Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Working From Home

Why would someone want to work from home? I do often think about the simplicity of it. 
All you have to do is wake up early, get everyone fed and dressed. Drop them off at a sitters or daycare. Drive to your employer. Drive a mad dash to get to work on time. Punch the time clock. Take your break and your lunch when you are told to. And if it's mandatory to stay after, good luck trying to get the sitter or daycare to watch your kids longer, and of course you will pay more. A well as spending less time with your kids. 

Working from home appeals to me.  It works for me. I no longer have to pay for daycare. And spend the $75.00 a week in gas like I used to. Saving me so much money! No! I am not making four grand a month. But the savings I now have is easier to work with now. My commute is all of a few easy steps right to my computer.

Getting used to a routine was not a problem for me. After all, I have been working for someone else since I was like 16-17. Waking up a certain time. Going to bed a certain time. Punching the time clock by a certain time. Taking orders, not a problem! I've been doing that for years as well. And let me say, I like the fact that I no longer take orders from someone else. I know what needs to be done and by when. I create my schedule.

Working from home is not for everyone. You do have to be a disciplined person. Learn to create a schedule. And try to be organized. But as long as your desire to be at home and earn what you are really worth is stronger than punching that time clock for someone else, then maybe I will see you at home as well. 


Cindy Ashworth is a single, work at home mom. Providing a REAL work at home business with one on one coaching and mentoring. The way it should be! Also the owner of www.asinglewahm.blogspot.com. and www.successfulwahm.blogspot.com . Articles written in this blog by Cindy Ashworth are the sole property of Cindy Ashworth and permission is needed for duplication.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Social Networking

Social networking is huge right now. And I think it's just going to keep getting bigger. Unless you fear people and live under a rock, you can't avoid it. 

Everyone is using networking to "get out there". Whether it's for business or pleasure. If you are new to networking, I suggest starting out with facebook. Just avoid the games! But it's very easy to use. And a great way to find old friends. Then maybe you want to move up to twitter. If you are going to use twitter, I suggest using tweetdeck to manage your twitter. I love tweetdeck. 
Blogging is a little more time consuming but as you build relationships and attract readers, it's probably my most favorite of all.

There are so many other ways to network. I have not even touched on all the different ways. But start with one tool and slowly add in another tool ad before you know it, you will be a social networking butterfly.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcoming Myself Back.....

You know that saying, "Be careful what you wish for"? I had been wishing for more time to work my home business and that's exactly what happened. It's been so busy lately, (I'm not complaining) that I have had a hard time keeping up with my blogs and even twitter.

So I just wanted to take the time to let my readers know that with a lot of balancing and scheduling, I am now back to blogging as well.....So very nice to see you all again.


Cindy A

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all Moms and Dads a Happy Mother's Day. Remember to take time with your kids. I know I am blessed. After all, my kids are what made me a Mom....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Cry For Help

My eyes are swollen, I cannot see,

I must be stupid, I must be bad,

What else could have made My daddy so mad?

I wish I were better, I wish I weren’t ugly,

Then maybe my mommy would still want to hug me.

I can’t do a wrong, I can’t speak at all, 

Or else I’m locked up, All day long.

When I’m awake I’m all alone

The house is dark, My folks aren’t home

When my mommy does come home, I’ll try and be nice

So maybe I’ll just get one whipping tonight.

I just heard a car, My daddy is back from Charlies bar

I hear him curse, my name is called, I press myself against the wall

I try to hide from his evil eyes, I’m so afraid now, I’m starting to cry

He finds me weeping, calls me ugly words

He says its my fault, He suffers at work

He slaps and hits me and yells at me more.

I finally get free and run to the door

He’s already locked it and I start to bawl,

He takes me and throws me against the hard wall

I fall to the floor with my bones nearly broken,

And my daddy continues with more bad words spoken,

‘I’m sorry!’, I scream But its now much to late

His face has been twisted into a unimaginable shape

The hurt and the pain again and again

O please God, have mercy! O please let it end!

And he finally stops and heads for the door

While I lay there motionless sprawled on the floor

My name is Chris, I am three, Tonight my daddy murdered me

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Doing It On Your Own

I was sitting here today, thinking back of when I was a little girl. Well, I was about 17 actually. And I was sitting at the dinning room table across from my mom. 

The occasion was that my mom had my dad thrown in jail the night before. And she would be leaving soon to go pick him up.

