A Virtual Workforce

I came across an interesting article today (“How the Virtual Workforce Is Changing Everything”) about how telecommuting and crowd-sourcing are reinventing the traditional notion of jobs. The story explains what I’ve found in my talks with women who work from home: that freelancers can do just as good—and sometimes better—work than in-house employees. Nearly any job can be done to...[ read more ]

Economic Woes Bring Out the Scams

At-home job-seeker, beware. There are many people out there who seek to separate you from your cash while promising to fill your pockets with money. The Washington Times ran an article on Dec. 28 entitled “FBI notes ‘uptick’ in employment scams,” which details schemes currently making the rounds to e-mail inboxes. The article says that “the FBI is tracking an...[ read more ]

50,000 Words

Well, I did it! I wrote 50,070 words in less than 30 days—with four young children, including a five month old. Whew! I took the National Write a Novel in a Month ( challenge and, on Nov. 28, I officially finished the cozy mystery! Now, I’m not claiming this is a masterpiece, or even worth reading at this point. But...[ read more ]

Little People Stories

The other day, I picked up four boxes of my childhood in the form of Fisher Price Little People items: the house; airport with two airplanes and helicopters; the little town with its post office, barber shop, police station, fire station, theatre, restaurant, garage and dentist office; the castle with knights, coach, horses, dragons, king, queen, princes and princess; the...[ read more ]

On the Air, Part 2

I will be a guest with Mary Hunt’s online radio show, Your Money Solutions, on Thursday, November 13, starting at noon Eastern. The show will be archived at, so check it out! Until next time, Sarah

Pressing On

Isn't modern technology wonderful--until it isn't? We had Internet connection issues that dragged on for more than a week before resolution. I'm still tired from spending literally hours on the phone with tech support. Whew.But I'm back up and running just in time to jump right in and try my hand at writing a novel in a month. November is...[ read more ]

Meet the Author

On Saturday, Oct. 11, I'll be signing books and answering your work-from-home questions at the Rainbow Parable Christian Book and Gift Store in Colonial Heights, Va. So if you're in the area, please stop by between noon and 3 p.m. I'd love to meet you! Sarah

Staying Home

A recent Grand Avenue comic portrayed a woman who listed all of the errands she was running while her kids were in school. The punch line was that she was a stay-at-home mom who wasn’t staying home. The same can be true about those of us who work from home: sometimes, our work-from-home jobs are not performed all the time...[ read more ]

On the Air, part 1

My first radio interview about my book, Hired@Home, will be aired on WRMB-FM/Boynton Beach, Fla. The interview will be split over four days: Monday, Aug. 18, through Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 a.m. ET. The “Mornings” show host, Audrey Altman, and I spoke several weeks ago about working from home, while my older children played downstairs and my youngest cooed...[ read more ]

Heat Daze

For me, the hardest part of summer is the heat and humidity. Virginia summers are chock-full of heat and humidity, and you’d think a native like myself would get used to it. But no, I still suffer through every summer wondering why God created a world that got so hot where I live. But the worst part is the way...[ read more ]

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