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Mom Life is the Best Life

Are you a SAHM? Do you know a SAHM. It's undoubtedly one of the toughest jobs around. Sometimes though, being a SAHM gets a bad rap. Not at Market Mommy! We support all moms, whether they work outside the home, inside the home or some of both!

That's why we LOVE this new t-shirt that celebrates all of the hard work that SAHMs do everyday. The work is hard and these multi-taskers deserve an extra shoutout whenever we can offer one.

"Proud Stay at Home Mom. Cause Life Outside my Home is too Bright and Scary."

Honest and straight forward. This shirt would make a great gift for that SAHM in your life. You can get this premium, v-neck tee for just $23.00 plus shipping costs. What would be better to wear during your next mom outing or play date? Visit Teespring and get yours today!

The fine print:

Orders are printed and shipped when the time expires or earlier.
You can expect BELLA+CANVAS Women's V-Neck Tee to ship within 5 business days after production begins.
Please allow additional 9 - 16 business days for standard shipping.
Expedited or Rush shipping may be available depending upon the product(s) selected and the destination country.
Shipping costs start at:
  • $3.99 for the first apparel item and $2.00 for each additional apparel item.
  • $1.50 for the first sticker and $0.25 for each additional sticker.
Products are fulfilled in the US

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Mommy Monday:: Measuring Up

Your name and business name:
Lauri Chertok
When did you start your business?

What services/products do you offer?
The business is an app and blog the reeducates people how to measure themselves and clothing to achieve the perfect fit. Measurements can be stored and shared with friends, family, and colleagues to ensure an easier experience not just when shopping online or in stores, but also when buying gifts while maintaining some degree of secrecy for the surprise. The blog aims to inform the public of opportunities and adventures in using this type of service, but the goal is to put fit confidence in the hands of people who face rapid changes in design and fit as factories and retailers continue to adjust sizing to optimize fabric cuts for what once achieved a perfect fit.
How do you balance family and business?
 Honestly, there is no magic formula here. When you're passionate about what you do, you find the time. It may sound cliche or like a brush off, but passion drives mental activity, and for me, that means that my mind keeps me awake and driving away at the problem we are trying to solve until we at least have a framework for the solution. It's the passionate drive to solve the problem that integrates the business sociably into my life. When I talk to my family about shopping, the subject of the app comes up and when I'm out and about, it provides utility value to me, say, if I'm shopping online and need to know how I match to a sizing chart. My life isn't the business and my business isn't my life, but my business has a utility value to my life so it is a part of my community. 
What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?  
Just don't be intimidated. It's a common myth that women need to choose between their careers and their families, and it's just not true. I know it may seem easy for me to say, given my choice to pursue something utilitarian as a business opportunity, but honestly, I looked at my own difficulties and picked a problem that many other people, particularly those in my community, have. My business became a solution to a problem, an outlet for creativity, and an oasis when I needed a break from just getting through the day. You're a mom, which is a full-time job, but just remember to seek out business partners where you find them that want to see you succeed and that bring something to the table, skills-wise, that you don't have. If you're married or if you live close to family or friends, learn early who you can rely on and take advantage of that - and always be sure they want you to succeed too. One of the worst things you can do is rely on someone socially who helps out but puts down what you're doing because they don't get it. We all lead busy lives, but that doesn't mean that your family means giving up your career.
How do your market your business?
So far, the business model has been uniquely subdued in its development. The app itself is live on the Apple App store and we've built a blog and website, but we haven't done aggressive promotions to date. The App is more of a beta test for an idea my business partner has to expand its broader industry applications as a business-to-business solution for supply chain optimization. He is currently working on the math and plans behind this, but when we've talked about it with corporate contacts, they are very interested despite the potential for change management on their end. Like me, he is very motivated to get this out there.

5 Components of Supply Chain Management



Mommy Monday:: Skipping Stone Press

Your name and business name: Kathleen Gauer at Skipping Stone Press     

When did you start your business? December 2015

What services/products do you offer?
 Children’s picture books:  HIGH IN THE SKY (published December 2015) and FOR NO REASON (published June 2017)  Author Visits (Storytime & Crafts) to local schools and libraries

How do you balance family and business?
 My children are grown up with their own families.  I have two grandchildren who are my inspiration in writing for children.  Recently, I retired from my job as a Special Education Teacher’s Assistant and love having more time to pursue my interests.

What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?
 Make time for family but always save some time to follow your own dreams and interests.  In order for your creativity to flow, you need quiet time. Believe in your product and yourself and care about your customers!  Think positive!  Always be on the look out for new ideas and ways to be more creative.

How do your market your business?
 My books are available from my website https://www.skippingstonepress.net, Amazon.ca (https://www.amazon.ca/No-Reason-Kathleen-Gauer/dp/0994900716), and listings in library supply vender catalogs.  I also have blogs on Market Mommy (www.marketmommy.com/blog/.../for-no-reason-a-picture-book-about-bullying.html) and (www.marketmommy.com/blog/.../for-no-reason-a-picture-book-about-bullying.html), and am listed with childrensbookscanada.com.  I have posted Youtube videos of my books (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKYbKgJ8ZM4) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_t8udJ-jGU) and am on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/skippingstonepress.net. 

My books are also sold in local book stores and gift shops.  I welcome new opportunities to market my books such as bazaars, book fairs/festivals, school and library Storytime and Craft events.  I also post information about my books on Pinterest and other sites that relate to my book topics, i.e., imagination and bullying.  Word of mouth is also important as well as countless emails to library personnel, book store managers, etc.  I am also on Twitter @skippingstonep1.  Bookmarks and coloring pages with the information about my books is another marketing tool that I use.


KidsEmail.org Offers Safe Email Option for Kids

Kids Email is a powerful and safe option for kids online. The platform and new app, give parents peace of mind when their children are communicating online.

Key features include:

  • Mail monitoring.   
  • Block senders.
  • No ads.  
  • Contact manager.    
  • Spam filtering.
  • Custom mailbox folders.

KidsEmail.org is a safe email service for kids and families. Your kids can now have a safe email account while allowing parents to be aware of any correspondence their children send and receive. You supervise your children when they go outside to play. Do you know who is contacting your child inside of your home?

In addition to the basic features above, all accounts also allow users to disable attachments, links and images. Kids Email also offers innovative services such as the ability to filter out offensive words in all incoming emails.

Kids love the look and feel of the Kids Email app and have the ability to modify its look with different template choices. This empowers them and offers a user friendly, reliable experience that is also safe.

KidsEmail.org was established in 2009. The concept and idea was written and designed to be a part of the solution to protect children and families online. KidsEmail.org was designed to provide safe email for kids. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.