• And another ☝🏾. My precious babies. How did Harper grow up so fast! She looks 6! Slow down baby! #pictureday
  • TBT The outfit that started my love affair with @suakokobetty. This was 7 years ago! On Saturday I’ll be chatting momprenuership with Suakoko Betty owner @iamcharlenedunbar at the @craftsavvymarket. Event is free! Plus you can shop @supermomculture and 25 other handmade vendors. Time flies! I’m still desperately trying to fit back in it! My goal for 2020!
  • Fall school pics are in and Peyton made mama proud! Low key annoyed they cut off her beautiful puff. It’s good to see all my hard work taking pics for the blog have paid off in these school pics. picture day hack: stick to a tried and true hair style. I tried something diff once and Peyton looked like Kid from Kid n Play. I didn’t even order any. Don’t do it!
  • Getting ready for our first vendor sale at @craftsavvymarket in Atlanta this Saturday! I’ll have hoodies, tees, bags and a few new items 😆. Special discount st the event. Plus your girl will be sharing her story about her entrepreneurial journey!  Event is free! RSVP to enter to win $50! Follow @craftsavvymarket for details! PS. I lost my GAP folding skills. Judge your supermama 😂
  • Me busting into 2020! Amazing day at @cantuxcurlboxmasterclass19! So many gems from @myleik @meccagamble @thefinancebar @theamonyee today! These ladies didn’t come to play. Real talk from start to finish. I’ll share my takeaways on my stories later but @cantubeauty commitment to insuring we take action and holding us accountable is what I needed.  Time is up for going to events and not taking action.  I’m ready! 📷 @daynabolden. Hat from #targetstyle Jeans #fashionova
  • Some weekend project inspiration! Cleaned out my kitchen cabinets to get ready for the holidays.  Details on blog https://heytrina.com/kitchen-cabinet-drawer-organization/
  • We’re taking neon right into winter! I saw @funmiford with this coat on a few weeks ago and ordered it the next day.  Wouldn’t you know, it matches my @supermomculture hoodie perfectly! Consider this my winter uniform. Details and links are on the blog heytrina.com. Link to hoodie in my profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Nobody:
Me: Let me clean out all my kitchen cabinets along with everything else going on 😆. I actually enjoy decluttering (my spaces, not others). Swipe ->. My mind feels at peace when spaces are clean and organized.  Ever since @pinchofhelp did my master bathroom, I’ve been on a mission.  I’m not good like her but I stalk her IG daily for all her tips and before & afters.  My kitchen is (almost) ready for Thanksgiving! Please send positive vibes on the rest of the projects we have going on 🙏🏿. Details on the blog. Link in profile #heytrinashome #babyshopahome
  • Doing a mini extreme home makeover just in time for the holidays! Shout out to Mr for speaking my love language and getting ish done in the house (wife porn as @snackswithjack calls it 😆). This past wknd he knocked out our 20ft foyer and hung my new chandelier! It was like watching the Berlin Wall come down 🙌🏾. Also thankful that we didn’t have any incidents on this scaffold 😓. I was so happy when they picked it up cuz my nerves were so bad. We still have a lot more to do but we’re chipping away.  Make sure you watch my stories for updates.
  • Peyton as Cecilia from Decendants. Instead of a wig I used a clip in ponytail.  I may use it in the future for myself if I’m feeling feisty. She went to school as Run DMC because she was unsure if they could dress up or not.  Can your kids dress up at school?
  • What am I? If you don’t know ask your elementary & Jr high kids. #andioop #sksksksk #savetheturtles #halloweencostume
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Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms – Book Review

November 13, 2011

Emmy Award winner Joyce Brewer, who I met this summer at a blogger meet up, asked me if I would be interested in reviewing her new book: Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms

I had to be honest with her… I don’t read books!  Then I asked her “How many pages is it?”  I know Joyce wanted to be like “Never mind, sorry for asking.” LOL.  She tells me 45 pages.  I tell her “Ok, I think I can handle that.”

Here is a brief description of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms

Are you a mom who would like to create your own business, but you can’t find a business idea that suits you?

Would you like to pursue your passion while having the flexibility to work from home?

As a former TV news anchor and Emmy award-winning TV journalist, that’s exactly what I’ve done with Mommy Talk Show.

I’d love to show you how can turn your skills, expertise and professional background into a business with Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms.

Here is video of Joyce Brewer telling you more about the book.
I carved out some time to sit down with the e-book.   Before I knew it I was done!  That is definitely a plus for me! 
In this book Joyce shares the experience of 6 different Moms in detail of how they started their own business using what the already know, including herself. One of the moms has quadruplets! Four kids at once! And she started her own business.  If she can do it, we can do it!
While reading this book I felt as though I was sitting in a room with these ladies sharing their stories and awesome tips, it was justf like reading the Birdeye reviews from TrustRadius.  Needless to say I was very inspired when I was done.  
I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a career change, has a hobby they love, in a dead end job or just want to be an entrepreneur!  You may enjoy baking, crafting, writing or shopping : ), this book can help guide you and give you the confidence you need to take it to the next step.
Joyce is offering the e-book at a special discount for $7 for the first 10 Baby Shopaholic readers!  Use discount code: babyshopa. You don’t have to have an Ipad or Nook to read this book, just a computer!
Are you an Mompreneur? Or dream to be one?
*Disclosure: I was give a copy of the e-book for review.  Opinions expressed are my own.

  • BlitzAndGlam
    November 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I literally Lol’d at “I don’t read books!”. I love to read books, but it’s been too long since I’ve had time to enjoy one. It sounds like an inspiring book though!

  • Aisha G of HartlynKids
    November 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I need to read this and glad that it is digital. Because you don’t read books, but I don’t read physical ones… which is pretty funny since I make them lol. Being a entrepreneur of ANY type is hard and I could use all the help that I can get!!!!

  • Laila
    November 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Sounds like a great idea! I have a lot of business ideas in my head, just need to figure out how to make them come together. Thanks for sharing this book.

  • Joyce@MommyTalkShow
    November 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Hi ladies!
    This is Joyce, the author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms.
    I appreciate the wonderful reviews and comments.
    Feel free to use the coupon code (babyshopa) to get the book for just $7, the lowest price I’ll ever sell it for.
    E-mail me with questions or comments – Joyce@MommyTalkShow.com

  • Dr. Reginia
    November 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    LOL – Why can I see your face saying, I don’t read books”. Hilarious.

    I think you did a great job presenting the book.

    I read far too many books, journals, papers, and blah blah blah because of my job. I would love to meet Joyce if she ever had a book signing.

  • TC30s
    November 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Love your honesty! and looks like an awesome opportunity to moms! Thanks for sharing Trina!

  • Letillia
    November 14, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Thank You for Sharing this! I just ordered mine I can’t wait to read it!!


  • Mimi
    November 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I am definitely going to check this out. I am trying my hand at this mompreneur thing again and any useful tips will help.

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