I receive the best emails!

As some of you know I send out newsletters weekly. In those newsletters I share a lot about myself, my family, my business, etc…and while I know there is line between business and friendship, yet that is the way that I opt to do my business; to show my clients that I am human. I have feelings, I have a family, I am also a business woman. Yes, you will hear kids talking to me in the background, or you may even hear Dora or Elmo, so if I hear that from your home office, I never think twice. It just comes with being a work at home mom, a mompreneur, or a business mom, what ever you prefer to call yourself, that is our life at the moment. I don’t wear suits and rarely do I wear heals. In fact, the last time I wore heals was our friends wedding over the weekend but I can’t tell you the time before that, and I have to say, my feet looked like I had elephant feet by the nights end. I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a friend, I am a daughter, I am a sister, I am a neighbor, I am an entrepreneur with big dreams, I am me.

I recently sent out my newsletter to thank my clients for always being there for me, providing me with support when family friends pass away, injuries my children en dour, hardships we encounter, etc… I have always said, if it were not for my fantastic clients, I would not be where I am today. This is a small sampling of why I am so thankful to be doing what I love, working with people that are just as passionate as me and put a great deal of trust and faith in me each and every day. Mompreneurs are truly amazing! 🙂 Many blessings to all of you this holiday season!

Jen-Punky Mae–

I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Your newsletters are always great! I love that you add personal touches about your life, so we all get to know you better. You have started a great company, and so many of us thank you for you the opportunities you have given to us.

Angela – Belle Pearl–

I wanted to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. I was inspired by your email newsletter. I had to write- particularly when you talked about “The Secret”. I too am empowered by the “Secret” movie and also my faith in God. These- along with my 5 children and husband of 15+ years keeps me going through it all- good times and bad. You should be so proud of all that you have done. Your business has grown and so have you as an individual and a business women. I am proud to be affiliated with you and Baby Swags. Power to you! Power to the moms!….and to all women who put their heart and soul into making their dreams come true!! I wish you all that is great… that all your dreams come true.

Monica – Ritzy Bitzy–

Hi Phyllis,
Your message could not have come at a better time! You do such a great
job for all of us wahm’s because you know exactly what we are going
through. I can’t wait to be there with you every step of the way as both
our companies continue to grow and flourish. We truly do have a lot to be
thankful for. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks so much for the
inspirational email!!!
Take care and many blessings,
Monica

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Phyllis

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I was on the Today Show!

OK, so it was not business related, but still very cool.  It was related to the current situation in our economy today.  The stock market has plummeted to it’s lowest point in years and though it does not apply directly to me (we were never lucky enough to have money to invest, so nothing is tied up in the stock market itself), however looking at the big picture, it applies to our credit, the value of our home, and a slowing economy puts a lot of stress on us as my husband is in the construction field which is being hit hard.

Take a moment and watch this video clip of me sharing our situation (I’m the one wearing green and could have used a different color lipstick, lol):…ok, forget that, they moved the clip on me! LOL, now you will have to wait until I find it again!

You often think back and question, “How did it get this bad?, What did I do wrong?”, quite simple of an answer really, you spent more money than you actually brought in each month.  Credit cards have become the necessary evil.  We love them, use them, charge on them, then can’t figure out where the money will come to pay the off with, leaving us with one or more maxed out credit cards.  We are a “thing” based society.  The “I want it, and I want it now”, society.  That thought process has to change.  It has to change as a whole.

Again, thinking back to “the good ole days”, it was very rare for my parents to have a credit card and when they did, they only used it for things that were needed and only used, if they could afford to pay it off at the end of the month.  If they couldn’t, it wouldn’t get used and they saved, yes, I said it, they saved for it until they could pay for it in full, or with cash.  What an amazing thought, paying cash for things.

I so envy those that have no credit card debt.  What a life that must be like to live.  It is a life that we are hoping to have with in the next couple of years.  Good thing now, we have definitely curbed our spending and will only buy something if it is needed, and the wants are really thought hard on before any purchases are made.  We do not use credit cards, except for gas and that we can’t get away with since my husband drives to China and back daily for his construction jobs and with the soaring gas prices, it is getting harder and harder to keep up with that charge bill.

All in all, this is a huge wake up call to us.  It is saying, “There, look and see what you got us into.”, “Do you want to continue this spending and using credit to cover your butt cause if you do, this is the price you must pay.”

On the upside of all of this, there are ways we as a whole can do to support our fellow American families.  Instead of rushing out to Target (sorry Target, I love you but I have to stay away from your store for unnecessary items) and dropping an easy $100.00 on toys and things that will get shoved into a closet, why not shop and support other work at home moms, by purchasing their products?  You can find adorable jewelry, hand-knit items, picture frames, tee-shirts, books and even toys.  There are many great factors in purchasing from a work at home mom, such as the quality is fantastic, it is a one of a kind, not mass-produced item, they can be personalized, you can find some great deals if you look hard enough and simply ask, as well as you are helping to put food on another family’s table.  I will be adding a special shopping section to our blog so you can see that finding good deals on amazing products are only one click away.  Show your support, it will not go unnoticed.

Baby Swags isn’t always about giving celebrities “free stuff” as some might think, but it is about getting the products out there that these women spent a life’s saving on, or those that have spent countless hours perfecting, or painting, it is to share these amazing products, these amazing companies to everyone that is driven by our celebrities.  This is buzz marketing and our main goal in this whole gifting process it to help work at home moms get the recognition they so, so, deserve and we are achieving just that (thank you so, so, much to those celebrities we see using these products, and taking a moment to say think you, that goes a long, long way for these women). Most of them do accept paypal so it can come directly from your checking account! No charge cards needed! Pay cash! Imagine that!