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Home-Office Noise Levels, Am I in Compliance? by Kelli Shand/Our Milk Money

by Kelli Shand

Home-Office Noise Levels, Am I in Compliance? I enjoy running my business out of my home. It allows me many luxuries that working in an office can’t offer. I could go into all the pluses, but there are too many to mention, and I’m going to keep this short. But, the main reason I love working from home is my children are always near, most of the time in the same room, or at least in view. Yes, my work environment is sometimes noisy, wild and chaotic, but it’s what I have come accustom to, and quite frankly I enjoy it.  Let me give a bit of background. I’m an only child and lived 18 years with just my mother. I am quiet by nature. I enjoy doing things alone- going to movies, restaurants and even traveling by myself. I truly enjoy solitude…….that was until I became a mom. Now with 2 little boys and a third on the way, silence no longer exists. I’m not sure how I have adapted, but I’m sure it had something to do with the grace of God. I know my life will never be a quiet one again, and I am ok with it. Ok, so continuing with my story….My husband was home from work sick this week, and got to experience a bit of my workday. He informed me the noise (from the children) exceeded the workplace limit of 85dB! (He is somewhat of a noise level expert.) “No way could I work in this noise,” he said…..I just had to laugh. I’ve never seen him recover from the flu that quickly.  

I could go out and buy a set of ear defenders, but I’m quite happy not being in compliance.

Kelli Shand


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So You Want To Start Your Own Company?

Congratulations! You want to work at home. The good news is that you can! I do! I own a company called www.motherhoodincorporated.com. You can start one like mine in your own neighborhood! I am not trying to sell you anything or get you to join information…I am simply providing the information I wish I had provided to me when I started my business. If I can help one mom stay at home with her kids I have done my job~!

Like millions of other woman across the world, I am sure you’ve come to the realization that right now home is where you either want to be or need to be. This blog is designed to get you working at home in a way that makes sense for you and your family.

It may have been a bumpy ride getting here. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, you may have experienced a wild ride of people telling you that you need to get additional training or buy a bunch of expensive equipment; the real world equivalent of being told to find the wizard or steal the witch’s broom. But just like Dorothy, you really don’t need any of that to get home.

In the movie, Glenda the Good Witch finally breaks down and tells Dorothy the secret – It seems a little cruel that she doesn’t tell her in the beginning – what’s so “good” about sending someone on a wild goose chase? But eventually Glenda “The Not so good Witch” spills the beans. It turns out that all Dorothy ever needed to get home was the rubber slippers and she’d had them the whole time. The same is true for you. Can you guess what your rubber slippers are? You’re a busy mom, so we’re not going to send you on a treasure hunt through a forest and watch you be attacked by flying monkeys. I’ll just tell you. Your rubber slippers are your computer. That’s right; all you need to begin working at home is your trusty computer and an Internet connection.