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A Boston Personal Assistant’s Story: Transportation Services for Business Travelers

A personal assistant's role is as varied as the work itself. While most services are hands-on in nature, the work has expanded to include providing transportation services to people and pets to a variety of settings. Lately, some corporate clients have secured transportation services for their employees who frequently travel on business. I had the honor of serving some of them this year. As I sit and write this, summer 2012 has officially ended and I bid farewell to a Read More >

Why a Personal Assistant Service is Different from TaskRabbit

We all lead busy lives with so much to do that stress levels can get overwhelming at times. Seeking to lighten our load, we make to-do lists, spend hours thinking over our priorities, and make other efforts to simplify our lives. Sometimes what we really need is a little outside help. Hiring a personal assistant used to be solely for the rich and famous. Today, personal assistants are widely employed by all kinds of people who need a few extra hours in their day. Read More >

3 Back-to-School Meal Planning Tips for Busy Households

Ah, fall. The kids head back to school, the evenings turn crisp and that delightful autumn refrain floats through the air once more: "What's for dinner?" Summer meant family dinners, enjoying the longer days and vacation time. But fall means business, schedules and the routine of school and work. Avoid falling into the frozen pizza, take out dinner trap by planning ahead so your family gets a nutritious meal for dinner time. Planning Ahead Planning ahead on your Read More >

House Sitting Services Cater To Absentee Homeowners’ Needs

You're packed and ready to go on that extended trip finally, but you're nervous. You know that empty homes are more likely to be burglarized, and nothing says 'Please break and enter here' like a stack of newspapers in the front yard, lights that go on at predictable times, and wilting plants in the window sill. Your homeowner's insurance may not even cover you if you leave your home vacant, or you may be required to purchase costly additional insurance. Headaches are Read More >

Errand Running Services Buy Back Time in a Time-Starved World

Today is your wedding anniversary. It should be a night of celebration with your partner. But, you have been so busy you forgot to make dinner reservations. Not that it matters because your best outfit is still sitting at the dry cleaners (even though it's been ready for two weeks), you didn't book a babysitter and you are in charge of soccer practice snacks tomorrow. So, instead of gazing lovingly into your partner's eyes over a meal and bottle of wine, you'll be eating Read More >

Empty Nesters Can Fill Empty Hours With Purpose

Your days used to revolve around your career, family, and your children's events and activities. Then, the children grew up and left the nest. You now have the free time to pursue those hobbies you had long put off, to travel the world, or even to learn that new dance move. There are many people who long for these child-free moments, putting behind a life once filled with packed schedules and parenting duties. And at the same time, there are those who struggle daily with Read More >

Preparing For Your Elder Parents’ Future Begins Today

I recently returned to my childhood home in Virginia to spend some much-needed time with my parents. I always look forward to catching up with my nieces and nephews and seeing how much they have grown, as well as visiting old friends and relaxing at the oceanfront. The other day, I had a deep conversation with Dad at his garden - something I had never done with him in my life. Dad is a fiercely independent man approaching his eighth decade soon who always preferred to Read More >

Personal Assistant Donating Services in Support of Boston’s Homeless Neighbors

There is no greater feeling than giving back to the community. I have always been a believer in that. I was recently contacted by a Cambridge-based non-profit organization called On The Rise. It is a day program for homeless women and a safe haven from the mean streets of Boston. The women who come to this program also receive resources on how to get out of homelessness. On The Rise was preparing for its annual fundraising dinner called Prepare for Winter to be held Read More >

How to Manage Modern Day Time Traps

Do you sometimes wonder why the 24 hours allotted to you each day are seemingly not enough to do all the things that you need to do? Even with modern time management gadgets like hand-held computers, personal organizers and digitized pocket diaries, why do time management issues still persist? Clinging to old habits and the difficulty of breaking them are the common causes of time traps that lessen productivity whether you’re a lawyer, teacher, farmer, business owner Read More >

Time Saving Tips for Planning a Successful Summer Barbeque

It just wouldn't be summer without a fabulous barbeque or weekend cookout! To be really spectacular, it should not just be delicious but also relaxing. Instead of getting overwhelmed with the whole planning process, a few simple steps will save you time and stress - guaranteeing a great time for all, including the cook! To get a good time today, start with a good cleaning yesterday In other words, make sure your grill is always clean and ready to go. Once the Read More >