Sunday, June 25, 2006

Balance and the wahm

I think that this is something that we struggle with each day. I know personally my laundry pile gets a little high sometimes and the dishes in the sink are still there in the morning. Balancing kids and a home business can be hard!

Angie who is one of our wahm bloggers wrote about
Juggling being a wahm with daily life

Check it out it has some great advice and some quick easy tips!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Wahm Reveal What is Success

Welcome to the Question of the Week Responses How do you define success for yourself, for your life and your home business?

If you are not a member yet please sign up here

Jill’s takes an inward look at how success is defined.

Moms Cafe looks at a proud Mommy moment that made her feel more successful than her many years in the corporate world.

Connie of Katie Hugs shares her definition of success as well she encourages work at home parents to ask themselves to ponder the question before they make the leap to have a home business.

Topics, Tips and Tangents reflects on a seemingly complicated question with a simple answer.

Patti shares that there is no right or wrong answer on what is success. People will have great differences and reflections on the the definition.

Moms Making Money Online has some to the realization that she shouldn't compare herself to others. One success lesson that I am currently learning is that I cannot measure myself against other people's standards; as women, I believe that it is so easy to constantly fall into the "compare" game; I have been doing it for years, and have recently realized that "I will never be successful, happy, or fulfilled if I keep watching what my peers are doing and comparing myself to them."

BikerMomma shares The short answer is: Happiness. If I'm happy, if the people around me are happy, then we've succeeded in whatever we've set out to accomplish. The long answer is - well - longer....

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

QOTW How do you define success?

How do you define success for yourself, for your life and your home business?

If you are not a member yet please sign up here

Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday June 23rd.

If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com



Saturday, June 17, 2006

Wahm reveal first jobs and life lessons

Welcome to the Questions of the Week responses What was your first job and what life lessons did it teach you?

If you are not a member yet please sign up here

BikerMomma recounts her days as Toy R US kid and mini skirts, heels and unloading 18 wheelers.

Cucina Bella recalls her job as a janitor. Learning time management skills there still helps her today.

Jill’s had several jobs and shares top 10 life lessons that she gained.

Frugal Momma realized that work shouldn't always be a chore and your co-workers/ boss can really make the work experience.

Moms Making Money Online shares her first job helped her create the work ethic she has today. I gained a strong work ethic, patience for dealing with people no matter how I was feeling, and the feeling of accomplishment that "yes, I can accomplish whatever I put my mind to."

Amber realized that she didn't like corporate America and wanted to be her own boss.

Angela worked at Pizza Hut and learned customer service skills which are important to any business.

Friday, June 16, 2006

National Roses Month

Roses are my favorite flower. It so so easy to send send flowers online these days. With roses you can express so many different sentiments from the red rose means love, but did you know if you present a red and white rose together it symbolizes “unity?” Make it pink and white and it means “I love you and always will.”

Your florist didn't just make up these meanings to make money. They have been around since the Victorian Days.

Here is a short list of some popular colors and their very Victorian meanings. Red - Passionate Love Yellow - Unfaithfulness Pale Pink - Youth and Femininity White - Keep My Secret Pink - Perfect Happiness Coral - I admire your accomplishments Leaf of a rose - You May Hope Time has marched on and today we have rose colors that our ancestors never dreamed of.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Writing courses

One of our wahm bloggers offers a writing course each month, if you are struggling with what to write you may want to consider it. Content is key in blogging or writing for your home business.



Making Your Writing Correct — This course reviews some of the most common grammar and punctuation errors, such as using the wrong word (e.g., its versus it’s, that versus which) and subject-verb agreement. It also reviews how to fix misplaced modifiers, run-ons, and incomplete sentences.

Making Your Writing Clear & Concise — This course focuses on finding and repairing the weak spots in your writing. You’ll learn how to build better sentences and paragraphs and how to get to the point more quickly by cutting deadwood phrases, redundancies, and clich├ęs. It also reviews a handful of writing tricks that will make your writing easier to read.

