About my work – freelance food writer

People ask me about what I do from home, so I figured I’d share with a little more detail.  First up. food and freelancing. 

I love food.    I love eating, cooking, reading about, and playing with food.  I collect cookbooks and menus.  I love finding new twists on favorite recipes.  I love seeing the look on a loved one’s face when they enjoy something I prepared for them.

I wanted to find a way to do what I love and make money with it.  While searching for a new telecommuting position, I stumbled across a listing for Examiner.com.  I always wanted to write, so I decided to take the plunge.  After all, I had nothing to lose. They liked me, so I became Charleston SC’s Vegetarian Examiner.  I get to play with food more and write about it,


Homemade veggie soup – vegan, quick, and cheap. A standard in cooler months.


From Crazy Sexy Kitchen – a yummy salad of almonds, sunflower seeds, and veggies.


Chickpea Burgers from Grilling Vegan Style. Loved them and so did the omni hubby.


If you want to try your hand at writing, consider becoming an Examiner, too.

Finding my passion and finding a way to make it part of how I make my living was important to me.  It’s standard advice for those looking for the right business.  Or anyone looking for peace.  Find your bliss and embrace it.

What’s your passion?


Ultimate blog challenge? Bring it!

Happy October, people! Can you believe 2013 is this close to over? My kids were just babies yesterday! I heard time would start to fly once I hit 25, but wow!

October is a busy month for me and mine.  Hubby and I celebrate our wedding anniversary, his brother and his wife celebrate their anniversary, a couple of family birthdays come this month, a clean eating vegan challenge, new fitness/rehab schedule, and the holidays are coming up.  With all that’s happening, what sane person would jump into another project?  Me, of course.


Expect a few words from me every day his month.  I get the chance to share more about wahm life, scams, managing schedules, and working around the challenges of illness and injury.  And maybe something about The Walking Dead, Supernatural, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  My geek is strong and the 2013-14 tv season was apparently meant for me.

For now, I’m off to finish dinner.  The family is having roast chicken.  We’re all having beans, kale, and rice,

Be safe, all.  And hug the loved ones.

Earth Hour is coming – March 28, 2009!

And this Green Biz Mama will be participating, just like last year!

I started living a greener life before it became the thing to do.  I recycle, reduce consumption, walk or take public transportation whenever I can, use my canvas bags, etc.  Before partnering with Shaklee I made a lot of my own household cleaners.

It makes my family a little crazy at times, but they understand why I do what I do and that every bit helps.

So, will you join me this year?  All you have to do is shut off the lights for an hour starting at 8:30 pm your time.


1 Million in Bonuses by 3/31/09 – Get your share!

With the Power of 10 incentive, Shaklee expects to pay one million in bonuses by March 31.  Get your share!


Shaklee has been able to grow in each and every recession since 1956. Not many can say or prove that!

Take control of in 2009.

Thinking of trying Shaklee? I’ll pay your membership fee!

I love Shaklee and use the products all around my home – the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet, makeup bag, and pantry.  My family is healthier and breathes easier.  My skin is glowing and looks better than ever.  My nails and hair are longer and stronger.

Would you like to bring Shaklee products into your home at a discount?  Become a member this month and I will pay your membership fee!  $19.95 pays for a lifetime membership; a lifetime 15% discount off of your purchases!

Not sure?  Take a look at my catalog – http://www.shaklee.net/sherylthompson/prodMain
If you see something you’d like to try, sign up, place your order, and I will refund the fee.  If you’d like to know what my family and I use, email me and I’ll tell you more.

This is not a company-wide promotion.

Happy shopping and thanks for looking!

Telecommuting = World Carfree Day everyday

Well, almost everyday. I don’t have to fight traffic on my way to and from work, which is a blessing considering the distance I currently am from the interstate.  And with us being a single car family and hubby having a 45 mile commute, public transportation and I have become renewed our relationship.

Tell me, are you celebrating World Carfree Day?  Have you heard of it before?

Why is Now the HOTTEST Time to Join Shaklee?

