Tuesday, April 1, 2008

WAHM


I am a WAHM. Yep, there is a term for Moms who work at home. There are even websites devoted to us. For the record, the lady in the picture above can't be getting much work done. I don't try to send emails while Anna eats and I hold a baby. So my life looks nothing like that.

Tonight, as I sat down to work, I thought about how I've neglected my blog. So rather than letting another week go by I thought I would explain why. It's because I've had enough work lately that I usually try to get some done after the kids go to bed. So I'm thinking tonight I'll blog about my clients and kill two birds with one stone - update my blog and bill a few hours for writing it.

Just kidding about the billing part. So, for those who wonder if I sell something or transcribe medical documents, here is what I do as a WAHM.

"Public relations (PR) is the managing of outside communication of an organization to create and maintain a positive image." - Wikipedia

For me, this includes creating PR campaigns, writing press releases, pitching magazines and newspapers, writing articles, and other marketing activities. Currently, I work for a PR firm, a Web site devoted to Mamas, and a PR and marketing consulting group. I also do occasional small projects for a Web site start-up, an author and a few technical writing companies.

Although there are differing (and strong) opinions about working or being a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom), for me, working at home is the best of both worlds. It works for us, and that is what is important!

Now, I should get a little bit of work done. Perhaps I would already be done if I hadn't watched American Idol. The fact that I watch American Idol is probably the most embarrassing and revealing thing I have ever posted on this blog, but I'm at peace with it. Yrungaray, out.

4 comments:

Allison said...

ITA with you about the picture. If that was my gang, the juice would be all over the laptop & dripping down the side of that pristine white counter, I'd be digging Cheerios out of dd's nose while baby was eating my hair. lol

Looks like a nice life, but surely not mine. lol

Steph said...

Why is AI embarrassing? :)
I love it!
Who are you rooting for this season? I like lots of people.

Allison said...

You're right Steph, I should be a proud AI watcher.

I'm with you, I like watching almost all of them and don't have a true favorite yet. I like Brooke White and Carly. And the guy with the dreads is pretty entertaining too. I pretty much like all of them. But I wouldn't be to sad if Syesha or the country girl went home.

KATIE said...

Hey lady, thanks for your post on Kel's blog. I think you do a good job of being honest and realistic in your posts!

I have a new blogaddress - www.aaronkatie.blogspot.com.

Thanks!