With all the talk about balance and leaning lately, I started to think about how clarity is what's most important to me.
Thea Andrews, co-anchor of the recently rebranded entertainment show omg!
January is a big month for trade shows and as moms in biz, we have to really evaluate whether it's worth it to spend time away at a trade show. These shows can be amazing resources for your business if you really use your time well while away. Many people are tempted to treat the trade show time as a personal getaway and that can be a costly mistake. Trade shows range from two to five days and can cost anywhere from $500-$5000 for the booth, travel, hotel, food etc. So, it's a big investment of both time and money.
I have to be honest, I got lazy the past two years and didn't send the formal Holiday cards. It seemed overwhelming. I was busy and with Facebook and email, I felt like everybody had seen my kids grow over the year. But this year as I've already begun to see some Holiday cards trickle in, I felt the need to get back to the ritual.
One thing that holds so many people back from starting their business is the lack of capital. The truth is that we can make up for that in spades with passion. When you truly have passion for your idea it quickly turns into momentum and real progress is made regardless of the size of your bank account.
I wanted to share some sage advice from my IHP/ Esthetician, Paula Coyne at Murad’s Inclusive Health Medical Group (www.muradinclusivehealth.com). I’ve learned so much in just the past few months about wellness vs. wrinkles. It was the wake up call that I needed as a busy working mom.
Jessica Kim has built a successful career with her keen sense of intuition when it comes to noticing products that are missing from the "mommy" marketplace. She has created several products through her company, BabbaCo.
After school ended last week, we took off to Laguna Beach for a short family vacation. We only had that amount of time before high school sports kicked into session. Of course, my teenage boys packed the iPad, the iPods, their laptops, phones and were fully stocked to be connected all weekend.
Some people know what their calling is at a very young age and that passion just sticks with them for life. Nancy Shapiro was born to teach. Now, she's turned that gift of helping others into a business called Cue Sticks. Through Cue Sticks, Nancy teaches the power of positive thinking. Cue Sticks are daily reminders that come in the form of either a temporary tattoo or a sticker.
There comes a time for many stay-at-home moms when they realize that they turn their hobby into a business. Throughout phases of motherhood, moms have chunks of time during the day to feed their creative side. Whether the kids may be napping or in school, moms can showcase their talents online quickly, easily and on the cheap.