Added by Susan Keefe on September 18, 2014 at 5:45am — No Comments
Argh. Sooo challenging...and so permanent. It needs to be just right.
Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?
You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field? Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on September 17, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments
I have felt nostalgic lately; perhaps because I have yet another child ready to leave for college and my nest is emptying faster than I'm ready.
This nostalgia has me thinking about the wonderful books I read as a child and the books I read to my children.
What makes a great, memorable book? For me it was the…Continue
Added by Tammi Young on September 17, 2014 at 7:24pm — No Comments
With my previous pregnancies – especially in the beginning – I would sometimes forget that I was pregnant. Just a slip of the mind, I didn’t always feel pregnant, so I just…didn’t always remember that I was pregnant.
This time around, even at 8 weeks pregnant, it’s so much different. I can barely go five minutes without thinking – has another day passed? Because I’ve been so worried about doing this pregnancy right, there’s not a moment that’s gone by that I don’t remember…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on September 17, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments
As an author and a speaker, I am frequently asked to give a bio of who I am, what I do, some of my accomplishments, etc. I usually adjust the sentences depending on the audience and my speaking topic. I simply cut and paste the same bio I've had for several years.
However, it was during a…Continue
Added by Shelly Aristizabal on September 17, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Anyone else have good tips that worked well for them?
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My son's birthday just passed. Since it's the beginning of the week and we'll be celebrating on the weekend, we knew we still had to do something ON his birthday so I baked a cake and cooked dinner. We always eat food at the same time, which is whatever time I finish cooking, but we eat in different rooms. My kids eat in the kitchen, I usually eat in my room while watching one of my favorite shows and my husband likes to eat in…Continue
Added by Ronda on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Sometimes I ask my son about the house he would like to live in one day. He tells me that he wants a big backyard with a fence to keep him safe (that's my guy!), lots of good sidewalks for riding bikes, a slide instead of a stairway (don't ask) and three rooms just for him.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 17, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
Have you ever heard of Coursera? You just might want to look into it, especially for stay-at-home moms!
My mother recently went back to college so that she can get her Masters degree. One of her classes required her to watch a video, and on that video, she discovered Coursera. Without hesitation, she…Continue
Added by Celeste Avina-Wilson on September 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I’ve gotten several messages over the last week from readers asking me one thing: how do I find the right brand partners for my blog? The truth is, there’s not one fit that works for everyone – but there’s certainly similar steps every blogger can take to find partners within their niche. So that’s where we’ll focus this week’s blogging tips: how to find great brand partners for your site.
1. Identify your niche.
This sounds basic, but it’s actually a step that…
Added by Cortney Galster on September 16, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments
When my cupcake was born, her activity was restricted to just the place where she was resting. She, like any other newborn, was an obedient child and was inquisitive with her eyes, trying to focus on things that could see or wanted to see. A lovely phase...and then came the phase of discovery, she learnt to roll over pick up things and sit around. Since her reach was still limited there was little to worry about. But with the crawling phase, everything and anything was within her reach.…Continue
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On August 12, my mom sent me a seemingly random text message that said:
I named you after Lauren Bacall. Cool. Babe.
First of all, can we just pause here to recognize how suave my Mom is? She's a pretty crafty chick and an amazing woman.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 16, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a handbag junkie.
In fact, I love them SO much that I spent a very large sum of money to design and sell my own. Unfortunately, though I cherished those handbags and saw them having a unique value proposition, my business never did become profitable. I really thought it was on the brink a couple of times but we all know close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.
I lamented my losses for a long while (and continue to do so when I send my…Continue
This weekend, I went to the wedding of our friends. It was a beautiful wedding, full of life and laughter and love.
But something struck me as I watched Lisa’s mom be escorted to her seat at the front of the church. Followed by Lisa, in her beautiful gown, her dad by her side.
I’ll never see this for her. My little girl won’t get a wedding. We’ll never have a chance to talk about dresses, or flowers, or guest lists. Hell, I won’t even know if that’s what she wanted – the big…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on September 15, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments
This is the last part of my series on how I make my 90 minute commute better.
Added by Kimberly Cargile on September 15, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments
One of the biggest reasons why I left the “office” world to work for myself was to have more opportunities to spend quality time with my little guy. I love having the best of both worlds – being able to get tons of work done (and feel like a really productive mama) while still planning super fun days with him. And one of our favorite things to do on our days together is to plan a playdate with a friend or…Continue
Added by Cortney Galster on September 15, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments