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Simply put - Mabel's Labels rock y'all! I absolutely love them! Now, I've heard of Mabel Label's from many of my mom blogger friends over the last few years. I just naturally assumed they were for younger kids, who always need to label things for ... [ Read More ]

Warrior Dash 2014


A couple of weeks ago, I competed in the Warrior Dash  2014 (Minnesota) at Afton Alps with my friend, Tanya. I had been training for months for this and I thought I was completely ready for this. I was managing a 8 minute mile , I could hold a plank ... [ Read More ]

Moving on…


Recently, I've made the decision to get out of the working at home game. I played it for 10 years and now I'm ready to move on. I'm grateful for all the time I've been able to spend working from home whether it was social media, VA work or website ... [ Read More ]

Another life lesson from my Grandmother


We live our lives thinking one day it will all end, nicely and peacefully. However, death is just like life. It’s not easy or simple and never quite goes like you thought it would. My grandmother is currently in hospice. She is dying. My ... [ Read More ]

Reflecting on Motherhood

I love being a mom. To be honest, my own mother didn't do much to show me how to be a good mother. In fact, she showed me how to be a bad mother. Luckily, I had some really amazing women in my life to sort of show me the way, most importantly, my ... [ Read More ]

Why do I write?

When I first started my blog back in 2004 (has it really been 10 years now? ), it started as an experiment in curiosity. Social media was in its infancy and blogging was pretty new on the horizon. Back then , people were starting blogs to share ... [ Read More ]

16 years


Last week, my husband and I recently celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. 16 years married... hard to believe. Some days it seems like it hasn't been 6 years and other days it feels that he's been a part of my life forever. (that's a good thing ... [ Read More ]

Pinning for Business Growth


Pinterest is the fastest growing social media network since Facebook. In the light of the recent recent change with the  Facebook Pages' algorithm which is only  allowing only 1-2% of your fans to see your pages it is becoming a better alternative to ... [ Read More ]

4 ways to boost local SEO rankings

Tips for ranking locally

Ranking for area specific terms can be a big boost to your business. Many people don't think local SEO makes a big difference, but this isn't the case. The good thing about it is that it's usually quicker to rank for local terms. This is because ... [ Read More ]