Monday, March 31, 2014

Support WAHMs!

Photo courtesy of metrokids.com
Now that I have a child of my own, my respect for work-at-home moms has easily doubled. Finding time to commit to a job, whether it's full or part-time, is difficult when your office is in your home and easily accessible by two and four-legged babies. This is not to say that it's easy working full-time out of the house or it's easy being a stay-at-home mom sans job. This is simply saying that WAHMs are great multi-taskers and I have a lot of respect for what they do.

Most of the WAHMs I know have to wait until nap time or bedtime to really get into their second job. Giving up nap time makes me cringe (E was up from noon until 9 p.m. Saturday. I would've gladly paid cash money if he would've taken a nap) because that's some much-needed downtime ("But stay-at-home moms just watch TV all day" - you  You obviously do not have children - me). And that's not counting the work that gets done once the kid(s) go to bed, which could make for some late nights. There's a lot of sacrifice to "make it work" so I want to highlight a few ladies that are giving it their all and then some.

Also, I know the money they make from their businesses helps out at home, and in some cases, allows them to stay home with their kid(s). So if you can support WAHMs instead of (or in addition to) big box retailers, please do!


Buggy Bumpers specializes in cloth diapers and accessories. This business takes cloth diapers to a whole new level with appliques and monogram options. Sets with customized onesies, t-shirts and bibs are also available. Custom orders are accepted online and prices/photos can be viewed on their Facebook site. Also, all products and materials meet CPSC consumer safety requirements for children. Owned and operated by Jody.  


Elizabeth Andrew Photography is a husband and wife duo that takes
professional photographs in the Central Texas area. The pair often does holiday mini-sessions, but is also available for weddings, welcome home ceremonies, pageant photos and family sessions. You name it, they can probably make it happen. To book a session or get a price quote, contact them via their Facebook page. Co-owned and operated by Nicole.


Hooks & Dreams sells adorable crocheted hats for babies and kids. These are sure to add a touch of class to any newborn photo shoot while keeping them warm. Other items can be requested such as leg warmers, shoes and diaper covers. Check out their Facebook site for contact information. Owned and operated by Misty Bryan. 

Macon Bacon Baby Accessories offers a variety of handmade items for babies and kids. From pillowcase dresses to bow ties, this business makes sure your little one is dressed in the best. And let's not forget the sippy lasso that keeps your child's cup secured to your stroller. Custom orders are accepted and prices/photos can be viewed on their Facebook site. Owned and operated by Shaina. 


And in the interest of utterly shameless self-promotion, I'm doing some freelance work on the side for ClearanceJobs.com. You can see some of my recent articles below. You can always find the full list under the Military Topics tab above. 


Do you have a work-at-home job you'd like to have promoted on my site? Let me know!

Cheers,
Jen

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