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September is Telecommuting Moms Month

Free Month-Long Online Event Educates Moms Wanting to Telecommute

Platte City, MO – July 27, 2006 – Starting September 4th, 2006 and running to the end of the month, women who wish to telecommute can learn everything there is to know from industry leaders during the 1st Annual Telecommuting Moms Month online event.

Nell Taliercio, the event creator and organizer, explains who can benefit from this free event; “Moms who wish to telecommute/work at home. And usually moms with younger kids as they want to stay home and raise them but still make money, but anyone who wants to telecommute can benefit from this event.” Nell understands first-hand how challenging it can be to distinguish legitimate work-at-home jobs from the scams. She has put together this event as a way for interested moms to fully educate themselves on the business of working from home, all in one central location with the help of other leading experts.

Each week, visitors of the online event, found at TelecommutingMomsMon…

September Featured Recipe: Guilt Free Beef Stroganoff

Here's a hearty beef recipe that the whole family will love. It's low fat but still high on flavor and taste! Exchanges: 3 Starch 2 Very Lean Meat 1 Vegetable

1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, well trimmed and thinly sliced across the grain

1 small onion, chopped

1 pound fresh sliced mushrooms

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup

1 cup dry white wine

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 pound uncooked no-yolk egg noodles

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Coat a nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add the steak and onion and brown over medium high heat till no longer pink (steak) and onions are tender. Stir occasionally.

Add the mushrooms and cook till tender. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in soup, wine, and pepper. Simmer till steak is tender.

Prepare the noodles according to the package directions, omitting the salt, drain, then set aside and cover to keep warm.

Add the sour cream and parsley to the steak mix…

Everyday Tactics to Encourage Your Teen to Read

Visit Parenting of Adolescents About.com to read tips on how to get your teen to read.
Denise Witmer, About.com Guide, admits that it can be alittle more challenging to get and keep their attention but not impossible.

One of my favorite suggestion is spending time with your teen at your local book store. Many bookstores have a large teen/young adult section. You and your teen might want to grab a table and a cup of coffee to discuss their choices.

This year, Marcus and I will be reading 4 books. I purchased 2 copies of each so that we can read and discuss them together.

Read the article for more helpful tips and suggestions.

Rona's Product Recommendation: Pyrex Portables

After several years of potlucks, having food spill out in the car, trying to keep it hot till serving, I decided it was time to purchase a Pyrex Portable. I purchased my 5 piece Portable set at Smart and Final. It was at an affordable price, $19.99. It not only came with 2 hot/cold bags but a slotted spoon. The holder has plenty of pockets for places to put paper plates, utensils and other items. There's a place to write your address and phone number, in case you forget you Portable. (not thatI would but it's a good idea) The handles are very strong and have Velcor closers. You can cook and serve your dish in the cassorole dish. Just put the cover on after it comes out of the oven.

Now that I'm hooked on my rectangle cassorole Portable I would like to purchase some of the other pieces.

I am strongly recommend this product. It's great for picnics too. You'll be wondering why you waited so long. I sure did!

This product is sold in many department stores a…

Good Morning America - Homesourcing Call Center Work

'Good Morning America' had a story this morning on homesourcing call centers opportunities. I felt that this was the most honest story I've seen about the subject. They mention 3 virtual call centers, Willow, Alpine Access and VIP Desk.

Willow does require you to pay all fees, as well as incorporation costs. The reward is the fantastic clients and great pay. You'll be responsible for your own taxes and equipment.

Alpine Access is the only virtual center that hires employees. But they are not offering their services in every state.

VIPDesk is looking for people with previous customer service experience, along with other requirements. You must also be able to pass credit, as well as background check.

There are other virtual call centers that were not mentioned. Visit Workplace Like Home and WAHM for links to their sites. You can also sign up, for a fee, for WAH job listings at HomeJobStop.com and Telework Recruiting.

Marcus' School Year Reading List

I have selected Marcus' school year reading list. The following books we'll be reading are...

Stray Voltage by Eugenie Doyle

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale

After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer

I purchased 2 copies of each book from BookCloseOuts.com. This online bookstore has terrific affordable prices, along with a huge selection! Take advantage of the Back To School Promo today. Ends on September 1, 2006.

Book Recommendation: ' Mr. Food's Quick and Easy Diabetic Cooking'

This is the cookbook that every diabetic family and individual should have in the cookbook library. You won't need to go without your old comforts like meatloaf and mac and cheese. You can still have cheesecake and banana cream pie for dessert.

And we can thank Mr. Food aka Art Ginsburg and Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 for creating this fantastic book! They show how making healthier ingredient choices, portion control and reading labels will produce delicious and eye appealing meals, desserts and appetizers. No boring, bland meals here.

This weekend, we had the Singapore Stir Fry for dinner and it was terrific. I served some brown rice on side with a mixed green salad. It was so easy that our teenage son prepared it with no problems.

This book has even been endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. Visit your local public library for a copy or better yet visit Amazon.com to purchase one.