Sumo Joe

A Blogging Toolbox just for New Authors

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…

Tiny House Living-Franticmommy Style

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…

When is the Best Time Downsize Your Stuff?

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…

Minimizing Your Stuff to Maximize Your Life

Although living small has been around for hundreds of years, the lifestyle of *tiny house living* has taken our country by storm. From TV shows to Tiny House Resort getaways, people are clamoring to experience life in a Big way by doing More with Less….

The Shape of Us

Those who follow me on Facebook know I’ve been working on a unique challenge for myself: no TV for a month. #30DaysNoTV It’s not easy. Over the last year, I’ve developed an addition to Bones and NCIS (the one with Mark Harmon in it…yummy) reruns….

Skittles and a Smile

Recently, I was at my daughter’s school for a meeting and I happened across a project displayed in the hallway that tugged at my heart. A section of the hallway wear festooned with leaves from the paper Tree of Smiles. Each leaf was an individual…

Brene Brown quote

Get off my football field

Mama, you are enough. Stop doing that to yourself. You are enough They were encouraging words that I had just shared with one of my coaching clients.She had been lamenting that she’d gotten “nothing done” this week and her business-building task list was still (in…