Multiple Streams Of Income: Do Kids Count?

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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Have you ever noticed that the more you want to accomplish, the faster time flies?

The first month in 2010 and we are almost through it. I have been pushing myself to get so many things done, I had to laugh when my son went and accomplished something all by himself.

My son has had a very entrepreneurial mind for some time.

Which is why I love this quote:

    “It’s not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself.”
    ~Joyce Maynard

Apparently this whole go-for-your-dreams stuff does rub off.

To offer a quick back story, he has been sketching on any surface available (including important school paperwork) designing clothes. Very urban and graphic designs with lots of dark teenage angst thrown in for good measure.

I am biased, so it may not have much impact when I say I love most of his designs. He has shared with lots of friends and family, and is already researching fashion schools for college. I started to ask him what the stars were next to some of his drawings. Apparently the girls at school have started shopping and noted the ones they want with star ratings.

Of course they have.

Revelate Your Wardrobe

Since I do own a web design company and have access to all this handy tech stuff, I wasn’t too surprised when he wanted me to set up his first web site about year ago.

We got the domain, had hosting all set up and he got stuck on design and planning. We recently let that project go back to the back of the pile. Wrong name, wrong direction, so NEXT.

Then he calls me this past Sunday and announces:  “Mom, I started my blog. This is one very determined 15 yr old. I had to ask why he decided to get it rolling now.

“I was reading the paper about a girl that is 13 blogging about fashion and I had to do it.”

Ahh . . . nothing like a little incentive to get you off your butt.

Little did he know that his accomplishment helped me get off mine.

I know what will be on my to do list next, right after I get the call starting out something like, “Mom, can you set up an online shopping cart for me?”.

Where was your little slice of incentive this week?

Did it take the shape of something familiar, or in my case, a bit surprising?

Enjoy your kick in the butt this week – Heather

Heather the multiple=(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.  Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, and  Twitter background design on Twitter And Beyond)


  • H

    You are welcome Jake and yes, thank you everyone for your wonderful, supportive comments!

  • Jake

    wow mom u said you would post about be but i thought you were kidding…thanks for the comments everyone!

  • Wow! so impressive. Love it that he is following his passions already and enrolling others in his dream… Getting the girls at school to pick out the fashions they want to buy already! how cool is that!

  • Remy G

    Ah, inspiration!

    Without knowing it, Brian inspired me the other day – he got in the car, all muddy and bloody from rugby practice. I asked him what happened, and he said “someone kicked the ball and it hit me right in the nose.” I said, “well, then what happened?” – expecting him to say something like he sat out for a few plays, got ice, made sure it wasn’t broken – you know, a MOM reaction. But no. He said, “I didn’t do anything mom, I just kept going.”

    I said something silly like “why”, and he looked at me just matter of fact like and said “because I love it so much I didn’t care.”

    Amazing what passion and love of something will do in moments of pain! Rem

  • Rachel

    Your kids are definitely part of your legacy. I would count them. And yes, raising children is definitely a path to growth. The easy children inspire you with the wonderful things they do, and the difficult ones inspire you to grow as a person even more.

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    I love this! Jake kills me. Mr Fashion Designer. LOL watch his blog go to number one on some kids site and he makes his first half a million before we are even out the gate.

    Maybe we’ll end up working for him . . . lol!