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....

How To Make Your Blog Go Viral

Last year, I posted a blog post that went viral. It led to 3 million hits on my website. Today I'm still seeing traffic in the thousands (on a daily basis) from that one article! Since then I've had a few more blog posts that are getting shared in the thousands. The internet is filled with different niches that cater to different interests. In today’s internet landscape, it's a must as a blogger, that you formulate a strategy that can make your posts go viral. Why is virality or contagious...

Discover Your Dream Mommy Business in 6 Simple Steps

Want to start your own momprenuer business, but not sure what to do? If you’re thinking about starting up a business, chances are you love the idea of being your own boss, working from home with your kids, and being in control of your success. Sounds all fun and fancy, eh? To be real with yourself you have to know that starting a business will take lot's and lot's of work upfront. You have to be willing to give before you receive a monetary gift in exchange...yes, a paycheck! Usually...

5 Reasons to Become an Optimist Right Now!

No doubt you’ve heard sayings about happiness and the power of positive thinking. For instance, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and “some pursue happiness, others create it.” Turns out that optimism truly is a powerful force. And, regardless of your circumstances or personal setbacks, you can choose to approach life with a positive outlook. Transforming negative thoughts into positive ones does increase your chances of success! Now, if your inner skeptic is saying,...

The Superpower I Found Inside (You Might have it Too!)

I spent a lot of time around entrepreneurs in the last few days at the Expert Industry Association conference. It's been an amazing experience, there's a few things learned that are pretty monumental --if you ask me. One of the first days at this conference Brendon Burchard told parable; I'll sum it up in a nutshell. A man was stuck in a lion cage, panicking, shaking the cage yelling, "get me out, get me out". Suddenly he turns and see's his  fiancée thrown into the cage as well. At this point,...

Best Family Safety App Parents Should Know About

Do you ever come across one of those businesses or ideas where you think – why didn't I think of that? There's so many industries that are being reinvented with new and changing technology. I don't usually accept sponsored posts but because a big part of my mission is making sure that I put family first, in all my life's work; I decided to take a moment introduce an app called React Mobile. Listen up if you are a play-it-safe kind of person. In a nutshell, React Mobile is a safety alert...

Free Printable Prayer for Thanksgiving

Oh the pumpkins, oh the leaves falling upon us in colors so lovely... If only fall lasted a tiny bit longer. It always seems that this season comes and goes too quickly. Right? I remember being a little girl and my dad would ask me to lead in prayer when we gathered around the table. I don't know why, but it never made me too nervous. I loved speaking, reading and sharing heartfelt moments. I suppose I'm an openly emotionally type of gal. Ha! In all honestly though; if you don't usually...

Two Simple Ways New Grads Can Increase Their Income

It’s no secret so many young, ambitious and smart individuals have ended up becoming underpaid and underemployed. In many cases, being hired at any job is much better than being a bum in your mom’s basement! But, with student loans, a bad economy and job market that is still not recovering from various slides in the past years, it is important to have an edge on financial security. So how do we do it? One of the biggest misconceptions is that you need to have a good academic background in...

The Playground Workout for Moms at the Park

Ever wondered how to workout at the playground? There are a lot of moms who stay fit despite the busy work schedule. And get this, they don’t even need a gym in order to do this! What they do is to get the best workout that they can have on public playgrounds. Sounds like Sylvester Stallone working out as Rocky? Not really! A great number of moms these days and even athletes make use of the playground. The benefits of having playground workouts is that you are using your bodyweight. That is...

5 Budgeting Tips that Actually Work

Have you looked at your bank account lately? Is it lower than you expected? Let’s talk about cash money today. Whether living alone, or raising your family, you have to keep track of all your expenses. You need to know how to budget your monthly income. Here are some tips that you can apply to your monthly income to avoid any type of financial shortage. 1. Live Within Your Means When Trying to Budget Do you need a $10,000 engagement ring, when your income is around $40,000 a year? Do you need...

