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"What I love most about being a work-at-home parent is the flexibility it offers. I love being here when my older daughters get home from school. I enjoy hearing about their day. I feel very fortunate to be doing something I truly love, and being able to be here for my children, though challenging at times, is a priority for me."

Ann Allen, Rochester, MN

Ann's Profile Features:
EP Snapshot
EP: Ann Allen
  • Mom to 3 children, ages 5 - 11
  • Partner to Paul Allen, a computer geek
Contact Info:
Ann Allen
Wearable Mamas
2916 15 Ave NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: (507) 288-4161
Email: [email protected]
EP Title(s):
  • Artist
Previous Career: I have worked almost every job imaginable -- retail, waitress, bookeeper, singing telegrams, office manager, realtor and even auctioneer.

Degree: No specific degrees. I have learned more from my children than I would have ever learned in school!

Work Hours/Week: I really don't know -- all those little "seconds" add up!
Years Working@Home: My business is 9 months old.
Profile Date: 5/98
Home Career Highlights
Home Biz: Wearable Mamas, offering products that celebrate the spirit of women.
Top Products/Services:
  • Consulting and "Hands On" Organizational Service
  • Booklet: "Quick Start Guide to Organizing your Home"
  • Binder-style booklet: "A-Z Organizing Tips"
  • "ORDER it Done" Organizing Box
Primary Market: Women of all ages.
Mission Statement: To celebrate the sisterhood and spirit of women.
Home Career Goals:I hope to continue to grow Wearable Mamas. I want to add more designs and make more contacts for selling both retail and wholesale. I hope to continue merging motherhood and business so that both will thrive!
Home Career Defining Moment: I have a design called "Sister Mamas" that celebrates the sisterhood of all women. I went to a LLL conference and had so many great comments about my products. When I was driving home that day I felt at peace and really proud of what I had accomplished.

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A Voice of Experience

EP Motivating Force:
Putting my kids in day care just wasn't an option for me. I really wanted to be here yet I wanted to have an outlet for my creativity. I feel very fortunate to have been able to merge the two.
EP Musings:
I think that my daughters are really proud of my work (as long as it doesn't take too much away from them). I recently did a poster for our city-wide anti-violence campaign. My seven year old really loves to point out my posters all over town, saying, "Mom you are a famous arteest!" I think it is important for children to see their parents enjoying what they do -- whatever it is.
EP Advice:
Guess I am redundant here -- but love it! If you are starting your own business be sure that you find a product or service that you enjoy and believe in.
Also, start slow -- don't invest too much of yourself or your money initially.

More & Misc.

Favorite Pastime: Reading, walking, yoga and other "battery charging activities."
Keywords: feminist, women, art, mirrors, sisterhood, sister
Favorite Quote:
" Girls can be anything...except roosters!"

-- my daughter Olivia when she was 4 1/2

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