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Monthly online sessions for moms to talk about the things that really matter; family, faith and more! Share your heart with people who listen and really care! Stay up late, laugh and giggle and meet new friends and be energized and ready to face new daily challenges. Of course jammies are a must! The show airs every second Tuesday of the month – so keep those dates open! Your host, Felice Gerwitz!

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Monthly online sessions for moms to talk about the things that really matter; family, faith and more! Share your heart with people who listen and really care! Stay up late, laugh and giggle and meet new friends and be energized and ready to face new daily challenges. Of course jammies are a must! The show airs every second Tuesday of the month – so keep those dates open! Your host, Felice Gerwitz!

    Why Every Homeschool Mom Needs a Homeschool BFF

    Why Every Homeschool Mom Needs a Homeschool BFF

    Why Every Homeschool Mom Needs a Homeschool BFF

    Every homeschool mom goes through a similar experience. We start with the conviction that we should homeschool our children. Moms get excited with shopping for and choosing curriculum. We spend our summer planning.



    Then we begin. And it's not long before we start to feel like we're going at this thing alone.

    We Question Ourselves

    Once the loneliness sets in we start to question our decision to homeschool.



    One days when our children's behavior or lack of interest in their studies sets in, we want to give in and hand it over to someone else. Even if we don't admit that out loud.



    It doesn't mean we've lost faith in our conviction, it just means we really are meant to be in community with one another. We need a friend who gets it.

    Reaching out to Friends and Finding a Homeschool BFF

    This is where having a homeschool BFF can really make your homeschool experience so much better. She understands your struggles. She can hold you up with you're feeling down. It's often that homeschool mom BFF who reminds you of why you're doing this in the first place. And if she's a true friend she points you back to Jesus, so you don't lose your way.

    Friends for Life

    And these friends aren't just friends for a season. You never really outgrow them. In this podcast I share a little about Mom School and how that experience introduced me to a circle of friends who are still my friends to this day. Good friends.

    The Homeschool Sisterhood

    That's why I'm kinda (okay, a lot) excited about the Homeschool Sisterhood  (referral link) with Ana Willis. I wish I'd had this opportunity when I was a brand new homeschooling mom. The opportunity to learn from a veteran homeschool mom who can share how to stay focused would've been such a blessing.



    Wherever you're at in your homeschooling journey, check out The Homeschool Sisterhood (referral link) and get yourself plugged in.

    PS. Check out ...

    My podcast interview with Ana Willis, topic: How to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose



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    Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for a Homeschool Mom?

    Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for a Homeschool Mom?

    Back to Homeschool Decisions (and a Giveaway!)

    It's that time of year, Back to Homeschool season. Along with an incredible giveaway (see below), many current homeschool moms are looking for a way to make extra income to afford the homeschooling lifestyle. You might be a mom curious about homeschooling and hoping you can find a way to earn extra money while you  homeschool.



    I'm here to encourage you, that YES! You can homeschool and work from home. And this could be the year you get to celebrate two things: working from home and a back to homeschool giveaway!

    Is a Virtual Assistant Business Right for a Homeschool Mom?

    When determining if a virtual assistant business is a good work from home opportunity for a homeschool mom, it helps to take a virtual assessment.  Ask yourself the following questions to help you make a sound decision.

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    Many homeschooling moms have heard the buzz about working at home. Is it possible to work at home and have a work at home business?



    It's vital to consider that homeschooling is your first commitment. You've made the promise to your family.



    Ask yourself:



    * Can I prioritize my homeschool over my business and still bless my family financially?

    * Is it possible to serve my family and my clients in a way that doesn't stress me out?

    * Can you manage a "side hustle" and still homeschool well?



    Let's look at what a virtual assistant is and what's required.

    First, What is a Virtual Assistant?

    A virtual assistant is an individual who helps manage portions of a business owner's business. Normally a freelance worker, you can work your business from anywhere. A homeschooling mom is an ideal fit for this! She's likely already a working through the three areas you need to master to be successful!



