Stationary was her mom’s business, so when Nancy Lochtefeld left a trading job with one child and one on the way, she looked for a home based business in the same area. Leaving her Wall Street career was devastating and the transition to become a stay at home mom proved to be frustrating. Nancy felt she was losing the adult side of her identity but she needed to be home to care for her kids. Selling stationary gave her the intellectual and social outlet she craved. It was creative, fun and social. While she loved talking with other moms about kids, her venture gave her interaction with adults on the business side. She feels her kids respect her commitment to a job other than motherhood. Spending about 15 – 20 hours a week gives her the flexibility she needs. And now with her website www.paperessentials.com, she can do much of her work on the web via emails.