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You Can’t Parentshift

Posted by on 12 June 2012

I’m a loving dad to two amazing kids. They rock my world, and while I love visiting new places (I travel a lot every month), I hate being away from them. Technology has not only made working from anywhere possible but also empowered those of us who live the workshifting lifestyle to stay in touch […]

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Summer vacation is a lot different for my kids than it was for me. Aside from regular swimming lessons and a weekly trip to the library, my childhood summers were mostly unstructured, spent playing outside with the neighbors’ kids, watching “The Monkees” reruns and bickering with my siblings. Now, we live in a neighborhood with […]

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Today we have a guest post from Maria McManus. Maria is the co-founder of the Leading Geeks Company, a firm dedicated to helping businesses people collaborate productively with tech people. She is writing a book called “Loving Geeks: A Nongeek’s Guide to Finding True Love with the Best People on Earth.” I never thought I’d […]

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Recently while I was in a hotel room in Tusayan, Arizona, the sun was coming up around 8a. The family’s asleep, internal clocks still set to Eastern Time. So was mine, but I had been online for the better part of 3 hours. As a writer, my work travels with me to wherever my laptop-in-tow […]

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Workshifting with Your Children

Posted by on 14 June 2011

In my experience, unless children are asleep, it’s pretty hard to get work done around them, especially if the work requires mental concentration. That’s why when I work from home my husband is still the primary caregiver – I’m mostly just there so I can see the kids on breaks and be aware of what’s […]

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Have you heard about the study published in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior that found the eroding boundary between work and family life takes a greater toll on women than men? That’s right – while some see workshifting as a woman’s best friend, the study found that the constant […]

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Workshifting from the ICU

Posted by on 18 March 2011

Did you know that hospitals have great wifi? Granted, a hospital is a weird place to workshift. But it can be done. Of course, I don’t recommend a steady dose of it, because it tends to mean that you or someone you love is stuck in one. In my case: my mom. Without delving into […]

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The Walk of Shame

Posted by on 17 March 2011

I remember the days when I used be able to go to work early and stay late. I’d wake up naturally to the sun peeking into my room, jump in the shower and get ready for work. Now that I’m a full-time working mom, my mornings and evenings are a bit different. It’s more like […]

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Workshifting Story: New Mom

Posted by on 16 February 2011

It’s Telework Week, a nationwide effort dedicated to encouraging organizations and individuals to pledge to workshift. While this week makes it especially easy for me to workshift, I’ve had the fortunate situation to be able to do that whenever I need to. I became a first-time Mom in April of 2010 and was able to […]

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RAISE YOUR HAND if you want the following: Spending more time with family and strengthening your relationships Freedom to let go of your office and the stresses of work in the “cube” Saving the U.S. $750 million dollars in one day Reduce traffic accidents by 775 a day and save $93 million in associated costs  […]

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