I co-own an internet-based T-shirt business, and we often look for publicity and sometimes advertising on other Web sites. Female bloggers have been wonderful to us, so we continue to contact them, suggesting that they do a review of our products or even a Planet Mom giveaway. In turn, we get a lot of requests from women-oriented sites, asking for us to do a giveaway with them or trying to sell us on advertising. It’s important to know which site will give us the biggest bang for our buck.
Have you ever watched one of those jugglers who juggle a running chain saw, a bowling ball and a machete all at the same time? I always figure that they must actually be a working mom in disguise. Running a household, including cooking, cleaning, laundry, chauffeuring, working a job outside of the home, raising children and maintaining relationships with partner, family and friends can feel the same as trying to maneuver a running chain saw, bowling ball and machete. How can we working moms keep it seamlessly all up in the air?
As Barack Obama assumes the presidency, one of his greatest challenges is job creation. He must take decisive action to restore confidence in American business to stop the mass layoffs. And the Obama administration must develop the best policies to create new jobs across the country.
Next month, a new law called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) takes effect. It mandates that all products that are sold to children under the age of 12 must be tested for lead levels. As a parent, of course I want the safest possible products for my children. As a small business owner, I am stunned by the ramifications this new law will have.
I am a member of a career club called CareerWorks Catalyst. You can read all about our club on ABCNews.com at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/JobClub/comments?type=story&id=6139042. A past meeting included a presentation from Cynthia P. Clark from Career Quest Coaching, Inc. (reach Cynthia at careerquestcoaching at gmail.com). She had a great presentation on “Finding Work You Love: The Key to True Job Satisfaction.” The key was determining what job satisfaction means to us individually. This included, doing work we find rewarding, using skills that we enjoy and at which we are accomplished, work in an environment and with peers we respect and enjoy.