jobs; yet when I look through posted telecommuting jobs, I see primarily technical positions available. That said, would you be willing to go to school to get an education that may improve your chances of landing a work-at-home job?

Telecommuting positions are usually 'perks'; something offered (or hard-won) by employees with proven track records.

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