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Who’s Who at Illuminate 2014: Conference Speakers

The allure of being able to work around your family’s schedule has created a buzz around self-employment. While most mompreneurs are working for themselves as their own company or a part of direct sales company, they may or may not realize the need for a local team, support, or tribe in their business journey as a working mom.   When I …

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Behind The Scenes | Raleigh Small Business Workspaces

Recently we asked Vend Raleigh Mompreneurs to take us behind the scenes into their workspaces. We got a glimpse into several Mompreneurs’ offices and studios. Each style is so different. They’ve given us a verbal tour to go with their images.                I am crafter, re-purposer, and thrifter. I have a booth at KnB …

The Ultimate Family Photo “What to Wear” Guide

As one of Raleigh’s family photographer specialists, I can say with certainty that all of my clients worry about how to dress for their photos. Over time, I’ve come up with a fool proof method that has resulted in clients who feel confident on photo day. Here are my general guidelines that will help you choose the perfect clothing for …

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How I Don’t Do It All. And Africa.

I’m asked all the time, “How do you do it all?”  Those close to me know my secret.  I don’t do it all.  I have learned the art of saying no, and I think I can give you some solid examples of how I do that.  I’m headed to Uganda, Africa for some short term mission work with Watoto Church.  …

Working from home is easy! Right?

We can just sit down and get to work…  Ha! Recently, I made the huge transition from working full-time as a teacher to working my Thirty-one business “full-time.”  After many late nights and odd hours of squeezing life and my direct sales business around teaching, I decided to step back and focus solely on my family and business.  Best. Decision. …

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Twitter For Raleigh Small Business- How To Get Started!

Twitter for Raleigh Small Business- How to get started! Are you tweeting? Set aside the fear of the unknown and the overwhelming thoughts of “not one more task” to consider Twitter as a valuable and far reaching social network for growing your business. Dream that entrepreneurial dream for just a moment as I tell you that Dell reported that it …

Photographing Your (True) Life

Children grow so quickly. It’s one of those facts of life that we just cannot negotiate with. My little one is seven months old and because he has changed so much in such a short time, I have been able to look back at photographs that are very recent and see aspects of his “babyness” that are already gone.
Today, I’m …