Best Of, Virtual Assistant

The UnGraceful Exit | How to Not Burn the Bridge when leaving a Job

In my 30+ year span in the world of employment, I had a whopping 3 jobs. THREE! Two fifteen-year stints in the office products retail industry (for two different companies) and a summer job picking sweet corn. I can honestly say I never acquired any experience in how to properly leave a job since I left so… Read More The UnGraceful Exit | How to Not Burn the Bridge when leaving a Job

Anxiety issues, Best Of, parenthood

Holiday Gift Guide: Clever Christmas Gifts for Kids with Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety — roughly 18 percent of the nation’s population.In a nutshell, anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. Anxiety has been part of my life for many, many years and unfortunately,… Read More Holiday Gift Guide: Clever Christmas Gifts for Kids with Anxiety

Best Of, humor, Life Lessons, motherhood

My Mom-Alone-Time Dream Shopping Scenario

Any mom will tell you that, even though we love our kids to bits, there is something invigorating and empowering about shopping ALONE. Alone as in “no-kids-I-am-all-by-my-lovely-self” shopping. It’s damn near euphoric. We are better shoppers too. More savvy. More purposeful. We can actually stand, contemplate, and finish a thought thus getting the best deal on… Read More My Mom-Alone-Time Dream Shopping Scenario

Best Of, humor

Surprise, It’s Winter! | A Snowy Rant from an Unprepared Minnesota Mom

We had a spectacular autumn this year. The temps were mild, the hurricanes stayed down south where the below and the trees blessed us with mind-blowing fall colors. For about a week. Then, as if Mother Nature was in an especially disgruntled mood, it was freakin’ winter Just.Like.That. If Father Time is ticking of Mom… Read More Surprise, It’s Winter! | A Snowy Rant from an Unprepared Minnesota Mom

Best Of, Book Love

Being kind doesn’t hurt or cost money | A Round up of ways to celebrate World Kindness Day

Kindness is word that many of us are hearing more and more thanks to a concerning,  tense and sometimes scary 2017. It something we all as humans need to be mindful or especially when it comes to being role models for kids. My mom used to say, “Compliments don’t hurt or cost money!” when encouraging us… Read More Being kind doesn’t hurt or cost money | A Round up of ways to celebrate World Kindness Day

Adult Coloring, Best Of, Creative Ideas, Life Lessons

Clever ways to Cash in on Adult Coloring

I am hooked on adult coloring books. It’s downright therapeutic. I actually was describing it to a friend the other day and actually used the sentence, “Yeah, it my thing.”…. In case you didn’t know, there is a crazy-hot trend right now involving Coloring Books and . BRILLIANT. Who knew adult coloring books could be… Read More Clever ways to Cash in on Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring, Best Of, Money Save

5 Ways to Create Adult Coloring Pages (for fun or profit!)

I am hooked on adult coloring books. It’s downright therapeutic. I actually was describing it to a friend the other day and actually used the sentence, “Yeah, it my thing.”…. In case you didn’t know, there is a crazy-hot trend right now involving Coloring Books and Coloring Pages for Adults. BRILLIANT. Who knew adult coloring… Read More 5 Ways to Create Adult Coloring Pages (for fun or profit!)

Best Of, WAHM

Working From Home Doesn’t Mean Working All The Time

  It’s 10:00 at night. Your eyelids feel like the Sandman is sitting on them and your body is screaming “GO TO BED!” BUT, you want to squeeze in just a  few more minutes. Just do a “couple more things…” Congrats. You’ve fallen into the Work-From-Home-Work-Around-The-Clock-Trap. You are SO normal. Like the title suggests, Working… Read More Working From Home Doesn’t Mean Working All The Time

Best Of, humor, kids, Life Lessons

Epic Parent Fail | When Your Kid Eats Part of a Deer Skull at School

    I now know yet another reason God blessed me with children It’s to make me go, “Are you frickin’ kidding me?” on a regular basis. Now, I am sure NO parent likes to get calls during the day from their child’s school. They are seldom good. The Principal does not call to say,… Read More Epic Parent Fail | When Your Kid Eats Part of a Deer Skull at School