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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Who am I and why am I working from home?

I started this blog back in March of 2007, but didn't really do much with it. I think I posted about 5 times during the whole year! But then in March of 2008 I actually began posting regularly... Until now I haven't shared much of my personal life with you, but that's about to change. I feel it's important to form a relationship with your readers and to let them know that "Hey, I'm a real person"! =)
So, the first thing I'd like to share with you is my "Why" for doing what I'm doing with this blog. And why do I call myself Bay Area Mompreneur?
Well, my "Why" is simple... I am doing this for my family! Specifically my two little ones pictured here.
I've been a stay-at-home mom ever since my daughter Caitlin (on the left) was born... She's now 4 and Brandon is 2. Until then, I was a cosmetologist/hair dresser working at Sport Clips in Edmond, Oklahoma!
I feel it's important to be home for my kiddos and wouldn't want it any other way! Working from home is giving me the ability to do just that. As you have probably already figured out, I've got several projects I'm working on... and believe me, they do keep me busy! That's why I'm actually re-evaluating some of the things I've got going. I'm going to be revamping this blog soon and removing some of the items that I've found to be "Big Time Wasters" (at least in my opinion). I'll share with you what those are and the reason I'm dropping them as it happens. At the same time, I will also share with you the things that are working for me. And I will be putting more time and effort into those opportunities.
For tonight, one of the first things I'll share with you is that I just joined the Berry Tree and Nutronix a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to exploring the companies in more depth and growing my business with them while improving my health. They offer an exclusive line of over 20 unique natural nutritional supplements. Visit my Berry Tree site and/or my Nutronix site to learn more about what they have to offer!
And now, why do I call myself Bay Area Mompreneur? You can read more about the definition and meaning of Mompreneur by visiting What is a Mompreneur? It describes me perfectly! I've been a part of numerous home-based-businesses, I sell on eBay and Craigs List, I'm a fiber artist (knitting and crocheting) and I enjoy making jewelry to sell on Etsy. I'm also constantly on the look out for lucrative ways to monetize my websites as I own several domains and have a couple of online boutiques in the works. I'll be sharing these with you in the future.

As for the Bay Area part... We recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, CA (Silicon Valley) because my husband was hired by YAHOO!!! The company moved us out here at the end of December. We actually spent New Years Eve in a Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We had movers that moved our "Stuff" for us, but we chose to drive our own cars out here. We took 4 days to drive from Aurora, Illinois, to the Bay Area. There was snow on the ground the whole way! But anyhow, that's how I have now become a "Bay Area Mompreneur"! Besides that, I thought it had a nice ring to it!
Well, enough said for tonight... I just wanted to put myself out there and share a bit of my personal side with you all... I look forward to getting to know you all as well! Until next time...


D said...

Hahahah This is perfect. I've had a browser open for 2 days because I was reading various things on your blog trying to get more insight. It's the cute picture-yeah I know you're married!

But lots of info you've compiled and I HAVE noticed a lot of bloggin mothers. Clearly the wave of the future.

Ironically my EC ad is running on your blog today. One of the things you're thinking about ending?
Dave from WelcomeBackRosenthal

Bay Area Mompreneur said...

Hey Dave! Don't worry! I won't be dropping EC... It's actually been my biggest booster in getting traffic to this site! And there are many other programs that will also be staying... By the way, which opportunities listed on my blog are you the most interested in? Which ones really caught your eye? Maybe I'll give them a second chance!