Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Passion for Freedom

Julianne Alvarez-Wish is the new Director of Communications for OMM. In addition to working behind the scenes to promote OMM and you, she also works with legislators and the national and state levels as advocate for parents in business. She … Continue reading

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We are self-employed parents and our institutional ethos is built around a common goal to provide for our children.

Whether you are looking for a valuable resource that supports making a change in your life, or you just feel like browsing around and laughing at some relatable mom and dad anecdotes, this blog was created for you and parents … Continue reading

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Parents Unite!

Face it, you are not the person that you used to be. Ever since you became a parent, you have a hard time recognizing yourself. Perhaps there is a bit of sadness because you’ve lost your own childishness, but there … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

My wife and I are either crazy or stupid or so self loathing that we feel we deserve to be punished. It must be that, right? How else would you explain it? Why on Earth but for any of the … Continue reading

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Tip #1: Stop looking online for the perfect work-at-home job

It doesn’t exist. There are a million companies that will tell you otherwise because they want you to buy into one of their programs, take their courses, or purchase a franchise. They promise all sorts of things, and make their … Continue reading

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Tip #2: Multi-level marketing opportunities are not scams, but recognize them for what they are before investing in one.

There are millions of people who have found success in Direct Sales and MLMs, and if they help to provide an income for a family, terrific! We support them, and we do not judge. To learn more about whether or … Continue reading

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Tip #3 Realize that you already have what it takes to become self-employed.

You don’t need to invent a new product, or come up with a new concept that has never been tried before. You have skills and the ability to do exactly what it is you have already been doing. You don’t … Continue reading

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Tip #4: Take a look at your finances.

Don’t just ponder it for a moment and try to add up things in your head. Really, take out a piece of paper and write out what you are currently spending on things, paying special attention to the categories that … Continue reading

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Tip #5 Make some cuts.

This is one of the hardest first steps to becoming a self-employed parent, because it means you are going to let some things go. First, realize that just because you have to cut down on some indulgences does not mean … Continue reading

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Tip #6: Start with the basics.

Make a list of the things you need in order to offer your service- even just on a limited basis. Hold off on hiring that webdesigner for just a bit, and ordering those businesses cards. Start with the basic tools … Continue reading

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Tip #10 You are not in this alone.

There are currently more than 5 million work-at-home parents and that number grows every single day. These are not your competitors, this is a large support network of people, who are just like you. They need you just as much … Continue reading

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Tip #7: Start Slow

Start slow. Offer your services for free to family and friends- just in the beginning. This will help you build up a client base, as well as give you a chance to get the hang of things without the added … Continue reading

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Tip #8: Barter your services.

This is a great way to minimize those start-up costs that you were worried about. It’s also a great way to network, and get testimonials, not to mention gain experience in your chosen field. Make up the Difference with Barter … Continue reading

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Tip #9: Use the internet and become a master of online research.

You can get just about anything you need to start your business for free. Basic websites, templates, voicemail boxes, advertising opportunities, legal advice, newsletter services, even business cards. Some services are free for only a certain amount of time, so … Continue reading

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Resume Anxiety

By Nathan Bright We’re a one-income family. I haven’t worked for two point five years. My wife’s employment is based on a federal grant. The government is amputating limbs to save green. You see where this is going. Spring 2011… … Continue reading

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Support Yourself – Four Guidelines

A change in lifestyle is a big deal. Heck, just changing jobs is a challenge! Going from a career to a home based business or being a stay-at-home parent can be quite stressful. For many, the change is a no-brainer. … Continue reading

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Make Art!!

I am back from my wonderful, much needed family vacation!! It’s been years since we did something like this. I started organizing and packing up the family at least 4 weeks before our excursion to the other side of the … Continue reading

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ISafe Bag Review – A Great Way to Add Security and Peace of Mind

by Julianne Alvarez-Wish In the ‘good ole days’ kids used to be able to play outside and walk places with very little to fear. I certainly did as a child. I would go out to play after school and had … Continue reading

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The Only Way Out of It – Is Through It

by Judith Cassis Even with all the benefits to you and your family, making the choice to come home after working a job will be HUGE. It’s not unusual for our identities to be wrapped up in what we do. … Continue reading

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Who Am I and Where Do I Fit In?

What? You don’t remember ever asking yourself this question? Trust me, if you’re over the age of five, you have – and the opportunity will present itself again, many times over. On the first day of preschool or Kindergarten, you … Continue reading

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