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Monday, June 13, 2011

Momma Juice? Maybe more...

Raise your hand if you're excited that it's Monday.

All 3 of you with your hands up, go away. You're not my kind of people. I need more weekends in my life. Like life full of weekends. Seriously.


I've been thinking a lot about money. How we're cutting some costs because Mr. Kiss is still unemployed. Don't get me wrong, we're thankful to have been a dual income family prior to his lay off...many don't have that second salary to help them out. But the thing is, we don't spend a ton to begin with. I'm pretty frugal, get lots of clothes at Target or second hand shops. But our little treats like nice dinners and baby sitters are going to have to be put on hold for a while.

Also, My Momma needs help financially and I told her I could do it. I have to do it. I owe her for all of the sacrifices she made to raise us. But helping her is going to be a bit tricky now. Mr. Kiss doesn't really understand this reverse support, he's never had to be in the situation to "want" for things. Ever. So I have to figure that out.

I have a point. Promise.

I've been reading a lot about this awesome company - Juice in the City. It's a unique daily deals site, think Groupon or the like - but it's totally local. For the small businesses in the city. Juice in the City was founded by two moms on Mother's Day in 2010. Each city has teams made up of moms who source deals based on their personal experience...not just companies who hire teams that have never set foot in the businesses they represent.

I love this: "We believe in supporting the local economy while at the same time, empowering moms!"

Juice [for short, heh] has been featured in USA Today, talk about a genius idea. They have teams in many cities already and are looking to expand. That's right, Juice in the City is coming to Boston.

I know some of you readers live in Boston(-ish) like me...Juice is looking for Local Business Consultants in the Brookline/Newton/North End and Beacon Hill area. If you're interested in becoming consultant, Juice in the City asks that you are familiar with the local community, the local hot spots and the places to go. I think that the key point is that spending money in the community means the money STAYS in the community.

Ok - my point. Thinking about money. I really wish there was something like this when my Momma was struggling to raise her 6 kids while going to college. She's always been a true promoter of local shops, even owned her own bakery. Since this wasn't around then (shame) here's hoping that this great company may be able to help some of you!

Want to work from home? If you're interested in becoming a local business consultant, check this out - Make Money!

Yes, it says "Make Money!"

On that note, I'm going to be promoting the deals with Juice in the City - so I need to tell you I'm getting paid. Moms helping Moms. That's pretty awesome.

You can follow Juice in the City on twitter @jitcboston and their facebook page. When Boston's deals are up and running, please subscribe!

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Blogger KLZ said...

I sort of love that blogging presents these little opportunities to make life better. Good for you for helping Momma - props for life, woman.

6/13/11, 11:20 AM  
Blogger Poppy said...

Congrats on the new gig and if they have a deal on a massage let me know because I'm going to need one after our 3-day!

6/13/11, 11:22 AM  
Blogger ☾ Ash ♡ said...

Awesome.. there's nothing in NY yet.. but I'll keep checking :)

6/13/11, 11:23 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Yay for this opportunity for you, MK!

6/13/11, 11:35 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

This is Sarah, one of Juice in the City's founders, and I just have to say THANK YOU. This post really made Monday an okay day for me :). It is this kind of feedback that makes all the hours we've spent building Juice in the City worth it. Thank you again!

6/13/11, 12:18 PM  
Blogger monkeysmama said...

I'm sitting across the way from Rebecca here and this is one of the first things she tells me about this morning, your post. Not, hey MonkeysMama, how was your weekend. Or, hey MonkeysMama, thanks for making such darn good French Roast. It was, OMG! You have GOT to read this post.

Well, now I know why she was so excited. Thanks for the props, Ms. K.

6/13/11, 12:39 PM  
Blogger Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Yay for you! I submitted an app to them for the KC area, so we'll see what happens....

6/13/11, 12:56 PM  
Blogger Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli said...

I've seen Juice in the City on blogs and I had no idea what it was- so thanks for the info.
Can I be happy it's Monday? The weekend was hell here.

6/13/11, 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Grace {formerly gracie} said...

Great way to start a Monday Morning! Because I too started work with "OMG, you have to read this!"

Good job and JITC is so lucky to have you on board!

6/13/11, 1:17 PM  
Anonymous tulpen said...

I'm intrigued. How much of my time are we talking about here?? And how much moolah?

Hmmmmm... will be checking it out for sure.

6/13/11, 3:30 PM  
Blogger Daffy said...

Fantastic opportunity and find for you!

6/13/11, 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Yuliya said...

Yay you!
(sorry my comment sucks today)

6/14/11, 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him said...

I bet the only juice in Maine has to be squeezed from a fruit or bought at WalMart. But everyone else is juicin' these days. Good job, dear.

You're so good to help your momma.

6/14/11, 11:53 PM  
Anonymous SaucyB said...

That's very cool. I had seen the company name before but didn't know what they do.
Hope this this is a good thing for you and for them. good luck with it momma!

6/15/11, 7:07 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

One income blows twigs and berries. I know because I'm not working right now. I wish I could run to Starbucks right now but I know I can't. Damn. If only we got paid the mega bucks to write.
I hope that this goes well for you MK!!!

6/15/11, 7:48 AM  

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