In today's episode I cover 5 work from home tips and ideas to consider whether you are launching or trying to scale your business. Included in this episode is 4 step workbook to organize your time, goals, resources, and match your passion, skills, and expertise to your dream business.
My business story as a busy mom looks back at my fourteen year journey building my business and raising my four children. I have literally grown up with my business and children. Does anyone really have a handbook for either? I share my successes, challenges, [I don't call them failures] and the real struggle to maintain my identity as ME outside of my title as a mom and wife and protect the slice of life I call my business.
In today's episode I want to introduce you to Abbey Ashley of The Virtual Savvy, who started her own virtual assistant business because she hated her 9-5 job and was looking for a way to stay at home with her newborn baby girl. Fast-forward to today and Abbey helps thousands of women turn their skills into their own virtual assistant business.
In this episode I talk with Angie Trueblood, the mama behind MealPlanningMama.com and she reveals her tip to find the recipes your family will eat and how little time it takes to meal plan. I am so excited and inspired because meal planning is the one thing that trips me up in my weekly schedule. Be sure to grab the printable for planning and all Angie's resources!
Have you every been to the store and seen the new packs of flashcards and thought you needed to buy every pack? All those choices starts to become overwhelming. Where do you start? What is the best way to use them with your children? Today I will answer those questions so your child can get the most out of their study time. http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/use-flashcards
THE BEST MOTHER’S DAY
THAT I EVER HAD IS NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK. Fifteen years ago, I didn’t think I would ever celebrate a Mother’s Day. I think I will always remember turning to my husband and watching a single tear roll down his face at the thought that we would never have children. This is the story about four miracles and the best Mother's Day I ever had. The best mother's day almost didn't happen. Here is a great idea for any mom on mother's day. http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/mothers-day
If your child can draw 7 circles and straight lines, I can teach you the seven continents, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and the Equator. Grab your sketch book, a good atlas and you are ready to go. Includes step by step instruction printable and video. http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/teach-geography
So, what is self-care? I'm sure everybody knows that whole phrase of, "In an emergency situation, administer oxygen to yourself before your child or the elderly." That totally goes against every mama instinct that there is because if my baby is in trouble, they're going to get something before I get something. I'm always going to come last. That's the problem right there. We always put ourselves last. Over 40 self care ideas for moms: http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/self-care-ideas-for-moms
It might surprise you the skills that they are using. Video games are a controversial topic in my house. Why? Because left to their own devices, literally, my children could probably play all day and all night. Because of this controversy, I sat down with my daughter and asked her what she thought she was learning when she played Minecraft. Her answers surprised me, maybe you too. http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/playing-minecraft
CHORES AND YOUR CHILDREN.
Did I just say those two words in the same sentence? I absolutely did. Folks, I have been using a system with my four children for going on nine years. Every.Single.Day. I am going to break down the system and why it is so important to use a system with your children. You are the CEO of your house. I was faced with two options, I could either continue to run myself into the ground (raise your hand if you are with me), or I could enlist the help of four very capable of people to help me. See the system I have used with my family for over nine years, including free printable to get you and your family up and running within 5 days: http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/chore-chart
The cleaning results of homemade powder laundry detergent will impress, but the monthly savings will shock you! Before you start your own batch, be sure to catch our tip to avoid a bubble explosion. Depending on the size of your family and laundry load, recipe included for a three to six month's supply of detergent included.
Most financial planners will recommend that you save at least six months worth of your monthly budget, so the amount will vary from family to family. I am a huge fan of Dave Ramsey’s no nonsense approach to crushing debt and taking baby steps to your financial freedom. Dave recommends that you start with $1,000 to get started until you have your debt under control.