Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweet Nature

For decades African American’s hair care products have been manufactured using ingredients that are highly allergenic and chemically toxic. Some of these ingredients can cause reactions ranging from mild, such as dry scalp to more severe side effects and conditions, as many of them are carcogenic. Regular and long term use of products containing mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, or other toxins can lead to permanent scalp damage and in some cases may shrink the hair follicles. Shrunken hair follicles may cause hair to grow slower, thinner and weaker, which cause breakage with the slightest manipulation.

Over a decade ago, Eddie Simpson suffered permanent damage from using hair care products containing toxins. Her thinning, shedding and breakage was not gradual, nor was it merciful; she ended up with one tennis ball sized bald spot in the crown of her head and thinning in several other areas. Her battle with severely damaged hair led her to research all she could on growing African American hair and the proper ingredients for its care. On her journey to proclaiming healthy hair, Eddie learned the best way to maintain braid extensions; the best ingredients for moisture and protein balance; the best vitamins and minerals for healthy hair; and much more. She took all of her knowledge and compiled it into her 71 page comprehensive guide to growing healthy, black hair. The guide not only reveals the mysteries to growing healthy hair, but it is highly entertaining and includes stories that every African American woman can relate to.

Although Eddie was equipped with the knowledge to grow long healthy hair, she continued to come upon roadblocks when searching for hair care products that did not contain toxicities. The countless hours she spent on searching for healthy hair care products turned into hours spent in her kitchen formulating her own hair care product line; Sweet Nature by Eddie. These products are made of the finest natural butters and oils and are infused with herbs that nourish and strengthen African American hair. The products smell so wonderful that a warning sign against human consumption is posted on her website
Because of her passion for encouraging other women, Eddie’s designed her labels with stories of triumph, growth, and inspiration from her own life. Inspiration moisturizing shampoo is passion fruit scented and tells an inspiring story of Eddie’s teenage years; The Wisdom moisturizer is Shea butter based and smells of sweet chocolate with a label describing lessons she has learned throughout her lifetime; Love stimulating deep conditioner is infused with peppermint oil that awakens hair follicles. This label is inscribed with a poem dedicated to the love of her life Jonathan Jackson; Growth moisturizing braid spray and leave-in conditioner offers encouraging words for facing times of difficulty and has an aroma of tropical fruit. Dream Cream daily moisturizer is a creamier version of Wisdom moisturizer and like Wisdom, smells of sweet chocolate. This label displays quotes by famous people encouraging searching for and following your dreams. These products also double as bath and body products. Each of them, with the exclusion of the conditioner, are excellent for using to keep the skin ultra moisturized, healthy and soft.

Visit Sweet Nature By Eddie Here

Make 2009 The Year You Make Money Online

Becoming a mom - it’s the most life-changing event we go through. Our children become the center of our lives, and we must make adjustments to in our schedules and priorities make sure they’re cared for. Instead of hiring nannies or using day care services, more and more moms are choosing to start their own online businesses so they can be there for their kids and still contribute to the family income.

This is especially true right now during the tough economic times we’re living in. Even if you’re comfortably existing on one income, you may find yourself on no income soon enough if your husband gets laid off, downsized, rightsized, outsourced or whatever they’re calling it these days. Do you have the recommended 6 months’ living expenses tucked away in savings in preparation for this event?

Statistics show many of us do not. This is all the more reason for mom to look for ways to make money online before the disaster strikes.

Starting an online business has a number of advantages for moms. These include:

* Start-up costs can be kept low. So even if you are not currently working outside the home, starting an online business is usually within reach with small adjustments to the budget. Setting up a website means acquiring a domain name and hosting space - and with tools like Wordpress available at no cost, you can literally be up and running for around $20. You will also want to invest in some education. Learning the basics of how to market your website online are not difficult, but be careful where you get your information.

The Natural Mom Business Guide (INSERT YOUR AFFILIATE LINK HERE) is one solid source of info. It includes an ebook with detailed information about researching your target market, the various ways to make money with a website, and how to get the traffic you need to earn income. It even has video and audio tutorials as well as printable “cheat sheets” you can keep by your computer to remind you of the essential steps you need to take in your business to build traffic and make more income.

