Tips For Mothers Who Work From Home

Do you have your own business or work from home for a company? Things may be going great until you have a child. Having a child disrupts your work to say the least. No more starting at 8am and finishing at 4:30pm. With constant interruptions and your baby wanting lots of attention, how on earth are you still going to get any work done? We have here a few tips to help you get the most out of your day while still being able to give your baby the attention they need. So here we go.

Make The Most Of Baby Downtime

Between feeding, many babies sleep a lot. In many cases all they do is feed and sleep. Well that and diaper changes. There are of course babies which are at the other end of the spectrum. The ones that cry when they are not feeding. These are a little harder to deal with. In any case, make sure you take full advantage of your baby’s downtime. Make sure to do as much work as you can in this time.

Have Help

Having a support group of family and friends in invaluable. Both family and friends can help look after your child when you need to work. Ideally you could have someone to call on (or people) to take care of your baby around 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. This way you can get lots of work done and your child is still being looked after well. Don’t have any family or friends nearby? Consider using a baby sitter or daycare. Just be sure to do your research before you try any of these.

Sleep

Having a baby is tiring. We all know it. They wake up every 2 hours or so at night and need to feed all day too. And your body is spending a lot of energy each day producing more milk for your child. This all being said, try and take many opportunities to sleep. Make sure you have enough sleep so you can actually function properly and be productive when you are working. Take your opportunities to sleep.

History Of Computers

It is hard to imagine our lives now without computers. Most of us use a computer for an average of 7 hours a day. We use our computers at work. We use them at home. And we even take our computers with us on holiday.

It is hard to imagine that computers were not common in the household only 30 years ago. Let alone cell phone, but that is a story for another day.

Interested in a bit of a history lesson when it comes to computers? Yes? Then read on…

First Computers

1937. The Model K was first built. Not highly advanced (obviously by today’s standards) but certainly was for the day. The K stands for Kitchen as this computer was built on a kitchen table. The Model K proved the concept for applying Boolean logic to the design of computers. The Model K opened the doors to a floodgate or other designs which included the formation of HP computers two years later with their computer called the 200B. From this point there were many computers designed, each of them trumped the previous. Most of this history would not mean much to you as there seemed to be a lot of baby steps that is of course until….

First Computer Program

1948 was the year where the first program to run on a computer was designed and completed. It was called Williams Tube. So what did it do you ask? Well it was the first electronic random access memory for computers. Williams Tube consisting of seventeen instructions and first ran on June 21st, 1948. This was the first program to ever run on a computer.

First Personal Computer

Coming in at only $50,000 the Librascope LGP-30 was the first personal computer. It was used for simple data processing and for science. Sorry, no games or web browsing yet…

First Apple Computer

Ever wonder what the heritage of your Mac is? Well it all started back in 1976 when Apple released their first computer named Apple-1. The next year came the vast improvement of the Apple II.

First IBM Computer

1982 was when IBM released their first personal computer. And boy did it look hot back in the day! This IBM was cloned by many other manufactures which gave them a lot of competition.

First Laptop

The year was 1989, the year of the first laptop released. And it was an Apple Macintosh. When you think of laptops these days, you think small, light, and convenient. This thing weighed 16 pounds and costed $6,500.

iPad Was Released

It was only a few years ago when the first iPad was released. 2008 to be exact. Seems like they have been around forever.

The Rest Is History

Like I said, the rest is history.