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November 2011 Newsletter


Today there is a greater ability to connect with one another than in any past generation.

There has never been a better time for moms and dads to claim their place in society and earn their way to freedom, all while making a difference for our children and the future that awaits them. Thanks to the interactive media, gone are the days of the lonely house parent who has no means of connecting to other grown-up intelligence. We have resources!


We must realize our potential as a community, our power as consumers, and the promise for a significant impact by committing to COLLABORATION.
There is a science behind all of this and when closely examined, it equals progress.


Happy November!



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At Our Milk Money, we don't discriminate. Moms have great stories to share, but so do the Dads. It is definitely a sign of the times when Dads from all over the world begin to step up as primary care-takers and embrace their roles as stay-at-home parents.
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 Woah!  You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?


Is it me? When did little kids get such big attitudes? Look I love my five year old son, but sometimes the mouth on this kid makes Damien from the Omen look like Opie from the Andy Griffith Show. He fights me on everything.  He talks back. He disobeys. He throws tantrums. I would blame it on my less than adequate parental techniques and I do tend to be inconsistent with my behavioral therapy and discipline at times, but I know it’s not just my kid. Apparently my niece has got a little mean streak when it comes to talking to her parents. And I’ve heard stories from other parents too. Is it the TV shows they’re watching? Has Sesame Street turned a dark corner? “Guess what Elmo’s thinking about today? YA TA DA DAA! Elmo’s been thinking about…Continue 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...
the two truest loves of my life - my 6yo little boy Canyon and my 5yo little girl Isabella.  The twinkle in their eyes and their belly laughs fill my heart to capacity."

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Selling is Not a Dirty Word


If you are like so many small business owners you may feel too emotionally close to your product to adequately sell it yourself. Selling ice to an eskimo is easy, but selling something you have created on your own may cause a hive break out- and here is why: Objections on your own products will feel more like a personal rejection than ever before… but it doesn’t have to. If you want complete and total freedom, learning to sell graciously is the best skill you could ever posses. Selling is about helping someone who knows less than you do come to a decision that they are not able to make on their own. Selling is also about...Continue reading →


Self -employed Parent Enthusiast Ally Loprete 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. She is resolute about creating a haven in which parents across the nation will continue to thrive and obtain the support they need in their personal journeys.
Ally's blogging continues at ThisLittleParent.com


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It is that time of year gain.  We just had Halloween.  Now, the holiday season is in full swing!


In these challenging times, we want to offer you a place to advertise your holiday products and services where you can get an inexpensive yet high visibility ad. 


That place is the Our Milk Money Holiday E-Gift Catalog.


Please note that although we have had a substantial increase in our subscriber base this year, we have decided not to increase the ad prices. As always, we are committed to offering you affordable promotion at the best possible value.


The Our Milk Money Holiday E-Gift Catalog will be advertised heavily online and via our weekly radio show: This Little Parent Stayed Home.  It will also go out to all of our Facebook and Twitter followers.


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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


If you are interested in becoming a guest blogger on The Our Milk Money Blog Spot, or contributing your own blogs for a collaborative stream, please contact us



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...4 wonderful children who are energetic, fun and creative."

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Meet Angela Broxterman!

Meet Angela Broxterman.  She was born and raised in Houston, TX.  Work and life has led her to live in Raleigh-Durham, Chicago, San Francisco, & Dallas (all great places!) all within the last 6 years.  She is excited to be settled back in the Bay Area with her husband and 2 amazing children.


Please tell us about your business and the service that you provide:

Just Between Friends is a semi-annual children’s and maternity consignment sales event.  Shoppers enjoy 50-90% off retail prices on everything from children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories to toys, furniture and equipment.  Consignors earn 60% on the sales of their items that we personally merchandise for them during the event.

Volunteers at the event get to...  Continue reading


Meet Shannon Wilburn!


Meet Shannon Wilburn, Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc.  President and Co-Founder.  Just Between Friends, the Nation’s Leading children’s and Maternity Consignment event was founded in 1997 by two moms, Shannon Wilburn and Daven Tackett in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2003, they formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. and began selling franchises.  There are 109 franchises in 21 states. They have received national attention on CNN, Headline News, ABC News, Good Morning America, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in The Wall Street Journal Online, Inc. Magazine, The Seattle Times, Sacramento Bee, LA Times, Daily Oklahoman and broadcast outlets in dozens of cities across the country including Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle.


Please tell us about your business and the service that you provide:

JBF serves families in local communities by helping them save

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Meet Shelly & Kathy Rogers!


Meet Shelly & Kathy Rogers, co-owners of Just Between Friends, Waco. JBF is a franchise system that helps families and charities in Waco, Tx. Shelly is a young mom and Kathy is a grandma. They are both teachers and work with families and children in their church and at schools.  They are bargain hunters too. Shelly had participated in the JBF sale in Tulsa for several sales and was able to clothe her (Kathy’s grandchildren) children at almost no cost. She would sell their outgrown items and toys and replace them with the next sizes up. When the ladies that operated the JBF in Tulsa, OK decided to offer franchises, they bought the one in Waco, Texas. They believe in the basic philosophy of Just Between Friends which is “friends helping friends”.


Please tell us about your business and the service that you provide:

Just Between Friends is a twice a year consignment sale for children’s clothing furniture, toy, ect and maternity wear. Our consignors price, and tag their items and determine...Continue reading



"My Milk Money Pays for...
.. my sweet boys Connor and Bailey who teach me the lessons on becoming a better parent everyday!
Irene Gouge - Raleigh/Durham, NC - Loving Lessons




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Joyful Alignment, Sundara Delphini, Los Angeles, CA

Exhale to Excel Jewelry & Boutique, Dana Rankin, Kansas City

Pink Genie Gift Baskets, Dana Rankin, Kansas City

Jack for Jill Couture, Amy Senior, Phoenix, AZ

Cake Pop Designs, Terri Guymon, Phoenix, AZ

Mobile Media, Craig Walker, Chicago, IL

Repstar Agencies, Marc Palud, Canada

Serving Up Business, Anna Marie Martin, Anchorage, AK

Ardyss Intl Home of Amazing Body Reshaper & More, Travonda Thomas, Baltimore, MD

Angie's Dawg Haus, Angie Pena, Phoenix, AZ

Achievable Dreams Coaching, Omega Smith, Los Angeles, CA

Xtraordinary Life, Renee Waggener, San Francisco, CA

Loving Lessons, Irene Gouge, Raleigh/Durham, NC

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...supplementing household income.
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