How To Work From Home and Spend More Time With Your Kids

Home office

I am lucky that my job allows me to essentially work anywhere with a laptop and an internet connection. Sure there are times that I need to be in meetings and on-site with clients, but most of my work involves sitting in front of a computer and typing code.

This allows me to work from home from time to time. This basically gives me an extra 2 hours every day with my family that I would normally be stuck sitting in peak hour traffic driving to and from work.

You don’t have to be a programmer to have this kind of freedom either. If your work involves sitting at a computer, typing emails, writing reports, talking on the phone etc… then you can work from anywhere too!

Read on to learn how!

A Must See Film For Parents of Teens

Tagged is a must watch film if you have teenage kids. It highlights the problems of cyber-bullying at Australian High Schools. It has recently just been awarded a New York Festivals Television and Film Awards Silver World Medal.

The thing I appreciate about it is that it shows that it’s not just the big physical bullies you have to watch out for these days, and that even bullies are not immune to the same kind of retaliation.

The film also has a lot of support material to help parents and teachers with the issues raised:

How To Block Facebook At Home?

So you want to know how to block Facebook (or any other site) at home. You probably don’t want to install software on each computer either. You want an easy to use solution, that is somewhat harder for kids to get around.

You don’t have to install any software

What? You mean that I can set it up once and forget about it?

Yes, there are a number of options that allow you to setup filtering at the router level, meaning that all devices on your home network will go through the filter.

Losing the Baby Fat: A Father’s Journey – Part 1

In this series of posts, I will be documenting my journey back to a healthy and maintainable weight after piling on the kilos following the birth of our first child.

In this first post, I will outline the factors that have contributed to my gradual weight gain. Future posts will follow my efforts to lose the weight as I try to schedule in work, family time, exercise and start eating a healthier diet.