The Work at Home Woman is an essential for any mom wanting to work from home or become self-employed. It is a strong asset because it was started by a fellow work-at-home mom who aims to share the knowledge she’s acquired while working from home herself.

The Work at Home Woman is an online business resource and blog for women and moms who wish to work from home or become self-employed. They cover everything from finding your perfect niche, to blogging, social networking, home business financing, marketing, work at home scams and small business information. Their mission is to help women and moms acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to successfully work from home or to become self-employed while providing support, inspiration and motivation.

Since December 2007, Holly has been researching and writing content for The Work at Home Woman, which officially launched in March of this year. After the birth of her daughter, two-and-a-half years ago, she started networking with past employers and looking for work she could do from home while caring for her daughter.

Her efforts have paid off and soon she started working from home by completing marketing research, establishing joint ventures and working as a social network liaison for a small publishing company. Now, she is motivated to help other women and mothers find legitimate work at home ideas and opportunities.

As with many other work from home moms, Holly finds organization to be a crucial key. “I create a daily schedule; a monthly media schedule and a daily to-do list so that I can keep on top of all my daily tasks,” she said. She also tries to optimize work time while her daughter naps and is sure to turn off her computer at 5 p.m. to focus on her family.

In addition to networking, Holly encourages other women not to give up on their desire to work from home. “If you really want something you will need to work very hard and believe in yourself, but in the end it will payoff,” she said.

Ok, this is it, the official prize post for the Labor Day Blog Party @ Market Mommy:: The Blog. These are all the great prizes that you’ll be registering to win throughout the week of Sept. 7 – 12. {In no particular order} So, start checking them out now and thinking about your preferences! Thanks to everyone who has agreed to participate! With nearly 20 prizes it is going to be a fabulous party!

Star onesie from Bibs & Tuckers
A four-pack of bookmark belts from You-Niquely Created
One Pigtail Pals T-shirt, any design, any size
A $35 gift certificate to Announcements Galore
Digital scrapbooking bundle from Mad Genius Designs
Personalized water bottle koozie from Wild About Beads
Starter Kit from Mail4Kids
Sterling Silver Starfish necklace from Yomili
Free month membership to Care4Hire
Cedar Valley Publishing’s Let’s Get Ready Series with Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten!
3 (Yes 3 separate winners will win) a Poolside Necklace from Rose Marie’s Bijouterie
Frosted Cupcake Apron from Cupcake Swirl
Notes from Mom notepad from Scrappy Notes
A bib of your choice from Generations in Style
$35 gift certificate to
Market Mommy
Downloadable Audio Parenting Seminar from
ProActive Parenting

Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag from
PJ Quilts
Book, So You Want to be a Work-At-Home Mom and advertising from CWAHM.com

Now, doesn’t that sound wonderful?? Remember, you can still pre-register by commenting here {until Sept. 6} and get an extra entry into all prize drawings. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the party!

For Immediate Release

Market Mommy Adds Blog to Wealth of Resources

This summer, Market Mommy (www.marketmommy.com) launched as an online resource to help mom business owners market their companies. The site has grown quickly and expanded to include Market Mommy:: The Blog (http://marketmommy.blogspot.com).

The Blog is updated a minimum of three to five times per week and offers additional marketing advice, advertising bargains, success stories, giveaways and resources for mom business owners.

“Our goal at Market Mommy:: The Blog is to offer another avenue for mom business owners to learn and promote themselves,” said founder, Dawn Berryman. “We offer free opportunities for exposure and easy to understand marketing tips.”

Market Mommy is proud to have partners on board such as www.momszone.orghttp://nowwhatbaby.blogspot.comandhttp://www.childrensdirectory.net to help give mom business owners the most resources possible.

For more information, contact Berryman at [email protected].

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This is just a little visual teaser of some of the great prizes we have planned for the upcoming Labor Day Blog Party. The party will run Sept. 7 -12. Be sure to check out the preliminary details here, and comment to pre-register for prizes! It’s gonna be fun! Happy WW!

Ok, before I get into today’s tip, I want to revisit last week’s tip. (It can be found here). I told you about HARO and all the great free exposure you can get by connecting with reporters. I wanted to revisit and prove to you that it works. I responded to a query last week and got in touch with Mike at The Toliet Paper Entreprenuer. Market Mommy can be found featured in his post today about Women Entrepreneurs. {Scroll down, we’re #79} TPE has been featured on ABC, Fox News, The New York Times and much more. So, I would chalk that up as a success. If you’re not on the HARO mailing list, I would recommend it!

Now, for today’s tip. You may have noticed the cute little tweets and retweet buttons gracing the top of my posts now. I’ve been searching for a week or so about how to add this little widget to my blog. The easiest instructions I found were here. {I used the code at the very bottom of the post} You really can’t go wrong adding this to your blog. It’s an easy way to get more attention and it is so convenient for your readers who want to share with their followers. Social media is a great {and free} way to market yourself, might as well take advantage!!

