Template Kudos

Posted on Wednesday 28 June 2006

I just wanted to take a moment to give a nod to my template designer, Christina Wiley, at The Designs Division. She has been working with me for quite a while getting this blog to look just the way I want and as I approach the “grand launch” I couldn’t be happier with it. She’s got reasonable prices and she’s phenomenally patient. If you’re looking for a web designer, head her way!

Christy @ 10:25 pm
Filed under: Kudos
Swimming, swimming… or not

Posted on Monday 26 June 2006

We had an above-ground pool installed last summer. I would have preferred an in-ground pool, but we live in New England and the season is entirely too short to justify spending tens of thousands of dollars on the pool. It’s just as well as the Little Guy would probably tumble in.

I’ve never had a pool. I always wanted one as a child, but my parents absolutely refused. “It’s too much work,” they’d always say. Big Guy never had a pool either. As it turns out, it IS a lot of work. And I knew that going in. But what I didn’t anticipate was spending nearly a week cleaning out our filter every few hours trying to get the water to “turn.”

We opened our pool very late in the season, as all of the pool experts keep reminding me. I continue to remind them that the pool wouldn’t have done us a bit of good in the solid month of rain we’ve been experiencing. In any case, the water was black and murky. It’s now gray and murky, which I suppose is an improvement. I’m becoming more and more skeptical about being able to swim this weekend. Blah.

Christy @ 9:31 pm
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WAHM Business Resources

Posted on Sunday 18 June 2006

These are my recommended WAHM Business Resources. They are the resources I use for my own business development, inspiration, marketing, and so on. If you have suggestions for additions, please let me know.

Inspiration

Making a Living Without a Job

Barbara Winter shares her tips on following your passion(s), building income streams, and living on residual income. If you’re someone with a lot of interests and/or talents, this is a great way to follow them all while still making a living.


Marketing Materials

VistaPrint

VistaPrint is a low-cost alternative for printing your marketing materials, including business cards, postcards, brochures, note cards, and more. I will be including some tips for using VistaPrint to the maximum value in the near future.

Networking

MomPacks

MomPacks are packets of brochures, business cards, coupons, samples, etc., from mom-owned businesses. They are given out as free gifts with mailings, at fairs, at parties, and anywhere else where folks might appreciate the information. MomPacks are technically marketing materials. However, the group has a number of lists to join that are more about networking than marketing. If you’re interested in supporting and learning more about other Mom-owned businesses, visit their website, and join a few of their lists.

Christy @ 10:00 pm
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