* Doing business online doesn’t require one to keep regular hours. You can work early in the morning before the kids get up, during the baby’s nap, or late at night when everyone is in bed. And with the automation that the Internet has to offer, orders can be processed and virtual products delivered while you are sleeping or taking care of the kids.

* You can get some work done with the kids right by your side. Older children may even be able to help you with simple tasks. Did you know that the IRS allows you to deduct wages (up to a certain amount) paid to a child who is age seven or older to work in your home business from your taxes? I have even trained my oldest son to add articles to my websites. He earns a nice wage for doing so, far more than an allowance, and is providing a valuable service to me.

There are all sorts of online businesses that are great for moms. You could sell your crafts or start a recipe website, or you could start a podcast. You might offer services such as writing, transcription, web design or virtual assistance to customers around the world. Or you could create and sell information products. Even blogging offers impressive money-making potential. The possibilities are many, and there’s sure to be something out there that’s just right for any mom.

Moms make up a large portion of the people who are making money online. This allows them to take a hands-on approach to raising their children while still making money to support the household. They don’t have to count on a sitter to take care of their children’s needs, and they don’t have to make a commute part of their daily routine. It’s no wonder that the number of moms starting online businesses is growing in leaps and bounds.

If you need some assistance choosing a niche, get some coaching Click Here! from an experienced online marketer. Take the leap - you’ll be glad you did!

Carrie Lauth is an internet marketing mom who loves to help other
moms launch profitable websites. She created the Natural Mom
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Welcome To Networking Girls Oct - Dec 08 Issue

Welcome back to the NG Blogzine. Networking Girls is a lifestyles and business community of women that is centered around sprituality, family and business. We gather together both on and offline for a common goal. In the community we host an online book club, teleseminars, teleprayers, and much much more.

We invite other ladies to join us as we finish off the rest of 2008 and start a brand new 2009.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What's Happening In the Network

Well this is the last quarter of the year and the final blogzine issue for 2008. Networking Girls has grown online beyond our wildest dreams and continues to increase daily. Online and offline events have become very popular and we have a few more left this year.

Teleconference Prayer
Oct 13, 2008
Join us on this call for and evening of prayer, fellowship, praise and testimony. No matter what we see going on around us, God is far bigger than any of it. Let's pray for our family, businesses and our country.

Anyone interested in joining us should send us an email at and the conference # and pin will be sent to you.

4 Real Women International Teleseminar
Downloadable telelectures that are available the entire month of October. These telelectures are downloadable to both your computer or i-pod and are perfect for women in leadership roles or those looking to increase their leadership skills.

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Tips to Become Happier & More Empowered

By Aurelia Williams, author of Journey to Joy

In a search for happiness, many people look for it in other people and not within ourselves. Many people feel that things like money, a better job, better relationships..etc will make them happy. In reality, to find true contentment you must look inside yourself and learn to be your own best friend. That means you have to trust, love, and care for yourself just as you do the people you consider to be close to you.

Following are steps that you can incorporate into your life that will help you to feel more empowered and happy about yourself! These are just some of the many practical strategies I provide to my Journey to Joy students:

Begin to lift yourself up, not put yourself down. If you don't like something about yourself, work to change it. If you can't change it, simply accept it. Don't beat up on yourself with negative self-talk. You're not likely to change for the better when you fill yourself with negative thoughts.

Give yourself positive rewards. When you do something that you are proud of give yourself a small reward. Try not to wait for others to praise you because you may grow resentful if the praise doesn't come. Pat your own back, it is a great feeling that can stay with you for a long time.

Forgive yourself. I doubt that you would keep scolding a child over and over for making a mistake so don't do that to yourself. Give yourself the gift of forgiveness when you make a mistake. After that, work to figure out what lesson you can learn, and use it to make better choices the next time around.

Enjoy your successes. Most people can remember all of the details of depressing, painful or even embarrassing events that happened many years ago. What if you did the same thing with all of your wins? Try to remember all of the triumphs and accomplishments that you've made and keep that memory with you and think about it at least once a week.

