15 Minute Self-Care: 15 Quick and Effective strategies

This post was originally published in 2016 with 10 ideas for 15-minute self-care; I’ve revamped for 2017 with 5 more ideas for self-care activities. We hear so much about “self-care” these days and how important it is to our physical, mental and emotional well-being. It’s easy to become immune to the idea when you hear

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Taking Time for Blogging Education at #Mom2Summit

Back in December, I saw that Mom2.0 Summit was running a giveaway for a pair of tickets to their annual (amazing) conference for bloggers and influencers. Ever the optimist (or really, someone who loves a contest and figures, hey, someone’s going to win), I decided to enter. The contest allowed you to name another blogger

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Multitasking at the Park- Play and a Workout

By Heather Ortega, Beachbody Fitness Coach With summer almost here, it’s that time of year where kids can finally be outside! And if you have kids & live in a condo or don’t have much of a yard, you are probably ALWAYS at the park! Even if you have a backyard, the park is a great

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Why you shouldn’t always take no for an answer

I’m a big supporter of saying “No”. As a mom, I say it constantly (that’s good parenting, right?!), and in other areas of life, I do my best to say no to things that aren’t right for me, my work, or my family. I’ve gotten pretty good at it. As someone who is willing to

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Solutions for work at home challenges

Working from home has its perks and its challenges. I’m the first to admit that while I feel very fortunate about my work set-up, there are also times I wish that I could leave the house for a more traditional work environment. There are many reasons why I wish this were true. Some of the

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Top 7 Apps for Parents That Will Save Your Sanity

By Vanessa Davis, Mom and Writer Being a parent is definitely a full-time job, and having to do it while pursuing your career at the same time can be really challenging at times. Anyone that even attempts to delve into such a situation might as well be a superhero, because you’re going to need some

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Freelance Writing Resources & Tips

My Journey to Freelance Writing Prior to blogging I had a lot of writing experience, but not much of it was paid. Writing was something that I enjoyed doing and wrote for magazines and websites on mental skills, as that was my area of professional expertise. I thought about branching out a bit, and that

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Character Education: How to Raise Kindness

By Kelly Scarola, MS It is no secret that being a parent today is full of pressure and the tendency to measure our own worth by the perceived success of the “super moms” and “super dads” we see on Facebook and Pinterest. Although I don’t always feed my children organic foods, make my own bread,

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The Foolproof Kids Birthday Gift

Thank you to Bookroo for sending us a subscription to try. Opinions are 100% my own. Referral link and code included; if you make a purchase, there is a product credit for me at no additional cost to you. How many birthdays have you been to recently? If you have children, especially school-age, you’ve probably

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