Book Review: #GIRLBOSS

Are you a #GIRLBOSS? Sophia Amoruso sure is and her  New York Times bestseller shares just how she grew her business from its MySpace beginnings to a $250- million fashion retailer success story. I had never heard of Sophia Amoruso or her business Nasty Gal other than seeing her book on the “must-read” lists. We hadContinue reading “Book Review: #GIRLBOSS”

5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning Mom

Did you know that moms are the sole or primary breadwinner in four out of 10 households with children? According to the Pew Research Center, women make up almost half (47%) of the U.S. labor force today, and the employment rate of married mothers with children has increased from 37% in 1968 to 65% in 2011. The roleContinue reading “5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning Mom”

It’s a wrap for 2012!

I still can’t believe that 2012 is coming to an end and so quickly! I was looking at past blog posts, my personal Facebook timeline and pics of the kids only to see how much was packed into the year. I started thinking about my gratitude and lessons learned this year as I wind downContinue reading “It’s a wrap for 2012!”

Your Self-care Challenge

I have been really stressed, not to mention grumpy. It’s that ebb and flow thing I write about every now and then. It’s not about being  positive, perky and fabulous 24/7. That would be just annoying, wouldn’t it? Taking care of the kiddos, work, home and all that falls in between has created overwhelm andContinue reading “Your Self-care Challenge”

Attitude of Gratitude Tips From Parenting Magazine

After watching my son rifle through the gifts during his birthday party, I thought he may need a little chat about gratitude. I completely understand that his excitement took over, but he was on to the next gift without even knowing who gave him the one he tossed aside. I was a embarrassed. I wasContinue reading “Attitude of Gratitude Tips From Parenting Magazine”

What does Gratitude mean to you?

Gratitude is living  in a moment or reflecting on an experience with thankfulness and appreciation. Excitement, happiness and bliss are some ways I’d describe the feeling, too. Sometimes gratitude gets left behind when we feel like we are overwhelmed in the daily grind. I know that at times I also lose the gratitude and actuallyContinue reading “What does Gratitude mean to you?”

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul

I remember after graduating college and embarking on my corporate journey, I picked up the 1st edition of Chicken Soup For The Soul. I was going through some major life changes and entering the corporate world was one of them. Coming from the retail industry, corporate was a big shock to my  system. With overContinue reading “Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul”