Beth Demmon

Beth Demmon is a San Diego-based freelance writer who enjoys yoga, craft beer, and riding motorcycles in her spare time (which is in short supply thanks to her new son, Arthur).
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Low-key Sneaky Ways To Get Your Kid To Eat (And Like) Summer Vegetables

If there’s one thing that I love, it’s trying new foods, and I’m always down to try the weirdest thing on any menu. Sautéed octopus tentacles sprinkled with spicy chiles? Sure! How about some deep fried grasshoppers dipped in tangy sauce? Yum! Since…
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What I Wish I Could Say To The Well-Meaning Motherhood Advice Givers

I’ve never been the type of person that strangers have felt comfortable casually chatting with. I’m nearly 6 feet tall, I have tattoos, I wear a lot of black, and my confident facade can sometimes be mistaken for unapproachability. (It’s just the…
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Think Someone Stole Your Intellectual Property? Here's What You Should Do

In today’s era of sharing memes on Facebook and reposting inspirational quotes on Instagram, it can feel like our society has lost sight of the importance of paying attribution to the original content creator. This habit is especially problematic…
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Working Moms Confess How They Felt About Returning To Work After Giving Birth

Having a baby is really, really tough. I don't just mean the giving birth part (although that’s no picnic), but I'm talking about the wide range of emotions moms experience day in and day out. Some days I feel overwhelmed with happiness and…
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These Moms Told Us The Mantras That Get Them Through Their Busiest Days

Any mom, working or not, will tell you that there are some times where we have to turn to positive affirmations to make it through a busy day. Personally, some days I feel like I’ve conquered the world by meeting a work deadline, doing the dishes…
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How To Make Your Product Go Viral, According To PR Experts

Creating an amazing product doesn’t necessarily guarantee success for entrepreneurs. After all, you have to make sure you know how to get people to discover your product, which is why it's usually wise to hire a public relations firm that can help…
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12 Things Work-At-Home Moms Should Never, Ever Feel Guilty About

As a writer who covers millennial parenting and entrepreneurship, I've had the opportunity to talk to a lot of mom entrepreneurs. Just like myself, so many of them work out of their homes, and as similar as that supposedly makes us, I’m often still…
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Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Forming An S Corp

Congrats! I assume you've found this (super helpful — wait for it) article because you're ready to move your business to the next step. One of those next steps may potentially be forming an S corporation (S corp), and if that's the case, you may be…
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Here's What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Remaining A Sole Proprietorship

Starting your own business sounds like The American Dream, right? Just the thought of it might make your mind wander to the freedoms of a flexible schedule or being your own boss. And yes, as a full-time freelance writer, I can attest that while…
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Here's What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About LLCs

I adore checklists. Seeing all of my to-do’s neatly laid out helps me avoid that dreaded paralysis of indecision when it comes to starting something big. My affinity for listing pros and cons and weighing options has never been more helpful than…
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10 Surefire Ways To Get A Work-At-Home Mom To Roll Their Eyes At You

As a mom who works at home with my 9-month-old son by my side all day, I can personally attest that the report of work-at-home moms actually working two full-time jobs is totally true. Between caring for your child (or children) and running your…
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What A Day In The Life Of One Work-At-Home Mom Looks Like, In Case You Thought It Was Easy

Hi, I'm Beth. I'm a full-time freelancer writer who works from home and simultaneously parents my 9-month-old son, and I'm here to tell you that being a work-at-home mom is no picnic. "But Beth! You don't have to report to a manager, and you get to…
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6 Home Offices Spaces That'll Give You The Urge To Redecorate Stat

Home decor has always overwhelmed me, and I feel like there's no way I'm alone in this. Pinterest is a rabbit hole, I can’t afford anything fancier than IKEA furniture, and comfort and functionality are way higher on my priority list than style. But…
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How Meeting My Best Friend At A Co-Working Space Made Me A Better Mom

In today's world where social media likes and comments act as a primary source of communication, it feels fair to say that we're more often finding valuable relationships in unexpected places. That holds true for Pranee Salman, a 38-year-old estate…
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10 Questions To Ask An Accountant If You Work For Yourself

From elementary school all the way through college, I was a good student. I earned mostly A's and B's — except in math, which would warrant its own celebration if I brought home anything higher than a C. Math didn’t make sense to me then, and it…
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8 Ways To Find Time For Yourself When You're Starting A Business

I’ll be the first to admit that working from home is awesome. I wear pants about 37 percent of the time, the commute couldn’t be easier, and my officemate — aka my son — is the cutest person ever, if I do say so myself. Plus, childcare in America…
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These Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Startup Regret

In a year that’s been fraught with bad news and political divisiveness, it’s nice to find a glimmer of hope: Women business owners are crushing it. As of 2015, there are more than 9.4 million women-owned businesses in the United States, employing…
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How To Decide If A Co-Working Space Is Worth It

When I began announcing to friends and family that I was quitting my full-time office job to start working at home as a freelance writer, I received some mixed reactions. There was the cheerful and encouraging, “Congratulations!” And there was of…
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9 Encouraging Things I Wish People Had Said To Me When I Decided To Start My Own Business

I didn’t decide overnight to quit my lucrative job as the content manager at an advertising agency in order to pursue my dream of full-time freelance writing. I’d dabbled in freelancing for a while, even landing a craft beer column in my local…
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How To Develop Your App Idea When You Literally Know Nothing About Tech

When I used to dream about starting my own business, I envisioned myself being the next big Etsy seller or perhaps having a booth at my local farmer’s market (R.I.P. Salsacraft!). Figuring out how to launch an app seemed way outside my comfort level…
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