I had done it. Now I was sitting back at my desk, hands and legs shaking from the fear. Did I do the right thing? How will we ever make it? Do I even know how to start a home business? Am I crazy? You see, I had just turned in my two-week notice to resign from my 19-year career with one of the best companies to work for. I
It was the middle of the night. Everyone else was asleep, but I was wide awake, tossing and turning, dreading having to go to work the next morning. Then I broke. Tears started flowing and I couldn’t make them stop. I felt I just couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t go back to work. It wasn’t where I worked or what I did. I loved my company and my career.
By now you’ve saved up a nice amount of money by following the steps in the Goodbye Boss Series. You’ve collected some gift cards and stored them away for a rainy day. Perhaps you’ve worked overtime and tucked that extra money away in your Coming Home savings account. You’re well on your way to learning how to spend less money. Even if your savings isn’t as much as you would
Updated 3/2016. This post is one of the most popular ones on my site, so I wanted to update it with current resources for work at home moms. I removed the blogs that were no longer active and added other blogs I’ve since found to be great resources for me and my business. So I’ve been home with my kids for a little over six years now. When I
Here is what I want to say to working moms who want to be a stay at home mom… It can be done. I was where you are six years ago. Working in a successful career with a great salary plus benefits. I was doing work I loved, working with people I adored, yet I felt a sense of emptiness. You see, I had two young children at home, and
Black Friday shopping is a tradition for my mother, sister and me. Each year we meet together to stand in the long lines in hopes of scoring the best deals. We study the ads, online and in the local newspapers, planning our route and creating our shopping list. But we always end up wondering is we really got the best deal. But this year, we did things a little differently.
Businesses, even home businesses, must market in order to survive and thrive. Without letting someone know who you are, what you have to offer, and how it can change their life, you’ll soon end up with having a hobby, not a bill-paying business. But for many new entrepreneurs, the world of online marketing may seem overwhelming and time-consuming. And hiring someone to handle that aspect of your business may not
I’ve learned the hard way why it’s important to savor each moment you have with the ones you love. My husband died unexpectedly on August 19, 2015. I’ll never forget that day. He wasn’t sick before and we had just returned from a wonderful family reunion. He woke up tired the next morning, progressively got worse, took a trip to the ER and two days later he passed away.
Earlier in the Goodbye Boss Series, we talked about obstacles that get in your way of making the transition home. We discussed some ways to overcome these obstacles and, hopefully, you’re seeing positive results from implementing those tips. Today, we’re going to talk about how to save money by creating healthy obstacles for yourself, obstacles that will help you come home sooner. These small hurdles will help you in the
Welcome to The Baby Essentials Giveaway! We’re giving away $170 worth of baby items and (2) $10 Target gift cards! Read on to find out how to enter. Hosted by Sunshine N Savings Co-Hosted by Everyone Loves Couponing Babies are blessings from heaven…but they are also expensive blessings! Thankfully, we had purchased and saved gift cards ahead of time to use for baby supplies, and several of our friends hosted
Remember when you were a kid and playing was the most important thing to you? You lived to play, it seemed. You didn’t even know about the benefits of play. You just knew you liked it. Yes, eating and sleeping were okay – sometimes necessary evils (i.e., naps) – but the main point of waking up was to play. Even if there were no other kids around to play with,
Individuals within your social network are there because they’ve discovered the need for relationships. Medical data proves that relationships matter, and people who have a strong social network have half the rate of heart disease compared to those who are lonely. Research also proves that happy people live 7 to 10 years longer than unhappy people. Optimists are 77% less likely to get heart disease than pessimists. So your community
I found a new favorite DIY facial toner, and I just had to share it. Now, I still love my apple cider vinegar acne toner (recipe to come soon), but this toner has kept my face smooth and moisturized. This DIY aloe vera toner recipe is from You Tube vlogger, Veronica Gorgeois, and is very simple to make. Here’s how she says to make it: DIY Aloe Vera Toner Recipe