Mentor Online Magazine is born!

Mentor Online Magazine is born! Hi, this is Tamara Patzer, founder and publisher of Mentor Online Magazine. affectionately known as MOM is an inbox ezine for women who are transitioning from the 9 to 5 40-hour-plus work world to working at home, online or who are creating multiple steams of income using alternative methods.

What is MOM is for women who want more, period. If you are tired of the 9-5 grind, juggling kids, husbands, ex-husbands, family, jobs, retirement, boredom, and responsibilities, MOM provides support, advice, tips, tricks and trends for moving from the J-O-B or retired/tired/bored state to earning multiple streams of income using both offline and online techniques. MOM is all about helping you transform your life, reinvent yourself and about moving in positive directions. MOM is here for you!

Free Subscription MOM is that wise friend, mentor and advisor every woman wants in her life. Each week, on Monday and Thursday, MOM is delivered to your email inbox via free subscription.

You can expect Mentor Monday’s MOM to provide motivation, step-by-step action plans, and multi-income stream opportunities, techniques and ideas.

Triple-T Thursday’s MOM brings you trends, tips, and tools to put into action to help you achieve a more balance, wealthy and healthy life.

Not only will I bring you the best advice I can offer, but I have gathered some of the best minds in the world to share their insights with you. MOM is a collection of essays written and videos produced by a panel of expert contributors offering a global community of support for women around the world.

It is my hope that as publisher of MOM to bring you information, opportunities and high quality advice that you can put into action immediately.

Tamara Patzer

MOM’s founder: An adventure from the JOB to Online Entrepreuner.

In this first issue, I’d like to introduce you to me. I am a 53-year-old college educated mother who spent the majority of my life as a single mother of three children. I often consider myself a late bloomer, but that is only particially true. I graduated from high school a year early and went to college, but made a life choice that slowed my path to success by about 15 years. I got married at age 19, had a baby at 20 and was divorced at 22. By age 22, I was a high school graduate with a year of college, a 2-year-old and low self-esteem.

After a cold winter in my hometown in Oregon, I took my daughter on a cross-country Greyhound bus trip with less than $50 to name to join my parents who had moved to the west coast of Florida. There, I found a minimum wage job and worked hard. I liked Florida, but within two years my mother died and my father went back to Oregon. I was alone. No support system. No real friends. After supporting my daughter on my own, I met the father of my two sons and spend a turbulent few years balancing a bad relationship with a teenager and two babies born 17 months apart.

By the time I was in my early 30s, I knew I had to go back to school if I was ever going to make more than $7 an hour. I went to Eckerd College’s Program for Experience Learners and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Business in 1997. I started working as a newspaper editor and during that time, I also earned a master’s degree in Mass Communications and Instructional Technology. So began my  job juggling to earn more to make ends meet. I was a newspaper editor and college professor. At times I worked full-time as an editor, and drove hundreds of miles each week to teach at three different university campuses. One year I drove 65,000 miles. I was tired.

Did I say I was tired? I was exhausted. I started asking myself why? Why am I working so hard? What am I working for? Is it supposed to be this difficult? I needed my mother, but she was gone. I needed a mentor, wise advisor and friend. Over the years, there have been many women and men who stepped up and provided me with support, encouragement and guidance to help me move forward. In future issues, I will share more of my adventures and insights about these remarkable mentors who have helped me and will also help you, too. Recently with the advent of social media, my life has improved because I have a support system I can tap into any time, day or night. It is with this in mind that was born.

Wouldn’t it be great, if you had MOM giving you some sage advice, a shoulder to lean on and some step-by-step guidance about how to improve your life, how to move from employee to entreprenuer, from exhausted to joyful?

Know this, MOM is here for you!


Tamara A. Patzer

Founder and Publisher,



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