OurMilkMoney.com Newsletter
Support us and you support families everywhere. July 2008
In This Issue
What's a POMMO?
Consumer Support
We're Moving Up the Ranks!
Ally's Visit to Phoenix
Recent Press
Daddy's Den
Going Green
Member Spotlight
More Ways to Connect
It's Survey Time!
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What's a POMMO?
POMMO LogoOur members are the heart and soul of the Our Milk Money Organization, and they know the importance of supporting one another. We want you to feel confident in the purchases that you make online. When you see the POMMO symbol on one of their sites, you know you are in good hands.
Need something? Ask.
Have something? Give. 
If only life was always this easy.
Check out the Our Milk Money Classifieds!
It's easy, it's informative and it's free!
Meet the Newest Additions to the Team!
 Susan Knudsen,
 Portland Regional
Susan Knudsen, Portland Regional Manager
Originally from Baltimore, Susan comes to us with much experience  in home based-businesses, especially in the travel industry. She'll be using her winning personality and passion to support others to help grow the OMM concept in Portland. We are thrilled to have her! Read more...
Kat Chaname,
San Francisco Regional Manager, Grant Writer 
Kat Chaname, San Francisco Regional Manager, Grant Writer
Living just outside of San Francisco in the growing town of Tracy, Kat is no stranger to working at home and contributing to her community. She is currently the Area Director for Au Pair Care, a multi-cultural live-in childcare service. In addition to bringing the concept of OMM into her community, we are fortunate to have Kat researching and writing grants for the OMM organization. Read more...

Our Milk Money has hit its 3 month mark!  It's been an exciting time as we've seen the organization explode before our eyes with enthusiasm from both our members and consumers. We are overjoyed with the responses we've been getting from the press and bloggers everywhere. Although we are pleased with the progress we've made in this time, there is still much work to do. Our goal remains the same: To list every self-employed parent in our business directory across the country and make it easy for us to make purchases only from each other.
Happy Reading!

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Ally Loprete & Kelli Shand are the Co-Founders of OurmilkMoney.com
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Consumer Support
Making the change is easier than you think! Do you know where your money goes? At OMM we tell you. Families use their Milk Money to support their children and grandchildren. Some use it for college education, and others use it to simply help with gas and groceries. Why not feel good about every purchase you make? Select a location to see what products and services are being offered in your area.
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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.
Sign up for the Swap Spot and tell them you were referred by OurMilkMoney! 
We're Moving Up the Ranks!
We were awarded the #1 spot in the Mommy's Club Top 100 Mom Sites for the month of May and currently we're on track for winning again for the month of June. Vote for us here!
In April and May, 2 of our 3 articles were listed in the top 5 on WorkITmom!
Read these articles now and give us a rating.
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The Trip Was a Success!
Ally Loprete with BizEmomsWe are connecting with others who share our mission!
Co-Founder Ally Loprete just returned from Phoenix, Arizona where she had the pleasure of meeting with the leaders and members of BizEmoms as well as The Innovative Mama. It was also a wonderful opportunity for her to be able to connect with many OMM members in the Phoenix Market.
Read Laura Wintemute's perspective about Ally's visit by visiting the BizEmoms Blogspot
Pictured above left to right: OMM Co-founder Ally Loprete with BizEmoms Laura Wintemute, Angie Ransey and Tamara Hight
Interested in having Ally speak with your group? Email us to find out more about our Affiliate Program and how we can contribute to other organizations that you are a part of. We offer great benefits for you and your group. Your members will thank you! 
We're Making Headlines!
Since Our Milk Money's launch in March of 2008, we've been the talk of the town!  Read our latest press coverage as seen in The Santa Clarita Signal in an article written by By Tammy Marashlian.We can also be seen featured on Dane Carlson's Business Opportunity Weblog in an online interview by By Angela Shupe.
Read more in our Press Section.
What People are Saying
"Our Milk Money isn't just a phenomenal investment, it's a gift." Shannon Penrod, Star Service DVD Solutions
"What intrigues me the most is the passion and determination of the leaders. Supportive and caring, these women possess qualities I highly admire. They are truly momprenuers."
Kimberly Emminger, GopherGirl
"I would suggest you visit www.ourmilkmoney.com and read more about these women, their ideas, and Mission for their business.  You will see why we at Mommy Perks consider them alliances, rather than competitors. "  Lorraine Padilla, Mommy Perks

Read More Testimonials!
Daddy's Den
Chris LopreteIf you've been desperately looking for a father forum or a papa peer group, look no further! Step into the Daddy's Den and join Chris Loprete's journey through fatherhood.  Read about his latest experience as he attends the movie Sex and the City...alone.
More Dads have joined the Den! Chris Mancini joins us to share his experiences as he prepares to become a father...for the 2nd time. Read more... 
Got an interesting perspective on Fatherhood or Husbandhood? Submit your blogs to us here!
It's Not Easy Being Green...
signature...but it's important to make the effort.
The idea of green has broadened dramatically in recent years. From cleaning fluids to clothing, food to fuels, the challenge to be "green" doesn't have to be all consuming. Learn how helping the planet can also impact your life in a positive way.
Many of our members have contributed articles as well on this subject.
Read Cleaning Your Environment! by Natasha Duswalt, with Melaleuca
and Can Beauty Be Dangerous? by Liz Saller,  with My Orgreenics.
Member Spotlight


Whether you are a member or a supporter, we can all learn from reading about someone else's journey. Our members have fantastic stories to share, and we are happy to bring them to you. Learn about this month's spotlight member, Lisa Smith, owner of Regionz Kidz
Find out how you can become a Spotliight Member.  Email us!
More Ways to Connect 
For the sake of Our Milk Money and our mission to support one another, it's important that we make the effort to stay in communication. We've created 2 new forums and an incentive to frequent each others services. Check them out! 
OurMilkMoney Google Group
Whether you need advice from a marketing expert or  a computer programmer this is a good place to start. Ask our parent entrepreneurs! We are all experts at something supporting each other in our business endeavors.
Here is where you'll find discussions of current issues as well as Parenting & Business Support
The POMMO Group
For those of you who'd like to get to know each other on a more personal level,  join our social networking group.  Here we'll discuss everything from kids and movies to recipes and vacation ideas.

The Member Connection Section 

We are leading by example and already seeing the benefits of supporting one another. In this section you can check out who has been making purchases from our members and what they have to say about their experiences.
If you've made a connection with one of our members, submit your experience here and you could win a free prize!
Take Our Survey! 
Help us learn more about your shopping habits, so we can provide better services for consumers. 
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BizEMoms is a cooperative effort of small businesses from the Phoenix Metro area organizing to create a community marketplace of shopping and services as well as a resource of fundraising ventures for local charities. 
Join our effort by taking part in two charitable raffles - A 3-Night Cruise for A Cause benefiting the AZ Down Syndrome Network and the BizEMoms Help Singleton Raffle to benefit Singleton Moms, a very inspiring organization aimed at lending assistance to single mothers who have been afflicted with Cancer.  Learn more Here!  and about the East Valley Bridal Affair Here! 
For the month of July 2008, local businesses will receive a 50% discount on one term of membership.  Please email us for more information.