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October 5th, 2008

Writing Prompts, Business Owners? To Tell Your Story? Just for Fun?


If you or your family entertain thoughts of writing…to write about your home business, to relate stories, or for pure fun, you might enjoy the series I’ve begun at One Book Two Book, Mary Emma’s Writing Tips. 
Although the weekly tips, prompts and activities are slated for young writers, they will work for anyone.  If you home […]

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September 26th, 2008

Blogtober Fest Coming Soon - At The Lifestyles Channel


BLOGTOBER FEST, a time to celebrate autumn and enjoy great prizes comes to the Lifestyles Channel, as well as Quilting and Patchwork and One Book Two Book for two weeks, from October 6-17. 
There will be celebrating and prizes from b5media Lifestyles bloggers and outside participants.
Read all about it and see if you’d like to participate and receive […]

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September 24th, 2008

Home Business Word of the Week

Over at One Book Two Book, my co-blogger, Marcie, posts a word of the week and a quote of the week.  Since business terms sometimes aren’t understood by everyone, I thought I’d begin this practice here.
Today our word or term is net profits (net income).  This refers to the amount of money left after you’ve deducted […]

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September 10th, 2008

Winners Announced at My One Book Two Book Blog

If any of you participated in the two-weeks of giveaways at my One Book Two Book blog, you’ll find the winners posted.  My co-blogger, Marcie Pickelsimer, put together a number of fantastic giveaways.
We’re planning some more giveaways in the future.  So stop by to see what’s going on and learn about books for young readers […]

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September 3rd, 2008

Four More Days of Giveaways at One Book Two Book

Over at One Book Two Book, where I co-blog with Marcie Pickelsimer,  we have four more days of daily giveaways going on.  Marcie has lined up a fabulous array of prizes…books, backpacks, lunch kits and more.
Stop by, check out the instructions and leave your comment. 
Tags: Contests, giveaways, home-+-biz-+-notes, home-business, Mary-+-Emma-+-Allen, One Book Two Book

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July 2nd, 2008

Fourth of July Activities to Keep Business Owners’ Tots & Teens Busy

As the Fourth of July approaches, many communities will hold parades and fireworks. However, you also may want quieter activities for youngsters at home…to keep them busy over the long weekend, especially if your business is open.
Why not check out some of those at One Book Two Book, where I’m a co-blogger.

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June 29th, 2008

Productivity Tips for Home Business Owners with Families

Whenever youngsters are home from school, it’s often challenging for moms and dads (and even grandparents) to continue operating their home businesses, keeping up deadlines, filling product orders, waiting on customers.
I’ve worked worked at home businesses with two generations of youngsters swirling around me…first my daughter and her cousins, now my grandchildren and grand nieces […]

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June 25th, 2008

Do You Have Work You Can Take To The Beach?

 It’s Beach Week over at One Book Two Book.  So home business moms and dads, who need some ideas for the youngsters or who want to relax at the beach, too, stop by and see what we and Camp Weary Parent have in mind.
Taking Your Work to the Beach
When our daughter was […]

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June 1st, 2008

Summer Activities For Your Children


Once the excitement of the first days of summer vacation from school are over, youngsters often bombard you with the comments, “I’m bored. I don’t know what to do.”
You’re trying to conduct business yet children are under foot. You don’t want to neglect them, but you have to fill orders, write online, meet deadlines, […]

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May 25th, 2008

Finding Niches For Your Home Business

My love of children’s and young adult books, as well as writing stories for young people, has flowed over to One Book Two Book, a blog for book lovers and readers at here at b5media. As a children’s author, I find writing this blog with Karen Weideman very fulfilling. 
This also is a way to find […]

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