I asked my mom why she always did that. Have him removed just to go pick him up and bail him out the next day.  None of her answers stuck with me until this time. She replied that she could not make it on her own without him. Something was said about giving up all the good opportunities to be there and work with my dad in the same business. And that was what she was left with. And now she could not make it without him.

I remember explaining how I was willing to help out. At that time, I was still going to school but I was also working at the corner doughnut shop. And I would help out.  Of course, like everything else, it was just pushed aside and she went along and bailed him out and life went on just as it always did. 

I had forgotten about that instance until today. And I can say that was probably a life changing moment for me and yet, I did not even know it. I did not know it until right now. 

I think maybe that's why I am so set in doing things on my own. To prove that you DON'T need anyone else to make it... Or to get by...That you DON'T need to settle. 

Realizing this little bit of info about myself does a couple different things. I know that I am  a confident person and I rely on myself and no man. But I am also stubborn. Purposely trying to do things on my own. And that is what I need to watch out for. 

I am nothing like my mom. But I developed that core value of NOT relying or depending on a man at a very young age. And here it is almost 25 years later and I am still trying to prove it. I did not know where that thought or value came from until today. What a "Wow" moment.  Now to see what I can do to ease up on myself a little.  :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ohio Unemployment Rate

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

What Is Girl Scouts Doing?

Let's talk about the Girl Scouts. Yes, the Girl Scouts Of America. I was in Brownies. That's the only thing I remember being in. I still remember the Brown uniform some of the activities we did.

One time we had to be blind-folded and reach into a bag and see if we would know what we pulled out. Along with selling the cookies, we did have a lot of fun activities...Not so much involvement in how we could help the community, though.

Last year while my daughter was in Daisy's, we had a lot of fun activities but they also wanted us to get involved in the community..So that you can earn your badges or petals. (remember, this is all new to me as an adult). There were things like collecting old suitcases and giving them to an organization and stuff like that, or going to a Nursing Home and having the girls sing Christmas Carols.

Now, I have decided to remove my daughter from Girl Scouts. My whole purpose of getting her involved was to help teach her and share with her good values that we all agree on. And I thought that was what Girl Scouts was all about.

If I want my daughter to learn about sex, I will decide when and I will talk with her. It's not up to someone else.

Here... See what I mean:  

Just my thoughts but I am done... She is removed from Girl Scouts.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Success V.S. Failure

Far too many people never realize their true potential because they are afraid to set goals and they never get started because of fear of failure. People often misinterpret success to be a lack of failure. But it is the opposite. Success always is the result of repeated failures. Success is simply the process of getting back up every time we fail. Those who understand this principle are assured success. Those who don't are assured of failure.

By far the most important trait in building a business is that of persistence. The most talented people have failed because of their lack of persistence. Yet, so many who lack talent, have succeeded in spite of themselves because they had persistence.

Calvin Coolidge once said; "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race...

Cindy Ashworth is a single, work at home mom. Providing a REAL work at home business with one on one coaching and mentoring. The way it should be! Also the owner of www.asinglewahm.blogspot.com and www.mykidsmywhy.com.

Articles written in this blog by Cindy Ashworth are the sole property of Cindy Ashworth and permission is needed for duplication.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Faith vs Discouragement

Faith is the most powerful attribute anyone can possess. If we have faith in God and faith in ourselves, nothing can defeat us.

Discouragement is the opposite of faith. Nothing good comes from discouragement. It is an evil force that causes despair. Discouragement causes us to lie to ourselves and tell ourselves that we can't do it and that we should give up. Discouragement causes us to give up our goals and cheats us out of having a great life.

Both faith and discouragement are choices. We can choose to have faith or we can choose to be discouraged. In other words, we can choose whether to embrace the most powerful or the most destructive forces in the universe. It's that simple! Attitude, really is everything!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Are You Where You Want To Be?


A Taoist master once asked this rhetorical question: "What can you not accomplish, if you do it in deadly earnest?"
Deadly earnest is the "tipping point" between success and failure. Lots of people try to change their lives every year and especially in January and September, only to fall back into their old habits.
Why? Because they've never reached the tipping point. This tipping point is an emotional state within. It starts with anger at an intolerable situation in your life.
Then comes the feeling of being "fed up". And finally, the prize - DETERMINATION and BURNING RESOLVE.
Until you reach that tipping point, things won't likely change very much.
How close are you to your tipping point????

Monday, January 4, 2010