Should Childcare Providers Be the Experts in Everything?

With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in ...more

How Can We Do Better By Our Autistic Girls?

Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more

Fitess Expert Jenna Wolfe's Smart Tips to Get Lean in 2016

Small steps can add up to big changes and an overall healthier life. That's what fitness expert Jenna Wolfe will tell anyone who will listen. And with her new book, Thinner In 30, the busy mom of two is putting some walk behind her talk.  ...more

We're All Fighting a Battle, So Let's Be Nicer to Each Other

“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” I’ve often heard this quote by Plato (or some variation of it) for years. Here’s the thing, though; I’ve never really put much thought into its meaning or relevance. I mean, I understood ...more

10 Tips For My Daughters on How to Dress Themselves

At preschool drop-off another mom pointed out,"Your daughter's socks don't match." I turned my palms upward in a je ne sais pas and wrinkled my nose, "Rough morning. Can’t win ’em all.”  ...more

The Bra's Lament

I'm certain we didn’t start out like this. You were so excited. You liked my tiny rose in the middle, a minor decoration, but detail enough. A little embellishment to hide under your clothes. You liked that I was simple and comfortable. I liked your curves and of course, your taste. You took me home and unwrapped me from the fine tissue paper. Caressed me. We studied in the mirror together how we complemented each other. ...more

Pitching for Print: How to Approach a Magazine Editor

Do you dream of seeing your byline in the glossy pages of a magazine? While to some extent the tenets of pitching are universal, due to the nature of column inches and printing costs, magazines do have slightly different priorities. After writing for parenting and wedding magazines for several years, here are my top 10 tips for pitching magazine editors....more

Why I Don't Want Kids

As a 30 year old woman, the topic of whether or not I want kids, when I plan on having kids, and why I don't want kids has been quite popular in the conversational rounds. Actually, me being 30 years old has nothing to do with the topic, because it's been asked over and over again since I was a teen....more
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Imagination Rules!Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Happy Valentine's Day 2016 – Do You Know? (Infographic)

February 14th is near and many of us might have already planned out something or other for the loved ones. On this day of love romance is on fleek. Gifting flowers especially rose, chocolates, gifts, jewellery etc to your loved one shows that you are very important in their life and your smile matters to them ....more

Keeping The Home Clean With A Schedule

I am going to be honest with you, cleaning is not something that has come naturally to me over the years. ...more

Charlie Beth || Three Months

With the blink of an eye you are already three months old, and I can hardly believe how quickly these past three months have flown by! You are growing every single day, and I love watching you take in the world around you. In the past month you have really starting showing off your personality, and your smiles are getting bigger by the day ....more

The Bra's Lament

I'm certain we didn’t start out like this. You were so excited. You liked my tiny rose in the middle, a minor decoration, but detail enough. A little embellishment to hide under your clothes. You liked that I was simple and comfortable. I liked your curves and of course, your taste. You took me home and unwrapped me from the fine tissue paper. Caressed me. We studied in the mirror together how we complemented each other. ...more

Gold "Joy" Bracelet 40% off!!

"Joy" is my favorite word. It's the greatest feeling and what we all want in our lives. I love this bracelet because it helps remind me that feeling joy in my life is my choice ....more

A Life Update (in a Sea of How to Posts)

Hello, hey, hi, how ya dern?Yes y'all. I just opened my blog with a line from a Lil' Wayne song and NOT a "how to epically change your blog in 45 ways!"...more

The Women Respond: Valentine’s Day And Self-Love!

So yesterday we heard from the guys, today we’ll hear...more

My Favorite Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: Iced Tea 3 Ways (Herbal, Green, and Black)

My husband and I are big iced tea people. I always have some in our refrigerator and we drink it so fast that I end up making a pitcher...more

Pitching for Print: How to Approach a Magazine Editor

Do you dream of seeing your byline in the glossy pages of a magazine? While to some extent the tenets of pitching are universal, due to the nature of column inches and printing costs, magazines do have slightly different priorities. After writing for parenting and wedding magazines for several years, here are my top 10 tips for pitching magazine editors....more