5 Things Moms Should Know to Start a Home-Based Business

home based business, Irene Krasnoff, Aspiring Mompreneur


Do you want to start a home-based business so that you can be your own boss, manage your work schedule, and spend as much quality time as possible with your babies and children young and old?  You may think it is too complicated to start a home-based business, or may be unsure about how to start. The good news is that with the Internet, it is much easier and very inexpensive to start  a home-based businesses than it ever was pre-Internet era. Here are 5 things moms should know about starting a home-based business.

You Can Start a Home-Based Business Without Spending a Dime:  There are several home-based businesses you can launch without spending a dime. If there are any expenses involved, it will be minimal. Thanks to the Internet, you don’t need to incur any expensive overhead, for example, carrying inventory, hiring staff, etc.  All you need to do is to figure out what you’re passionate about. If you have a strong desire to turn your passion into a home-based business, you can totally do it!

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Holiday Cards

holiday cards, Wanda Thomas, MadCris Images

Nothing makes me happier than receiving a great Holiday card in the mail. It doesn’t matter if it’s a picture card or not, just the idea that someone took time out to send me a seasonal greeting makes me giddy. A client asked for a mock-up that she could send to her clients and this is the first draft that we created. These are the low resolutions files that and the final products will be printed on 4×6 linen textured paper from my lab WHCC.  I create custom cards for all of my clients and can incorporate their logo and or a picture.

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When Love Hurts: On Domestic Violence and Abuse

domestic violence, LaKesha Brown, An Uncommon Chick

This one gets real y’all!

The latest on the Chat, Chew, and You Interactive Wellness Show is all about domestic violence and abuse.

It’s one of those topics that we keep hush-hush and toss under the rug but we wanted to open up the dialogue to help anyone who may be suffering from domestic violence and abuse and those who support domestic violence victims.

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Buzz Aldrin Welcome to Mars (and maybe the first library on Mars too)

Welcome to Mars by National Geographic, Pam Margolis


So…You might not know this about me but I love space stuff! I briefly worked at NASA many years ago and it was so much fun. I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut (who doesn’t) and now you thanks to the ultimate astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, you can be a space explorer too! NatGeo’s done it again.

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Entrepreneur – Suck it Up and Move – Get Things Done

suck it up and move, Janeane's World, Janeane Davis


As an entrepreneur, there are many things that you have to do that you may not want to do.It is not always easy to take action now and get things done. But so what, suck it up and go.

As an entrepreneur, one of your most important tasks, is to suck it up and take action now even when you don’t feel like it.

People who are not entrepreneurs often think owning a business is all roses and chocolate drops. From the outside, it seems that you can always do what you want when you want. Those who are not entrepreneurs see business ownership as a way to avoid all unpleasant tasks. This could not be further from the truth.

Entrepreneurs, must do many tasks they find hard, do not like or would rather avoid. These tasks include:

  • record keeping
  • filing taxes
  • keeping accounting records
  • training employees
  • terminating employees
  • cleaning the workplace
  • networking
  • keeping the workplace adequately supplied

No matter how much an entrepreneur would like to avoid these tasks, they must be done. The entrepreneur has no choice but to suck it up, take action now, and get things done.

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Letters to My Children: Two Sons One Theme

letters to sons Bernetta Knighted

It’s so much to tell them and I want to make sure it all sinks in. If I had the wisdom, I have now at 21 or even 15 – I’d be a different person.

I have two sons, they are 2 and 10. It’s almost like they are twins that are 8 years apart.

Although there is a major age gap, I am so happy to see the love and respect between these two brothers. I only pray that their relationship will grow and they will be best friends for life.

I wanted to participate with Letters to my Children with LaShawn of Everyday Eyecandybecause it was important for me to leave something for my children while I’m in the mindset I have today. Visit next month for my letter to my daughter.

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not superwoman Nicole McLean www.myfabulousboobies.com

stomps feet* I am not superwoman!

I have a confession. I hate-loathe-detest the stereotype of black women (or any woman really) as a “superwoman”. It irks me to no living end. Seriously. It has to be the most ridiculous and rude vision of a person that you can have.

Superwoman has to be able to do it all, with a smile and wink… while keeping it sexy and funny. Providing giggles and jokes for her friends and her husband (because of course she HAS a man, right?).
Going above and beyond every day for the “man” – unless she’s uber-superwoman, then she runs her own multi-million dollar business. She handles kids with ease, she always looks flawless and well… there isn’t anything that she can’t save, fix or prepare.

She’s superwoman! 

Well, let me tell you. Her name ain’t Nicole. I am NOT superwoman. For anybody. Not even myself.


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Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie

mango strawberry smoothie Dawn Harris www.mamaharriskitchen.com


Most of the time when I make a smoothie it’s really with no rhyme or reason. I just gather a bunch of ingredients that might go well together and dump them in the blender. Most of the time they include yogurt or milk, or a combination of the two. Often there’s fruit, sometimes a vegetable or two. Usually some ice unless the fruit is frozen, and then I cross my fingers and hope for the best. Honestly, that’s what I did with this smoothie that I threw together a few weeks ago. However, my family loved it. Even my husband, who honestly isn’t really the greatest fan of smoothies. They loved it so much that I had to write down what I used to make it so I could do it again. And again. And again. Often when we buy fruit we buy a lot. We are a family of 7 on most days (with older kids and their schedules sometimes that can range from a family of 4 to a family of 10, depending on who’s home and who they’ve brought with them) and that usually means a small handful of bananas isn’t going 


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How Can A Trade Not Aid Basket Be The Path To Peace

path to peace, Patricia Patton, Fearless Living

In 1997 I was flying from Bamako, Mali to Accra, Ghana when I heard that the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, had been killed when his plane was shot down. I did not have a clue about the history of the Hutus and Tutsis at the time. News from this part of the world never made the 6pm news and coverage had long been radio silent on Africa in the US. I could not fathom the depth of genocide that was happening in East Africa at this juncture. 

his afternoon, I am joining Macy’s celebration of 10 years of the Rwandan Path to Peace program with a Commemorative Basket woven to represent 10 years of peace and prosperity.

I am especially interested in programs that economically benefit women and in learning more about how I can engage in trade by buying the baskets of these women. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, I also hope to better understand how  the Macy’s Foundation is strengthening communities by supporting local and national charities and giving more than $70 million.

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Need a Mommy’s Helper? Here’s How to Hire Yours!

There are certain hurdles and problems in your parenting journey that seem insurmountable at times. Then you talk to another mom in your neighborhood, in line at the grocery store or in a parenting forum and she immediately has the answer you’ve been looking for! I’ll walk you through step-by-step how to hire a mommy’s helper. First, let’s start with a definition.

A mommy’s helper is NOT a babysitter.

A mommy’s helper is a “tween” or teenager who you know and trust –  who can play with your children or help them with homework while you ARE at home.

Got it? Next, let’s go through how to hire one so you can be more productive at home while you’re working, studying or completing a home project.

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