Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pink or Blue...You Can Find Out Too!

Join us tonight, Friday the 19th, at 8:00 pm CST for Cupcakes and Answers!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hoping the New HomeBuyer's Tax Credit Works for Me!

Nope we're not moving again...we're selling! Today was our first day on the market and we had two showings regardless of the miserable weather!!!

Come on baby... Sell this house!  $8000 new homebuyer tax credit, a carpet allowance, possible repainting of the great room...what's not to love!

Here's a link to the listing...pass it on to anyone looking for a great home!

In order to qualify for the credit there must be a contract before April 30th!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Guess Baby Synatschk's Gender

So this time around Eric's talked me into finding out what we're having.  And there's not much longer to wait! :) Next Friday, the 19th we'll find out the gender.  A few family members are coming over for the big announcement and everyone else can tune in right here on my blog for a live announcement at 8pm.

For now, what's your best guess? VoteGuess Baby Synatschk's Gender

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Telecommuting, Toddlers and Pregnancy

Did you know that U.S. workers actually spend more time commuting to work than vacationing each depressing is that!

If I still lived in Dallas and commuted just 25 miles round trip into the office, Commuter Challenge estimates my commuting costs me $3821.04 per year. I could do a lot of things with $3800 dollars! Makes me glad I work from home, have my son at a school right down the street and only need to fill my small SUV up once every three weeks or so.

Having an overactive toddler, a husband who travels and a new baby on the way makes me one grateful momma that I work from home. Yes it's a challenge and I hear time and time again...I couldn't do that, I would be to distracted. Well not to revert back to toddler hood but "can't never could." It takes effort, but so does leaving the office group chit chatting around the copy machine to go meet a deadline in an office. As a very social person I actually get more done at home with out the social distractions of visiting with peers.

I have also, over the last 20 weeks had multiple opportunities to be grateful that as a soon to be new mommy I could clock my hours in a flexible fashion. Some days the baby just demanded a nap at lunch time, and others I was too sick to work first thing in the morning. Working from home allowed me to work when I was best able to and not be held to a 9-5 mentality.

I have become friends with several telecommuters over the last three years, many virtual friends from Twitter and Facebook. For anyone working from home or considering it I just started the Work From Home Handbook by Diana Fitzpatrick and Stephen Fishman and am really impressed. Unlike many books that tout the benefits from an anecdotal point of view, this book has the statistics and information to wow your boss when you pitch telecommuting. From job satisfaction ranking higher among telecommuters to a cost benefit analysis of working from the office vs home, it's a must read.

As a mom, a career woman and a loyal employee I find telecommuting to be a perfect fit!