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"I love the flexibility of working from home because it allows me to work around my children's schedules, rather than forcing them to work around mine."

Caroline J. Hull, Manassas, VA

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Home Career Highlights
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A Voice of Experience
More & Misc.

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EP: Caroline Hull
Mother to 5 children, ages 4 to 14
Partner to Renny
Contact Info:
Caroline Hull
11913 Millpond Ct.
Manassas, VA 20112
Phone: (703) 791-4214
Fax: (703) 791-3436
Email: [email protected]
EP Title(s):
  • Writer
  • Consultant
Previous Career:
  • My 'formal' corporate career spanned only 7 years and was spent in the computer industry. I worked in human resources, sales and marketing, progressing to VP Operations before I left to have my first child.
  • B.A. Hons (University of Kent at Canterbury, England)
Work Hours/Week: 30-40
Years Working@Home: 10
Profile Date: 10/98

Home Career Highlights

Home Career: Writer, consultant and speaker on home-based business and alternative work options. Co-author of Moneymaking Moms: How Working at Home Can Work for You. Columnist (Caroline's Homebiz How-To) for syndicated news service.
Mission: To provide quality consulting services to organizations and associations and to educate the public at large (especially parents) and corporate America about the possibilities and benefits of working at home and flexible work options.
Mission Accomplished: "It was your help, support and professional expertise that inspired and enabled me to achieve my home-based business goals."
Top Products/Services:
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Speaking
Primary Market: Publications, Organizations and Associations
Recent Clients:
  • Family Focus Magazine
  • Telecommuting Review
  • Association Trends
  • Fairfax County Office for Women
  • Disability News Service
  • Ann Smith Communications, Inc.
  • Johnson Promotions, Inc.
Home Career Defining Moment: There have been so many moments that reinforced my choice to work from home. Perhaps the 'defining' moment was when I realized that I could juggle clients' work with the needs of my family and still appear professional and polished.
Home Career Goal: I guess my main goal for the upcoming year is to continue expanding my writing and speaking career and to build the consulting side of my business.

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A Voice of Experience

EP Motivating Force: I actually hadn't planned to stay home (I totally bought into the 'superwoman' myth pervasive in the early 80s) but the minute my first child was born in 1984, my fate was sealed! I did return to work part-time for a few months when he was 7 months old and loved the balance of it, but became pregnant with twins who were born when my baby was only 17 months old. Haven't stepped foot back in corporate America (except as a vendor!) since.
EP Musings: There is no doubt that we traded financial security so one of us could be home with our children. It hasn't been easy, but I don't regret it. When I started working from home, telecommuting, flex-time, job-share, etc. weren't options. If I could have negotiated a work arrangement like this it would have been ideal. I think parents everywhere should lobby for more flexible work options in the workplace.
EP Advice: Don't expect everything to fall into place perfectly right away. It takes time to develop a routine that works and to adjust to the new demands on your time. Make sure you negotiate an appropriate re-distribution of labor and household chores with your spouse/partner/children so you can carve out the time you need to devote to your new venture.

More & Misc.

Favorite Pastime: I love cooking and exploring ethnic cuisines (tough when you're trying to lose weight!), curling up with a good mystery novel, and catching up on my sleep!
Favorite Business Link: Online Women's Business Center
Favorite Review Link:
Favorite Resource Link: Online Women's Business Center
Favorite Search Engine: AOL's seems to work fine for my limited needs
Favorite Quotes:
"Contentment is wanting what you have; not having everything you want."
Keywords: Home-based, Mothers, At home, Stay at home, Making money at home, Home work, Home office, Work and family, Entrepreneurs, Work at home

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Profile Date: 10-15-98