I just wanted to make everyone aware of a few things happening this week.

First, I’ve started a discussion on our Facebook Fan page. If you’re not a fan already, become one and you can participate. Today is the first day of school here, so it has a back to school theme. Everyone that joins in the discussion will be registered to win an Announcements Galore gift certficate!

Also, we have a special promotion going on this week. You can save 20% on any listing, advertisement or service at Market Mommy just by entering coupon code SAVE20 at checkout. So, take advantage of that as well!

Last, but certainly not least, we’ve made a few very minor adjustments to our main site. We’ve activiated our Guest Book page. So, if you have any compliments or concerns you’d like to share, feel free to visit us there. We’ve also created a News/Opportunities page, where you can see our press releases (which we’ll be uploading soon, I promise) and our current opportunities.

Thanks! Here’s to a great week! {And a short one for me, I’ll be out of town on Friday!}

Janis has always been an entrepreneur at heart. As a child, she sold used fireworks on July 5. Since the first dollar she earned, she knew she wanted to own her own business. And, on her first Monday morning commute after the birth of her second child, the inspiration for The Dinner Spin struck her.

“All of my passions combined in this one idea to provide simple recipes and help busy cooks stay organized enough to provide a delicious, nutritious meal every night of the week with minimal effort,” she said.

The Dinner Spin’s mission is to make meal preparation easier by providing simple, online tools. “Our goal is to inspire healthy habits when it comes to planning, shopping, cooking, eating and budgeting,” Janis said.

She has two small children, and like every mom business owner she finds balancing everything a big challenging at times. One thing that really helps her is structuring her day. “Clearly defining work days and hours is hard,” Janis said. “But, making sure you draw that line is important.

The Dinner Spin is free, and easy to use. And, according to Janis, it offers healthy ideas that are easy to implement. Subscribers receive a weekly menu with healthy entree recipes, a grocery list and a game plan to help pull it all together, plus a weekly blog provides more fun food ideas.

Typically, the blog recipes are built around a theme. For example a recent recipe include how to care for, hw to ripen and most importantly, how to use tomatoes. Each week there are new ideas that keep readers coming back!

Janis said she loves being a work-at-home-mom and really enjoys the flexibility. “Being able to drop everything for an impromptu picnic or morning at a nature center is worth more than any benefit package a big company could offer,” she said.

If you haven’t come across Her Startup yet, you should pay them a visit. Her Startup shows women how to combine business skill with passion, so they can lead more integrated lives and do more with their businesses than look at the bottom line. If you are ready to launch, grow, and give back – Her Startup is for you!

They are presenting the Highly Empowered Women’s Conference on Sept. 25 and 26 and have a great weekend planned! The conference will feature several speakers on topics such as:
· Women in Leadership;
· More Than the Bottom Line;
· Transforming Stress into Success;
· The Art of Relationship Marketing; and
· Much More!

The conference is being held at the Moonrise Hotel in University City, Missouri. However, if you are not in the area, you can attend virtually for a reduced fee. Until Sept. 1 early registrations are being accepted for only $55. This is a GREAT price for a two-day conference with lunch included on Saturday.
You don’t want to miss it! Visit here and here for more information and here to register!

I’m sure many of the mommies out there are either preparing for the first day back to school or have already endured it over the past week or so. You may be experiencing mixed feelings about it, missing them, but also glad to get some work done with them out of the house! If you’re interested in sending some of those ‘first day’ photos to family and friends, Announcements Galore has some cute back to school photo cards starting at just $.75 each!

Check them out!

Who doesn’t like a good deal? Mom entrepreneurs have a very limited budget to begin with and in this economy things are even tighter. So, how can we continue to market ourselves without breaking the bank? One way is to visit Jessica at Mom Fuse!

Mom Fuse offers a variety of information on topics of interest to all women and moms. If you’ve never visited, I encourage you to do so! There is info on mompreneurs, beauty, food, family, parenting, reviews, shopping and more. I especially encourage you to visit the mompreneurs page, there are some great guest articles posted there from Market Mommy 🙂

And, of course, since we are all looking for great ways to network and get our business name out there, Mom Fuse offers that as well. There is a blog directory, a place to post your blog’s giveaways and some great paid advertising spots that start at just $20 a month. You really can’t beat it, she has some great statistics! From experience I can say that you get a great bang for your buck!

Mom Fuse is also gearing up for their annual Holiday Gift Guide! Along with having your product featured, there are also some giveaway and advertising opportunities available. If you are interested in having your product featured, e-mail Jessica and provide product information and an image.

Happy Thursday! We’re almost to Friday, yay!