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
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
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.
When I was in my early twenties I traveled a lot for work. While I was traveling, I listened to get-out-of-debt guru Dave Ramsey's radio show almost every day. I was attracted to this show because his way of living is different. He likes to call people weird. He likes to celebrate not having debt. … Continue reading Why I Spent Nights, Weekends and Early Mornings Working on a Dream to Stay Home