    They are ...

    1. Manage (your VA Business)



    * Time- Are you able to manage the time necessary to work your business? Can you handle the daily life interruptions? Can you balance homeschooling, working at home, and family life?

    * Money- Can you handle the ebb and flow the income? Are you able to manage taxes due? Can you make wise spending choices?

    * Instructions - Are you willing to take the time to follow instructions and learn the needs of a client? Can you balance the client needs with the needs of a homeschooling moms life?

    * Alone time- Do you have a strategy for handling time alone and make the best use of that time?



     

    2. Market (your VA Business)



    * Don't be shy! Are you willing to get yourself out there? This often takes time and that's a precious commodity for a homeschooling mom. Can you make this work?

    * What are you good at? Make a list of your skill set. Think about the things you already know and do as a homeschool mom that can translate to a VA business.

    * Ideal Client, what's that? Are you able to think about who you already know that you might be able to help with their business. This is likely the homeschooling community.



    3. Master (your VA Business)

    Learning:



    Are you willing to invest your time and resources into what's necessary to grow your skill set and establish your business properly?



    Growing:

    • 22 min
    That’s Why I’m Here | Interview with Leslie Nunnery

    That’s Why I’m Here | Interview with Leslie Nunnery

    Join us to chat about motherhood - childbirth and all issues with raising families large and small.





    That's Why I'm Here | Interview with Leslie Nunnery

    "That's Why I'm Here."

    Visit Leslie at Teach Them Diligently



    As busy moms, we wear many hats– wife, mother, housekeeper, chef, educator, taxi driver, and so much more. The demands on our time are endless. Do you ever lose sight of why you do all that you do? Do you ever find yourself feeling discontent with where God has you right now, or do you ever feel like there is no more of you to give to anyone? Let’s take a very practical and personal look at exactly why we are here. Along the way, I think we’ll see the incredible purpose and peace we all can have when we truly figure that out.

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    Jesus and Moms / 6 Ways to Show Love to Your Children (& a Giveaway!)

    Jesus and Moms / 6 Ways to Show Love to Your Children (& a Giveaway!)

     



     

    Jesus and Moms - 6 Ways to Show Love to Your Children

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    Show notes: What I’d like to share tonight is a way to embrace the vocation and high calling of motherhood that keeps our eyes on Christ.







    First, let’s look at how Jesus taught. This will help us in our daily, minute-by-minute instruction of our children no matter what age they may be. This is also called relationship.



    If we look at the life of Christ we see that Jesus was loving. He repeated spiritual truths over and over so that people might understand. He walked among the people healing them, by asking them questions, and by imparting truth through ways they could understand (Mark 4:34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.)



    Jesus was someone who attracted others. He had a way of pointing to the Father that satisfied the needs of people. He knew how to satisfy their greatest spiritual needs. Even when they just returned for more bread, he knew they had a greater need.

    6 Ways to Show Love to Your Children

    Here are ways he did just that, and how as Moms we can be encouraged that if we will follow the master Jesus will meet their needs and our own.



    * Children need to feel safe, loved, and important.  Do you have a consistent temperament? Do you meet as well as you are able your children’s basic needs for clothing, shelter, and food? Is your discipline consistent or are your children unsure of what to expect? Can your child confide in your? We are especially admonished not to provoke our children to anger or discouragement (Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.Jesus makes us feel safe, loved, and important in his very life (lived sinlessly), death (for our sins), and resurrection (for our justification) that we might have peace with God the Father, Romans chapter 4.

    * Children must trust their parents Do you keep your word to your children? Do you keep your word to others so your children witness this? Do you do your best to make sure that your children are influenced by trustworthy adults? Remember when we talked about how Jesus patiently repeated things to his followers (and for our benefit) so we’d understand? This built trust. We can trust him because He did exactly what he said he would do. Read Mark 8,9, and 10. He said he would suffer, die, and rise. He did.

