I'm speaking to myself on this hack. We've been in a rut of late nights, crazy travel plans, and last-minute job changes for my husband. Insurance adjusters do not have much predictability. You can prepare for a storm and then get canceled at the last minute - true story. So, having a reliable morning start … Continue reading WAHM Weekly Hack No. 1 – Get Mornings Right
How do you introduce yourself? How do you describe your role in life? I used to have a hard time with this. I used to be very career-focused and made sure to introduce myself as a writer first and mama second. Then, the roles reversed. I became mostly a mama and sort of a writer … Continue reading Get Your Pro Mama Act Together
My oldest daughter and I share a deep love of watching hack videos. We love to see how other people overcome problems with ingenuity. Having out-of-the-box kids and a somewhat out-of-the-box lifestyle (we live in a fifth-wheel camper full-time) requires an eye toward creativity. I see many, many mamas asking what to do with toddlers … Continue reading Introducing Weekly WAHM Hacks
So, you know what you want to do? You have a "What You Do" statement ready, rehearsed and refined? Okay! I'm so proud of you! Now, it's time to start transitioning from vision phase to reality phase. It's going to be hard for me to cover all the bases of making a transition from dream … Continue reading Mama, You Have Skills Part 3: Transitioning from Dream to Reality
Hi Friends! It's tough to be a work-at-home-mama when you need to do all the things. I'm thinking about this now that my hubby and right hand (my 9-year-old) are out of town for the week. My littles (Man Cub, 5) and (Little One, 3) are great kids, but they are quite busy and still … Continue reading How to Train Kids to Let You Work
Today, I'm asking you to envision yourself doing that THING you're good at and want to do at home in this exercise, even if you have no clue how it's going to come together. Getting a vision for "what you do" is key to starting this mama biz.
When I started writing this post, it was clear that honing skills is an important topic. I'm going to break it into three parts - find & hone your thing, build your "what you do" statement, and figure out your next steps. I believe experience is the best teacher. Falling on your face and figuring … Continue reading Mama, You Have Skills Part One – Find & Hone Your Thing
Are you ready to start this WAHM thing? A little secret is I didn't really develop a hardcore business plan when I started my freelance writing and marketing business. Don't forget to KISS (Keep it simple, sister) your plan I can get bogged down in planning and never get something off the ground. I had a … Continue reading Starting a Business at Home: 5 Honest Questions to Get You Started
Almost 11 years ago, I started a business at home. It's one of the few things I've kept going for the better part of a decade. Here's how you can do it too.
This blog was born of a need - a mama 🙋🏼 needing to get back in touch with herself. We mamas aren't just caregivers and taxi drivers. We're ladies looking to do something big in this world. My personal aim is to be a woman seeking Christ in all I do, to be a helpmeet to … Continue reading Welcome!