Misc.

My Work + Life Update {Summer 2014}

posted by Andrea | 08/22/2014 | 22 comments
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Over the past 3 years, as I transitioned from from working part-time from home with no kids to full-time from home with 2 kids, I’ve definitely had to make many adjustments with how I balance both my work and personal lives.

So since Simon is already almost 6 months old, I figured it was time for an update on what my work and life looks like with 2 kids!

My 2-Year Old’s Perspective on Working Parents

posted by Andrea | 03/12/2014 | 32 comments
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Before I had kids, I NEVER EVER expected to be a stay-at-home-mom — I was positive I would work outside the home and send our kids to daycare. Obviously, that didn’t happen.

This post was sparked by a recent conversation with my 2-year old… I was literally shocked by her young thought process!

Social Media Is Not Always To Blame

posted by Andrea | 10/31/2013 | 23 comments
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Recently, I feel social media has gotten a bad rap for being a “time suck” and causing unrealistic expectations. I get this; however, I don’t think social media is always to blame for all of that, and I personally feel the benefits of social media far outweigh any negative aspects.

Today, I’m sharing a few ways I have personally benefited from social media — and I’d love to hear your thoughts too!

4 Alternatives to Google Reader

posted by Andrea | 06/12/2013 | 25 comments
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In less than 3 weeks, Google Reader will be gone — which means that those of you who use Google Reader to subscribe to my blog will no longer see any of my new blog posts after July 1st.

Today I’m sharing some simple alternatives to Google Reader — all of which should assure you don’t miss any recipes, simple tips, home renovations, or cute Nora pictures!

It’s Not Rocket Science… It’s Real Life

posted by Andrea | 05/30/2013 | 195 comments
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Today’s post is a reflection on a recent email I received. The email was quite rude, but ironically, the phrase they used to try to put me down actually affirmed that what I’m doing here on AndreaDekker.com is working!

The ideas and concepts presented on my blog are NOT rocket science — that’s true. I never intended them to be rocket science. In fact, it would defeat both my business and personal goals if my ideas were rocket science!

Simplify and Organize the New Year with 5 eBooks for only $7.40

posted by Andrea | 01/2/2013 | 3 comments
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I’m excited to share a brand new website with you today — BundleOfTheWeek.com — a website that offers a “bundle” of 5 ebooks every week for the ridiculously low price of $7.40.

This week’s bundle is all about simplifying, organizing, and goal setting for the New Year. I’ve personally read 4 of the 5 ebooks and they are ALL fabulous must-read books for 2013! Purchase this bundle before it expires at 8am Monday morning.

Five of my Favorite iPhone Accessories

posted by Andrea | 06/13/2012 | 12 comments
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Dave and I have had our iPhones for about 6 months now and I’m having so much fun downloading all sorts of free apps, taking lots of photos, and figuring out all the many things the iPhone can do.

I’ve also had fun browsing the many, MANY different Apple and iPhone accessories! Today, I’m sharing five of my favorites…

How to Set-up and Utilize Your Gmail Signature

posted by Andrea | 06/6/2012 | 9 comments
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As I’ve mentioned before, I use Gmail for all {10} of my email address. I love Gmail!

But since I use different signatures for each of my email address — and I’m not willing to manually type out a different signature for each email I send — I rely on Gmail’s super cool feature that allows me to set up different signature for each of email address…

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

posted by Andrea | 08/29/2011 | 1 comment

A few months ago, my friend Mandi from Life… Your Way published an excellent eBook, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too. I’ve raved about this eBook before because as a work-at-home person, {and soon to be work-at-home-mom} it is essential for me to balance work, home, family, and personal life all at the same time. If you work from home, outside of the home, or are just struggling to find balance between everything in your busy life, Mandi’s […]