Beyond the Lemonade Stand

Last night our family went out to dinner to celebrate my son Adam's 13th birthday.  Over a great meal, we had an interesting family discussion about jobs.  Adam was discussing ways to earn money and jobs he might be able to obtain at 13 years of age.  I usually remind him at every opportunity that his most important jobs are to be a productive and contributing member of our family and to be a good student and citizen.  It was interesting, however, to hear his job ideas – they ranged from roving musician to carpenter.

This morning, I ran across an interesting video about inspiring our children to become entrepreneurs.   Interestingly, a few of the suggestions mentioned in the video might apply to those of us attempting to build successful home businesses or build our entrepreneurial spirits.  This video is from Mom Matters.


Lisa Hendey, Catholic wife and mom, is the founder and webmaster of and the author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul and The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and hosts the Catholic Moments Podcast. Visit her at

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