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Buy American. Buy Local. Buy (Insert City HERE)

The following is an article sent to the Aitkin, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce office by a Chamber member back in 2011. Please feel free to repost to your blog or newsletter and please forward on to your customers, employees, friends, neighbors, family members as a…

Why I am Grateful to Work Home More than Ever

“I’m scared” a co-worker at my side-hustle job shared. The fear in her eyes backed up the words coming from her lips. This particular person was someone that I occasionally saw in passing during my few short hours every week as a morning stocker, but…

Authors and Accomplisments

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…

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…

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…

Feeling Frazzled? Try a Social Media Slow DOWN

Social media seems to change faster and faster every year. Let me correct that; every WEEK. What was once “the-uber-best-hot strategy” can be viewed as “so last year” in just a few months. The learning curve with social media can be steep, and some folks…