Have you always wanted to start a business but not sure where to start?
Would you like to make some extra money running your own business?
Do you want to turn a hobby into a business?
Would you like to know how other moms are able to run a business without neglecting their family?
If you have had any of those questions frequently come to your mind, over and over again, then you need to check out the Mommy Success Series.
The Mommy Success Series is a show dedicated to mompreneurs.
You can listen in to mompreneurs as they discuss the challenges and triumphs of balancing business and being a mom. It is has the interviews, tools and resources to take you from mom to mompreneur.
Check it out at MommySuccessSeries.com.
The pregnancy book, in which 20 laugh-out-loud-funny moms say it all. They reveal the secretly-guarded details of their conceptions, the great and gross about pregnancy, the truth about childbirth and how their life changed once their little womb-hijacker finally came out.
“Bumptabulous” is a perfect gift for expecting and new mothers, for those trying to get pregnant and for anybody who would like to know the truth about the baby-making business.
From the book:
I was 15 when my doctor told me, “Rachael, you will never have children.” I grew up thinking that I was going to be a lonely spinster with cats because my uterus was too scarred. (Rachael Miller)
I gave birth to all three of my sons in the same hospital with the exact same anesthesiologist, whom they are all named after. (J.S.)
Before kids, my husband would fill the tub with bubbles and wash my hair to get me in the mood. But after kids? Well, now my husband fills up the sink with bubbles and washes the dishes to get me in the mood. (Susie Johnson)
As you see, these women are pros – they’ve been pregnant more than 50 times in total and they sure do know what they are talking about, or rather writing about as all of them are bloggers and have been entertaining their readers for years. They will make you laugh, they will make you sigh, they will make you think and some might even make you cry! Get to know them one by one and follow their blogs after the read – it sure is an exciting one as many details have never been released before!
Enjoy the stories of Becky Rappoccio, Christine Corbridge, Crystal Clancy, De’Vonne Batts, Erin Cohen, Hillary Chybinski, J.S., Julie Weckerlein, Louise Gleeson, Mandi Welbaum, Ellie Hirsch, Nancy Salgueiro, Nicole Keck, Rachael Miller, Rani Shah, Steph Calvert, Susie Johnson, Tat and Alinka Rutkowska
No two stories are the same – we have different nationalities, different backgrounds, different number of children, different approaches to life. What the ladies do have in common is the ability to sit back, reflect and laugh. Not only that – as busy as they are, they managed to find the time to share the details of their conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the brand new life a.c. (after child).
Are you expecting? Do you have a pregnant friend or family member? If so, don’t wait!
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It was a Friday evening when the call came from my doctor stating, Mrs. Batts you have a cyst on your brain. I need you to go to the emergency room right now.
I just had a CT scan on my head earlier that morning due to nagging little headaches that I had been having for a couple of months.
I wouldn’t describe my headaches as migraines.
These headaches were completely random and lasted for no longer than 3 to 5 minutes then would stop. However the pain was getting progressively worse with each headache.
Following my own advice to make time for Mommy, I did and went to the doctor.
I didn’t continue to ignore these headaches by just taking a pain pill and hoping that the pain would go away. Neither could I write off my headaches as stress.
The pain was becoming unbearable.
My mind was telling me that something wasn’t quite right about these headaches, but never in a million years would I have thought that the headaches were being caused by something as serious as a cyst on my brain.
To be exact, it was a rare third ventricle colloid cyst that had to be drained and removed as soon as possible.
My life was flashing in front of me. Besides, outside of having my wisdom teeth pulled; the only major surgery that I had ever had was giving birth to our twins.
Needless to say I was immediately frozen with fear and filled with anxiety with the news that my doctor had just given me. A million thoughts and what ifs overwhelmed me.
It was only the end of July and I started to wonder if I would miss our twins first day of kindergarten at the end of August.
Here I am 3 months later I can proudly say that my 6 hour surgery to remove the third ventricle colloid cyst from brain was a success and I made a full recovery.
I was also able to take our twins to school on their first day of kindergarten!
The hospital staff was excellent throughout my stay. The first night that I was admitted to ICU the entire nursing staff welcomed me. They were all so excited to have a patient that was walking and talking; as it is a rarity in ICU.
I even had a surgery nurse that was an exact look alike of Tina Fey. What a way to get me ready for surgery than to send a look alike of one of the funniest women on television.
You can expect more interviews in the Mommy Life Balance Series and the Mommy Life Balance – Words of Advice from Moms Project will be ready for download soon.
Make Time for Mommy – life is too short not to.
If there is something that you have always wanted to do – go for it.
Hug and kiss your children and family every day and tell them that you love them.
Tomorrow is not promised so live it to the fullest.
Homebased businesses for Mommies
Are you interested in contributing to the family income but aren’t crazy about the idea of putting your little ones in daycare? Do you want to keep your skills sharp but need more flexibility than traditional career offer? Do you yearn for a chance to exercise your creativity and express your identity beyond just being an awesome mother? If so, a home-based business could be your ideal solution.
For many moms, the appeal of running their own based business is simple: very few traditional employers can offer parents the same degree of flexibility and autonomy. You decide how big or small you want your business to be. You decide the hours and the projects that you want to work on. You can scale back when your family needs you at home and can expand when the time is right for you.
Here are a few ideas for home-based businesses that are ideal for mothers that want to work at home. Don’t let this list limit you; the best opportunities come from keeping your eyes open to needs that can be fulfilled by your unique skill-set.
Virtual Assistants: These days, virtual assistants do everything from answer emails to data entry to bookkeeping to managing social media campaigns. This is an ideal opportunity to use the skills that you honed in your career while working from home. The Virtual Assistants Network & Forum and the Virtual Assistant Forum are two resources that can help get you started.
Freelance Writing: If you’ve got a way with words, freelance writing might be the career for you. While it might not be easy to break into your favorite glossy magazine as a writer, you should be able to make a healthy income writing articles and blog posts for websites and product descriptions for online retailers. Look for tips and job leads on FreelanceWriting.Com and the WAHM Freelance Writing Forum. You aren’t just limited to writing for others, many moms have found success through niche blogging, writing eBooks and contributing to revenue-share websites.
Arts and Crafts: Talented seamstresses, knitters, jewelry makers, potters and other artisans can sell their wares to a global market via websites such as etsy.com and artfire.com alongside selling locally at craft fairs, farmers markets and other venues. For some tips on how to get started read this article and browse through the etsy forums to find advice on pricing, marketing and other topics that will help you no matter where you decide to sell your items.
Sell Online: Do you have a knack for finding the hidden treasures in thrift shops and yard sales? If so, you can make some extra cash by reselling on eBay, Craigslist, Amazon and other similar sites. Read some great tips on how to get started here. Starting your own online store is also a more viable option than you might think. My Wife Quit Her Job shares how one family started their own internet business and offers practical tips on everything from drop shipping to payment processors.
These four ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. Moms across the world have found success doing everything from multi-level marketing (Pampered Chef, Avon, etc) to editing term papers to custom embroidery to ghost-tweeting. You are only limited by your imagination and the amount of work you can put into building your business!
Resources: These websites can offer inspiration and practical tips for moms that want to start their own home based business or are looking for opportunities to work from home.