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

Confessions of a Reformed Pinterest Mom on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft projects for their kids to make at school, and meticulously assembling gumball dispenser valentines for their kids to hand out to their classmates. ...more
That's like a complete representation of the internet as a whole, or even the concept of keeping ...more

The Myth of the Entitled Millennial

For some years now, we millennials have been the subject of countless negative think pieces, articles, and TV spots. You would think that because we're the best educated group in US history, you'd see older generations patting themselves on the back for what a good job they've done. Instead, we are told that we're lazy, entitled, self-obsessed, and a list of other adjectives that suggest that we're the absolute worst....more
Wow, Sanity Thief, this is intense. As a Humbled Seeker Gen Xer, I appreciate hearing your ...more

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 education or a teaching license. We also did not go to school to be qualified to perform developmental and behavioral mental health assessments. ...more
I am thankful my kids are too old for daycare now. The problem with expecting them to offer so ...more

[Life] Valentine's Gifts.

It's not long to go until the big V day. The day to spend with your loved one or with your cat perhaps? Okay I just made myself sick with all that mushy talk ....more

Get Your Customers to Fall Back in Love with YOU!

Welcome, February! Love is in the air with Valentine's Day fast approaching. February is a great month to reach out and reconnect with your customers, clients or engage with your leads or referrals without feeling salesy or spammy. Below are tips to help you keep your customers falling in love with you over and over. Show the Love Tips...more

Get Your Customers to Fall Back in Love with YOU!

Welcome, February! Love is in the air with Valentine's Day fast approaching. February is a great month to reach out and reconnect with your customers, clients or engage with your leads or referrals without feeling salesy or spammy. Below are tips to help you keep your customers falling in love with you over and over. Show the Love Tips...more

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What if we were never really separated from the Divine as we are so often told? What if this is a figment of imagination?Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

An imminent trip to China

Customer service in mobile phone shops in France has done a 180: The motto, ‘the customer is always wrong’ used to be de rigueur, and the only way to get what you wanted was either to flirt outrageously or scream like a harridan (I had both techniques down pat). Now it seems all of a sudden that ‘the customer is always right’, which is oddly disconcerting....more

10 Reasons I Kinda Like Valentine's Day

Do you remember Valentine Boxes? As in the shoeboxes you used to decorate in grade school with lace and glitter and then cut a hole in the top so the other kids in your class could drop their Valentines in? I made this vending machine candy box in 4th grade and it was the best ever.. ....more

10 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog Right Now

There are millions of bloggers and businesses trying to gain traction online. The best way to get noticed, sell a product, or gain more followers is to get traffic to your website. The fact is, if people aren't seeing your blog, they aren't going to follow your blog.But how can you do it? ...more

5 Ways To Mix Up Your Morning Routine

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plenti Oatmeal Meets Greek Yogurt. All opinions are 100% mine. I am...more

Confessions of a Reformed Pinterest Mom on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft projects for their kids to make at school, and meticulously assembling gumball dispenser valentines for their kids to hand out to their classmates. ...more
That's like a complete representation of the internet as a whole, or even the concept of keeping ...more

Six

Monday, February 15, is Emancipation Day for me. Six days from today I can give up the support of the cane. Maybe my husband will even let me drive.To be fair, since my right hip is the operated one, I probably should be a little cautious about driving ....more