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 …

How I Stay Energized In My Busy Day

I have been compensated by Nature Valley for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. Summer is a seriously busy time for me and my kids. My 14-year-old daughter has dance competitions, camps, tryouts, summer sessions… basically…a lot of dancing. She’s also preparing for high school this Fall (insert panicked emoji) so she’s …

5 Ways to Find Inner Balance in a Hyperconnected World

The modern world is always on. From phones that never stop ringing to email inboxes flooded with messages, it’s hard for busy moms to find peace. Often, we’re overwhelmed, tired, and trying to keep up with it all. But it’s important to find that balance between on and off. Between staying connected and having inner balance so you don’t feel …

5 Simple Self-Care Practices You Can Implement Now

Between work, home, and social responsibilities do you often feel that all your time is spent taking care of others? Neglecting self-care is easy in a busy world, but the consequences can be serious. It’s not OK to allow your mental, physical, and emotional health to suffer in the name of “doing it all.” Adding self-care practices to your daily …

Dealing With Bladder Leaks? You’re NOT Alone! (and Always Discreet Can Help)

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Always Discreet but the content and opinions expressed here are entirely my own. Did you know that 1-in-3 women have bladder leaks? Or that 1-in-2 African American women 18yrs+ experience bladder leaks, but only 1-in-9 use incontinence protection? When I first experienced bladder leaks, I had no idea that it was such normal …

An Easy Way For Busy Moms To Save Time

Us moms have soooo many things to do. Whether it’s something just for us, or something for the kids, or something for the house – the tasks list goes on and on. I remember when I was younger and I used to love accompanying my mom on her errands. Going to the grocery store, stopping by the laundromat, picking up …