Benefits of Practicing Daily Gratitude

We’re already a month into the new year. Hard to believe how fast time flew by this month. Resolutions were made and broken within the first few weeks of the year. One poll suggested that 80% of the people who set a resolution failed by February. Yikes! Don’t despair if the resolution didn’t work out…

Book Review: Live Happy

It’s not often I come across a book I want to read a few times over. Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy is one of those books. I read it three times so far! Live Happy combines the science of happiness and ways you can create joy each and every day. From an attitude…

30 Days of Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and September 1 marks the start to 30 days of teal. The month will include gatherings, celebrations and fundraisers across the nation. It’s a reminder to educate ourselves and be diligent with our health. Ovarian Cancer whispers during the early stages so it’s important to listen to the subtle…

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 had…

Why Gratitude Counts

“Attitude with gratitude.” It’s not a new phrase, but it’s one that sometimes gets left behind when we feel overwhelmed. At times I lose the gratitude and have  a bad attitude, the kind that is not productive or positive.

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 role…

Welcome to the New Blog

Hello! And welcome to the first post. It’s not my first time out of the proverbial blog gates though. I started my first blog called Be Positive Mom® several years ago. I was late to the blogging game, but launched it for personal reasons. Blogging was and still is a way to journal my thoughts and…

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 down…

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 and…

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 was…