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Tribute to Mom

August 6, 2011

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During my early childhood years, my mom was a WAHM, a Work At Home Mom. My dad owned his own business, and when work was scarce, my mom always took on extra work to make sure we had food on the table and a roof over our heads. Working from home allowed her the luxury of still being a mom, making sure we got to school on time and made it home safely again in the afternoon, and taxiing us around to our various school events and extracurricular activities.

When my parents divorced, everything changed. My mom now had to provide for 3 children and soon had to get a full-time job in NYC. This meant long work hours and commute back and forth to our apartment across the river in NJ. Mom liked the change of having adults to talk to, but you could tell that she missed being with her 3 daughters.

Recently, mom has come full circle after a lay-off at her job in Dallas. She now owns her own business in Grand Prairie, TX called the Bargain Zone, where she sells value-priced new, resale and consignment items. This is a passion for her, since she has had to work hard for her money all of her life, and wants to make sure that others that are struggling to make ends meet can buy what they need for their families.

I guess I’m a testament to my mom’s spirit of wanting to balance providing for my family with the need for spending time with them. With the support of my mom, and the rest of my family, I’ve been able to make the transition from a “job” to being a WAHM, and I’m loving every minute of it.

Thank you mom for everything you’ve ever given me, especially your love and dedication to our family.

If you’re looking for help or advice in becoming a WAHM, feel free to drop me a line. I truly want to help every other woman who wants that dream make it a reality.

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