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 […]

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 […]

I’m Featured on This Blogger’s Life!

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So hey there, big news! Today I’m featured of The Truth About Motherhood’s “This Blogger’s Life” series. It’s a big deal for a lot of reasons: 1. I love me some Deborah Cruz. You don’t even know. 2. I’m joining such blogger sheroes as Jill Smokler, Ree Drummond, Jessica Gottieb, and Jenni Chiu as part […]

If You Want to be a Less Frustrated Parent, Put Down Your Phone

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Like a lot of parents, I’m pretty attached to my phone. As a natural extension of my right hand, my phone serves as a portal of infinite human communication – one that has saved me from the awkwardness of genuine human interaction, and of course, kept me in the ever-important loop of viral cat videos. […]

8 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting From Being a Mom Blogger

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When I published my very first blog post on January 3, 2010, I had no idea what I was in for. As a mom who loved to write, I thought I’d finally use my degree in child development to offer up a few parenting ideas, start a discussion or two, and maybe even make a […]

6 Worst Things About Having a Blogger for a Mom

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Hi everybody, this is Boy Wonder and I’m going to tell you why it’s weird to have a mom who’s a blogger. My mom wasn’t always a blogger, but even before she had this job she always talked about me a lot – like how I was doing in school and stuff like that. I never […]

Digital Rules for Couples

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Hi Friends, I’m honored to be over at Randi Zuckerberg’s (yes, that Zuckerberg) Dot Complicated dishing on digital rules to bring couples closer together.

7 Simple Steps to Spring Clean Your Blog

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Spring is in the air; you know what that means? It’s time to spring clean your blog! Because really, you didn’t feel like dusting baseboards and washing windows anyway. Check out these 7 simple steps to spring clean your blog to lasting and gorgeous results.

The Secret to Blog Success

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Each one of us has our own definition of blog success. Success for some might include fame, whereas for others it includes a free Dyson, a book deal, or maybe your very own column. From day one of my blog I defined success as the ability to parlay my passion into a career (but a […]

10 Things Bloggers Love to Hear

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Wanna impress the blogger in your life? Utter any one of these 10 simple phrases and she’ll melt like buttah.