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January 2011 Newsletter
It's already starting off to be our most terrific year yet! In retrospect, I can't help but look back at 2010 with a sense of pride and acheivment. We've had tremendous growth in the last 3 years, all thanks to supporters like you and parents with a passion for making a difference! I continued to be inspired by the new members who join our mission.
It gives me great pleasure to be able to announce that our staff has grown once again. We've added 2 more terrific leaders, Stephanie Anderson and Wendy Conte who are volunteering their precious time to support our cause. If you don't read the entire newsletter, at the very least, please take a moment to get to know them.
Also, you don't want to miss seeing all of the fantastic new business listings in just a few months! The directory is exploding with parents who are offering great products and services as a way of supporting their families. Why wouldn't you want to support their noble cause? LET'S KEEP THIS GOING!! It's the perfect time to take advantage of the momentum. Here is how you can do your part:
Keep your profile updated. Make sure your website and email links are current as well as your keywords and phrases.
Tell others that you can be found on the OMM business directory!
Tell other parents to list their businesses on OMM! Show your support to family run businesses in your area by telling them about us and how we will help to get them exposure!
Use the OMM business directory to do your searches- get to know the other parents who are just like you and connect!
"Friend us" on Facebook and Twitter. Our purpose is to serve you and promote you, but don't make us work too hard. TELL US when you want us to get a message out about you.
I wish for you so many things in 2011, and to put my money where my mouth is, I am going to prove to you that we can make it our best year ever by working together. Last year, we did away with membership fees because the realization came that we would be more valuable in numbers and passion than in dollars. So far, so good! When we stick together, we are a force to be reckoned with.
Here's to us and working to give you the best year of your life! Thank you for another amazing year. Enjoy!
To learn more about our decision to cancel annual membership fees, READ MORE or listen to the first 5 minutes of Ally's explantion on This Little Parent Stayed Home.
Our Milk Money is currently accepting donations as an act of good faith. If you would like to make a contribution, our suggested donation is still $25/year. DONATE NOW.
For a list of past contributers, please visit our CONTRIBUTORS PAGE.
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"My Milk Money Pays for...
...helping two wonderful daughters, one in college studying Biology and Japanese culture and one with aspirations of going to culinary school ."
-Steven Skiles, Santa Clarita, CA - Peaceful Reflections
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From Ally Loprete, Blogger and CEO of OurMilkMoney.com: Parents, our generation is not over, it's just beginning! We are radically reshaping the world we live in not only by creating new business practices and the economic climate, but for the first time in decades, thanks to the booming home business trend our children have the opportunity to watch us in our professional elements. Continue reading →
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Julianne Alvarez-Wish, OMM Director of Communications, is back this month with some sage advice in her blog A Wishful Thought. Her latest article is a departure from her Work/Life Balance series and her How to Have a Successful Blog Series. Both series will return soon!
As many of you know from reading Julianne's articles for the past year, her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children. To that end she is working on featuring one parent and their business per week on her blog. The first is Debbie Glickman of Fairytale Wishes, Inc....Continue reading →
She will return with her series on how to be successful at blogging . Read Part II of How To Have a Successful Blog. Continue reading →
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Welcome New OMM Staff Members!
Meet Stephanie Anderson!
Stephanie Anderson is OMM's new Director of Membershiop and Website Operations. Prior to becoming a self-employed parent, Stephanie held various corporate positions as a convention and meeting planner, executive assistant, oofice manager and Human Resources Director. (read more)
Meet Wendy Conte!
Wendy is OMM's new Director of Finance. Wendy began her career in the electronic component distribution industry over twenty years ago as a customer service representative. Ten years later she moved on to the accounting department where she found her passion. (read more)
"My Milk Money Pays for...
..to be able to do what I was called to do from home."
-Lexi Butler, Montana - Beaded Jewels
Meet Steven Skiles!
Steven Skiles is the founder and owner of Peaceful Reflections. Since 1990 he has worked in the funeral industry. As a Funeral Director he has taken care of the families in the communities he's served with compassion and integrity during one of life's most difficult and distressing times. (read more)
Meet Rocky Stayart!
Rocky has worked in the wholesale cosmetic industry as Vice President of Sales and also started two businesses in the consumer goods market. She has one company now: Tooo Much International. (read more)
Meet Cathy Gregg!
Originally from upstate New York, she moved to Arizona four years ago and has loved every minute since. She spent most of her years juggling being a single mom and being the President of a manufacturing company in New York and teaching martial arts. (read more)
"My Milk Money Pays for...
...helping with the expense of teaching women that can't afford to pay for self-defense workshops."
-Cathy Gregg, Scottsdale, AZ - Caution Unlimite
Beaded Jewels - Lexi Butler - Montana
Creative Concepts - Cheryl Anderson - Los Angeles, CA
Internet CEO Moms - Katie Childers - Raleigh, NC
Artisan Handbags & More - Lisa Connor - New York, NY
Discovery Toys - Barbara Joy Baker - Phoenix, AZ
Tee's Purple Martini Shop - Tee Tuck - Columbus, OH
Jockey Person 2 Person - Kim Beranek - Buffalo, NY
LMilan Photography - Kishana Highgate - Los Angeles, CA
Babyspies - Sara Chawankon - Malaysia
MaryKay - Denice Ward - Jacksonville, FL
Simply Necessary, Inc. - Tangela Walker-Craft - Florida
Wee Little Sparrows - Michelle Smith - Santa Barbara, CA
Chrissy's Cards & Gifts - Christa Wallace - Philadelphia, PA
JMJ Direct - John Clauss - Philadelphia, PA
Realtor - Erika Meyer - Miami, FL
Willow House - Marybeth Murray - Jacksonville, FL
Northern Lights at Home - Shirley Alecock - Los Angeles, CA
Business Mgt & Acctg LLC - Sheila Kimbrell - Phoenix, AZ
Send Out Cards - Christopher Griffith - New York, NY
ReProduce Reusable Produce Bags - Carrie Stratton - San Diego, CA
Grow with Love Boutique - Gail Heraty - Chicago, IL
TomBoy Tools - Sabrina Patton - Washington, DC
Ruckdashel DayCare - Kristen Ruckdashel - Wallowa County, OR
J Knowles Graphic Arts - Joseph Knowles, Jr. - West Islip, NY
ABC Vacuum Center - Larry & Brandy Ehmann - Phoenix, AZ
Team Get Real - Anthony Randolph - Las Vegas, NV
WWD Hosting - Melissa Olivero - Miami, FL
PolkaDot Cactus Photography - April Bernd - Phoenix, AZ
Lakes Area Mom Squad - Becky Flansburg - Minneapolis, MN
Cie Aura Founding Master Retailer - Kendall Peterson - San Antonio, TX
Tupperware Sales & Fundraising - Wendy Leal - Sacramento, CA
"My Milk Money Pays for...
...families who need help with clothes"
-Rocky Stayart, Beverly Hills, CA - Tooo Much International
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Open Staff Positions
If you are looking for ways to get more involved in the OurMilkMoney.com Organization, we have some new staff positions available. Each position is currently a volunteer position, but we compensate you in a variety of different ways! At the present time we offer extra perks including advertising and promotional packages, opportunities to host your own radio show, as well as free life and business coaching sessions with Ally. We are recruiting in the following positions:
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