Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What is a WAHM?

The term WAHM describes a mother who has chosen to work at home in some capacity, either in an entrepreneurial role or a telecommuting position. WAHM stands for "work at home mom" and is often paired with the terms WAHD (work at home dad) and WAHP (work at home parent).

The terms, WAHP, WAHM, and WAHD became much more prevalent in the 1990's thanks to the increased opportunities that were made available with the growth of the internet. The internet opened up more ways that an existing business owner could do business as well as new ways to start and grow a business. By 2004, over 20 million people worked from home at least part time. Today there are more opportunities than ever for a parent to work from home.
Many mothers choose to work from home by starting their own home based business. One reason for this is so that she can feel a sense of accomplishment while staying at home to raise children. Others have the desire to bring home income without the traditional expenses that are associated with a job or business outside the home such as gas, work clothing, lunch out, and childcare expenses. The WAHM has more flexibility in her work schedule and can incorporate family tasks into her day while running her business. A WAHM-owned business may include and eBay business or other online store, home party consultant, daycare provider, or independent contractor.

Alternatively, a mother may work from home for a traditional employer. Telecommuting is becoming more prevalent in today's technology-driven society. Employers find that there are many benefits to allowing employees to work at least part-time from a home-based office. Studies have shown that productivity increases and company office expenses decrease. Working at home reduces the spread of illness and reduces a company's carbon footprint and energy usage as well. Employers also find that employee turnover and absenteeism decreases and morale is higher when telecommuting is implemented. All of these company benefits present a great opportunity for a WAHM to balance caring for her family and working a traditional job.
For a WAHM, the cost and time saving benefits are substantial. It is estimated that time savings per year could be as much as 15 to 25 work days due to the elimination of time spent commuting. The money savings from reducing travel and other costs that are work related could be between $4,000 and $21,000 per year.

As companies and families start to further realize the benefits for everyone involved, opportunities for working from home will become much more common.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale Today Only!

CYBER MONDAY IS HERE! Visit The Baby Tree to find the perfect gift for the new baby or mommy in your life.

Baby Slings are 15% off
Diaper Bags are 30% off
Nursery Bedding is 30% off
Swaddle Blankets are 30% off

One day only - Monday November 30th!

Also: Purchase a Gift Card with a value of $35 or higher and receive $5 off... your gift card price. Purchase a $100 Gift Card for $90!

Happy Holidays from The Baby Tree!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cyber Monday Deals!

Cyber Monday is only 2 days away! We will be having a huge sale that day. If you don't know, Cyber Monday is similar to Black Friday in retail stores only it is known as the busiest shopping day for online retailers. Great deals can be found all over the web on Monday, November 30th this year. The Baby Tree will be marking many items down for one day only and some items will be as much as 40% off! Check back tomorrow to find out about specific deals that day!

For now here is a list of other online retailers that are offering fabulous deals on Cyber Monday! Happy Shopping from The Baby Tree!

Gifts for Baby and Kids

Barefoot Bella: Specializing in gifts for babies, toddlers and big kids. Find personalized gifts for kids, clothing and more.
Deal: 25% off anything store
Coupon Code: CYBER25

Something About Baby:
Deal: 10% off all items in the boutique.
Coupon Code: Use code SAB10. Offer expires 12/31/09

Dreamscapes Baby: Designer baby products.
Deal: 20% off
Coupon Code: Use Coupon Code: cyber

Heavenly Hold: Baby carriers, nursing pads and more:
Deal: 10% off
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: code: NEWBABY

Milos Creations: Adorable Costumes for baby girls, boys, toddler
girls and boys , big kids and adults.
Deal: Free shipping on orders over $100.00,and FREE embroidered
name personalization of costumes. See Cyber Monday link for full details.
Coupon Code: Use code FREESHIP09 at checkout

The Pitter Patter Boutique: Baby Travel Gear, Gifts for Mom and more.
Deal: 15% Discount
Coupon Code: Enter Coupon Code: CyberSave

The Crafty Moms: Girls hair accessories, binky clips, diaper wipes cases and more.
Deal: Free Shipping all day.
Coupon Code: No coupon code needed

I am the Princess: Princess and girly items for baby girls, little girls and big girls.
Deal: 15% off everything including sale items.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: cybermondayseog

