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Thoughts on Self Care and the Working Mom

When is the last time you treated yourself to something nice? Being a fit mom myself, I don't typically reward myself with food, my rewards usually come in the form of shoes or retail therapy. Hey, I'm just being honest. I'm not sure what a therapist would say, but it works for me! Rewards? What am I a dog? I'm talking about those moments when you know you've done well. The days when you hit your goals, in life, in fitness, in income, or whatever. I love challenging myself and I love rewarding ...

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One Simple Strategy to Significantly Increase Engagement on Social Media

There are countless posts about the top 3, 5, 7, 10, 20… strategies to get more traction on social media. I’ve tried plenty of them in a bid to increase my Facebook talking about rate, gain more retweets on Twitter and prompt someone to click the like button on LinkedIn. Facebook is probably the biggest challenge right now as most see their reach dramatically diminish. However, there’s been one fairly simple task I’ve done that has seen an instant –and significant – increase in ...

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A Day in the Life of a Freelance Social Media Manager

It isn’t all that long ago that the role didn’t even exist, yet now it seems new people are taking to the web as a ‘social media expert’ every day. My journey started 4 years ago when I left my event management job to pursue a passion for online engagement, relationship management and consumer psychology. I soon found myself working at an advertising agency as a Community Manager (another term for a social media manager) and had an amazing time working with brands such as Nutella, TIC TAC, ...

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50 Questions You Can Use to Increase Engagement on Your Facebook Page

When it comes to social media, and Facebook in particular, getting your followers to engage with you is more important than the actual number of people you have that "like" your page. This doesn't mean that getting more followers isn't important. I'm just saying that the more you converse with your followers, the more they get to know, like and trust you. Once this relationship is established, your followers have a better chance of becoming paying customers. Facebook Engagement is Imperative. The ...

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10 Motivational Songs That Will Brighten Your Mood

I am kind of a motivational junkie. There just happens to be so much negative stuff in this world, on the news, media etc. So I put a lot of effort into feeling better about myself and my day. I know we have all been there. In a rut.... and needing a mood boost. Here's a list of upbeat, motivational and inspiring songs that will help brighten your day! Take a listen and instantly become happy! 1. Brave- Sara Bareilles  2. Stronger- Kelly Clarkson 3. Girl on Fire- Alecia ...

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How To Get A Bank Fee Removed

Be quick. It's a good idea to take care of a fee  right after you see it come up. Check your online transactions, bank statements or Mint.com account often to see if any fees pop up. It's super important to have a good relationship with your bank account. Sound dumb? The truth is people who pay more attention to what's coming in and out of their bank account actually earn more! Be clear. A phone call should be your first go-to plan. If you are greeted with the lovely "press #1" for blah blah ...

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How to Work At Home As A Graphic Designer

Are you thinking about venturing into the field of graphic design for your stay-at-home job? If so, I want to give you a graphic designer’s exclusive behind the scenes look at what it’s like to work at home as a graphic designer, provide you with some excellent learning resources and educate you on how you can break into the field of graphic design for yourself!   What is a graphic designer anyways? A graphic designer is, in essence, a visual communicator. The designer’s job is to ...

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The Working Mom’s Guide to a Balanced Day

How do you find a balanced life when you’re overloaded with work? How do you switch off work when you’re away from the office? The answers to these very common questions are never easily answered. But once you do find your ultimate balance you’ll find enormous benefits: more enjoyment of life and better relationships and less stress and a better quality of life overall. Let's dig in. You can create a life where balance is intentionally built-in, but you need to work at it. Many businesses ...

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How Military Wives Are Making a Living with Online Income

It’s no secret that military spouses often travel across the country - sometimes across the globe; wherever their spouses are assigned. There’s an unfortunate reality that these women may go to school for one type of profession, however, constant re-assignments and deployments can get in the way. Being an expert in online careers and businesses, I’ve wanted to create a resource for military spouses to fall back on. Especially, as I understand that moving all over the world can get in ...

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How To Find Yourself in Silence

Some people hate silence. Some people love it. At first, letting go of everything around you can feel unproductive. But I think we need silence in order to find ourselves and our calling. Our lives are filled with chaos, technology, noise, clutter. True or true? But silence can be wonderful! It's peaceful. Even if only for a few moments. It can be the remedy for our stress or even a remedy for finding our flow, our passion! When you find a moment where everything seems to settle, ...

