Guest post from Katie Gordon, Reading Consultant I received Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun as a gift in exchange for an honest review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This book was a lot of fun! As my first middle grade read of 2020, I think I’m off to a great year of… Read More A unique diverse middle-grade book | Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun
Guest post by Veronica Jorge (This book was a gift to review for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 event 1/31/20. #ReadYourWorld) A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen It seems like just another Saturday afternoon. Sumo Joe and his friends transform the living room… Read More A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen
Around 2015, I noticed many of my friends picking their “Word” for the upcoming New Year. If this concept is new to you, let me explain: choosing a yearly “Word” is a January tradition (not unlike New Year’s Resolutions) where people choose a specific and poignant word that sums up what they want to accomplish/achieve… Read More Word of the Year 2020-Light
So, I did a thing. Actually, lots of *things*… October was an amazing month for me in so many ways. I’ve hosted some book signings and sold some books, I shot a remote interview for KidLitTV’s StoryMakers about my book, Sissy Goes Tiny. Speaking of Sissy Goes Tiny, my publisher just sent me this picture… Read More Authors and Accomplisments
Want to the magic of 2019 streaming into the New Year? It won’t happen by accident…YOU need to make it happen. Here are 6 Power Activities for Freelancers for 2020 Visit a networking group: Yes I know that sounds scary, but I spent many years going to networking groups in my area and they are… Read More 6 Power Activities for Freelancers to Achieve in 2020
I interview a ton of people for the freelance writer part of my biz and I always ask my interviewees to describe their business to me in two sentences or less. In other words; their elevatory pitch. You’d be surprised how many veteran business owners vapor-lock on me when asked that. It may sound petty,… Read More Pitch Me- Creating Elevator Pitches for Freelancers & Bloggers
Are you STILL deciding if you need to attend the #VAVS VA Virtuosos Summit which starts on Monday? It really boils down to how much do you want to up-level your service-based business this year? Attending Season 18 of this Summit for service-based freelancers is definitely amazing. You’ll get all the awesome advice from 20… Read More Where are you right now in your business? Where do you want to be in 2020?
It seems like 100 years ago that I got my start as a full-time, work-from-home, virtual assistant. Eight years in, it’s been a wild ride, but one I wouldn’t give up for the world. SO ….have you been thinking about starting up your own Virtual Assistant business but don’t know where to start? I’ve been… Read More A Must-Have if you plan to start a Virtual Assistant business
Moms who take care, juggle work and life and make a difference in the world are my heroes. It’s even more admirable when these same super-moms see a gap or a need in our world and set to work to fix it. That is the story of Jill Barletti, a translator by trade, who noticed… Read More Single Mom Creates Books Series that Reflects Today’s Families
Welcome to my recommends for those of you who are just dipping your toe into the blogging waters! I feel like a student of monetizing blogs because I have spent YEARS investigating and testing ways to do just that. Since 2016, I have had many opportunities to coach and guide several ambitious folks who are… Read More A Blogging Toolbox just for New Authors
I’m sure you’ve seen the TV shows and you may have even seen one in real life. I’m talking about the super-cool lifestyle choice of downsizing your life and opting for Tiny House Living. The shows I am referring to are Tiny House Nation, Tiny House Hunters, and Tiny House Big Living. I know there’s… Read More Tiny House Living-Franticmommy Style
What are the best times in your life when it’s sensible to clean house and get rid of stuff you don’t use? I think it’s when you’re either: a) Fed up with too much crap and clutter b) Ready to make living with less and doing more a priority c) OR…a combination of the two.… Read More When is the Best Time Downsize Your Stuff?