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Dear CPSC: Fix It. Now.

Today’s the day. If you have not yet heard about the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act that passed last August, here’s a summary:  “Starting on February 10, 2009, consumer products intended for children 12 and under cannot have more than 600 parts per million of lead in any accessible part,” although a one year stay will offer limited compliance relief…

Debbie Reynolds: Sign Language Hero.

There are only 375 qualified interpreters in the UK for over 70,000 users of British sign language. To whom did it occur to do something about the lack of education for the deaf there?  Who set up a sign language school and raised lots of money for it all?  A mom. Debbie Reynolds, a single…

Need Aerial Order? Thank You, Zen Class.

Does the picture on this site make you drool, or is it just me? Check out the Nirvana Zen Bag, featured on said site on the back of a plane seat, which “mounts directly to seat back tray table, keeping all your in-flight essentials within arm’s reach throughout your trip. Great for airplanes, trains, cars…

Salad Dressing, Momtrepreneur-Style

1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1.5 T poupon mustard 2 T balsamic vinegar 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1.5 tsp. dried basil 1 garlic clove, smooshed 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup canola 1. Pull all ingredients from shelves. Move to computer, answer 12 e-mails. 2. Return to kitchen, locate whisk and large bowl.…

Greetings from The Reluctant Momtrepreneur.

I’d like to introduce to you one of several guest bloggers that will be joining The Momtrepreneur Maven to add advice, perspective, and help with my periodic Mommy Brain moments. Welcome, Reluctant Momtrepreneur! Are entrepreneurs born or made? I guess I’m about to find out. My career path has never taken a daring turn. Even…

Wanna Be On Oprah?

Myra Roldan has offered up the story of her experience on Oprah in the latest edition of Mommy Millionaire Magazine. It’s an interesting read and may have walking, not running, to get to Harpo Studios. “After appearing on Oprah, I became very depressed and almost walked away from my business. I was receiving nasty phone…

Your Pitch Shall Not Suck.

It’s pretty self-explanatory. Want to know if your pitch sucks? YourPitchSucks.com is dedicated to helping us, for free, since even we press-release-writing moms who love to promote our business(es) don’t always have perfect pitch. “We want to help you get your pitch perfected before you send it out to places like HARO, or PRweb, etc……

The Hollywood Furniture Maven

So I watched this video and initially thought, Great. Now I have to advise all momtrepreneurs to move to Los Angeles if they want famous Hollywood customers. When I actually turned the volume up and heard that Mary Bauer of Bratt Decor is based in *Baltimore!* and shopped her ideas around Philadelphia and New York…

Organize Your Agenda.

Everyone go to this site RIGHT NOW. Then come back here. Pretty please? I got my momAgenda daily calendar as a holiday gift and after some use, I must share the goodies within. Take your everyday daily calendar. Exchange the cover for a beautiful, soft fabric in chocolate brown or pink-rose faux crocodile skin. Then,…

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