From Our Readers: Tara Nelson's Summer Strategy for Business



“What is your summer strategy to keep your business going
while the kids are out of school?
Day camps? Passive revenue? Burning the midnight oil?”

Tara’s Answer:

During the summer months my strategy is simply to keep my kids BUSY! I have an 11 year old and a 13 year old.

They are tricky ages and I try to avoid the phrase, “I’m bored,” at all costs. For instance, last weekend they visited a friend and this week they are visiting my mother in another state. The rest of the summer is filled with a myriad of activities. Just ask the calendars I created that are located in page protectors on the side of the refrigerator!

I started planning months ago and several revisions have been made to fit everything just right and to ensure that I continue to have dedicated work hours as much as possible.

Besides traveling, my kids will be participating in sports, camps, and special summer school programs. They will also take part in various community offerings such as library events. We were also fortunate enough to find some volunteer opportunities.

Here’s a tip: don’t be afraid to offer their services, when appropriate. Who says they can’t learn valuable lessons over the summer? 🙂

Basically I just try to beat boredom to the punch, and keep the summer a productive time for everyone involved. Whether the kids realize it or not, that’s what we all want.

Shine on,
Tara Nelson

Virtualista |

Twitter: @Tara_Nelson




…and this is Tara’s question for our MOMeo Readers for next Monday (June 21).

Question to our readers: Quick! What is the first piece of advice that comes to your mind when someone asks you how to become a mompreneur?

Submit your answers to:


About Author