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5 Zero-Stress Steps to Weight Loss

Step 1: Begin no stress exercise. Instead of trying to change your entire life with an intense weight loss plan, we’re going to start small. All you want to do is make a commitment to get yourself moving for at least 10 or 15 minutes each day for 30 days straight. Some key points: Type of exercise. If you’re already a runner or a cyclist or something similar, then begin a very, very modest program of resuming that exercise. Otherwise, walking, a treadmill, hiking, a cycling machine, rowing, ...

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How to Brighten Your Eyes in 5 Steps

Have you ever woken up 6-7 times per night to feed a crying infant? Ever lived off 4 hours of sleep per night? It's not fun. In fact, it's exhausting to be taking care of an infant in the wee hours of the night. If you are a mom, you know what I mean. If you plan to be a mom someday....get ready! So, one of the worst comments to a new mom is, "You look tired." I never like people to know just how tired I am, so I have a blueprint to a bright, shining, awakened, full-of-life face! Side ...

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An Infographic Christmas Card From The Romans

Romans unique infographic Christmas card

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An Quick Lesson on the Importance of Content Marketing

Content marketing is a word that's really popular right now. Businesses and brands want to use the Internet, blogs, social networks or any other kind of media to bring in new clients, customers, prospects etc. So let's explore this term via a high level overview. space Content Marketing Brings in Traffic Content marketing and strategy sounds a little boring but it's actually really important because in order for you to drive traffic to your website, expose your message and your offerings. ...

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How To Be Happy in 10 Seconds or Less

I have a confession to make. I let negativity get me down sometimes. Feeling like a victim is one of my flaws. Now, I've come a long way in the past few years but today this video spoke to me. What is the key to happiness? We all have the choice; the free will we have to be grateful. I came across this video and I could not pass it by with out sharing it. Brother David Steindl-Rast, teaches us that every single moment in our life is an opportunity. We can be happy in the response to an event ...

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How To: Manage Your Online Reputation

This article is written by Ali Brown; I loved it and I have her blessing to share it! As you grow your online presence, it’s inevitable that along with all the clients, customers, followers, and fans who support your success and sing your praises from the rooftops… there are also a few people who, well, think you suck. Or maybe not that bad, but they just want to complain about you. Or say something mean. Or be weird. And they will write about how they feel somewhere online. Nothing ...

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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

It's not a secret that staying in a happy relationship is somewhat rare these days. With rising divorce rates and couples deciding to go separate ways, your annual anniversary is an event to celebrate! Whether it’s your first year together or your 50th, it is something worth celebrating. So what are the best ways on how you can celebrate your anniversary? Here are 10 suggestions that cover the simple to the outrageous! 1. Backpacking Together as a Couple Are you the type of couple who used ...

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52 Text Message Love Bombs to Send Him

My hubby and I celebrated our 3 years of marriage this past October. Although we've had our ups and downs I do know this to be true: Men need and want to be loved. Not only that, but they need to be reminded. Marriage is like a box that you deposit little love bombs into. When you are always doing this, always depositing, your hubby will feel it. He needs to also do his part by adding his deposit of love into this box. Times will come, moments, arguments and you will want to look into that ...

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A Review of 2013 and a New Year Video

I am a warrior. I don't look like a typical warrior but hear me out, for a few minutes. When you believe in something with all your soul, do you fight for it? It took me some time to find my voice, but, when I look around, I see a world that needs more people who not only stand for wholesome values but fight for them too. I don't want to hide my faith in God, I don't want to apologize to anyone for being a pro life, pro family, pro love kind of woman. These are elements of light and life! As ...

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This is What Depression Looks Like

I've been nervous to let my story out in such an unguarded way, but I feel compelled to show the world: I am not perfect. So here it goes... Becoming a mother is life changing. It’s a blessing, and somehow also a means to complete depression. Now, before you label and judge me, take a deeper read. I have always had the dream of having family, house with a white picket fence; a pot of coffee brewing each morning, kissing my husband goodbye on his way to work. It all seemed so perfect. Ideal. ...

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