    * Children need to know their worth Do your children understand that their value as a human and made in the image of God? Do your children see how important they are to you by the time and real attention you give to them? Are you full of distraction? God’s Word tells us children are a heritage (Psalm 127) and fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139), and that the Father would hold nothing back in saving them should they stray, and in fact he didn’t hold back his only son. (Matthew 18 and the parable of the lost sheep)

    * Children need to see their purpose and calling Do your children see that they’ve been created by God and live in the culture and time we liv...

    • 27 min
    3 Tips for the Work at Home Mom | Interview with Mom Jobs Work from Home

    3 Tips for the Work at Home Mom | Interview with Mom Jobs Work from Home

    3 Tips for the Work at Home Mom | Interview with Mom Jobs Work from Home

    Join Gina Glenn for an interview with a fellow VA and owner of MomJobsWorkFromHome.com



    Nakisha is my personal assistant and a successful wahm. I thought you'd enjoy hearing from a mom who is successfully working her business.







    Nakisha's Tips for Work at Home Moms



    * Have a plan and work you plan.

    * Prioritize your homeschooling and family before your work.

    * Embrace the freedom that comes with owning your own business and homeschooling.

    * Use your business and the challenges that come with that to express your creativity.

    * Understand that online jobs and clients come and go. Go with the flow, knowing you'll continue to grow.











    Nakisha is the Get Stuff Done work at home mom of an only child. She and her husband enjoy traveling, learning, and all things racing.

    Her virtual assistance expertise includes:



    Social Media Management: Managing your Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter platform. Along with any other social media tasks as needed. Includes: >Weekly updates scheduled on your selected platform This service is perfect for achieving: >A steady stream of posts on your page >Timely responses to comments about your brand >Timely responses to messages sent to your inbox >To increase followers and build your boards up daily Additional tasks: >Editing blogs >Chore threads >General Administrative Tasks (Email, Google docs, data entry, and online research)







     



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    • 13 min
    How to Make Money As a Social Media Manager

    How to Make Money As a Social Media Manager

    How to Make Money As a Social Media Manager

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    Learn about Social Media Manager School.  {affiliate link}

    What is a Social Media Manager or Consultant

    A Social Media Manager (or Consultant) is essentially the "voice" of the brand. This voice is normally predetermined by the client or business owner in partnership with a brand consultant or online business manager.



    Social Media Managers are responsible for:



    * keeping a company's online social media platforms current and growing

    * understanding and implementing the company's brand voice through social media offerings. These include graphic creation, posts, copy writing, social advertising, customer service, and content marketing.

    * providing analytics or proof of what's working in social media



    How to Learn the Social Media Manager Trade

    Learning how to become a social media manager can depend upon your starting point. If you love social media and have an aptitude for writing and perhaps some graphic skills, you have the potential to generate real income as a social media manager.



    However, these are really starting skills. In order to really grow as a social media manager and earn the kind of income necessary to move from side-hustle to full-time freelancer, it is beneficial to consider a certification. This is especially true if you've had no previous experience as a social media manager on any social platform.



    I continually update my certifications in order to generate income and to date the certification with the best return on investment was Social Media Manager School.



    I was already working and earning money as a social media consultant, but Social Media Manager School provided me with several missing pieces. Including:



    * Designing my business on a solid foundation

    * Video tutorials with all of the current information on all the major social media platforms

    * Community with other social media managers

    * strategy for growing my own business

    * how to develop a custom strategy for each client



    What to Expect Your First 12 Months as a Social Media Manager



    * Expect to Network - You're going to spend a lot of time making new friends.

    * Expect to Make Mistakes - It'll happen! Correct your errors and move on.

    * Know Making an Income Takes Time - How much time depends on you, but there's no such thing as an overnight success.



    How to Hire a Social Media Manager

    If you're listening to this podcast and find yourself in need of a Social Media Manager or copywriter, feel free to email me at gina@ginaglenn.com.



     



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