Pampers Pure Collection is Great for Baby and Beyond

Pampers Pure Collection is Great for Baby and Beyond

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine. Becoming a mother at a younger age (I was 17) has its benefits and drawbacks. On the plus side, I have many vital years to spend with my children – and my grandchildren. On the downside, I had …

8 Negative Habits That Prevent Happiness

8 Negative Habits That Prevent Happiness

Nobody consciously chooses to be unhappy. Most of us aren’t walking around saying “who needs happiness anyway?” But, the truth is you can cause yourself a lot of misery by unconsciously engaging in negative mental habits. In fact, the outcomes we experience in life are most often the result of our habits (specifically, the habits we have and don’t even …

5 Self-Care Activities to Help You Love Yourself More

5 Self-Care Activities to Help You Love Yourself More

Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. –Lucille Ball Love yourself more. Sounds so simple, right? But you and I know how hard it can be to do this one (very big) thing. Self-care is about taking proper care of yourself and treating yourself like …

Let’s Talk About Your Money (it’ll be fun, promise)

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. When my older son was in high school, he decided to take a personal finance class. My first thought was “finally! they’re teaching kids about money.” I surely don’t recall having any of those lessons when I was in high school. During my late teens and …

This Is What I’d Do Differently If I Were Starting My Business Today

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. Wednesday, December 12, 2012, started out the same as any other day. I woke up. Got dressed. Commuted to the office. Worked my 8.5-hour shift. Commuted home. Did the mom thing. And… I started a small business. It wasn’t really something I was planning to do. …

This Is Where Your Success Begins

Sometimes I imagine a world where simply making a plan, made the plan a reality. Where simply wishing for something to be true, made it so. Where simply writing down my goals created results. But that’s just not the way that it works. To have the life that you want, you have to do something. You have to take action. …

You Have To Believe If You Want To Achieve

Beliefs are tricky things. Our assumptions that we make about ourselves and others. What tells us how things really are and how we expect them to be. Is all based on what we believe. So then, what happens when you start to dream big and set goals that will get you to the next level. Well, if you believe that …

How to Get What You Want Out of Life

There’s one thing that so many purpose-driven women struggle with… I know, because I’ve struggled with it too. How to get what you want out of life. We think we know what we want. A successful career/business. To spend more quality time with the family. To contribute meaningfully to the community. But we’re constantly frustrated that life isn’t delivering. The …