Announcing The Pitch, Live at #BlogHer15 on Saturday Morning

This morning SheKnows Media announced a new corporate initiative called The Pitch that will come to life Saturday morning at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, and then continue online, serving our mission of women inspiring women.If you're a Shark Tank fan (and I totally am) you are going to love this keynote! ...more
I wish my sister was coming with me to pitch our business, Expert Amos USA. We took it over when ... more

Get Inspired to KonMari Your Home with the Life-Changing Magic of YouTube

If they gave out report cards for housekeeping, I would not get an A in organization. I love organization in principle but I find attempts to do it completely overwhelming. If you add in that my brain tends to remember where objects are in relation to other objects, moving and reorganizing all the things puts me on the fast track to having a meltdown. But I keep trying. So when I started seeing Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up appearing frequently in my social media streams, I decided I really needed to check out the whole KonMari method. ...more
I have the book but not read it yet. My niece cannot wait to help me KonMari my house! She has ... more

My Kid Is Easier to Like When He's Drugged

We resisted medicating Lucas for his ADHD for three years. Like many parents before us, we took the try-everything-else-first route, which served a two-fold purpose. First, it acted as a defensive barrier against those who might secretly accuse us of lazy parenting. “Ah, yeah, we’re drugging our kid. But don’t worry, we’re not lazy parents; we tried everything else first.” ...more
My son has been on Focalin XR since he was 4 1/2. It definitely makes me like my child better! I ... more

I Went Soap-Free and I Liked It

I've gone soap-free. I like it. And I'm not alone. ...more
My niece has hair like yours and only uses conditioner, no shampoo. She uses something designed ... more

How to Make Your Own DIY Framed Tea Towel Art

I'd describe my style as vintage farmhouse meets industrial. This framed tea towel art combines those two styles with a vintage-inspired soda fountain graphic and exposed metal braces. ...more
I've been framing tea towels from our travels for years. Or having them framed is more accurate! ... more

#UnitedWithIvy: Where's the Compassion?

The recent uproar and response to the flight attendant at United Air insisting that a child with special needs be strapped into her own seat during takeoff speaks directly to our inability as a culture to walk in the shoes of another who is suffering and struggling in ways that we cannot see. Image: Matt_Weibo...more
The flight attendant was only enforcing the law. FAA and the federal government state that ALL ... more

3 Approaches for How to Organize Your Closet

It's January, and you're revved on resolutions, right? You're going to get organized and save money and be green and not buy anything off the clearance rack! I applaud you, inspired person! Let my mistakes be your helping guide....more
My tops are organized by sleeve length in my closet. Tank tops, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and ... more

Hate it when I don't know what I want for dinner. Fridge is empty. Hrmph

Hate it when I don't know what I want for dinner. Fridge is empty. Hrmph ...more
Denise  same here. I really need to go to the grocery store but have been putting it off. That ... more

5 Things I Learned Training for a 5K Race

I spent the last few months training for a 5k run. I've run close to half a dozen of them in recent years but I've never actually trained for one before. I'm not saying that I'd just pop out of bed on race day and go run but calling what I did real training was a bit of a stretch. I'd run once or twice a week but really only if I was in the mood for it and I didn't run very far. This spring I decided I wanted to give this whole training thing a proper shot....more
I don't run but I have gotten stuck in my sports bra when my bursitis was flaring. Thank ... more

Found out this week that I'm NOT getting a significant chunk of money I'd been expecting. And right before #BlogHer14, too. Ack. :(

Found out this week that I'm NOT getting a significant chunk of money I'd been expecting. And right before #BlogHer14, too. Ack. :( ...more
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