Itzy Ritzy:
Deal: Celebrate Cyber Monday with 15% OFF celebrity loved
baby gear at www.ItzyRitzy.com
Coupon Code: MONDAY

Katey Jades Baby Boutique: Christmas Clothing for kids,
personalized gifts, baby products and more.
Deal: 20% off
Coupon Code: hol20

Lollipop Book Club: Children's book of the club month:
Deal: $10 off any 12-month package
Coupon Code:Please use Coupon Code: sale10off

Che Demis Boutique: Upscale and Baby boutique.
Deal: 10% off
Coupon Code: GIFT4U

Abby N Kay: Designer Baby Products: Diaper bags, crib bedding and more:
Deal: Free Shipping plus 10% off all Ride On Toys from Warehouse 36. No
coupon code need for the ride on toys.
Coupon Code: Use Code: FreeShip

Merrimack Valley Diapers: Cloth Diapers and Accessories:
Deal: Good for $5 off a purchase of $50 or more plus free shipping.
Coupon Code: Please use Coupon Code CyberMonday

Snooty Booty Diapers:
Deal: Free shipping on any order, plus a $5 gift certificate for each $50 spent.
These offers will be inaddition to any product markdowns in the store.
Coupon Code: Use Code: cmonday

Shabby Bebe: Designer Children's products
Deal: 15% off your order of $50 or more use coupon code: shabby15 and
10% off your order if less then $50 Please use code shabby10

Teacups and Mudpies: Trendy children's clothing, baby girl and
baby boy clothing and more.
Deal: Free shipping on all purchases.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: CYBER09

Corn Bag Critters: A natural, earth-friendly, and non-toxic way to help children and adults soothe pain.
Deal: 20% off:
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: holi21109

Born Fabulous:
Deal: We will do free shipping on all orders.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code:FREESHIP

Laughing Ladybugs Boutique: Couture Girls Clothing:
Deal: 10% off the entire store.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: CYBER10

Little Fox Fashions: Designer Kids Shoes, Hair Bows and More!
Deal: 10% discount on all sales plus free shipping
on all orders over $100.00
Coupon Code: CYBER10

Clothing, Hand Bags and Accessories for Men or Women

Get Dolled Up Boutique: Personalized and Monogrammed handbags,
diaper bags, garment bags and more.
Deal: 15% off plus Free Shipping.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: 15OFF

QT Sunglasses: Designer Inspired Sunglasses:
Deal: FREE SHIPPING and 20% off on all orders. Free Shipping for US and Canada orders only.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code:Cyber09


Nanny Deprived: Gifts for Moms.
Deal: Free Shipping.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: FREESHIP

Lone Star graphics: Custom Vinyl Decals, Custom Shirts, Hats and More!
Deal: 20% off any order of $20 or more
Coupon code: cyber20

Label Creations: Personalized Address Labels, Canning Labels,
Tic-Tac Labels, Bag Tags, Checkbook
Covers, Canning Labels, Bookplates, Favor tags, Note Cards,
Hang Tags for Crafters & Events
Deal: 20 % off and Free Shipping for US only.
Coupon Code: Use DISCOUNT COUPON: LC1115

Sassy Sparkle: Personalized Rhinestone Clothing:
Deal: 15% off any order
Coupon Code: cyber09

Hair Accessories
Little Miss Julia: Hair bows, barrettes and more.
Deal:20% off everything
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: Promo20

My Bonita Boutique: Crochet Headbands, Flower Headbands,
Hair Bows and More.
Deal: 25% off all items.
Coupon Code: Please sure coupon code: cyber25

Pop Tots Boutique: Fabulous hair accessories for girls and beanie hats:
Deal: Free shipping
Coupon Code: Please Use code: Cyber Monday

Home and Garden

Scentsy Wickless Candles: Decorative warmers that fit into any décor and
Deal: Free Shipping
*Email at* melturscentz@gmail.com with FREESHIP in the subject

Luxury Baby Nursery: Designer Nursery décor, Baby Furniture,
Crib Bedding and more.
Deal: 15% Off
Coupon Code: CYBERSALE


TLC Silver Jewelry:
Deal: 20% off Jewelry and Holders. Valid Cyber Monday only.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: Checkout

Caribbean Jewelz: Handmade Artisan Jewelry:
Deal: 25% off total purchase.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: cyber60

Pendora Pendants: Glass Tile Pendants:
Deal: 25% off all items.
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: cybermonday.

