As work-at-home-moms, we wanted to create a blog that would combine our our online travel and bridal honeymoon registry business with resources to help women business owners and wedding vendors.
We have recently started new business ventures that we are very excited about and will be sharing with you. We will also be featuring work at home businesses and the moms and dads behind these businesses in our WAHM Corner. If you want to be featured sign our guestbook or leave us a comment. We would love to hear from you.
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Thursday, September 4, 2008
Another Great WAHM Networking Group
Momdot.com is a networking group of moms who blog. They blog about everything-the cat that threw up on....; the child who threw a phone in the toilet; the mom who lost her kid in a nano second and is frantically searching; and in between all that blogging about stuff all moms go through there is also time to blog about your business and network to grow your business. The members' personal and professional life will be featured and the mommy universe continues as usual...oh yeah my cat just threw up on the rug.
Visit this blogging networking group at http://www.momdot.com/ And Oh yeah it's free to join...so what are you waiting for?
Gotta go clean up that mess now...yeah it's a cliche but really a woman's work is never done.
About Marjorie~ I'm a retired stay at home grandma. I own an on-line travel agency which is more than just travel. It is an online travel & entertainment concierge service, which offers destination honeymoons & weddings plus a free honeymoon registry. I love to travel and now I get to travel like an insider.
About Maureen~ I'm a first-time mom to triplet baby boys and stay at home mom working from home so I can raise my boys in the comfort of our home. Before being a mom I was an event planner and business owner and ran my own custom framing business. Now I am doing marketing and PR for a travel agency where you can book travel & entertainment online; as well as creator of Online Shopping Mall, a social network on Ning at www.onlineshoppingmall.ning.com, and Owner and Creator of Online Shopping Boutique, a shopping website and WAHM resource found here at www.theonlineshoppingboutique.webnode.com. I'm loving every minute of being a WAHM!
Together with our networks & business relationships, we have the network to offer resources to help brides plan their weddings and help work at home moms fulfill their dreams.
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My name is Lakysha Keene and I am a wife, mother to four beautiful children and the designer of Peekaboo Nursing Bib.
My inspiration for the Peekaboo Nursing Bib came from the experiences with trying to breastfeed my own babies in public. What was suppose to be a relaxing enjoyable moment turned out to be very stressful and uncomfortable. I knew there had to be an easier way so I designed the solution to my problem, the Peekaboo Nursing Bib.
I also have other great Peekaboo Products such as: the Peekaboo change mat, which is thicker and has more cushion for your baby's comfort, blanket and pillow, burp cloths, infant and toddler bibs and so much more. All of Peekaboo Products are handmade in the U.S.A. No two items are exactly alike. I can also embroider your baby's name on any item for a more personal touch. If you have any questions about the Peekaboo Nursing Bib or any of my other products, please call me at 760 596-1974 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Click here http://www.thecarddivaboutique.com/ to visit The Card Diva. Thank you for stopping by!
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How To Survive Plane Rides With Small Kids
1. Select seats in advance: either when booking the flight; or in some cases you can select seats and print out boarding passes online 24 hours before your flight. (Remember that kids can't sit in the exit rows.) Find out if your flight offers pre-boarding for families with babies.
2. Babies under two can sit in your lap, but are safer in their own seat, strapped into a carseat; many airlines will discount a seat for a baby by 50%. Combined car-seat stroller units are the most convenient way to get that cumbersome gear on board. Make sure the car-seat is FAA approved for use on planes!
3. Keep your stroller until the last possible moment: the stroller gives you mobility in the airport; it can carry a lot of your stuff; and if your flight is delayed, your baby has a comfy place to nap. Typically you can keep your stroller until boarding, and then check it just before you step on the plane.
4. Bring three more diapers than you think you'll need. Also bring zip-loc bags for any soiled clothes.
5. For babies, bring several changes of clothes, and extra clothes for yourself if possible (- the worst can happen). An extra t-shirt for older kids can come in handy, too: it seems to be easy to spill drinks on planes!
6. For bottle-feeding babies, bring ready-made formula, or powdered formula to be used with bottled water. Security rules forbid liquids in sizes over 3 oz., but formula, breast milk, and juice CAN be brought if you're with a baby. As for water: currently, security rules don't allow you to bring a bottle of water through the security gates, but you can bring an empty baby bottle or sippy cup, and then buy water once you've passed the security gate. (Check latest rules for what you can bring on the plane.)
7. Bring snacks onboard: very few domestic flights these days serve any meals, so be sure to feed the kids before your flight and/or bring snacks along. Parents traveling with babies are allowed bring on-board baby food in cans or jars. Also: considerable time may pass before flight attendants can bring around drinks, so try to have a drink on-hand: see above, if you're traveling with a baby; if you're with a toddler, buy bottled water after you pass through the security gate.
8. Bring along a plastic food container for storing a half-eaten or an untouched meal, for later. For example, on long flights meals are still provided but kids are sometimes fast asleep when the food is served. A food container is also useful if you grab a meal in the airport and your child only eats a bite or two: take the rest on the plane.
9. Bring baby-wipes even when traveling with older kids, to clean up dribbles down shirt-fronts, spills, etc.
10. Take plenty of amusements: inexpensive novelties -- in three layers of wrapping -- work wonders. (See list of 'stuff to bring on trips' below.) Smarties or other treats can be priceless, too.
11. Don't give out your loot (treats, toys, etc.) too soon! Make sure to hold back enough surprises to last the whole trip.
IMPORTANT: Tips: 1. To avoid ear pressure problems, have babies either nurse, or suck their bottles during takeoffs and landings; small kids can suck on a candy or chew gum. 2. With tiny kids, expect to spend pretty much every minute taking care of them. Forget that in-flight movie; you can watch it when they're nine, and think it's a huge luxury.
What to Take With You on the Trip, and What to Leave Behind
Valuables Don't bring anything you would hate to lose.
Leave at home: Valuable or expensive-looking jewelry Irreplaceable family objects All unnecessary credit cards Social Security card, library card, and similar items that may be in your wallet.
Do bring medical necessities (see the health sections above regarding medications and insurance).
Leave Copies of Documents and Itinerary With Relatives in the U.S. Leave a copy of the itinerary with family or friends at home in case they need to contact you in an emergency.
Make two photocopies of the passport identification page, airline tickets, driver’s license and the credit cards you plan to take. Leave one copy of each with family or friends at home, and pack the other copies separately from the originals. Leave a copy of the serial numbers of your travelers’ checks with a friend or relative at home. Carry your copy with you in a separate place and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list.
Plan for the Unexpected Take with you items that you will need if your trip is unexpectedly extended. These items may include extra money or medications.