Please don't confuse being scared with being aware. posted on Facebook a run in I had this past weekend that I think is a good reminder to be aware of your surroundings. Many people have shared it, which I think is great and I have really enjoyed all the comments and personal stories people have added. One comment has stuck with me which is why I felt compelled to post this entry. ...more

Join Panera Bread in fighting Breast Cancer

Panera Bread of South Western OH and Northern Kentucky is helping fight cancer.Be sure to stop by, Monday, October 1st and pick up some Pink Ribbon Bagels. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to the American Cancer Society. more details....more

This Crazy Blog World

I have been given an amazing opportunity to host a monthly segment on Cincinnati's Channel 19 Morning News. I will be promoting various products and themes which will be featured and given away on my blog. I'd like to share my good fortune with you all and help spread some traffic love. My first theme is tailgating and I am by no means an expert. ...more

I Wear a 7.5

I am tired. I have been on an emotional rollercoaster for a week and I am more than ready to get off.  I really hadn’t planned on writing anything about this but maybe if I had spoken up years ago we could have avoided this situation altogether. It dawned on me today that I can’t blame someone’s ignorance no matter how much pain their actions cause. Instead, I feel the better approach is to teach them, or at least provide the opportunity for growth....more

Why Are There So Many???

You could say this line about most anything negative:bulleyshypocritsunfair situationstearsBut rather than focus on the dark side of things I choose to live my life looking for the silver lining. If you have faced a challenging situation lately, I hope you will read this post and find some hope.

Anniversary Celebration = Sesame Street Tickets Giveaway!

I am so excited I made it to one year. Hopefully with many more to come. If you live in the Cincinnati Tri-State area, I hope you will join my celebration and enter to win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to see Sesame Street Live at the US Bank Arena in April.Check out my blog for details on how to enter.

Chores & Allowance: To Be or Not To Be? your kids have chores? Do they actually do them without complaint? If so, I want to hear your secret. We will be testing one on Monday (at my children's request - believe it or not). If you would like hear the whole story, check on my blog....more

Leap of Faith

I originally started my blog out of a need for a creative outlet. Work had me tied in knots and I was desperately deprived of my self confidence and sanity. While it served this purpose, I have secretly hoped it would lead to some sort of financial success to the point that I could walk away from my job forever. I just had no idea how. Who is going to pay me to talk about me? ...more
I love your story. I actually took the leap and quit my job of 10 years with a Fortune 500 ...more

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