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Old 02-24-2012, 07:37 AM
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My name is Mel and I am a 32 year old WAHM. I have two children Tabitha aged 5 (6 next month) and Leo aged 4. I live in Leicester which is in the East Midlands area of the UK.

I run a website Leapsterrific Kids from which I sell childrens toys particularly electronic learning toys such as the Leappad Explorer, games and accessories and other quality brands like Sylvanian Families. It's a great way for me to fit work around my family and means I can be flexible about attending school events etc. Though my children are convinced that what i do is 'not a proper job'

The main downside to being a WAHM for me is the isolation. I rarely see anyone apart from the postal staff and my two cats during the day. I've joined the froum manily in the hopes of chatting with other WAHMs. I have joined another WAHM forum previously but it's so quiet that I visit rarely now.

I look forward to find out about you all and reading your posts.

Mel xxx

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:49 AM
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Hey Mel,

It's great to meet you! Welcome! Your business sounds great and
it sounds like you enjoy it.

Working from home can keep you trapped indoors though, you are right

Is there a way for you to promote your business outside of your home as
well? Like a networking group? Maybe this way you could have one day
a week were you can go to exchange ideas with like-minded people.

Talk soon,
Lori P.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:15 AM
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Nice to meet you Mel ~Amy Jacobs
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:58 AM
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Hi Mel

Welcome to the forum!

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the welcomes I guess I've always been a bit nervous about joining a networking group or similar but I think that I now feel more confident in my work it could be something to look into. Thanks for the advice
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:48 AM
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It's so nice to meet you Mel. Welcome! There are lots of great people on WAHM.

I understand what you mean about isolation. I often go days without seeing another person other than my husband. I love what I do, but I sometimes get so involved in my work that I don't remember to take breaks. I participate in forums like WAHM, and others, partially because it gives me an opportunity to connect with people.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:05 PM
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Welcome Mel! Funny about your kids not thinking it's a proper job. You will have to teach them to think a different way! LOL

Yes it can be isolating sometimes, but I like the quiet and networking with others online. Of course I also have a few phone chats and I do get out a few times a week to walk in our neighborhood, sometimes with a friend. So that works for me!

Although between grandchildren and foster care I often have a houseful here anyway! LOL Whether I like it or not sometimes!

I look forward to getting to know you better!

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:37 PM
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Welcome to the forum Mel.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:47 PM
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Hello Mel & WELCOME to the forum

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:57 PM
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Welcome! I hope being part of this forum helps you feel less isolated! It's a great place to chat and learn about wah jobs.
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