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    Monday, May 23, 2011

    Help Moms Stay at Home with their Children

    For a while now I have been working on taking Buy By Mom to the next level…the site needs re-building and it needs a professionally developed Media/PR Package.

    Well…Great News this week! I just received notice this week that I am a semifinalist of the Moms In Business Grant!

    The National Association For Moms In Business’ grant program allows me to build my business ( Buy By Mom) capital by harnessing the power of crowd funding to take Buy By Mom to the next level so I can help even more Moms in business!

    About my Venture
    The purpose of is to promote moms in business and get them out on the web. My passion is for the moms who want to stay at home with their children while bringing in an income by selling the items they create or the products they believe in. A friend of mine started an online boutique and tried so hard to market it and get word out about the products that she offered. However, in over 2 years, she only ever made 2 sales from the boutique. She was heartbroken. All the time, money, and effort she was putting into the website was bringing her nothing in return. She was frustrated, to say the least, and decided to close up shop. was born because I wanted to keep that from happening to other moms. I wanted to see mothers succeed in their businesses and be able to stay at home with their children. I wanted to spread the word about the amazing talents moms possess and I wanted to see them succeed beyond their wildest dreams in your business. I truly believe that by working together, we can make each mom a success.

    This new way of fundraising process allows all persons, even those with very little to give, to show their support and be a part of something big.

    The Moms In Business Grant is the first-ever crowdfunding business grant in the nation, and I’m one of the Top 10 National Semifinalists!

    This is an exciting opportunity for me to grow my business and to have a chance at a $12,000 Grand Prize Grant Package. I’m literally one of the final 10 that were chosen out of dozens of business owners who initially applied.

    I’m so close to winning, but I need your help.

    I need you to pledge support for my business, Buy By Mom. Sharing the information about this with your friends and family would be very helpful too!

    Statistics show that women business owners do not have the same advantage as male business owners in getting funding for their business. In fact, women business owners only receive 11% of venture capital funding, but woman-owned businesses tend to stay in business longer. This is exactly why the National Association For Moms In Business has developed this revolutionary business grant rather than giving the “traditional” kind of business grant. Due to the promotional requirementsto be successful in this grant, it’s a good way to identify those entrepreneurs who will go the extra mile to publicize and build their ventures therefore making them ideal candidates for our additional $12,000 grant support.

    How does this work?

    The “crowdfunding” platform is a way to raise money by attracting many small donations from a large group (friends, family, professional contacts) to meet a funding goal. “Backers” give contributions in exchange for rewards or perks offered by the grant applicant – rewards can be any product, service or experience to which the grant applicant has access. And example of crowdfunding is an NPR pledge drive - if you donate $25.00 to NPR, donors may get an NPR T-shirt or a coffee mug, or get to go “behind the scenes” at a special event, etc.

    In addition, if I win, I will receive up to $1000 in additional funding. That means that every dollar you give to my project may be matched: dollar for dollar!
    Step 2: Click on button Back This MOM for Buy By Mom
    Step 3: Click on button Back This Project
    Step 4: Choose your reward option, for example Featured Sponsor Spot for 9 months or Featured Parent and Featured Sponsor for One Year and Enter Pledge Amount

    The grant ends on June 15th, so please back my project today. And tell your friends!

    I’m excited that I have the opportunity to participate in this program!

    I am a Proud Mom in Business, and would very much appreciate your help.

    Thursday, March 11, 2010

    The Second American Revolution
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    There's a Communist Living in the White House!
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    Defend Your Healthcare!

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    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    A Passion for Freedom Part IV - Doing Your Part

    There are many political organizations online that offer free newsletters to keep you informed. Simply search online for newsletters or political organizations. There are a plethora of them.

    Most senators and congressmen (and women) also publish electronic newsletters. To find out how to contact your senators visit:
    To contact your congressmen (or women) visit:

    Use these links to keep your representative informed of your views on current and upcoming legislation. It is important for all of us to remember that senators and congressmen (and women) work for US - something I think many, maybe even most, have forgotten. It is up to us to remind them.

    It is also important that we all exercise our right to vote. I hear a lot of people voice their dissatisfaction on issues. I say to them: 'did you vote'? 'Did you write your representative?'

    I love freedom! My husband and eldest son fought for and continue to fight for your freedom. Many Americans have died so we can live free. Freedom is something we should never take for granted. There are those who would take our freedom away so they can gain more power. It is up to us, 'we the people', to preserve our freedom.

    A Passion for Freedom Part III - Our Form of Government

    With regard to the Republican form of government (that of a Republic) Madison wrote in The Federalist:
    "As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are other qualities in human nature which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other form. Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the influence would be that there is no sufficient virtue among men for self government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another."

    As is now apparent, we have a Republic form of government for a reason: to protect our Individual liberties. Many of our liberties are more and more in jeopardy every day. Regardless of where you stand in the political spectrum, it behooves you to get and stay involved in the political process. The legislation being considered at the federal level impacts us now and our children and families in the future. It is now easier than ever to get informed and stay involved with so many technological tools at our disposal.

    A Passion for Freedom Part II - The 'Excesses of Democracy"

    The Framing (Federal) Convention's record proves that by dcrying the 'excesses of democracy' the Framers were not opposing a popular type of government for the United States - their whole purpose was to create a sound system of this type. To contend to the contrary is to falsify history - which not only maligns the Framers but also the spirit of the Free Man in America - all those people of that period who were grateful for the Constitution. The Constitution provided, under the Republic it created, liberties protected against abuse by all possible violators, including the Majority.

    By protesting the 'excesses of democracy', the Framers were simply making clear their sound reasons for preferring a Republic as the proper form of government. As a result of history, the Framers knew that a Republic provided the best safeguards and only effective safeguards for people's liberties. This of course supposes that a Republic form of government is actually enforced. It is interesting to note that in 1789 Jefferson wrote to Madison:
    "The tyranny of the legislatures is the most formidable dread at present, and will be for many long years. That of the executive will come its turn, but it will be a remote period."

    In any Democracy, Direct or Representative, as a form of government, there can be no legal system which protects the Individual or Minority (any or all) against unlimited tyranny by the Majority. A Republic, however, is an entirely different form of government and therefore has a different purpose. Its purpose is to protect the Individual's God-given, unalienable rights and liberties of people in general. It strictly controls the Majority. A Republic is a constitutionally limited government of the representative type created by a written constitution, adopted by the people and changeable by them only by its amendment, with powers divided between three separate branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.