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was so encouraged by the emails I got last week from you all
wishing me well with Family Tymes ezine! Thanks to all
who took the time to write.
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ATTENTION WORK AT HOME MOMS!
Mary Byers, one of my
favorite authors for moms, is considering writing a book
about working from home. She's hoping to get
work-at-home moms to help her with material for her outline
by answering 10 short questions. If you are a
work-at-home mom, can you please visit the link below and
fill out her survey?
A WAHM of Teens
Women work at home for
different reasons. Some choose to work at home because of
the flexibility it gives them. Some choose to work at
home because they want to be their own boss. And some,
wanting to raise their families full-time, choose to work
at home because a job outside the home takes them away
from this awesome responsibility. Those in this last
category often call themselves WAHMs.
Since Iíve been a
stay-at-home mom, Iíve always had lots of jobs to help pay
for the ďextrasĒ in our family. Nothing was ever really
long term, just some freelance work here and there, usually
where the kids could help me out. My children were always
the priority. Personally, my role in the family hasnít been
the main breadwinner, but the heart.
As my kids continued to
grow and become more independent, however, I found that I
had more free time to pursue a career of sorts. I didnít
want to work outside the home, because I am a firm believer
that a call on a motherís life does not end when the kids
reach Middle School. It is essential that a mom be
available for her kids - even, no ESPECIALLY, when they are
teens. So I found my niche and started working toward
establishing myself in the field of writing, working from
the computer in my parlor.
But I found that while I
pursue this new career, I need to be careful that I donít
neglect my primary job - being a wife and mother. Many days
I have found myself at the computer until late at night
while my husband and kids were off taking care of
themselves. It really was an easy trap to fall into. I no
longer had a toddler to pull at my pant leg or try to climb
up into my lap while I was working. And they were really
good about it, so it was easy to go back to the computer
after supper and work into the night. One day I realized
that this was becoming a habit and they were living there
lives around me, not with me.
Many times we forget
that our teenagers need us to be available for them. Being
constantly busy sends a message to our kids that other
things are more important to us than they are. If we are
too absorbed in our work, even while we are home, we will
miss valuable opportunities for communication.
Children need their mom
no matter what the age. Even if they seem all grown up on
the outside, they still need their parents to show an
interest in and be a part of their lives. During the teen
years we still have a precious opportunity to mold and shape
our childrenís lives. If you are like me, a stay-at-home
mom who has taken on a new career as a work-at-home mom,
letís not forget our true vision for being a WAHM - putting
our families first.
Patti Chadwick is the creator of
Family Tymes. She is also the creator of
Historyís Women, an online magazine highlighting the
extraordinary achievements of women throughout history.
Clutter Free Living
By Debbie & David Williams
Got kid clutter?
Does it always seem that "organization" means YOU clean and
THEY destroy? It can appear that getting yourself and
your kids organized and keeping things that way is Mission
Impossible. Not so!
Organizing strategist and mom, Debbie Williams, teaches you
how you and your kids can get excited about getting
organized. You'll learn quick and fun steps getting your
children to help with organization and upkeep of their rooms
and other rooms in the house. Keeping things neat and tidy
will soon feel like a game that both you and your kids will
enjoy. During the course of this book, you'll discover:
∑ how to become an AWESOME Organizer in
four easy steps
∑ five steps to discovering more hours in your
∑ how to establish a creative and inviting space
for your children using learning styles, the
psychology of color, paper management and
so much more!
When you teach your kids creative organizing solutions to
contain their clutter and involve them in the organizing
process, you'll be thrilled at their eagerness to keep
things clean and in place.
Patti's 2 Cents:
I've offered Debbie's books on Book Bargains before and you,
the readers, have loved them. This book won't
disappoint you. If you are looking for an easy way to
help you kids be better organized, this book is worth
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great man is he who does not lose his child's heart, the original good
heart with which every man is born.Ē --
It is a time in our history
when itís increasingly difficult to feel optimistic about
the state of the world. And itís a time of the year when we
are flooded by the memories of the years past, and by the
hope of a better year to come.
Lifestyle By Design
Health is the greatest treasure one can own and whatís
more it is free!
wealth, honor or education, good health is our most precious
possession. Many are looking for health, happiness and peace
We often spend
much of our time striving to obtain more and more of the
luxuries that this world offers. We want all the gadgets and
all the latest fashions. We want the best cars and houses
and our kids want all the latest toys. It is so easy to get
caught up in all these "wants" to the degree that we spend
all our spare time working toward obtaining "things" instead
of investing our time into making this world a better place.
Be sure to visit our online magazines:
History's Women -
An online magazine highlighting the extraordinary
achievements of women throughout history and recognizing
the obstacles theyíve had to overcome in order to reach
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