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There is Skilled Labor in the Medical Mom Community

There is a large untapped labor pool that – if someone can figure out how to access it – would provide a significant amount of skilled labor to the marketplace. This set of people has a broad range of skills from software development to professional writing. Some individuals in this mysterious category excel at art, music, or storytelling. The one thing they have in common – a child with a medical condition whose care would cost more than they could earn working.

I recommend employers take a look at this community of people and sincerely evaluate whether or not they can put them to work. They will be part-time employees unless paid more than childcare costs for their child’s unique needs. Some of them may need to make enough, even part time, to replace what they get through state assistance in addition to funding their childcare needs. It won’t be easy or straightforward – but it’ll be worth it.

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Special Needs Link Party – Aug 4 ’16

Special Needs Link Party – Aug 4 ’16

Welcome to the Special Needs Link Party!  I’m so glad you could join us!

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Special Needs Link Party – Jul 7 ’16

Special Needs Link Party – Jul 7 ’16

Welcome to the Special Needs Link Party!  I’m so glad you could join us! It’s going to be the first Thursday every month from now on at 10 am Central. The link-up will stay open until the following month’s post.

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Special Needs Link Party – Jun 23 ’16

Update: It looks like we’ll be doing one of these per month. It’ll still be at 10am Central on Thursday, probably the first Thursday of the month. Feel free to read for information about the link-up. Link submission has been closed.

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Networking Opportunity

Networking Opportunity

This blog is visited and read by a wide variety of people from many different countries. It’s followed by parents with children who have special needs or are medically complex, adults who are themselves chronically ill, and people with no serious health concerns who enjoy following our journey. I can’t help but think my readers would be interested in each other as well. Many of the parents and chronically ill readers don’t get a lot of chances to network in person.

If you have a blog a re-blog would be helpful. Also, please share on Facebook and/or Twitter if you have an account. It’ll enable this to reach a larger audience. I’m interested in connecting with new people as well. Even if you don’t blog, readers are also welcome! Just comment with your name/handle and any contact information you’d like to provide. For us bloggers it’s usually our Facebook page, Twitter handle, blog address, and similar. It can be as simple as, “here is my name, friend me on Facebook if you’d like to connect.”

I look forward to hearing from many of you and connecting with different social media accounts if we haven’t done so already. Here’s my info:

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/strugglingtothrive
Twitter – @ashleybergris & blog posts only @helpmomsthrive
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/abergris
Gumroad – http://www.gumroad.com/abergris

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