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Some Thoughts on Enjoying Parenting

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. On Twitter, Pinco shared this thought: “I love your articles about parenting.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: Starting a Freelance Career Back Up and Judging Overhead

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at getting back into working and overhead. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing. If you have a question about freelancing that you want answered, send an email to askfreelanceswitch@gmail.com. Question 1 I’ve stayed home for the last 10 years raising my boys.

Workspace of the Week: Let the light shine in

This week’s Workspace of the Week is YinYang’s new home office: The windows in this Australian office are downright blissful. To be honest, the office could be outfitted with a card table and a broken chair and I’d have still likely featured it.

Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Food?

Five years ago, I posted the first-ever “Ask the Readers” question here at Get Rich Slowly. “How much do you spend on food?” I asked in a short post (the likes of which one never sees around here anymore).

The Benefits of Sleep and How You Can Get More

Have you even wondered why you just simply can’t lose weight no matter how hard you try? Or, maybe, why you feel so cranky and unproductive throughout the day? These could all be symptoms of a lack of sleep. We sleep for a reason, not because we can but because we must. Our bodies were designed to work hard all day and then recoup and recharge overnight while we sleep.

Starting with a Blank Slate

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. Lois on Facebook wants to know about starting from scratch.

Beyond the Pup Tent: 6 Unconventional Outdoor Shelters

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this? Since the first dude crawled into a cave and grunted, “Dude, this rocks,” shelter has been one of the big three human needs along with food and clothing.

Perfekt Solution

Materials: 2 Perfekt cabinets and casters Description: Storage and space were at a premium in my parents Victorian kitchen. They had a narrow fridge, leaving a foot+ at the side for a storage solution. I suggested stacking the Perfekt units and we used ties along the back to stabilize the units together.

Why are you an unclutterer? It’s time I fessed up and told you why I have chosen to be one.

I’ve been composing this post in some form in the comments for years. I know that most of our readers don’t read the comments, so I’ve felt comfortable dropping bits and pieces in there. I’ve also talked about it in one interview, but that was also years ago, and I think most people missed it. I don’t like to talk about it publicly, but I’m going to.

Side table for VERY small child's room

Materials: BEKVAM spice rack, screw hooks, paint, small buckets Description: My daughter has a very small bedroom wherein the HEMNES daybed takes up nearly all of the floor space. To accommodate a bedside water bottle, books, hair clips and various treasures, I re-purposed the BEKVAM spice rack in the following way: 1. Paint BEKVAM shelf in the color of your choice 2.

"How Do You Give Yourself a Hapiness Boost?" "I Create. It Doesn't Matter Much What."

Happiness interview: Mr. Lady. Next week I'm going to the BlogHer conference, where I'll be on a panel with Mr. Lady (guess what? it's not her real name).

Reader Mailbag: Handwritten Letters

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Rent or sell first home? 2. Keep investments or pay debt? 3. Prayer and money 4. Couple facing financial crossroads 5. Falling into money 6. Audio personal finance advice 7.

12 Brilliant Articles on How to Get More Referrals

Credit: Yuri Arcurs on Photodune Any experienced business person can tell you that the best way to generate better leads and make more sales is to get more referrals. Referral leads are more likely to be interested in your services. They are more likely to believe in what you are selling. And they are more likely to stick with you — even if you botch the sales pitch.

Harnessing The Power of Proposals

Credit: Pressmaster on Photodune. Being a freelancer by nature, I’ve learned early on that producing great work is only half the battle. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve sat idly by clicking the refresh button on my email client, waiting to hear from the prospective client that my bid has been accepted. If you don’t get the job, you don’t have any work.

Glowing storage

Materials: Vestby + Dioder Description: I bought a Vestby for bathroom storage, and Dioder for kitchen under-cabinet lighting. Sadly, the LED lighting wasn't bright enough for the kitchen, but they proved an excellent way to light up the Vestby set of drawers. The glowing drawers were my bathroom nightlight for years. ~ Brian Smith