Essential Self-Care for Creatives

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There are times when the stringing together of words into soulful sentences feels so instinctual, your head reaffirms what your heart already knows: you were born to create. But then there are other times. Uncertain times. Times when the creative flame begins to flicker. When words retreat, ideas fail, and false starts lead to dead […]

15 Must Have Mantras for Writers

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Pen to paper, fingers to keys, writers weave ideas into words that spark wildfire. You, my friend, are a firestarter. Your words ignite emotion, illuminate truth, and fan the flames of incredible change. It’s a big job. An important job. And an a creative soul like yours requires kindling to keep burning. While it’s true […]

On Quitting Your Day Job to Pursue Your Daydream

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Choosing a job you love may mean you’ll never work a day in your life, but there’s no underestimating the courage it takes to get there, especially if it means quitting your day job. For 14 years the courage escaped me. Working a corporate job in a male-dominated industry, I spent my days (and nights […]

We Know How She Does It: Real Moms Offer Real Advice On Working From Home

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Ahh, working from home. It sounds like a dream, right? No soul-crushing commute, no meetings to discuss meetings, no ridiculous office politics. Just you, in your space, on your schedule, crushing that voodoo that you do. Imagine the flexibility! The possibility! The productivity! THE PAJAMAS. But when work at home aspirations become residential reality, we […]

4 Things I Learned By Quitting My Job

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When you marry young, you learn pretty quickly just how important a secure job can be. It can be the difference between “I told you we could make it on our own!” and living in your parents’ converted garage. At 22, newly graduated, newly married, and broke as hell, I took a job I didn’t […]

7 Easy Winter Slow Cooker Recipes Every Working Parent Needs

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Baby, it’s frozageddon outside! We know just how much effort it takes to even get out of bed during these cold winter months, so I rounded up our favorite slow-cooker recipes that are sure to fill your family’s bellies and warm their hearts. Take a look at 7 easy slow cooker recipes every working parent […]

The Hardest Part About Being a Work-At-Home-Mom

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Translation: “Hi Mom, I love you so much. I’ll love you forever. I hope you love me too. I wish you could spend more time with me.” Two years ago when I quit my full-time job outside the home, I did it because I was miserable and missed my kids. At that time, Boy Wonder, […]

12 Things My Kids Can Learn from My Career Choices

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I’m far from the most successful person you’ll ever meet, but in my heart and in my home, I’ve made it. Take a look at 12 things I hope my kids learn from the career choices I’ve made.

I’m Back and I Brought Waffles

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Hey Party Parents, Four months ago I said goodbye to my bloggy home at Babble, and honestly, ever since then things just haven’t been the same for me. I missed you guys. A lot. Like a lot-a lot. One particularly blue spring morning, I decided to shrug off my sadness with a power walk because […]

How to Write a Press Release That Won’t Get Trashed

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How to write a PR pitch I understand a lot of you aren’t bloggers or social media-ers, but for those of you who are, you know just how freakin’ frustrating it is to wade through craptastic PR pitches by the truckload. Forget about ever managing your inbox. The day we decided to enter the blogosphere, we apparently gave […]