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I was chatting with a friend of mine via IM a couple of days ago, and he and I were discussing how to add some revenue-generating items to my eMoms at Home endeavors. Then he asked a question that perhaps one or two of you might be asking - how the heck am I able to pull this off with so little revenue?

Well, in honor of my 100th post, I would like to share an open letter with you which explains my “11th” Unsuspecting Secret to my Fast Blogging Success - a very loving and supportive family. :)

I’ve written about my marriage and balancing a work-at-home lifestyle in the past - but shared with you in this post what really didn’t work from a few years ago. I’d like to give my family, and my husband especially, some really big props today because eMoms at Home would simply be eMom-in-an-Unsatisfying-Job without my husband’s support and belief in me.

And I have a simple request at the end of my post that will give you a warm fuzzy, should you choose to take me up on it. You’ll get a link from me if you do!

[Hint :: All you dads out there - listen and take in what I say. Your wife just might feel the same way I do…]

My dear Hubby,

I’m writing today to thank you for all that you have done, and that you continue to do, that enables me to live the life of my dreams, and also enables me to touch the lives of others.

I will never forget the conversation we had when a six figure job dangled before me just a few short months ago. I came to you to discuss the situation, and you were open and fair in your assessment of the decision before me. Jump into another job that I would enjoy, that paid great, but I would grow bored with quickly… OR tighten up the reigns, trust me (even though my last home based business didn’t go so well at the end), and give me the time to grow a business I know in my heart I was born to do.

In the past, you would have pushed me to take the job [and you are so darn persuasive that you would have made me think it was my decision!!].

Yet this time, you held me close, and you told me you were committed to raising your sales so that I could follow my heart and start this business.

You have delivered on that promise to me. For this, I admire you more than I ever have. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Your dedication to your own job is an example and a blessing. I am so proud of you, and am so glad that your bosses also are finally acknowledging you for the talent and value your offer their company. It’s an ironic and cool side bonus that suddenly you are loving your job a lot more these days too. ;)
By making a commitment to grow and serve your family in this manner, I am inspired to do more, work harder, and do everything I can to give back the love and support you have shown me.

I am so lucky to have you for my husband. I get to brag about you to my family, to my friends, to the checkout lady at Home Depot on Sunday, and today, in my 100th post, I get to brag about you to my blog readers!

Thank you honey. I love you.

There you have it, folks. My 11th Secret is the best hubby in the world. :)

And now for my small request :: if you appreciate the content here on eMoms at Home, do me a favor and leave a little comment for my awesome hubby.

Let him know that his hard work has gone farther than just being great and supportive guy - that perhaps the ripple effect of his generosity has gone a tiny bit farther…

And then I leave you with a question :: Who is in your life that you appreciate? Is there someone who has given you a tremendous gift that has made your life or career more satisfying or fulfilling? Or is there someone who has directly affected the work on your blog? Please write a post about this person - I’ll be sure to put up a link to it here on eMoms at Home. :)

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    On September 5th, 2006 at 3:24 pm, Carrie Sommer said:

    This is just so wonderful! I, too, have a very supportive spouse, without whom I would never have been able to grow my business, nor my family.

    To Mr eMom: You rock! It’s dads and husbands like you that enable so many of us to continue to be inspired to follow our dreams! Thank you!

    On September 5th, 2006 at 4:08 pm, said:

    What a beautiful, harmonious partnership you have created together.

    An inspiration to all, and what a great example for your children.

    Author, Coach, Motivational Speaker

    On September 5th, 2006 at 4:48 pm, Holly Schwendiman said:

    You can’t over rate the value of a loving and supporting spouse in succeeding at reaching your potential. ;o)

    I didn’t plan on it, but I did blog about much of your question earlier today. When I read this post I thought. . . hmmm we must be in sync or something.


    On September 5th, 2006 at 5:54 pm, eMom said:

    Thanks Ladies! I knew you would chime in and add your voices! Hugs to all! :)

    On September 5th, 2006 at 6:42 pm, eDad Piersall said:

    Thank you very much for you kind comments. I too have an awesome spouse in Wendy.

    I wish you all great success in all you do.

    On September 5th, 2006 at 8:16 pm, Tony D. Clark said:

    What a terrific post. As a work-from-home dad for the past 9 years, I know how important the support, understanding, and love of a spouse can be. I know many Moms who have the desire to work-from-home, who don’t have that support. Jill’s comment about your harmonious partnership and great example for your children is spot on. The energy that the encouragement of dreams brings to a family is priceless.

    Kudos, eDad - from one dad to another.

    On September 6th, 2006 at 10:43 pm, Jennifer Niederbrach said:

    I absolutely love this post! There is magic in the air when you give the gift of unconditional love & support to those you love. I applaud your decision to take it & trust all will be well. Choosing the money or your dreams… how many times do we have that kind of opportunity? Or have the courage to follow our hearts?

    Thank you for being BIG enough to encourage & support in words and in your actions. I know you did not give in order to get anything in return,YET, it is clear to me you are reaping benefits in your relationships at home & in work. May the gift you give be returned to you 10X!!! You deserve it.


    On September 7th, 2006 at 2:32 am, Lucy said:

    I read this post a couple of days ago, and then yesterday saw this quote, which brought your post to mind:

    “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

    Theodore M Hesburgh

    On September 9th, 2006 at 5:22 pm, Ted said:

    Dude (Mr. eMom) - no one really knows how many times you change the garbage liner, clean the underside of the lawnmower, point out tiny ant colonies to your child, download and update the antivirus/spamware/adward/OSupdate/content filter software on your computers, or talk up your wife’s business with the boys - but I’m sure it’s a lot, and is basically the back-office infrastructure on which the success of your family’s entrepreneurial adventures rely.

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