Inspiration Breeds Inspiration

Waiting for the Storm to Pass Fake it till you make it.  Keep your head up.  Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. All those things.  Right?  You know what I’m talking about?  Sometimes putting one foot in front of the other sets all things in motion.  Inspiration breeds inspiration.  Right?! One Hell of a Year So, let’s back up.  It’s been a minute since … Continue Reading →

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10 Tips To Avoid Working From Home Mom Burnout

Working from home is a great way to stay home with your kids while still supplementing the family’s income (try blogging – read this post here to learn more).  Since I’m working from home four days a week this is a topic that is important for me to get out there.  On the flipside, it can be challenging to be mother and employee at the same time. Your stress level will rise quickly when working … Continue Reading →

Being a [Step] Mom: Become Friends with Your Demons

In my blog the other night I wrote about grit. A few blogs ago I wrote about optimism. Writing about something and practicing the things you write about are two different things. I’d love to say that I’m always practicing. I’m not. But, what I am doing is always trying to practice. One of the ways I do this is by writing. And the reason I’m able to write is that I’m becoming friends with … Continue Reading →

Being a [Step] Mom: Grit

I recently discussed optimism. And grit. Relentless optimism, relentless grit to be specific. Really you cannot, or should not, have one without the other. Because here’s the thing; life is hard and the only way to survive it is with your head up constantly looking on the bright side, while always being capable of kicking ass. Grit. It’s not easy to acquire. It takes heartbreak and practice.   It requires any ego you had to vacate. … Continue Reading →

Being a [Step] Mom: Why Can’t my Kids Close Anything?!

I’ve thought a lot lately, for various reasons, about what I really want to teach my kids. I don’t want to control every little thing they do. First, that’s exhausting. Second, more importantly, it’s just not effective. My kids have to fail and struggle and piss me off to learn. As a good friend reminded me, I’m not raising “good kids” but “good adults”. I really want my kids to be productive members of society. … Continue Reading →