Author: Ariel Kostrna

More secret weapons for the WAHM

[starbox]So far in our series on being a work-at-home mom, we've discussed the decision factors and logistics of working at home with a baby, the importance of not multitasking, and the usefulness of nap schedules. Now we'll look at a few more tools to help you get the work you need done—while still being the best mom you can be. Bonus secret weapon: the babysitter. Before you start yelling at me about how the point

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September 25, 2019 0
Nap Schedule for Work at home mom

Schedules: The WAHM’s Secret Weapon #2 for Sanity & Productivity

[starbox]Work at Home moms have a unique set of challenges. We've covered why and how to be a WAHM first, then last time we talked about the importance of being able to give 100% to both your work and your baby, in turn. Today we'll tackle my favorite method (and the only method I've found that's actually worked!) for being able to do that. As a stay-at-home mom, it can feel impossible to find a

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August 20, 2019 0
Working Mom at home

Stop giving 50/50: The WAHM’s Secret Weapon for Sanity & Productivity

[starbox]As we talked about in the last post, being a work-at-home mom can be very rewarding, but it doesn't come without its challenges! Just imagine how productive your workday would be if there were a tiny human in the office with you who couldn't do anything on their own. (Hint: not very productive!) I remember when I first started working again after having my son. He was three months old and I was excited to

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July 22, 2019 0

Working at Home with a Baby: Where to Start

[starbox]When you hear "work-at-home mom," what image comes to your mind? Is it a relaxed woman in comfy sweats drinking a hot cup of coffee and closing her laptop after an hour of good work to get her peacefully sleeping baby?  Or is it a frazzled woman with a milk-stained shirt trying to balance a wailing baby on her hips while buttering toast, all while on a phone call with a client? Every working mom

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June 6, 2019 0

Audrey Isbell Interviewed by Robert Plank on “Marketer of the Day” Podcast

Our founder and owner, Audrey Isbell, was the guest on Robert Plank's podcast "Marketer of the Day" on May 29, 2018. Listen to the episode below! Get More Momentum, Increase Your Revenue, and Grow Your Business Through Delegating with Audrey Isbell. Audrey Isbell from AVA Virtual Assistance is an International Speaker and the Author of "100 Simple Truths all Virtual Assistants Should Know". She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified in Social Marketing and valued

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June 12, 2018 0

The Perfect Music for Working

When it comes to either working in silence or with music, everyone is different. For specific tasks that require high concentration, music can be a hindrance rather than a help... but we've found that most of the time, music boosts our productivity and helps us be more creative! Here at the AVA office, we've been rocking out (er, I mean working) to the Jazz Groove. This is a fantastic, FREE online station with two different

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April 16, 2018 0