Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Home business

I'm excited because I've been researching what kind of home business I want to have for the last few months, and I've finally found a business that I believe will be the right fit for me. I just received a lead today, after advertising for educational services that I will offer.

It feels good to have a glimmer of hope. I pray that this will be a succesful endeavor.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Congrats

I watched The Miss USA pageant on Friday night, and I was excited about Miss Texas, Crystle Stewart, becoming the new Miss USA. I like pageants, and have competed in one, and it was a very positive experience.

She's 26, an educator, and has her own business, Inside/Out, which helps foster self esteem in young ladies. Congrats to Miss Stewart, and I hope you continue to be a role model and mentor for young women across the country.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What happened to TLC's Secrets of a Soccer Mom?

I had been watching a show on TLC entitled, "The Secret Life of A Soccer Mom." The channel advertised the show a lot before the first episode aired. It was slated to come on on Monday nights at 8 or 9. I watched an episode where a former fashion designer decided to go back to work. An aspiring police officer was told by her husband that he did not want her to work as a police officer. So, she reluctantly decided not to take the job offer. And a former chef who decided that at the season in her life, she needed to focus on her kids, so she also declined her job offer.

But, I'm confused, because the channel moved the show to Sunday nights, and then I kept looking for the show to come on and it never did, until finally, I saw an advertisement for the new night and time that the show would come on: Fridays at midnight. Midnight. Please tell me who is really up at that time? And if they are up, they're probably not at home.

I'm wondering has the show received a lot of backlash or something to be moved to such a horrible time slot. The show was pretty interesting to me, but maybe a lot of women called and complained, especially the episode with the husband telling his wife to not take the job. Maybe that was too "radical" to show on television. In such a feministic time, something like that would be seen as radical.

I'm just curious as to what really happened. I guess I'll just set my DVR to record it from now on.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Coward??

Ok. So, I tried to be brave and do a newspaper route to earn extra income. When I started I didn't think that it required bravery. It was simply slinging newspapers out of my car window, right? Quite wrong for me.

One of the newspaper managers rode with me to show me the route and exactly what to do. There were about 100 houses to throw papers to and only about 10 or so where you could easily throw from the car window and it successfully land on their porch. So, basically I had to get out of my car and walk close to their porch and throw it on there.

Mind you, that this occurs in the wee hours of the morning while it is still dark. And spooky. And I would be doing this alone. Me, getting out of my car alone to throw a newspaper on someone's porch. And if it is not done properly, i.e. not thrown on the porch or on the steps, complaints will be lodged against you. So, you have to do it right.

Well, I chose to not go back to do it. I wish that I were brave enough to sling papers and earn extra money. Actually $900/month and I wouldn't have to worry about putting my son in daycare. But, I'm a coward. And, I really wish that I could earn this money that is so desperately needed.

Am I a coward that needs to conquer these fears so that I can be a stay at home mom? Would you take the opportunity?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Update

Well, my precious baby boy was born in September, and he is 6 months old now!! What a joy he is!! I just love him to pieces. I also received another little surprise. I'm expecting another little blessing in the next couple of months. I'm excited about having two little people to love and squeeze on.

Employment wise: I started teaching part time around my husband's work schedule in December, and I enjoyed that. But, now his schedule has changed, and I'm unable to continue teaching. Unless, of course, I want to put Jr. into daycare, which I don't. So, I resigned about two weeks ago. I'm searching for ways to earn money from home or something that is flexible.

Yesterday, I started training for a newspaper route. We'll see how that goes.

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