Tag Archives: Ally’s Blogs

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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You too, Can Become a Work at Home Parent

If you are like most working parents, you’d prefer that your child not see a nanny, or the inside of a daycare, more than they see you. Well, here is some good news: becoming a self-employed parent is a possibility … Continue reading

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How to Tighten Your Wallet and Enjoy Your New Lifestyle

So, you’ve decided to become a full time stay-at-home parent. Re-evaluating your budget is one of the hardest first steps to letting go of that second income because it means you are going to have to let some things go. … Continue reading

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This Wasn’t the Path I Started Out On; It’s Better.

By Ally Loprete Thirteen years ago, I came to Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s in Theatre and Film degree, stars in my eyes and a certainty that I was exactly what Hollywood was looking for. I had ten 2 minute … Continue reading

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The New American Family

Start by embracing “change” as our only hope to a brighter future, and see the rainbow at the end of the storm. Written by Ally LopreteHave you noticed that there is no longer a basic definition of what a typical … Continue reading

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Embracing Drama

Written by Ally LopreteDrama has been with me for so long, I don’t even remember where we first met. I think it was sometime during elementary school because by the time I was in junior high, it was sitting next … Continue reading

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How to Create the Perfect Schedule, and Make it Work for You

Written by Ally Loprete The thought of actually sitting down and scheduling some lazy “do absolutely nothing” time probably seems very stupid as well as a waste of time. Entrepreneurs, especially parents who are constantly on the go between their … Continue reading

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Increase Your Productivity As a Self-Employed Parent

Written by Ally Loprete Working at home: it seemed like such a good idea at the time. You believed that it would give you more time with your children, the freedom to work in your pajamas, a limitless income possibility, … Continue reading

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Working together, We Could Make Zillions!

There is Much Power in Numbers, So Let’s Commit to Supporting One Another.By Ally Loprete Lately, I’ve really been fascinated with numbers.This fascination has grown recently, I imagine, from creating my own internet-based company. The infinite numbers to be comprehended … Continue reading

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Work for Free and Get Rich in the Process

When You are Trying to Make Money, It ShowsBy Ally Loprete Starting my own business has been a huge educational experience for me. My business partner, Kelli, and I realized that in order to build a national directory of parent-owned … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Becoming a Self-Employed Parent

(Or What to Expect When You Are Expecting to Work from Home)Written by Ally Loprete First, let me say that I realize that the title to this piece may seem a bit partial, and while I supposed that it probably … Continue reading

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Motherhood: Perfect Cure for Avoiding the Gym.

Written by Ally Loprete If you are anything like me, and I doubt it because most people tend to disagree with me on the subject, then you hate working out, too.In the 35 years that I have been alive, I … Continue reading

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I went to the grocery store with an infant and a toddler ALONE…AND I survived.

I was determined. To heal quickly from my cesarean.To conquer the idea that I now had TWO kids rather than 1.To get out of the house.To prove to myself that although I don’t have family nearby, or neighbors to help … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Tribute

Written By Ally LopreteHere’s to the Fathers who have been there for the good and the bad.To the Father who wasn’t sure that he even wanted to become a father, but when he did, embraced it in a way that … Continue reading

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Please Forgive the Pregnancy Brain

Written by Ally Loprete I don’t know how many more times I will be able to get away with the excuse that I am pregnant every time I have a brain fart. Seriously, my brain seems to be functioning less … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics

Written by Ally Loprete As the owner of OMM and a representative of so many members, I’ve had to do something I’ve never done before, and that is to swallow my political opinions and keep them to myself for the … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind the Mask

By Ally Loprete They call me “supermom”. That is because I am a mom, and I have super powers. How else would I be able to manage the chaos in my life and handle everything with a smile on my … Continue reading

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Before Our Milk Money

I was a working parent, and struggling with one of the most difficult years of my life. As much as I dreamed of winning the lottery and being able to spend time with my beautiful new baby boy, only 5 … Continue reading

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By Working Together We Are Empowering Ourselves!

There is going to be times where we lose the momentum and we forget what we were working for, but right now we have it, and we feel the energy from all of you. It’s feeding itself. We can see … Continue reading

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No matter what tomorrow may bring, I will remain grateful.

I am grateful to have a roof over my head.I am grateful that we have 2 cars, and even if they are older than the city we live in, we no longer have payments, and we somehow they always get … Continue reading

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