OUR MISSION: Our Milk Money is a national search directory that lists ONLY self-employed parents. We are also a community resource dedicated to helping parents who want to stay at home find financial opportunities and support.
Our institutional ethos is built around a common goal to provide for our children. In this society, the average family is faced with a challenge to provide for their families with no less than two incomes, and are sacrificing their commitment to raising their own children. As a result, many parents are forced to give the people they work for more of a commitment than they are able to give their children.
We envision a situation in which we are able to reinvent ourselves as parents and entrepreneurs, and where we are able to adequately embrace our family values and support one another by working towards a lasting solution. Our rationale is based on a concept that brings the community of self-employed parents together: by purchasing only each other’s products and services and by promoting our unity as an organization. We wish to see a vibrant change in the choices we make as consumers, to appreciate the VALUE of what we purchase, and to support the parents who have chosen to earn alternative revenue for their family by working for themselves.
The OurMilkMoney.com search directory began with an idea based on one mom’s own experiences.
As I began to explore these visions and shape them into a solution, I decided to do a bit of research. I was curious as to how others felt about the situation and whether or not there was a real need for what I wanted to put into motion. The response to my idea was astounding. Hundreds of letters from self-employed parents came flooding in from across the country asking how to get involved, where to sign up, and what could be done to ensure OurMilkMoney.com’s success. I was overwrought not only with the enormity of the responses, but the blatant urgency that came with each inquiry. I discovered how much people needed to believe in this prototype, and how it gave them a new perspective of hope. Complete strangers were informing me of their own personal struggles and of what the success of OurMilkMoney.com might mean for their families.
“I knew that OurMilkMoney.com needed to succeed, and I have known it every day since.”
OurMilkMoney.com began to grow with it’s first goal: To help parents see that they DO have a choice, and that they are not alone in wanting more for their children. Our Milk Money would become a tool to help parents find financial opportunities and support.
The second goal for OurMilkMoney.com: To educate the average consumer on the value of purchasing from a self-employed parent, as well as to provide the consumer with an effortless way of accessing the businesses just as efficiently as conducting any online search.
The third and final goal in reaching that destination: We aim to empower one another, set a good example by purchasing each other’s products and services, and pass our funds back and forth in our own mini-economy. By making a commitment to one another, we knew that others would see the benefit and want to be a part of our community.
If you relate to our mission or know others who may benefit from this, we hope you will join us in this exciting venture. Let’s commit to supporting each other and know that others will soon follow. There is much power in numbers, and we can accomplish our dreams if we work together. If we commit to supporting each other our businesses will thrive and so will our children!