Britt Raposo, a work at home mom, has been
happily married to her best friend and husband for over ten
years and is also the proud mother of two beautiful girls,
ages nine and ten. At the age of forty-three, Britt really
does have a lot to be proud of. She keeps on her toes as the
owner of several websites, to provide much more to her online
communities than just another place on the web. She is the
face behind CanadianMomsOnline.ca, CalgaryMoms.ca and Working
At Home Moms or WAHMCanada.
On top of everything, Raposo also runs a
local trade show, The Calgary Moms’ Trade Fair, in her
hometown of Calgary, Alberta, once a year -- which has proven
to be very popular, bringing in mompreneurs and customers from
all across Canada and the United States. Even though Britt
puts her family first, she makes sure to make business and
online networking a very close second. Her ingénue, hard work
and cooperative efforts provide support and friendship to
Canadian "wahms" and moms across North America.
The WAHMCanada website currently offers
directories on "Work At Home Jobs" and "Business
Opportunities" to help bring potential employers and work at
home employees together, as well as various hot topic articles
giving advice on subjects as diverse, informative and
instructive as "How to Introduce Children to a Foreign
Language" and ideas for work at home jobs, to more
entertaining and homier stories about recipes and comfortable
ways to set up a new home office.
With the new re-design of their website,
Britt is hoping to achieve many new things. She’d like to
encourage new blog contributors and so will be opening up the
site even more to accept bloggers on WAHMCanada. The WAHMCanada community
is after all, a very active one, and (like herself and her
family), are overwhelmingly dedicated to the site. WAHMCanada has
more than a few volunteer web administrators that happily help
keep the WAHMCanada community free of spam and any form of bullying.
Members expect a lot from the website but are sure to put a
lot into it as well. WAHMCanada is definitely a team effort and a
testament to what an online community can provide.
Britt Raposo explains the reasons for
starting the site.
"I opened WAHMCanada way back in 2004 with
the thought of connecting with other Canadian work-at-home
moms to seek advice, motivation and friendship. In 2004 there
were many websites and communities for American wahms but
nothing for Canada. Through the years it has changed into
something wonderful that connects all Canadian wahms
She is very proud of what she’s
accomplished and hopeful for what the future will bring. One
thing certainty is that each and every click on the WAHMCanada
website will continue to bring members, new and old alike, to
page after page showcasing the warmth and diversity of the
community it hosts and the website itself.
Though WAHMCanada is chiefly for work at home
moms, like her, there may be some changes in the works as more
and more fathers are choosing to work from home while being
the primary caregivers for their children. While Britt doesn’t
especially believe that her "demographic will change when it
comes to the community itself", she is "hoping that more dads
and other family members that own a work-at-home business will
become more active on the website."
If you, or someone you know, is a work at
home employee or employer, then visit the hardworking and
helpful community at wahmcanada.ca.