For more details check out
Kivi Leroux Miller. writing for non profits site

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

QOTW First job and life lessons

What was you first job and what life lessons did it teach you?

If you are not a member yet please sign up here

Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday June 16th.

If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Wahms reveal simpler things in life

Welcome to the Questions of the Week responses "How many simple things have you learned to appreciate more, for one reason or another? Please list them and feel free to elaborate on each" .If you are not a member yet please sign up here


Angie of Marketing Corner-Advertising shares her heart and soul about how some serious health issues in her family makes her appreciate the little things in life.


Frugal Momma shares coffee, kisses and love help her slow down and appreciate life more


Liz of Craft Gift Creations tells us that she is grateful for a dishwasher (I have to agree with her) being able to walk and her children's health!


Jill’s shares that she recently got a second car and discovered the freedom of having transportation at your disposal.


Amber of Shaklee, Health and more gives a list of simple things she appreciates such as being a work at home mom, being health and being a role-model for her kids.



Thursday, June 08, 2006

Network member featured at Blog herald

Sheila of Family Traveler How to travel with kids has been featured on Blog Herald "How I blog" series. Sheila is a wonderful writer and I am sure that many of who are regular bloggers are nodding and saying Hey I do that as well!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What are your blogging goals?

Problogger.netwants to know. If you are not aware of it, problogger.net is the place to go to find out how to be professional blogger. It has tips on how to increase traffic, google adsense earnings and so much more.

I’ve also written on a number of occasions about making some of your blogging goals public as a way of adding accountability and motivation to reach them. I find that when I write something on my blog about what I want to do that I’m much more likely to actually follow through on it.

So if you have some blogging goals check out problogger and submit them. It would be great exposure for your blog.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

QOTW Simple things in life

How many simple things have you learned to appreciate more, for one reason or another? Please list them and feel free to elaborate on each.


If you are not a member yet please sign up here

Anyone who would like to participate simply writes an entry on their blog pertaining to the Question of the Week. Once the post is written, the participant sends an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com and your link it put on that particular Question page. You have 1 week to submit the actual link to the entry (not the link to your main blog page) to be included in the links. The last day to submit entries is Friday June 9th.
If you have a suggestion for a future Question of the week, please send an email to Theresa @ budgetdial.com



Sunday, June 04, 2006

Vacation to Orlando

Have you ever thought of being in the tourism industry? Moremouse.com recently spoke about this in their website featuring an Orlando vacation rental.
"Tourism surrounding Orlando is worth billions of dollars to the area's economy. Tourism is a very rewarding field to be a part of and Orlando has many opportunities within that industry."

Downtown Orlando is a mixture of historic homes and luxury condominiums with great views of the city. It has seen tremendous growth during the last 5 years, with 19 new and conversion condominiums, which have been completed or announced. You can enjoy vintage homes in the historic neighborhoods of Thorton Park, Lake Eola Heights, Lake Lawsona, Lake Cherokee, and Lake Copeland. Downtown is trendy with diversity of restaurants, retailers, discos, and bars all within walking distance. With close access to beautiful Lake Eola, you can enjoy festivals, outdoor concerts, or a gondola ride on the Lake. The sports complex, theater, and opera are all located centrally makes your entertainment venues easily accessible

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Wahm reveal how they spend their time off

Welcome to the Questions of the Week Work at home moms rarely have time to themselves without the kids. What do you do if you have an hour, day, or eek an entire weekend to yourself?

If you are not a member yet please sign up here

We had many difference responses coming from the wahms that run a home business.

Frugal Momma says that sleep, scrapbooking and a girls weekend to New York are all of her free time dreams.

Jill says that the key to not getting burn out as a work at home mom is making time for yourself.


Robin of Mom's Cafe says time to herself is very rare and a luxury.

Sarah of Cucina Bella fantasizes what she would do with a weekend to herself It's such an enigma to me, that I cannot even begin to imagine at this point.