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February 2012 Newsletter

 

Dear Friends and Supporters, 

 

I am so proud to see that the OurMilkMoney.com parent business directory is still being utilized as it was intended...as a tool to give parents an opportunity to have more control over how they provide care to their families, and a way to formulate all that binds us together.  We have made enormous strides and accomplished a great deal...together, as a great community.  I've never felt more confident in all that we are accomplishing.
 
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In the last four years I have seen a real difference in the way moms and dads have changed their bleak perceptions and defeatist attitudes into something more advantageous and contributory.  There is something to be said about embracing the chaos and the fight to prove to the popular culture that the lowly stay-at-home parent is no longer to be seen as weak and powerless. 
 
Don't believe me?  Just look at all the amazing new members that have joined us since the launch of OurMilkMoney.com four years ago, as well as each month.  I am especially proud to see the way moms and dads are responding to the new social and economic realities that we are facing.  Each challenge is being accepted as another opportunity to renovate, restore and rejuvenate. The American Family has become healthier than ever before. Our children are being greatly influenced by the opportunity to watch the way their parents provide for them through self-employment.  They are being accelerated into a great future of possibilities.
 
Thank you for contributing to this great movement!
 
Happy February!
 

 

 

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This Week's Fantasy

 

I come downstairs and see my 5 year old practicing his piano. He’s practicing a song he wrote called “Riding the Waves”. It’s a little derivative of “Breathe Me” by Sia but he’s added some nice changes. If he can add a strong bridge, he’ll have a hit on his hands. And yes I know I sound casual, but I am constantly amazed that my five year old son made up a song one day and consistently plays it the same way every time. Then I turn and see my 2 year old who has just discovered singing. He is belting out “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” from The Lion King. He’s not just singing it however. He’s crooning. He’s bending the notes in a way that would impress Michael Buble. The emotion on his face makes me utterly convinced how eager he is to begin his reign over the Serengeti. This real life scene transports me into the following fantasy which is laid out instantaneously in my head…

My boys continue to develop their vocal and instrumental skills as they grow older. Braden, the older brother, becomes not only prodigious on the piano, but the drums and bass as well. He also becomes a brilliant songwriter. Henry, the younger, develops hisContinue reading →

 

Chris Loprete, the father of Our Milk Money, began writing his experiences as a new father upon the launch of Our Milk Money, calling his work, appropriately, The Daddy's Den.

 

"My Milk Money Pays for...
my children's orthodontics."

Sheri Devan - Colorado Springs, CO  - Peace, Love, Swap

 

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Can You Afford to Quit Your Job?

 

One of the biggest misconceptions that parents who want to quit their job make is in the financial preparations. If it takes at least a year to build a business from home, then logically that would mean you would need to save at least your full annual income to live off of in that year, right? WRONG.

No wonder so many people think it is impossible and remain STUCK in a less than desirable situation. The good news is that you are NOT STUCK. The bad news? There are still sacrifices to be made.

Before losing all hope...Continue reading →

 

Work/Life Balance Parent Enthusiast Ally Loprete is the Founder of OurMilkMoney.com, a nationwide online business directory of self-employed parents,  and the host of This Little Parent Stayed Home, a live weekly radio show on The Toginet Radio Network, also available on iTunes.  Ally is on a mission to help others deal with the sometimes overwhelming prospect of leaving a full time job to start a new business, while running a full time household and raising kids. Private coaching is available at This Little Parent Coaching.

 

Quick Tips to Help You Produce More Content

If you are a content producer sooner or later you're going to come to the point where you have to ask yourself: "What am I going to write about?"  Sooner or later we all have trouble coming up with ideas.  Don't worry though - if you follow these quick tips, you'll be on your way to producing great content in no time at all. 

 

Tip #1 - Explain an Expert's Concept

 

One great way to produce some killer content is to take some of your favorite quotes and expert ideas and use them as fodder for your content.  For example, if you're running a business blog...Continue reading →

 

As many of you know from reading Julianne's articles for the past year, her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents be their own boss so they can be home with their children.  To that end she is working on featuring five parents per week in her column and one parent and their business per week on her blog

 

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"My Milk Money Pays for...
...pays for us to stay at home, not have a boss, put away for retirement, help our children, be there for our aging parents as it allows us time freedom to always be there."

