Being a single mom is tough. Being a single mom who’s also trying to manage a career is even tougher. It seems like every hour of your day is already booked, with people pulling you in every direction in both your personal and professional lives—to the point where there’s virtually no time to spend on yourself. If you’re trying to get back into the dating scene, and possibly build a relationship, your time constraints may make romance seem like an impossibility.
One of the reasons why so many mothers choose to start a freelancing career is that it gives them the opportunity to manage their time better than if they had a nine-to-five job. Being a freelancer means you’re free to choose the jobs you take and the parcels of time that you devote to them. This is extremely helpful for a Mom whose schedule is filled to the hilt with kid activities. But what if your freelance jobs aren’t adding up to the kind of income you’ve hoped for?
Passing down some of our favorite hobbies and other past times is something that all parents do. Whether it is a specific sports team that a father and son both love or a Crossfit gym that a mother and daughter go to religiously it is great to spend quality time with our children. It is important not to force a hobby on your children as this will do the opposite thing and have your child not wanting to spend time with you.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".