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#1 of 5 Old 12-28-2012, 07:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi out there!

 

I thought this would be a good place to find some support and encouragement.  I've been involuntarily underemployed for two years now (my oldest son is 3.5, youngest son is almost 1) and it's been a wild ride!  The full-time mom thing has certainly been a privilege, but I won't claim that I haven't straddled the border of mental sanity every now and then, not to mention financial insecurity. I'm now starting a small tutoring company, teaching young kids (preschoolers through second-graders) how to read.  It felt SO scary to write that deposit check for my little office, but, well, it also feels really empowering to finally take matters into my own hands.  I don't know if this is allowed or not, but I thought I could summon some support from other women who've been there themselves, and I'm going to share my kickstarter fundraising link:  

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2137701742/tiny-readers-starter-kit

 

Thanks for reading and offering any words of wisdom, and thanks, potentially, for helping me raise some start up money for my new adventure!

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Congratulations! I think it's great that you're starting your own business! That is a big decision to make and I wish you all the best!

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Thanks, ella78!  I was actually expecting a few more huzzahs from the peanut gallery... which is perhaps arrogant... but it's nice to just have one person, at least, say something encouraging.  It's SO scary!  I don't know how people did scary things (like being a full-time mom, even!) without online support groups!  Don't get me wrong, I love my three-dimensional friends, too... but the fact that there are places dedicate to talking about specific issues, like this place, just feels so comforting.  Anyway, thanks.  It meas a lot!

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I think it is awesome!!! Good for you momma. Teaching children to read can be challenging I know as a (former 1st grade Teacher). Keep up the positive thinking!

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Thanks, tracyamber!  I'm telling you, every bit of "you can do it!" I can get is TOTALLY helpful!

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