Always remember to celebrate your wonderful qualities! You will soon discover that the more you love yourself, the more you will be able to give love to others - and the more others will be able to love you!
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Start A Santa Letter Business

So many moms I know are looking for a way to make extra money. But they also don't want to overcommit themselves to some sort of full-time position or even a business that will force them to work 80 hours a week.

I think one of the coolest businesses I've seen that can really give a mom a jump start to making some extra money is starting a Santa Letter Business.

It's basically an online business that, for a fee, allows people to order Letters From Santa for their kids. The business owner creates the letter based on a questionnaire, throws in some special extras and mails the letter to the child.
Even though it's a business that is focused on Christmas, it's also a business that can be expanded to other times of the year and childhood milestones, like Birthdays, losing teeth, new baby, etc.

The gals at Just Add Sweat just released a complete 'how-to' guide to starting a Santa Letter Business and for the $20 that they charge for it, it's a neat way to dip your toe in the swimming pool of online business. They offer a guarantee so it's a pretty good deal.

I know my kids would love a personalized letter from Santa so I may just get the guide to have the complete set of letter templates at my disposal.
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Start A Greeting Card Business

The Greeting Card industry is a whopping 7.5 billion dollar per year business in the United States alone. With that much purchasing going on, there is always room for you to find your own unique niche selling greeting cards. If you're a creative artist, a great writer or even just good at making connections with people, this might be the right business for you. The good news is that if you aren't an artist or even a writer, there is still plenty of opportunity for you. If you just plain old have a love for bringing joy to other people's lives, you CAN start your own greeting card business from home.

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Holiday Dinner Menu

Putting together the Holiday Dinner Menu can be quite the production. But with a little bit of planning ahead of time, and following the steps outlined below, you will have everything ready in no time - leaving you plenty of time to enjoy Christmas dinner with the family.

Your first step should be to plan your holiday dinner menu. What type of dishes are you going to prepare? Do you want to go with a traditional meal, or try some new dishes? You should also determine as early as possible how many people you will expect.

Start by deciding on a type of meat. Turkey, chicken, duck, pork are all popular choices. Next you should decide what vegetables and side dishes to serve. Is someone in your family allergic to any particular foods? Do any members have certain vegetables they prefer to eat? Often your best bet is to serve a variety of dishes to ensure that everyone will find something they like to eat.

Next, plan your breads, drinks and desserts. Will you serve dinner rolls, or maybe biscuits? What types of drinks will you offer? You may want to offer alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Don't forget to plan for the kids as well. What desserts will you fix?

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can ask everyone coming over to bring a dish. This will take a lot of stress off you and ensures that there is a nice variety of food to eat. Usually almost anyone is more than happy to contribute to the Christmas feast.

Now that your dinner menu is planned, you’re ready to set the holiday table. You may want to go for a theme that will encompass your dinner. Are you serving a lot of casseroles dishes? Maybe try a country-themed setting. Are you planning a four-course meal? Create a more elegant table setting, with your good china and stemware.

Many family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are pretty laid back. This works especially well if you have young children. Create a simple, yet graceful centerpiece with candles and an edible fruit tree. Sometimes simple is best, all you really need is delicious food and great company for a memorable family Christmas.

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Start A Candy Wrapping Business

Who doesn't love chocolate or candy? Now take that same delicious candy bar and add personalized wrapper and you've got an instant recipe for success. Demand for personalized favors for parties and special occasions are high. People like the idea of giving favors that are just that little bit extra special and personalized candy wrappers provide just that. By starting a personalized candy wrapper business you're filling that demand. This is also a business which is fairly easy to start. You don't need a lot of equipment and there's a large variety of customers you can promote your services to. Here are a few possible occasions where personalized candy wrappers may be a big hit:

" Weddings
" Bridal Showers
" Baby Showers
" Birthdays
" Holiday Parties
" Fundraising events
" Retirement Parties
" Corporate Parties " Graduations
" Birth Announcements " Corporate Promotions

And that's just a small list; the possibilities for promoting your candy wrapper business really are endless. If you have a creative flair, enjoy talking to people and like the idea of having a flexible
business with a good earning potential, a personalized candy wrapping business may be the right choice for you.

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