Quick Tech Tip to Fall Asleep Faster

Like many people, I tend to lay awake in bed at the end of the night, scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook or checking my email one last time. I am a card-carrying blogger & part of the Verizon influencer team, after all. Or maybe I’m just addicted to social media. Maybe both. In an age where our mobile devices are almost always within arms’ reach, it’s hard to resist the temptation to check your cell phone one last time before {Read More}

Potty Party + 4 Tips for Toilet Training #PampersEasyUps

Ever wondered what a potty party (potty/toilet training party) is all about? Thanks to a partnership with Pampers Easy Ups (and Jen being past the potty-training stage with Levi), I hosted my first potty party a week ago. My daughter is almost two, and has already shown signs of being ready to begin potty training. After explaining to my friends and family members what exactly it was I hoped to accomplish by hosting a potty party in the first place, {Read More}

10 Tips for Switching to a New Cell Phone

I love trying out new tech, but sometimes switching to a new cell phone can suck. New phones don’t come pre-loaded with all your apps or contacts in the same place as your old phone, and if you’re switching models, the buttons are probably in different places and there are new features to learn, too. Since I switch cell phones often as part of the Verizon influencer team, I thought I’d share some of my tips to ease the transition {Read More}

Home Organization Tips From Local Bloggers

If you caught my segment on Fox 9 this morning, you saw me share some of my favorite home organization tips. If you missed the news segment, here are some of the home organization tips I shared: Start small – Pick a room or area you can complete the same day you start. Closets and pantries are a good place to start. By picking a room you can complete in one day or less, you’ll feel accomplished and ready to tackle the {Read More}

Finding new routines (sponsored)

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I’m totally a creature of habit. Finding and establishing new routines is hard for me. I’ve been trying unsuccessfully for YEARS to wake up earlier in the morning so I have more time to get ready for work. The snooze button always wins. Starting tomorrow, I really have no choice {Read More}

Dear BlogHer Attendees: Don’t Be That Girl

At every conference I attend, there seems to always be one REALLY good lesson I learn that sticks with me and becomes a permanent part of my blogging existence that I refer to all the time. At BlogHer 2011, I learned to charge for services based on the value I create for the client. At The SITS Girls Brands & Bloggers in 2012, I learned to use the approach that “if it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no” to {Read More}

3 Tips For Type A Folks To Stress Less From The Queen Of Stress Relief

I know the Queen Of Stress Relief personally. Seriously, I do. Her name is Kristen Brown, and I’ve had dinner with her. Twice. During our last dinner, I told Kristen I’m super type-A and often let stress eat away at me. She gave me permission to publish her advice for people like me. 3 Secrets to Less Stress from One Type-A to Another By Kristen K. Brown, bestselling author and stress expert Being Type-A isn’t a bad thing but as {Read More}

(Guest Post) Picky Eater? Adding Fun to Your Meals Can Help

Have you ever wondered why some children are picky about what they eat and others aren’t? Maybe you even have a picky eater at home. There are a lot of reasons for picky eating, some physiological and some behavioral. It turns out that picky eating is often driven by something other than taste. Who knew? Try simply adding more fun to your meals and see what happens! 5 ideas for adding more fun to your meals Pump up color. A {Read More}

Giving Thanks: Do’s and Don’ts from Mary O’Donohue

Although Thanksgiving is still over a month away, the tips below from author of When You Say “Thank You”, Mean It, Mary O’Donohue, are excellent to keep in mind as the holiday approaches. Plus, they really could be used at any time of the year when teaching your family about thanks. Enjoy! + + + The holiday season, more specifically Thanksgiving, is all about giving thanks. Surrounded by family and loved ones with a huge feast at the table, the {Read More}

4 Twitter Tips To Gain Followers

Sometimes I get asked for tips to help newbie users grow their followers. I remember how it can feel when you’re just starting out – you don’t “know” anyone yet, you don’t know how to introduce yourself, and you wonder if anyone is even listening when you tweet. 4 Tips To Gain Twitter Followers 1. Run a search to find people to follow Sure, you could start by following anyone or everyone, but I think it’s way more fun to {Read More}