The Shreveport Times:

Stay-at-home moms Amber Raines and Tammy Mayeaux know just how expensive it can be to add a little pretty to the most darling of outfits.

Raines spent nearly $200 once buying hair bows for her three daughters. But that was until two summers ago, when the crafty mother of four and Mayeaux, the mother of two, got the idea to use their creativity to launch their own business.

Together the two formed Two Chicks Bow-tique — an at-home business where the two create hair bows for girls.

Like many working moms or “mompreneurs” nationwide, Raines and Mayeaux chose to stay home with their children in addition to earn an income.

“It can be easy to make extra income from home if you find the right products,” Raines said.

Though there are no statistics for stay-at-home-moms, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, 21 percent of employed people 15 years of age and older worked from home in 2006.

Photo by Greg Pearson.

Originally posted by Rich Whittle on November 1, 2007 in Ideas.

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