Organic Products:

Tidbit Couture: Organic cloth diapers and Baby products.
Deal: Free Shipping. Plus, additional sales will be offered throughout website.
Coupon Code: Please use code: FREESHIP

Krave Natural: Earth Friendly products for Home, Baby and Body:
Deal: Free site wide shipping and there will also be additional savings on items throughout the
Coupon Code: FREESHIP

Pet Products

Punk Luxury Dog Carriers : Buy luxury dog collars, high end
dog carriers and a Christmas costume or two for your dog.
Deal: Free Shipping for US buyers all day long.
Coupon Code: No coupon code needed

Photo and Greeting Cards
Fun and Sassy Designs: Modern Photo Cards and Personalized Gifts
for Adults and Kids:
Deal: Free Shipping on Orders over $50 + $15 off Orders of $99 or more through 11/30 at midnight EST
Coupon Code: Use Code: CYBER15

Bunny Prints: Personalized Photo Cards for Birthday and
Baby Shower plus matching birthday clothing.
Deal: 10% off
Coupon Code: cyber09

Photo Card Designs: Photo Cards for Weddings, Birthdays ,
Baby Showers and more.
Deal: Good for one day only- 5% off .
Coupon Code: Please Use Code: cybermonday

Pitter Patter Creations: Trendy birth announcements, birthday invitations,
baptism invitations and more!
Deal: Receive free shipping for orders over $30.
Only one promotional code may be used per order and cannot be combined.
May not be used on previous orders.
Coupon Code: Use coupon code: FREESHIP09

Lemon Tree Cards:
Deal: 15% discount expiring 12/25/09
Coupon Code: Please use coupon code: LEMONADE

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gift Certificate Winner!

We are so excited to announce that the winner of our Gift Certificate giveaway from the Blog Hop is Sharlee! Congratulations Sharlee and thank you to everyone who entered!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

We're Giving Away a $20 Gift Certificate during My SEO Gal's Blog Hop!

We're happy to announce that we are a part of My SEO Gal's Blog Hop! We are also excited to announce that we are giving away a $20 Gift Certificate to our boutique,
The Baby Tree!

The Blog Hop is a great way to meet bloggers and businesses and to learn a bit about everyone participating. Here's how it works:
Under this post you will see a list of participating blogs in the MCK Linky box. Simply visit each blog to learn more about them. Many are giving away prizes so be sure to visit each one!

Here are the ways that you may earn entries to
WIN our Gift Certificate. Not all are required, simply pick and choose which ways you want to enter. Each option/comment will earn you one entry:

1. Required: Visit www.ShopBabyTree.com and let us know in a comment below which item(s) are your favorite or what you might use your gift certificate on if you win!
2. Sign up to follow this blog and leave a separate comment below stating you are a follower (current followers welcome - just post that you are currently a follower).

3. Become our fan on
Facebook and leave a separate comment below stating you are a fan.
4. Post about our contest on Facebook and leave a separate comment stating you have done so.

5. Follow The Baby Tree on
Twitter and Tweet about this contest. You may copy and paste the following text: Win a $20 Gift Certificate to @TheBabyTree! http://tinyurl.com/ybtf8np #contests
6. Blog about our contest on your blog and leave a comment below stating that you have done so.
7. Email your friends about this contest and copy customercare@shopbabytree.com. Leave a separate comment below stating you have done so.

Very important! In at least one comment you submit make sure you leave an email or a way for us to contact you if you are the winner!!!

The Winner will be chosen randomly from their comments posted below using Random.org so it is very important that you leave a separate comment below for each entry!
Giveaway ends on 10-21-09 at 12:00 midnight central time.
Good luck!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, September 28, 2009

Great Items on Sale This week!

Now is a great time to get a perfect baby gift! Our best selling product - the Snug & Tug Swaddle Blanket is on sale now at The Baby Tree!

Also on sale are our entire line of children's Halloween Costumes! Our costumes are original and high-quality. Check them out here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Halloween Costumes Are Here!

We are so excited to announce that Halloween Costumes are up on www.ShopBabyTree.com! We think we have the most adorable baby & toddler costumes out there and we think you will love them too!

We are also having a SALE for Labor Day! Use the code LABORDAY to receive 10% off your entire order! No exclusions and no minimum order required!