I was sitting here trying to think of a clever introduction to this topic and kept giggling about the exchange that went on to arrange this mention. Well, as usual, I gotta go with what brings the funny.
So. Shannon Davis wrote to say she enjoyed the blog and appreciated finding someone with a similar life to hers. She asked about sponsorships, etc., because she recently launched a new business that she think our readers might be interested in.
Beyondmotherhood.com is an online job board that connects employers with the “untapped”workforce, stay at home mothers. There are thousands of educated and experienced moms nationwide looking for flexible opportunities…. and Beyondmotherhood.com wants to connect them with employers.”
Hey, sounds excellent to me! I need some of that!
She continued, “My funds are a little low (or should I say nonexistent) at this point …but once the site gets going I can purchase some ads from you. Sorry for the scattered response…my son is busy spraying the kitchen down with water as I type…got to love it!”
I responded, “Okay, that’s twice I nearly spit cranberry juice on the keyboard. Once when I read “nonexistent” because we are the poor leading the poor… and then again about your son. Last night, I went out to water the trees in pots, and noticed that the curly hose with the sprayer wasn’t attached to the main hose, so I screwed it on. As soon as I turned on the water, the curly hose exploded into a fountain, swinging and thrashing from the pressure of the water shooting out of two very clean cuts in the hose. Hmm. No one had any idea how the hose was cut, but they all agreed that I sure did get wet.”
And the capper: “Hilarious! Sounds like my life…as I sit here covered in tomato sauce! The glamour of being a mom!”
So, considering the immediate and obvious intersection of shared business objectives and the connectedness of our visions, I encourage you to visit Beyondmotherhood.com, and hope to benefit myself from their services. See? Told you I only promote things I would use myself!
Come on, girls, we need each other, and if anyone is going to understand that you’ve got a lot to contribute even though you’re chasing after little ones, it’s other moms with a lot to contribute who are chasing after little ones. Please check it out and help flesh out both the employment offers and candidate pool!