Angie Rambles

A blog of my thoughts from working at home to family life and everything in between

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Getting to know Marie of Mommy Community

There is a fun contest going on at Mom's Radio Network and I'm entering!

I am doing the Mom's Radio Network Host Blog Interview with
Marie Ynami of Mommy Community

Here are just a few questions that popped into my head that I thought might help us get to know Marie a bit better. Enjoy!

1) When did you start Mommy Community and why?

I started Mommy Community in 2003 - initially to drive traffic to a site where I sell stuff. Long story short - I got bored with the selling site but NOT Mommy Community so I ended up keeping it and I must say I am really happy I did - it has grown quite a bit since I first opened the site.

2) What is your favorite part of working from home?

My favorite part of working from home is the fact that I get to work when I want. I am in control of my hours. Where else can you do housework like doing laundry while working? It is kinda hitting 2 birds with one stone. I also like the fact that I am home when the kids get home and I am able to help out in their school - I get to bring the kids lunch sometimes and I get to play with my dogs at home too while I work.

3) Can you explain what a Meme is and how one can get involved in these at Mommy Community?

Ok, I kinda surfed around the web for an easy direct to the point answer and I came up with this ... "A meme is an idea, project, statement or even a question that is posted by one blog and responded to by other blogs. ..." from - I host 2 themed Memes in Mommy Community - one every Mondays called "Monday Mommy Tip" and one every Fridays called "Friday Faves". For bloggers to participate, all they have to do is decide which one they want to participate in - they can do Monday's Only or Fridays Only or both. For the Monday Mommy Tip - simply post a "mommy tip" on a Monday in your blog and link to Mommy Community and for Friday Faves - I usually have a theme each week - for example,
I post my "Favorite Ice Cream Flavor" and I invite others to post their favorite ice cream flavor - they would then post that in their blog and link to Mommy Community. It's a great way to get bloggers to blog about something - it also generates traffic because participants get to leave the link backs to Mommy Community and everyone who participates end up commenting on each others posts - it's quite fun.

4) If you and your hubby could take a vacation alone together, where would you go?

We used to live in Hawaii before we had kids - we have gone back to Hawaii on vacation with the kids - but I think I would like to go back just me and the hubby to sort of reminisce and just enjoy each others company.

5) What is your favorite thing to do as a family?

I love playing games with the family like Guesstures, Pictionary, Catch-a-Phrase ... I love laughing out loud with the the family watching a good comedy. We also enjoy going out fishing and camping and throwing parties with other family members and friends.

Thanks for the interview - the questions were fun!
:) Marie

Marie, thank you very much for playing along. It was great getting to know you better. I also enjoy being able to play with our pets while working from home. They are such a big part of our family.

Be sure to catch archives to the Mommy Community podcast here

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Womens Social Networking Site for Work At Home Moms

Have you heard of the brand new womens social networking site for work at home moms? I came in as a VIP member a few months ago to test the waters and I am enjoying learning the ropes. Check it out when you get a chance.

Let me know what you think!

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

I have been tagged: 5 Links

I’ve been tagged! Val tagged me for a meme where we post links. We can post up to five. Then we are supposed to tell five more people to share their links but since I'm not too blog savvy and don't know who to tag quite yet, I'll just post my links and call it a day LOL

They can be business links, favorite sites, affiliate links, whatever you want…

There are Five Rules:

1. MUST be clean. No R rated sites.
2. Only FIVE links.
3. MUST tell 5 people-I'll have to pass on this one!
4. A link back to the person who tagged you- Done
5. Lara's Place is the meme originator.

5 of my favorite links:

Mom's Talk Radio- Network of Internet radio programs and podcasts for moms. A few of my favorite shows are Mom's Morning Show, Mom's Love Shopping, Mom's Money and of course the ever so popular WAHM Talk Radio.

ClickNewz- My mentor and Friend Lynn Terry's Internet Marketing blog. A ton of resources to help you in business.

Amazon- I am addicted! I love shopping for goodies here. Just last night I bought a few things and still have some goodies on my list which brings me to my next favorite link

My Points- Earn points in many ways: shopping, reading emails, playing games, searching the web and more. The more you do, the more points you earn and then you can redeem your points for gift cards. I have redeemed a few over the years and will soon have enough to swap in some points for a $50 Amazon online gift cert. Would you like me to send you an invitation to join? Let me know! There is no fee.

GR8BiggLosers- This yahoo group has been a real help in my weight loss journey over the last few years. Although a small group right now, the members are wonderful and definitely keep me motivated.

So there you have it, a few of my favorite links! Thanks Val for giving me a little push to get some info on my blog HA HA! Happy Sunday

2007 Christmas Giveaway at 5 Minutes For Mom

Have you ever been to the 5 Minutes For Mom blog? I was introduced to this blog on the Mom's Morning Show and love it. They have so many cool contests and give aways. It's fun! Why don't you check out their 2007 Christmas Giveaway. Just click on the button below and have fun entering those contests that interest you.
Christmas Giveaway 2007 Sweepstakes