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6 Must-Read September Blog Posts for the Fempreneur

Nancy Laws | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

One thing that is amazing about being a blogger, is the opportunity to network with other bloggers and to discover amazing new blogs that help to si...

Confession: How I (Almost) Lost My Husband in 10 Days

Apryl Beverly | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Apryl Beverly

My husband came into the office, sat down in the chair and folded his hands. And bit his bottom lip. (I've known my husband for 12 years ... long enough to know trouble's brewing when he bites his lip.)

Positive Infectious Enthusiasm Land

Anna Shelley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Anna Shelley

Wouldn't it be just feel incredible to feel excited to get up in the morning because you get to help people feel inspired and empowered, and you just can't wait to jump out of bed to do this?

Why Women Need Permission

Mia Redrick | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Mia Redrick

The most fulfilled women I know are the ones who have given themselves permission to be vulnerable enough to say they need support, and who have the clarity to ask for exactly what they need without seeking approval from anyone else.

Living as a Multipassionate Creative Should be Easy and Fun

Anna Shelley | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Anna Shelley

I know how hard it is when you are trying to make it as a self-employed entrepreneur. I know what it's like to not be sure if you're on the right path, and then to fumble your way through, not knowing if you've made the right decision, and not having any business sense.

Summertime Blues and the Working Mom

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Summertime is supposed to be about slip-and-slides, pool parties and popsicles melting on tiny tongues. We all want our kids to have great summer memories, just like we did. For working moms, however, summertime can be a nightmare.

The Top 20 Lessons I've Learned From Running A Business From Home With Young Children

Uldouz Van Eenoo | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Uldouz Van Eenoo

I'm constantly amazed by how clever children can be. Personally, the best lessons I've learned in life have been taught to me by my kids. Questions that lead to a never ending trail of "why" leave me in awe of the way their little minds are constantly thinking.

Wonder Moms: Ali Smith

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Dana Holmes

A confident and happy woman makes a better mother. And whatever it takes to get there should be done.

Debunking the Mumpreneur Myths

Uldouz Van Eenoo | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Uldouz Van Eenoo

We are businesswomen. We are businesswomen who also happen to have children. I don't go into any other business and ask for a special rate on the basis of the owner's child status. Please pay us the same respect.

Yes, I'm a Mom, But I'm Also So Much More!

Anna Shelley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Anna Shelley

When I became pregnant with my first child, my greatest fear was being defined as a mother. Being defined as a mum, and nothing else. And not only that, but I feared not having room for anything in my life other than feeding, sleeping, nappies, washing, and cleaning.

As a Mother, More Work Gives Me More Balance

Uldouz Van Eenoo | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Uldouz Van Eenoo

After spending the last few years being lucky enough to spend my time at home raising my children, I've started asking myself a new question: How I can build more work into my life so that I can, again, exist in a more well-rounded universe?

ChicMompreneur's Budget Friendly Biz Tool of The Month

Nancy Laws | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Why is 99designs awesome enough to make it on our ChicMompreneurs Favorite Biz Tool of the Month?

I Didn't Make $10k in 3 Days

Deandra Coleman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Deandra Coleman

The burgeoning field of online life, business, health, success coaching is a small wonder. Through the power of the internet and social media platforms like Facebook, being able to reach masses of people with one click of the "Post" button has become a new way of doing business.

5 Simple Home Office Changes, to Reduce Business Expenses

Nancy Laws | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Running a business costs money, it's a clear and indisputable reality of being a business owner. As a mom, I am always looking for great ways to save money at home, from ways to save on food, household supplies, clothing, and so much more, it only makes sense that I would apply the same strategies to my business.

Waiting For Permission To Quit

Katie O'Brien | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Katie O'Brien

For most of my life, I've been seeking permission and validation to move forward -- everything from what sport to play as a kid to what area of concentration I was focusing on in college to what clothes I wore or car I drove as an adult. I was always being unconsciously influenced by others.

5 Tips For Moms Re-Entering The Work Force

Liane Jackson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Liane Jackson

If you need to work full-time, many jobs now offer flex-time or hybrid part-time options. And it doesn't hurt to ask an employer for flexibility after getting an offer.

Re-Connecting With Our Humanity Through the On-Demand Economy

Renee Dua | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Renee Dua

As I watched my 9-year-old niece grapple with a VCR tape the other day, it struck me that my own 14-month-old son might one day have the same quizzical look in the driver's seat of a car. Whether it's Uber or self-driving cars, he may well never learn to drive a car.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Founder of Hint Water, Kara Goldin

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

When Kara Goldin started putting fruit in her water 10 years ago, she had no idea that she had stumbled upon a business idea that would eventually lead to the creation of a new category in the beverage industry, grow to a 40 million dollar company, and help her lose over 25 pounds in the process.

My Name Is Susan and I Like Going to People's Houses to Buy Stuff

Susan Maccarelli | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Susan Maccarelli

No, I am not talking about garage sales or illegal items. Like the rest of the free world, I read two posts about the various sides of the multi-level marketing parties yesterday -- you know, the Pampered Chef, Silpada, and most recently Jamberry businesses and all of the companies like that out there.

Bed Rest Made Me a Better Entrepreneur: 5 Key Things

Brigid Ward | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Brigid Ward

In retrospect, bed rest turned out to be not all bad. In fact, it helped me become the successful entrepreneur I am today.

You Wanna Sell Me Something On Facebook? I'm Cool With That

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

Here's the thing: I don't want to buy your $40 facial cleanser. But I think you're pretty dope for stepping outside your comfort zone to try and sell it to me.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Founder of Stella and Dot, Jessica Herrin

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

When Jessica Herrin had her "aha moment" she was standing in an elevator full of Mary Kay saleswomen after they had just attended their annual sales conference. In that short elevator ride, Herrin was struck by the women's excitement and affinity towards the brand they were selling.

Moms Create Science-Themed Clothing Line For Girls That Bashes Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

After noticing the lack of science-themed clothing options for their daughters, Seattle moms Jennifer Muhm and Malorie Catchpole took a hands-on appro...

Stop Searching For Balance in The Wrong Places, Just Make Time For You

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

One of the reasons I revamped Afro-Chic Mompreneur, was to have an open ended discussion on the work/life balance dilemma, that every Mompreneur deals...

Moms Launch Stereotype-Bashing Clothing Line That Challenges What It Means To Be 'Girly'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents

Frustrated by the lack of diversity in girls' clothing options, D.C.-area moms Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair have taken matters into their own hand...