How To Get a Raise at Work

Is getting a raise in today’s day really practical? Let’s talk money and paychecks, shall we? With layoffs, unemployment and many other economic problems, is it really possible to fatten your paycheck without infuriating upper management? During the 1990s, retention was common and it was the key priority for hard working individuals. This scenario, sadly, is no longer that common. When business output has been affected by the economy, just how do you convince your company to give you a...

How To Become a Social Media Expert

Social Media today is one of the best venues for marketing products and services. Why? Because humans are social by nature! It’s digital word of mouth. Seriously. Most companies employ social media experts to handle their online presence, reputation, promotions and branding. So, really, just how important is social media presence in a company’s growth? It is crucial. This trend creates opportunities to reach more potential customers/clients, faster than ever before. Becoming a social media...

How To Build a Stellar Freelance Career Online

Because of the internet, there are a lot of career opportunities that have become available online. True or true? Freelancing has become a great option these days and can easily be considered an alternate job path or career. Freelance services can range from providing web design services, copywriting, virtual assisting or even social media management. Let’s jump right in to how you can benefit from the current outsourcing trend. Learn the Freelance Demand Outsourcing and the need for freelancers...

Must Read Wedding Day Make Up Tips!

Walking down the aisle, finally bidding goodbye to your single life, and starting a new life with your prince charming; these are some of the things that make a wedding the most anticipated day in a woman’s life. One of the best ways to have that picture perfect day is to get the most stellar make up that represents your overall personality. Whether you want that feminine, strong, or attention seeking look, these are some make up tips that can sure fire make your wedding photos stunning! Avoid...

Top Reasons to Invest in Online Education andTraining

Despite the stiff job market these days, there are ways  you can have an edge over others. One of the things that could lead you to where you want to be is credibility. Becoming credible doesn’t happen overnight. It is a product of years of experience and knowledge. The very first step that people forget when building their credentials is to go to have an education/training that can get them the skills needed to perform certain jobs. Training/education could ultimately raise your paygrade and...

Moving Tips for Busy Moms

Moving is not an easy task. If you are a busy mom, like me, what are the best ways to make your transition smooth? Here are some tips that may come in handy. 1. Trash All the Things You Don’t Need It’s time to get rid of your junk, ladies! Sell stuff at a yard sale, give it to Goodwill or just throw it out as garbage. If you are moving to a smaller space, this is the most important thing that you need to do. From perishable items to the things that have been stored in your closet for the...

Amazing Home Jobs (and Business Ideas) for Moms of Young Children

It only took me a couple years the realize that the traditional 9-5, corporate world was not for me. I was way too free-spirited and creative to be micro-managed by bosses; not to mention feeling trapped in a cubicle. I know many moms who would love to watch their children grow and be home more. It may seem like compromising your career may be out of the question...but welcome to the era of the internet. You can have a home based job or business. And it's easier now than ever before. It is...

Get Happy and Stay Motivated Checklist!

Hello lovely ladies (and gentlemen who may also be reading)! I have another juicy reader question today, so let's jump into it. Do you ever struggle with falling into a rut? Do you feel like you could use some more motivation? Can you relate to this? [blockquote blockquote_style="default" align="center" text_align="left"] I find myself not motivated to do many thing, I hardly want to get out of my bed in the morning. I need to lose some weight, improve my musical talents and I'm also...

Get Your Man to Take You on More Dates

Yes sir eeeeeeh! It's time to answer a reader question today. Drum roll please... [blockquote blockquote_style="default" align="center" text_align="left"] How do I have great conversation with my new husband of 2 years and to initiate date nights even if it means being at home in our room alone while our 9month old sleeps. -Anonymous [/blockquote] This question I can relate to, believe it or not. Life gets busy. Life gets hectic. There are always a million reasons why date nights...

12 Ways to Eat Healthier When Dining Out

Considering even one or two of the following tips can make a tremendous change when it comes to improving nutritional value, as well as eliminating empty calories. Next time you are ready to head out for dinner, think about some of the ways you can transform your restaurant meal to be more nutritious, and ways in which to reduce calories: 1. Research the menus before you go. Call the restaurant ahead of time to see if modifications can be made. 2. Politely send back the bread basket and other...