I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
After spending over a decade in a cubicle in various companies, I handed in my final resignation and walked away from a position with a Fortune 500 company to become a stay at home mom. I have to laugh looking back at the decision I made, because when I sat down to talk to Chris about it, he told me that he fully supported me because he knew that I would get bored in three months and go back to work.
Well, the joke was on him. Or was it on me? I did get bored – bored out of my mind, to be quite honest. Mopping floors and folding laundry, driving Angeline around and cooking fancy dinners…it was fun for a while, but the workaholic in me was screaming for organization, responsibilities outside of the kitchen and yes, a paycheck. That’s when I realized that my little hobby blog could become my next “career.”
Fast forward four years later. Of course I love my blog, and it can be a great source of income, but like any small business, it is not reliable. One month I might have so much work that I end up letting the house become a mess, grab take out for dinner and I have to hire assistants to help me handle my workload. Not exactly the free schedule I had in mind when I left the workforce to become a stay at home mom, you know what I mean? Then I might have nothing on my editorial calendar for the next month. As you can imagine, it can be quite stressful! When I began working from home, I loved the freedom it gave me, but my workaholic tendencies have left with me a pretty bad work-life balance.
Mom Corps, a national award-winning professional talent acquisition and career development firm, just recently launched Mom Corps YOU, an online community with the goal of assisting professionals to better integrate their professional and personal lives. Mom Corps believes that work-life satisfaction is best achieved when you can take ownership of several key areas of your life, including career, finances and health & wellness, and this subscription-based community provides education, resources and tools to help you do just that.
Sounds pretty cool, right? When I was presented with the opportunity to work on this campaign, I knew it was a perfect fit for me!
I took a virtual stroll through the online jobs board on Mom Corps YOU and found quite a few interesting opportunities, but nothing that really screamed out at me, “You MUST do this!” Of course that doesn’t mean that I won’t find something that sets off alarms the next time I look.
Aside from having job opportunities posted, Mom Corps YOU has webinars that offer a wealth of information and guidance for moms. Take Jean Chatzky’s “Women and Money and Own Your Career: The Flexibility of Freelancing” as an example; this webinar practically screamed out at me, “Watch me! I can help you!”
I just recently applied for a new freelance writing position with a big website, and I about cried when I realized that I had to create a resume based on my blog and social media experience. My old resume was top notch, thanks to some help from an old Human Resources Director, but I was totally lost when it came to a blogger and writer resume. I took a look at the Resumes that Get Results section on the Mom Corps YOU site, and that is helping me rewrite my resume to be more attractive! You can find it right on the home page, or you can look a little further in the resources section for even more helpful tips, like samples of interview questions. There is also a Mom Corps YOU Live Chat, where you can ask a recruiter any career questions you might have!
You can check out the www.MomCorpsYOU.com website for even more information. It’s available through an online subscription for an introductory annual price of $99.99 (regularly $149.99) or for just $19.99 a month.