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About allyloprete

Ally Loprete is a stay-at-home mother of 2 boys, a former television, theatre and film actress, singer, author, coach and visionary. In 2008, Ally founded the widely popular, an online search directory that lists the products and services of self-employed parents in more than 80 cities across the nation. In addition to running a full-time business, Ally is the host of  This Little Parent Stayed Home, a live weekly radio show, dedicated to supporting parents who wish to leave their corporate day jobs and find an alternative way to earn a supplemental family income, affording more opportunities for parents to stay at home with their children. Through her own passion to create a society where parents are given an alternative to expensive daycares and long hours away from home, Ally has helped to inspire a movement that has parents everywhere realizing their power as consumers, and uniting together to rebuild a broken economy with home based businesses. Ally has been featured in nationally in Magazines such as Working Mother Magazine, in trades such as the Los Angeles Daily News and ABC TV's Eye Witness News, and in a great deal of internet media including The Business Opportunities Weblog, Divine Caroline, Motherhood Incorporated, WorkItmom, Work at Home Success, and The Mommy Reporter, to name just a few. Originally occupying a career in the Entertaining Industry,  and with a background and education in the Performing Arts, Ally's career and public personality first began to take shape by her success with her various roles in hundreds of theatrical productions, television and film. She spent years entertaining her public across the country by singing, story telling, and acting.  An advocate of Outreach for today's youth, Ally led Improvisation Workshops to troubled teenagers residing at the Los Angeles Youth Network, The Santa Clarita Community Center and Shooting Stars Center. She had a successful extended run of her Solo written and performed show "Chasing Ally", At Circle X's Theatre in Hollywood, and is now a known motivational speaker to many women's groups across the country. Ally's determination to help other parents transition from full time working parent to successful self-employed parent has grown from her own experiences. Prior to becoming a self-employed parent, Ally spent several years in various creative roles at ABC Television on the Disney lot, and although her time there was rewarding and plentiful,  it wasn't until her first son was born that she came to realize her true calling in life. Returning to work with knots in her stomach from dropping her newborn off at a poorly run home daycare, she became determined to find a way to better her family's situation.  Ally's determination was fueled by her love of her children and her passion for helping others, and it ultimately led to her success as a self-made, stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur.  Ally has declared publicly that she will BRING HOME 1 MILLION PARENTS. She is determined to help other's deal with the sometimes overwhelming prospect of starting a new business while still running a household, and is resolute about creating a haven in which parents across the nation will continue to thrive and will get the support they need in their personal journeys.

Turning Your Lemons into a Lemonade Stand

Okay, so life didn’t give you lemons, but it gave you something else. The most common challenge I hear from the parents who are searching for a new avenue that will allow them to earn an income from home is … Continue reading

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Selling is Not a Dirty Word

If you are like so many small business owners you may feel too emotionally close to your product to adequately sell it yourself. Selling ice to an eskimo is easy, but selling something you have created on your own may … Continue reading

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The Hour of Power

We all know how important that first hour is when we wake up in the morning, and how it sets the tone for the rest of our day, but how often are we utilizing that first 60 minutes to our … Continue reading

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Get More Bang for Your Buck with a Brilliant Business Blueprint

In this economy, everyone needs to have a job. Taking care of your kids and your household is worth a million bucks, but unfortunately that is not going to cut it. You have bills to pay, little people to feed … Continue reading

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My Journey to Becoming a Self-Employed Parent

When I think back to before I came home to work and take care of my new son, I remember how “stuck” I felt.  I envied other women and men who had their own businesses and I believed that the … Continue reading

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