plush nesting dolls by besideherself
last night, as i’m starting to disconnect from the computer and prepping to enjoy the fall finale of glee, i notice a little facebook plea from amanda, of the daily worth. she had a radio segment to tape and was looking for moms experiencing financial strain this holiday season – who’s not feeling financial strain? – and was having finding problem getting 3 moms to commit. ya know, because they’re working, have other obligations, and, generally, ruling the world.
so i said “sure.”
oh – did i mention this little radio segment was for the bbc & npr? i didn’t? well, it was. and thanks to my college boyfriend, who still works in public radio, i listen to npr all.the.time.
custom nesting dolls by mooshoopork
amanda wanted to know what we’ve learned about dealing with our money & the holidays in the current economy and how our spending habits have changed. she was also interested to know how our unique positions (blogger, freelance writer, and single mom) color the way we see the economic recovery – or lackthereof.
the producer of the piece, however, lead off with a completely different set of questions, catching us all a bit off guard! she asked what label we would put on ourselves (soccer mom, hockey mom, nascar dad, etc…). uh, what? so i said “indie biz mom.” i just want you all to know that for when “indie biz moms” are the deciding factor in the next election.
girls’ picnic nesting dolls by poppopportraits
but the conversation quickly turned to the varied hats that women wear in the home. increasingly, women are the chief financial officiers – directing money decisions, paying bills, managing savings – and major breadwinners. of course, we continue to be a source of love, inspiration, and comfort at the same time. for many of us, the indie biz moms, we also wear the hat of ceo of our own careers.
so, i wanted to blog about this whole experience of course. but how to incorporate handmade? the image of nesting dolls came to me. our roles as women and mothers stacked neatly together, each different, each a part of the next, making us whole.
plush nesting doll kit by
i’m curious to know your answers to these questions. how are these holidays different than in years past? and are you carrying new roles in your family? do you feel that the economy is continuing to spin out of control or do you see an end in sight?
don’t worry about being an expert or having the latest & greatest news. i’d love (and i’m quite certain that amanda would to) to hear your honest, personal thoughts on the subject!
well, folks, that’s it for this week at scoutie girl. don’t forget to enter the glitzer and megan auman giveaways. and please, please, don’t forget to update your scoutie girl feed! see ya back here on monday!