Tuesday, December 28, 2010

WAHM ~ What do you do all day?!

Okay, so I thought I would make this blog a little bit more about being a WAHM, information about new products, and giveaways. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let me know!
"Definition: WAHM is an acronym for work-at-home mom. It means exactly what it says: a mother who works from home". (About.com)

Now that I am a "WAHM" I get asked this question all the time, "What do you do all day that you are so busy?" Seriously?! What part of WAHM don't you understand? Okay, so maybe I need to stop taking that question so personally, but it's kind of hard when people ask all the time. So here I will answer this so "important" question for everyone :0)

First of all ,WAH= Running a business (WORKING) from my home! The best part of working at home is that I am at home with my little girl and husband (he works from home as well). I have the opportunity to be with them 24/7 no matter what! This is the reason that I became a WAHM. My family is what matters the most to me and when we found out that our daugher had food allergies, well, that made the decision to run the company from home full time easy! As a mom I take care of the household, cleaning, cooking (allergy friendly~ I make EVERYTHING out of scratch), grocery shopping (remember, my daughter has food allergies, so I have to double check ingredients for everything), running errands, doing laundry, playdates (these have been few and far between, because I am so busy), family events, and taking care of my daughter, husband, and our two dogs (Yorkshire Terrier, and Golden Retriever). I also run an online company, which I have to run a website, update information, answer emails, answer phone calls, place orders, pack orders, ship orders, stay up to date on facebook, update business blog, order supplies, order merchandise, and much more! Phew, I'm tired just writing all that down! Now you are probably want to ask me how I do it all?! Maybe next time ;0)

So you see, I do keep myself very busy even though I'm at home. Just like everything else it has it's upsides, like being at home, and it's downsides, like NEVER being able to leave work. No matter what, I would not change it! I loved teaching in the classroom, but that would take time away from me, well, being at home with my family :0) Now, do you want to ask me what I do all day?

~ Victoria
Owner of ABC Creative Learning

Monday, December 27, 2010

New and Great Things to Come in 2011!!

First of all I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas with your loved ones! It has been very busy here at ABC Creative Learning! The main reason for starting this company was for me to carry teacher supplies for my co-workers 3 years ago. Now we have grown and expanded into Educational Toys and even Environmentally Friendly Green Toys! I have been wanting to expand the company even more!! Turning into a mom's one stop shop from educational toys, school supplies, and even boutique clothing at affordable prices. Well, in 2011 we will be carrying beautiful boutique clothing for girls and boys! All of the boutique clothing will be designed and made by WAHM just like myself! I want to be able to support other moms that work from their home! It's not easy running a business, but it's really NOT easy running a business from your own home when their are so many other responsibilities! Like our children!! That is why my goal is to bring amazing clothing from amazing moms or mums :0) Here is a list of Toys and Clothing Boutique Brands that we carry at our online store at http://www.abccreativelearning.com

Educational Toys and Learnig Materials:
~ Carson-Dellosa
~ Melissa & Doug
~ Learning Resources
~ Teacher Created Resources
~ Baby Einstein
Green and Environmentally Friendly Toys and Materials:
~ Bug Bites (Coming Soon)
~ Plan Toys
~ Clementine Natural Art
~ Imagination Box Co.
Mommy Owned Children's Boutique Clothing Brands:
~ Jelly the Pug
~ Lolah Pop Vintage Baby
~ Luna B. Tee
~ Missy Melly
If you have a question please NEVER hesitate to ask! Just send me an email at abccreativelearniing@yahoo.com. Especially if you need help picking out materials or manipulatives for your children! I love teaching and helping parents make the right choices when it comes to their child's education! :0)

~ Victoria
Owner of ABC Creative Learning