Feeling Stagnant? 5 Ideas For When You Need a Fresh Start in Your Life

Two years ago, after a summer of extreme downsizing, I moved from a small town to the city. I cut my hair, sold my piano, and stopped updating my blog....more

How Majora Carter Brought Down the House at The Pitch

Majora Carter brought down the house during the inspiring The Pitch session at #BlogHer15. Her passionate description of her company, StartUp Box, which pairs tech companies looking for quality talent with entry-level employees in low-status communities, earned her a year of marketing and PR support from SheKnows Media! ...more
This moment was by far my most favorite time! I so enjoyed all of the Pitches! This is what ...more

6 Things to Do After a Blogging Conference

If you’ve ever been to a blogging conference, you’re probably familiar with the term “conference hangover.”...more
Jill, thanks for the post! This was the first time I attended BlogHer and I'm curious about ...more

Staying Cool is a Breeze

Every night I listen to the air conditioning click on and off all night....more

I am a Blogger and am not ashamed of it!

Just a few days back one of my friends (a school teacher) and I were discussing the serious proposition of opening a publishing house and throwing open a plethora of opportunities for young writers. In the process, we ended up discussing books, trash authors and e-books. The moment I had mentioned “e-books” to her as a possible means of establishing our brand names as future writers, she almost pounced back over the phone-- “the concepts of e-books and blogging are the least appealing to me....more

Pruning for Creativity

Originally posted on Maybe There Will Be Cupcakes in July 2015-  Last week, I signed up to water our school garden.  The science department has a super impressive situation out back, with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and about five planters of herbs....more

50% Off VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset [Prime]

This highly rated VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset is 50% off at $24.99 at Amazon right now ....more

Extended 1 Day! $20 off $20 at Shutterfly [Plus 50 Free Prints]

Shutterfly has extended their $20 off a $20 purchase deal through tonight! Photo books, cards, decor items and more are already 30% off. Use coupon code JOLLYJULY at checkout ....more

Extra 20% Off Sale and Clearance Prices at Lands’ End [Backpacks, Swim, More]

Take an extra 20% off sale and clearance prices at Lands’ End through the end of the month. Use coupon code SHOCKING and PIN 7115. Sale items are already up to 65% off ....more

BOGO FREE Sale and Clearance Shoes at Shoes.com [Already Up to 60% Off]

All sale and clearance shoes are buy-one-get-one-free at Shoes.com right now. Use coupon code BOGO2015. The sale includes over a thousand styles of kids’ shoes from brands like New Balance, Converse, Keen, Stride Rite, and others already priced at up to 60% off ....more

When It Rains, It Pours

Eric and I were so excited to become homeowners last fall. Home ownership has always been a huge goal for us, so when it finally happened—after years of thinking it was just a distant dream—we were absolutely thrilled. When we bought this two-bedroom house, we knew it would be too small for us once we started expanding our family ....more

Why are we bored?

Being bored always has such a negative connotation to it, but perhaps we’re not looking at it in the right way. We’re dissatisfied with being […] ...more

Four years ago and change

Four years ago and  change, I wrote about my experience falling down a rabbit hole co-mingling life and legalities, as well as the beginning effort to climb back out again.Causing harm and damage sucks. It’s hell being morally wrong. It’s hell being legally wrong.  Yet there is another aspect to it all, something President Obama touched on when he pardoned 46 a couple of weeks ago. People make mistakes, for whatever reason. Not everyone with a conviction is evil and untrustworthy. You can read about my experience here:...more