Author Archives: A Wishful Thought

About A Wishful Thought

I am a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. I am an entrepreneur. At Villanova University I studied Operations Management specializing in Program and Project Management. I worked at various oil refineries honing my skills and ultimately opened my own consulting firm. I consulted on Environmental Restoration and defense projects including software development, satellite development and programming, phased array radars, helicopter and tank development, etc. I decided to take new direction in life when I became pregnant in 2000. I founded my own corporation, Wish Enterprises, Inc., to fulfill my own wish of being able to stay home with my son while contributing to the family income. With my husband’s full support, I developed and founded The Wish Place. I now also own Buy By Mom to continue to my mission of assisting parents who want to be successful in their businesses. I am the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the Colorado State Coordinator for Smart Girl Politics. I am a professional writer and blogger. I am the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Moms Examiner for Examiner.com. I write articles for work at home parents on my blog associated with The Wish Place. I review products produced by moms and dads and feature businesses run by moms and dads on my Buy By Mom blog. I write for various online publications and am also a political writer. My specialty is connecting people with great home business opportunities and providing unmatched one-on-one mentorship to those starting a home business. My passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children. To that end, I am a Legislative Advocate at the National and State levels to influence policy so that it is favorable to those in business.

In-dad-equate Part 3: Lucky to be Alive

I never hesitate to write and laugh about embarrassing details of my life and experiences as a father, but I dreaded writing this one.  I knew I would have to in order to fill out this Bad Dad trilogy which … Continue reading

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Ignite Your Online Influence

Activate your authenticity I never really intended to be a social media coach, but one day I just happened to crack a code on a social media platform. This simple equation allowed me to drive traffic with just a quick … Continue reading

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In-dad-equate: The Bad Parent Trilogy

Pt.2 : Nighttime Neglect   There are two situations I never experienced as a child or a young adult that I’ve now experienced several times as a father. The first is an Emergency Room visit and the second is a … Continue reading

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OMM Member Spotlight-Tracy Shields of myResQProducts

(Repost) Meet Tracy Shields of MyResQProducts.  Following is the story of her business, how it came to be and what the future holds for her and her business. 1. Business name, description and what makes it special Res-Q, All-Natural Heart … Continue reading

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OMM Member Spotlight-Trish Grinnell of I’m Ready to Work From Home

(Repost) Meet Trish Grinnell of I’m Ready to Work From Home.  Following is the story of her business, how it came to be and what the future holds for her and her business. 1. Business name, description and what makes … Continue reading

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OMM Member Spotlight-Tania Mulry of DDx Media

(Repost) Meet Tania Mulry of DDx Media.  Following is the story of her business, how it came to be and what the future holds for her and her business. 1. Business name, description and what makes it special DDx Media is … Continue reading

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OMM Member Spotlight-Janelle Alex of Inward Oasis

(Repost) Meet Janelle Alex of Inward Oasis.  Following is the story of her business, how it came to be and what the future holds for her and her business. 1. Business name, description and what makes it special  Inward Oasis is … Continue reading

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OMM Member Spotlight-Michelle Gutierrez of Ms. Hoverfly

(Repost) Meet Michelle Gutierrez of Ms. Hoverfly.  Following is the story of her business, how it came to be and what the future holds for her and her business. 1. Business name, description and what makes it special Ms. Hoverfly … Continue reading

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OMM Member Spotlight-Kara Anderson of Maids on the Run

(Repost) Meet Kara Anderson of Maids on the Run.  Following is the story of her business, how it came to be and what the future holds for her and her business. 1. Business name, description and what makes it special- … Continue reading

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Why Do I Need to Brand My Products?

There are literally millions of products on the market today.  What makes yours stand out from the others?  If the answer is nothing, you need to brand your products. Branding is a way of getting your product in the minds … Continue reading

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Masters of Mommy Muscle Marketing

Moms across the country are contributing to the family income from their kitchen tables and if you’ve thought about joining the movement there is no better time. The age of internet marketing has brought opportunities galore! Learn to be your … Continue reading

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March Member Spotlight – Jennifer Marko

Meet Jennifer Marko, President of Bottle Snugglers. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida and is married with one son who is now 4 ½.  Continue reading to learn how she took an everyday problem experienced by most moms and turned it … Continue reading

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March Member Spotlight – Kim Curran

Meet Kim Curran, mother to Jack 4 & Isabelle 8, wife to Richard for 11 & a half years. She worked as an account executive at a large publishing company before becoming pregnant. In preparation of the arrival of her … Continue reading

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February Member Spotlight – Dionne Wright-Jones

Meet Dionne Wright-Jones. She is a wife and a mother of two. Her son is 7 and her daughter is 4. She has been a WAHM for 7 years. She started JH Custom Designs 5 years ago. 1.      Please tell … Continue reading

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February Member Spotlight- Denise Galati

Meet Denise Galati.  She is a native Southern California resident of 45+ years. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley and relocated to the Santa Clarita Valley  in 1995 to raise her daughter and has remained there ever since. … Continue reading

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Can You Afford To Quit Your Job?

Can You Afford to Quit Your Job? One of the biggest misconceptions that parents who want to quit their job make is in the financial preparations. If it takes at least a year to build a business from home, then … Continue reading

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February Member Spotlight – Stacy McGuigan

Meet StacyMcGuiga, Party Conciege! 1.      Please tell us about your business and the service that you provide: Special Events Company, provide invitations, theme ideas, centerpieces, favors, just ask and I will find (florists, caterers, DJs, etc…) 2.      What motivated you … Continue reading

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This Week’s Fantasy

I come downstairs and see my 5 year old practicing his piano. He’s practicing a song he wrote called “Riding the Waves”. It’s a little derivative of “Breathe Me” by Sia but he’s added some nice changes. If he can … Continue reading

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Real Ways to Make Money Online

If you’re looking to make money on the internet, chances are you’ve run across a few scams already. Which methods of making money online are actually real and which ones are scams? Let’s take a look. Real: Be an Online … Continue reading

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Quick Tips to Help You Produce More Content

If you’re a content producer, sooner or later you’re going to come to the point where you have to ask yourself: “What am I going to write about?” Sooner or later, we all have trouble coming up with ideas. Don’t … Continue reading

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