Saturday, 13 December 2008

The organised home

I just came across this blog post and found it to be very encouraging. I personally find it very hard to keep the home organised and in tip top condition all the time, but I would like to try out these tips insha Allaah.

I don't like to houseclean. I would much rather read a book, learn something new, or be with my husband or kids. On the other hand, I love a clean, organized home that is also beautifully decorated. I suppose this is a bad combination, but over the years, these desires have driven me to find ways to have my cake and eat it, too. Here are some organizational tips I learned from various people and places:

If you have a lot of possessions, your home can't stay neat and organized unless you are willing to spend a lot of time keeping it so. I am not willing to do this, so I ruthlessly purge on a regular basis.

The more decorations you have, the more you have to dust. Think: Decorations = Time. I choose a few, well-placed decorations and give away those that we are getting tired of looking at.
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Thursday, 4 December 2008

How to become a WAHM (work at home mom)

Women today have more options for their lives than at any other time in history. Yet it seems that we struggle more than ever with our priorities and the pull between earning money and caring for our families can be a very stressful one. More and more women are choosing to be full time moms as well as full time members of the work force by becoming work at home moms.
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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Boost that energy!

Ok, so we all need an energy boost now and again, well I actually could do with one every day! us mums work hard masha'Allaah, tending to the kids, cleaning, cooking, studying, blogging (had to get that one in!), shopping, and if you homeschool there's the planning and teaching on top of it all. But we need to keep ourselves going, can't be lying around on the couch all day now can we, especially when we've got kids depending on us, so here's just a small list of some energy boosters which should do the job insha Allaah :

  1. Sleep - Ok, for those who know me and my sleeping habits, are probably cracking up right now, but I'm working on it. Sleep is vital for our brains and body to function properly, and repair itself at the end of a long day. 8 hours sleep per night is recommended, and this can have a huge effect on how you feel the next day, I know myself when I go to bed late, which is quite often, I feel so irritated the next day, snappy, and not very motivated to do anything, I just feel like climbing back into bed! but, when I've made that effort to get to bed earlier, my mood is much better, and I'm more on top of things.

  2. Exercise - another great way to boost your energy supplies, also research has shown that exercise can be a remedy for depression

  3. Water - If we're not drinking enough water, our energy can be zapped, so can our concentration, over 50 percent of our body is made up of water, and we lose it when we sweat or lose urine. So it's highly important we aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses a day.

  4. A good healthy breakfast - Research has shown that if there is a combination of carbohydrates and protein, it will make your energy high last longer, as sugar is slowly and steadily released throughout the morning. Try adding seeds to your cereal, fruit to your yogurt, egg on your toast, honey to your porridge for a long lasting boost.

  5. Walking - Get the kids ready and take a walk to the park, the fresh air will do wonders for your energy.

You are more than likely aware of the top 5 energy boosters, but if you do find yourself feeling sluggish often, non-motivated, then take a look at your lifestyle and see if your leaving out any of the above. Oh and by the way, chocolate and fizzy drinks may give you an instant energy boost, but it doesn't last very long, you just end up feeling the same way after a short while.

Monday, 1 December 2008


I have decided to make some changes to this blog, hence one of the reasons I decided to change the name. Instead of just providing home based job information, I will share any information I come across that pertains to the stay at home mom, such as health and beauty, tips for the home, recipes etc.. the list could go on and on!

I hope that this will be a beneficial resource for any woman who may happen to read it.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Customer service agents

I haven't posted for a while now, been very busy with homeschooling and homelife. I will try to update this blog alot more often. Below I have just compiled a small list of companies who employ home based customer service agents, these are mainly based in the United States, but some do employ agents from other countries.

The above companies may or may not have openings right now, but it's worth checking.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Earn money for typing (US residents only)

Here's a nice little company that I've come across a few times, they allow you to earn money from typing at home. They do not advertise their website, but rely on word of mouth alone, through recommendations etc... They are completely risk free, you don't pay any money to them whatsoever, and your not committed, so that means you could pull out at any time, if you found that the work is not for you. If you encounter anybody claiming to represent KeyForCash who wants to charge you a fee, they are not legitimate.
There are a few requirements in order to join, first you have to be 18 or over, live in one of the 48 states of the US, and legally able to work there. You sign up and they put your details on their list and contact you when they have work, its that easy.

Success is closer than you think!

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Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Cash in on Ebay

Almost anyone can make a business on Ebay, there are so many things you could sell, even starting out with your old clothes, kids toys etc.. as they say one mans junk is another mans treasure! how true that is.
So why not take a look at how Mathew Bishop set up his own business on Ebay selling products you could find quite easily, click here to find out his secrets.

Type from home

Another great work from home opportunity comes from a website called Web Colleagues. Become a home typist, writing articles etc.. and get paid! Excellent, thorough training is provided. I can personally vouch for this website as I am a current member, and very impressed with what they have had to offer so far. For more details CLICK HERE

Exciting new business opportunity

Work from your own home. Work the hours convenient to you. Work for the Clients you choose. Now, it is yours to grasp!

Arise announces the opening of the admission process!
Arise virtual solutions is a leading provider of home-based customer services , contracting over 7,500 home-based agents. and is now expanding to the UK, to start a new sourcing campaign for a new client opportunity.
The client is a well known UK retail brand. The client opportunity is for inbound customer service work in order processing.
This exciting opportunity is open to all UK residents aged 18 and over, work will be a minimum of 20 hours per week, and you will be able to schedule your working hours for the next week, this is great , especially for those who have family commitments etc..
You will be paid per call minute. You can expect your billing rate to work out at around £7 per hour.
Arise does not employ individuals. They contract limited companies, which are called Virtual Services Companies. By completing the steps in the admission process , you will become an Arise Certified Professional and the owner/operator of your own Virtual Services Company!
For more information and to start the application process, visit

Monday, 25 August 2008

Work from the comfort of your own home

Work at home moms have both : an income and that all important time to spend with their kids.
Which is invaluable, especially while they are young.

Here I will provide some ideas of realistic and legitimate ways to help you earn money from home. There are alot of scams circling the internet, and need to be avoided at all costs, some of which are very costly. Also there are alot of get rich quick schemes, which you need to be very wary of.

Fortunately there is alot of genuine jobs and businesses one could do from home, for men too.
Some of these may just provide enough to supplement your current income, or others may provide or eventually provide enough to actually help you leave your full time job if you have one, and work exclusively from home.

  • Freelance writer - freelance writers have the opportunity to do a range of different things, from magazines, newspapers, to online. You can start writing your own blogs, articles and earn money for it.

  • Web designer - If you can design a website, you could make alot of money by offering this as a service.

  • Home/Online tutor - You may know a second language well enough to teach it, already homeschool your children, or be extremely knowledgable about a certain subject. If so, there could be adults/children who could benefit from your teaching.

  • Virtual assistant - You will work independantly from home, and offer your services to companies who will need you to do admin work etc...

  • Child care provider - If you have the necessary qualifications, which is normally required in order to do this job, you could easily do this from home.

There are many more businesses and jobs one could do from home which I havent listed here, but I will be adding more very soon, with links also. Keep checking back often for updates.