Author - Lidia Varesco Racoma

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Lidia is a mom of two—kids and businesses. She’s an art director and designer who helps education-focused organizations share their message through branding and marketing and she outfits kids in good design with her line of children’s apparel, typebaby. She also blogs about juggling motherhood and small business and launched an online community for moms in business called Biz Mama. Find Lidia on social media at @lsvdesign @typebaby #BizMama and online at or Join the Biz Mama communiy at

7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better

Truth be told, I’m the last person who wanted to put her child in daycare. When my son was born, we had a full-time nanny. When he was 18 months old, we found ourselves needing a new child care arrangement, and my husband suggested daycare so our son would have more socialization and learning activities.

I started researching daycares (on NPN’s forum, of course), and we chose a referral. My son’s first few weeks in daycare were a transition—more for me than him—but he quickly became co...

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:26 AM by Lidia Varesco Racoma

Preparing your business for baby!

Like many moms-to-be running a small business, as the big date approaches, you may start to wonder: what to do about maternity leave? When you don't have an employer paying for time off and providing work coverage, it can be overwhelming. But fear not: as a small business owner and first-time mom, I’ve put together useful tips to prepare for Little One’s arrival.

Preparing your small business for maternity leave:

Alert your clients: don't feel you have to tell everyone at once,...

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM by Lidia Varesco Racoma