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About Our Milk Money

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.

3 Parenting Tips for Battling the Winter Blues

Another great post sent to us by my favorite Parenting Expert, Amy McCready of  Positive Parenting Solutions! Just had to share with those of you who are also as excited as we are to learn from her interactively at our … Continue reading

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Why do kids whine?

Editor’s note: The question had to be to be asked at least twice, because I’ve asked it at least a hundred times since I’ve had kids. I only have 2 boys- neither or even old enough to go to school … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need Supernanny to get Parenting Help

Definition of a “crazy” person: someone who does the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Definition of a crazy parent: someone who does the same thing over and over again with their children, but doesn’t understand why … Continue reading

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How I saw the Death of Osama Bin Laden Through a Preschooler’s Eyes

We were out to dinner so we didn’t get the news at the same time as the rest of the world. It took a phone call from a friend for us to become informed. Suddenly my husband and I were … Continue reading

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What Does Your Milk Money Pay for?

Seriously, I want to hear from you. You’ll be doing me a favor, yes. I am going to use this information for my upcoming book. The publishers apparently need to see proof that this is a trend, and parents really … Continue reading

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I Embraced my Heritage and Found Solice at The Skirball Center

Nearly a year ago I made a new years resolution that I would be more conscious of and limit my need to apologize for everything. Along with this new initiative, came a new desire to embrace myself without vindication for … Continue reading

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Santa Behavioral Therapy

I’m a sucker for the holidays. I LOVE this time of year even though I live in Southern California and I ache for that winter crispness of the East Coast and the country Christmases I enjoyed so much as a … Continue reading

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How To Build Your Email Marketing List

First Of All, Why Is Your List Important? Building lists of subscribers, prospects, and customers is one of the most important activities your business can undertake. Once built, permission-based email lists can create sales for your company for years to … Continue reading

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Five step process of fail proof permission email marketing

At times, throwing together an entire email marketing campaign can seem daunting. How does one even know where to begin? Well, the best place to start is by learning. Once you know the simple 5-step process for fail-proof permission-based email … Continue reading

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How to Make Money and Leverage Email Marketing for Your Business

It is typical for email marketing campaigns to top the 2% conversion rates typically expected from direct mail. In fact, email delivers the highest return-on-investment across marketing mediums by an eye-popping margin of $57.25 for every dollar spent on it … Continue reading

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A Thankful Message to You.

I recently experienced a terrific revelation that I’d like to share with you, just in time for Thanksgiving. Last week I was able to witness first hand the power that we have to positively affect one another and how that … Continue reading

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The Family That Laughs Together, Stays Together *

The Family That Laughs Together, Stays Together *.

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Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshops is a win-win campaign!

I have to say, the marketing team behind the Lowe’s Build and Grow is beyond brilliant. It’s a marketing concept that is guaranteed to bring people in droves to their stores all over the country at least twice a month. … Continue reading

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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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