Wendy Schaan - Canada - Families Earning More

 

 

Meet Dionne Wright-Jones!

 

Meet Dionne Wright-Jones. She is a wife and a mother of two. Her son is 7 and her daughter is 4. She has been a WAHM for 7 years. She started JH Custom Designs, a gift basket business specializing in custom theme gift baskets and gifts for individuals and corporate clients primarily from an online store. Dionne hand delivers locally in Baltimore, Maryland and ship anywhere within the United States.

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Meet Denise Galati!

 

Denise Galati is a realtor and a native Southern California resident of 45+ years. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley and relocated to the Santa Clarita Valley  in 1995 to raise her daughter and has remained there ever since. Denise's motto is to provide; 100% Commitment – 100% Of the Time.

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Meet Stacy McGuigan!

 

Meet StacyMcGuigan, owner of Party Conciege, a special events company, that provides invitations, theme ideas, centerpieces, and favors. All you have to do is ask her and Stacy will connect you with all the right professionals for a terrific event!

 

Stacy has been giving people party ideas for years, but she began throwing great parties for her own kids and her friends.

 

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"My Milk Money Pays for...
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.. providing an amazing girl named Senta with a healthy and happy home environment.
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Diane Jackson - Philadelphia, PA - The Wellness Kick

 

 

 

Tittle + Tat, Cheryl Forster, Australia

CuteCribs, Donna Fischer, Albuquerque, NM

Peace, Love, Swap Colorado Springs, Sheri Devan, Colorado Springs, CO

Families Earning More, Wendy Schaan, Canada

Legal Shield/Identity Theft Shield, Andrea Wacker, Colorado Springs, CO

Vault Denim, Karen Mokol, Colorado Springs, CO

MP Medical Billing Service, Patricia Shaughnessy, Boston, MA

WineShop at Home, Dara Lynn, Colorado Springs, CO

ViSalus Sciences® Body by Vi™ Challenge!, Maria M Gutierrez, Denver, CO

Just Between Friends – Dane County East, Aleisha Gurrie, Madison, WI

Vineyard Virtual Services, Michele Wilcox, Los Angeles, CA

Just Between Friends, Amy Jordan, Phoenix, AZ

Families Gone Green, Karen Tucker, Colorado Springs, CO

Gemstone Technologies, Inc., Joe Preble, Philadelphia, PA

Lovable Labels, Bonnie Hessler, Dallas, TX

Golly Gee-pers!, Staci Ericson, Lafayette, CA

Tutor Doctor of Nashville, Sal Ferro, Nashville, TN

Thirty-One Gifts, Victoria Jacklin, Chicago, IL

Tutor Doctor of Nashville, Wayde Bonomo, Nashville, TN

Nonna Iole’s Soffritto, Lorena Stephenson, Los Angeles, CA

The Wellness Kick, Diane Jackson, Philadelphia, PA

Competency Coaching, Lisa Neumann, Orange County, CA

Wild Bean Vanilla, Chad Palmer, Phoenix, AZ

Gold Canyon, MacKenzie Cianfrogna, Phoenix, AZ

Boy’s & Girl’s Guide Books, Frank C. Hawkins, Washington

Healthy Coffee (Organo Gold), Sherneda Tucker, Atlanta, GA

Tutor Doctor, Robin Rapaport, Los Angeles, CA

Tutor Doctor of Keller, TX, Sandy deLara, Dallas, TX

Tutor Doctor of Redondo Beach, Carla Schetter, Orange County, CA

Tutor Doctor of South Hills of Pittsburgh, Claire Hulefeld, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

 

"My Milk Money Pays for...
...two sweet little boys that love pretending, playing with action figures and going to the zoo.
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Chad Palmer - Phoenix, AZ - Wild Bean Vanilla

 

 

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