How To Convince Parents Their Kids Don't Need Formal Preschool Over In-Home Childcare

Childcare providers everywhere have the same issue nowadays: Losing kids over the age of two to a brick building. That’s all it is really, a difference in the building. ...more

10 Friend Drops You Need to Make in Your 30s

Friendship is a complicated human equation. It not only evolves with time, it also evolves with you. ...more

Want To Get Published? Don't Be Afraid To Pitch

If you want to write things somewhere other than your own blog, learning to pitch your ideas effectively is key.  ...more

Dear Pet Sitter: I Apologize in Advance for What I Am About to Ask You to Do

Dear "Pet Sitter": I apologize in advance for what you are about to have to do. Sorry, sorry, sorry! But you said “yes,” and now you’ll have to suffer . . . Public Domain Image via Pixabay The dogs need to go outside around 7 a.m. GO OUTSIDE WITH ...more

And For My Next Trick ... Work-Life Balance

It starts at 6 a.m. Every morning, no matter what time I went to sleep the night before, weekday or weekend, it begins. My brain starts up, my eyes pop open, and I'm awake. More than awake, I'm on. It's a persistent stream of ideas; To-Do lists; ...more

I Was The Queen of Impractical Shoes

I think the general consensus is that teenage girls clomping along like camels in ridiculously high heels look more than a little absurd. They should probably be wearing sneakers, but high heels are a rite of passage—the mark of "growing up." These days the heels get skinnier and higher, and the dresses get shorter and tighter, as you progress from the one-inch heels on your first pair of "fancy shoes" into full-blown teenage fashion. Keeping everything inside the dress while trying not to twist an ankle becomes a tricky balancing act. ...more

11 Things Low-Maintenance Girls Will Understand

This post is for all the low-maintenance ladies, who’s with me? Low -maintenance girls are better. Full stop. We’re easier to handle, more fun and I'd say somewhat rare these days.A girly-girl is something I am definitely not. I actually suck at been a girl. My laziness gets the better of me. I love the idea of looking like a contoured Kardashian but then I remember how much more I love my bed, and it wins, every time....more

I Want To Get Married But He Doesn't

I'm in love with a man who doesn't want to marry me. He's a wonderful person and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He's dedicated to making our relationship work. But marriage? Not so much. ...more

Why Are Women Reluctant To Ask For What They Want In Business?

A little while back, a good friend and colleague of mine gave me some advice that I have carried with me since hearing it. She told me that women in business do themselves a disservice by not asking for what they want, and I should not be one of those women. Before I move on, let me give you a little context....more

New Month New Beginnings

Mindlessness

You know I like to talk about the practice of mindfulness (and how wonderful I think it is!), but what about this concept of mindlessness. Mindlessness is defined as, having no intelligent purpose, meaning, or direction; giving or showing little attention or care....more

Book Club: March, April & May

This year, every few months I am...more

10 Reasons Why Raising a Middle Schooler Is the Absolute Best

Here are a 10 things that I love about raising a middle schooler (because it's important to highlight the elements that are not stank feet and eye-rolls): ...more

September goals

I am sitting here on my desk in flannel pajama bottoms and my husband's oversized hoodie, clutching a cup of hot coffee in my non-writing hand. Yesterday, we turned on the fireplace. Guys, the temperature dropped from 30°...more

Getting Older (Invisible) Isn't That Bad

Heart Mountain, Cody, WY. Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission....more

Baby | Teething Essentials

MAM Bite & Brush | Little Yums c/o | Sophie le Giraffe | Teething Tablets...more

Old Navy Fall Fashion on a Budget

Loud and proud, y'all: I. Love. Old Navy ....more

Weekly Debt Update #23- Retirement Contributions Past, Present and Future

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. After I posted last week of my after debt plans (here), there was some outcry, confusion and wonder over my retirement plan ....more