If a mother of 10 (yes, 10!) can run a home business then I really have no excuse. I met Tami Kiser through CatholicMom.com where we both serve as blog contributors. I was excited to hear about her upcoming virtual event designed to revive busy moms spiritually — without the added hassle of traveling to a live conference. Join Tami and get out of survival mode and into revival mode!
Meet Featured Sister Tami Kiser
Business Name: CatholicConference4Moms Business Description: This is an online Catholic conference for moms, but certainly not exclusive to just Catholics. It’s just that this is the primary faith that is shared by the presenters. It is hoped that it will become an annual event connecting moms and many of the blogs that minister to Catholic moms. Tami’s Story: I tried my hand at running my own ministry, Smart Martha. In that ministry I had a book and travelled regularly to do all day seminars, mostly for women’s church groups. The seminars focused on setting priorities, faith and family first, and then on practical organizing and homemaking tips. They were well received. But, I got tired of travelling and was looking for other ways to help busy moms. (Travelling also took it’s toll on this busy mom.) I started to look into the idea of an online conference. AFter a lot of research, I came up with this current model. And after so many years of travelling, speaking at conferences, and writing a couple of books, I had many connections with other women who were my potential speakers. Plus I like the fact that it could all be done from my desk at home! I found a couple of film students and hired them to be my video team. The conference is all pre-taped–this may not seem as dynamic, but for most moms, having that flexibility of when the presentations will be viewed wins over the “live” factor. I’ve always loved being in business for myself and am thankful for the opportunity this conference has been for me. I’ve found an outlet for my creativity–designing the webpages, ads, logo, etc. I’ve found an opportunity for practicing my marketing, advertising skills. And finally, I’ve used my HR skills with all of the people I’ve been meeting, emailing, and talking to on the phone. Besides this small business venture, I am a full time mother of 10 children. And I work part-time teaching at a private, Catholic school. Favorite Quote:
“Life grows by being given away. It weakens in isolation and comfort. Those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others.” – Pope Francis
Hobbies, interests, gifts: I love gardening, raising chickens, dancing, reading, baking, drawing, and music. Tami’s Family: 10 children ages 27 to 2. I also have 5 grandchildren. My husband’s name is Keith. Greatest challenge as a mom entrepreneur: Trying to double/triple task. I hate it when I have a deadline and my 2 year old wants me to read her a story. I hate it when I have to “plug” her into a TV. I try so very hard to make this as infrequent as possible. Advice for other mom entrepreneurs: Have set “office” hours. When those are over, you belong to your family! Why I love being a part of the Christian Mompreneur Sisterhood: I am a newbee here. But what a wonderful way to support each other in your love of Christ, your family, and your own business. Website: CatholicConference4Moms Facebook: CatholicConference4Moms LinkedIn: Tami Kiser Pinterest: CC4Moms Twitter: @CC4Moms