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Letting Go Of “Perfect”

In this modern day and age of social media, we are constantly bombarded by photos of healthy and delicious meals prepared from scratch, carefully orchestrated educational activities for the whole family (attended by wonderfully behaved and color coordinated children), and by innovative craft projects for every holiday under the sun. Some days, Pinterest can feel more like a Perfect Mom …

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Simple Southern Charm

I heard from several Mompreneurs, “You should meet Dorrie. She’s a mom in Holly Springs with a large Facebook group and working on building a new furniture business.”  That certainly sounds like my kind of girl.  Dorrie Buccafusca does have a very successful Facebook group for the Holly Springs community and while raising a family of five (5!) children, finds …

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New Leader For Vend’s Direct Sales Group

Emily Wood Brennan, Independent Consultant for Arbonne,  has done an outstanding job leading and managing the Vend Raleigh Direct Sales Facebook group, but it’s time for her to give that role to someone else.  We have plenty of talent and passion here so it wasn’t hard to find a new leader, I’m just glad that the woman we asked said …

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Non-tepreneuer Turned Mompreneuer

  “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question every small child is asked at one point or another. When I was in the early elementary years, my answer would have been, “I want to be a bus driver so I can drive children around and make them smile!” Another answer I had later in …

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Be Your Own Breast Friend: How the Right Bra Can Change Your Life

Is your bra as old as your youngest child? Are you wearing your nursing bras (even though you quit nursing a year ago) because they are comfortable? Do you attempt bra shopping, but end up in the fetal position on the dressing room floor because you are so overwhelmed? Do you borrow your teenage daughter’s bra because it “sorta fits”? …

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Five Creative Ideas For Photographing The First Day Of School

The clothes are bought.  The pencils are packed.  The lunch is in the fridge.  School is starting up again and for some of you, that means breaking out a box or two of Kleenexes because your little boy or girl is now ready to start kindergarten.  This is an important year for you and for every parent who is sending …

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Facebook Ads for Small Business

  Where do I create an ad on Facebook?   You can create an ad from your business page. You can also “boost a post” from your timeline. It seems though there are more options for market targeting by creating an ad from your personal Facebook page. You can find this “create an ad” button in the sidebar of your …

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Strategies for Balancing Life at Home

Wow, I can’t believe we are halfway through our year-long SuperMoms Anonymous series! I hope everyone has found at least one or two tips that you have put to good use in your own struggle for work/life balance. This month is all about getting more control over your home life. As a busy mom and entrepreneur, I get asked all …

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Five Tips for Working from Home with Kids

I’ve run my photography business from an office in my home for a few years now, and although I am definitely no expert in this area, I thought for this month’s SuperMoms Anonymous series I would share a few tips on how to optimize working from home when you have kids underfoot. OFFICE SPACEHaving a room or even just a …

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WOW Social Media Marketing that You Can Do!

WOW social media marketing strategies that you can do from Raleigh small business owner, Jill Markijohn. To learn something new, you need to ask questions and be unafraid of making mistakes. When I was a teacher, this is what I hoped to instill in my students so they could learn – and love to learn. This is what I did …