Always Schedule Your Next Appointment Before Leaving


I don’t have enough space in my brain to remember to schedule appointments. Our Working Mom’s Calendar can help you, but you can also help yourself by never leaving the hair salon, doctor’s office, mechanic, book club, lunch with a dear friend, etc., without scheduling your next appointment. Even if you end up needing to […]

Forget Supermom, Go for “Good Enough” Mom

No mom can possibly achieve the unrealistic expectations of a mythical "Supermom." Here

Somewhere floating around each person’s mind lurks their own personal ideal of what a mother should be. Maybe she looks a lot like your own mom—or the complete opposite. Your supermom could be Betty Crocker, Betty Friedan, Betty Shabazz, or hell, even Betty Draper. I think we’ve all cumulatively piled a whole heap of expectations into the shape […]

Model a Positive Work Attitude for Your Kids

Model a Positive Work Attitude for Your Kids

One of the many reasons I like being a working mom is because I can serve as a positive role model for my kids. They get to see me as more than a caregiver, but also as a family provider and a professional, pursuing a career that interests and excites me. In other words, “Mom […]

Pick a Beauty Salon with WiFi

Pick a Beauty Salon with WiFi

After I started my new job, I made the tough decision to leave my stylist in favor of finding one 1) close to my new office and 2) in a salon with WiFi. Now I can use my lunch hour for hair appointments (as opposed to precious after work or weekend time) and I can […]

A Party Success

BlogHer07: Over and Out

There’s nothing I love more than getting together with some great friends. So when Johnson’s Body Care asked us to participate in their “Girlfriends, Beauty Secrets, and a Cause to Celebate” program, which would allow us to party with friends and support a charity of our choosing… How could we say no? Recently the Johnson’s […]

My Takeaways from Hell Week

I made it through seven days going by the rules and themes of Hell Week. Find out if I did, in fact, achieve the goal of becoming my best self.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Erik Bertrand Larssen for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I did it! I made it through seven days going by the rules and themes of Hell Week by Erik Bertrand Larssen. If you’ve been following along at home, you might be wondering if I did, indeed, […]

Hell Week Check-In


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Erik Bertrand Larssen for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m halfway through a seven-day program to be my best self, so I thought I’d give you a little Hell Week check-in on my progress so far. (Read my first post about starting Hell […]

Hell Week Begins (Best Self, Here I Come!)

Ditching my old ways for new, healthy habits takes more than willpower. That

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Erik Bertrand Larssen for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m no stranger to all manner of self-improvement plans, and in the last year or so, I’ve really stepped up my game. That’s why I eagerly accepted a challenge to try Hell Week, a […]

5 Beauty Products I’ve Fallen in Love With

Tired of wasting money on makeup and treatments that don

One of the things I love about being a grownup is finally finding the beauty products that work for me—after all the trials and errors. I’ve wasted product after product because they just weren’t right. You can’t return beauty products once they’re opened, and often I felt bad for throwing away products I spent a fortune on. After a year […]

Subscription Boxes Bandwagon – Jump On!

Looking to spice things up this summer? Check out these 14 subscription boxes full of food, fashion, fun and discovery for you and your kids.

As school is coming to a close, you are probably starting to wonder exactly what you are going to do with your children all summer. It is, therefore, time for you to jump on the subscription box craze bandwagon. With so many from which to choose, how will you pick? Well, allow me to help […]