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I’m a working Mom of two kids, ages 13 and 3. I traded my corporate job for consulting and make more money than most executives. I live a blended life with hardly any boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night. I take several professional level dance classes a week and water-ski every other Friday morning. Although I love to cook, these days we mostly live on raw fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and frozen burritos. I’m quick on the mute button and I can tell you a foolproof way to do a professional conference call from Disneyland.

Billing for Travel Time

I am frequently asked how to bill for travel time.  There are several factors to consider: How much travel will be involved in the project? How far will you need to travel? What is the total value of the client project? What’s customary in your industry? Will most of...

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In my early years of being a working mom, I wasn’t quite sure where I belonged. Not a SAHM (Stay-at-Home Mom) When my daughter was about a year old, I joined a play group.  We have a wonderful organization in San Diego called the Parent Connection.  It’s sponsored by...

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Take Control of Your Career

Getting started as a consultant is easy.  However, building a sustainable business takes hard work and perseverance.  Below are the top five things to know about building a successful consulting business.  Click each topic to drill deeper. 1. Be Willing to Work Hard...

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Maternity Leave? What Maternity Leave?

I am the most obnoxious pregnant woman you could ever have the misfortune to meet. I gain only 15 pounds and I run over to the hospital to have the baby in-between ballet classes. For real, my water broke during dance class with my first baby.  I finished the class,...

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Too Many Women Don’t Charge What They are Worth

Have you heard of Thrive Global?  Thrive Global was founded by Arianna Huffington to end the burnout epidemic and accelerate the culture that allows people to reclaim their lives and move from merely surviving to thriving.  This is very much in line with our mission...

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Nine Tips to Make Billable with Baby® Life Easier

Sometimes Billable with Baby® life can be overwhelming.  It’s wonderful and I wouldn’t trade it for anything but could we try to make it easier?  Here are nine tried and true tips: Wash one load of clothes every day I still can’t quite believe I actually own a washer...

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Amy’s Mantras for Getting Things Done

I am an action taker and I’m organized.  I love making that list and crossing those things off.  I get things done.  I don’t even have to try because Baby, I was Born this Way.  On my refrigerator at home, I have a grocery list.  You’re thinking, “So what, I have one...

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Oh Yes You Can Bring the Baby

You can take your baby anywhere you want when you work for yourself.  There is no one to tell you that you can’t.  Whatever you do, DON’T ASK PERMISSION. I was lucky with the first project I worked on after my daughter was born.  I was working with a technical team...

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Proposals are Hard!

Proposals are hard! I remember my first proposal.  It was for a 100-hour market research project and it took me 40 hours to write the proposal!  40 hours to write a proposal for 100 hours of work???  Houston, we have a problem… Proposals are really hard at first but I...

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