From now until July 31st, JOIN SHAKLEE ONLINE and get FREE SHIPPING!  Now more than ever, people need what Shaklee offers – better health and hope for the future in tough economic times.  This is a great way to get off to a fresh start with Shaklee! ACT NOW, because this promotion ends soon!

New people get FREE SHIPPING on their first order.  Here’s how it works:

  • $19.95 Member Pack + 100 PV order (Points Given to Each Product) – FREE SHIPPING up to 9 lbs.
  • $39.95 Distributor Welcome Kit + 100 PV order (Points Given to Each Product) – FREE SHIPPING up to 9 lbs.
  • $299 GOLD Ambassador Program (BEST VALUE) – $8 off shipment of Mission PAK

Feel free to contact me to find out more about the Points mentioned above.  Our members do not have a monthly commitment to purchase!

Visit my website at www.GreenBizMama.com for more information or contact me.

Another reason to love Shaklee: Shaklee Wins Stevie Award!

Shaklee Corporation Wins 2008 Stevie® Award for Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program

Shaklee is the first consumer products company to offset 100% of greenhouse gas emissions through the EPA Climate Leader’s program and use 100% green power PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Shaklee Corporation announced today that the company received the 2008 Stevie Award for the Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program at the 2008 American Business Awards held on Thursday, June 12, in New York City. The Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program.

The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards whose mission is to recognize and generate public awareness of excellence in the workplace. Shaklee received the award in recognition of numerous innovative projects, partnerships and achievements launched by the company in 2007, the latest in over fifty years of environmental stewardship and global “firsts,” including becoming the world’s first Climate Neutral™ certified company in 2000 resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

In 2007, Shaklee became the first consumer products company to offset 100 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions through the U.S. EPA Climate Leaders Program and use certified Green-e renewable energy.

“We are honored to be recognized for our deep commitment to protect and preserve the environment. Shaklee was founded with the mission of making people and the planet healthier, values which are more relevant now than ever before,” said Shaklee CEO Roger Barnett.

“Our 750,000 members and distributors around the world believe that the right way to do business means doing what is right for people and for the planet. It is this innovative approach to business that has made Shaklee the environmental pioneer that it is today.”

Among other achievements in 2007, Shaklee partnered with Millennium Promise to facilitate direct emissions reductions by providing sustainable solar energy to electrify villages in Malawi, was selected by the nation’s leading child advocacy group, Healthy Child Healthy World, as the exclusive partner for a new video titled, “Creating Healthy Environments for Children” starring actress Amy Brenneman, and was awarded the Global Green USA Organizational

Design Award for outstanding leadership in spreading the message of improving the health of the planet through its network of more than 750,000 members and distributors.

2007 sales of the Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit, offering non-toxic and environmentally-friendly cleaning choices, helped eliminate more than 23 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and prevented more than 10 million pounds of landfill waste compared to conventional ready-to-use household cleaners.

Stevie award finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Shaklee Corporation For 50 years, has been a leading provider of premium quality, natural nutrition, and personal care products, environmentally-friendly household products, and state-of-the-art air and water treatment systems.

In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral™ certified to totally offset its CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment. With a robust product portfolio, including more than 50 patents and patents pending worldwide, Shaklee has more than 750,000 Members and Distributors worldwide and operates in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and soon, in China.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in business worldwide.

Learn more about Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

To learn more about Shaklee, visit: www.greenbizmama.com or contact me.

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

What is Project MAHMA?

Moms at Home Making a Difference.  Families across North America of all shapes and sizes are making a difference in their lives, homes, and communities with Shaklee.  We’ve changed how we clean, supplement our meals, and how we work.  We’re literally changing our and our families’ lives for the better.

How?  We started by joining Shaklee, shopping for our usual types of household and nutritional products, and sharing our experiences with others.  Neat, eh?

Like I mentioned before, I would be a customer even if I was not an Independent Distributor.  The products I use have made a huge impact on my life, my home, and my carbon footprint.

If you’d like to learn more, visit http://projectmahma.com/sherylthompson or join us for a Project MAHMA call one Saturday from 10:00-10:45 AM (CST). Dial in (212) 990-8000; access pin # 6262.

As always, best to you!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!