Tuesday, April 1, 2008
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.