Dreams, Tears, and Memories at BlogHer'14

When I first began blogging in April of 2013, I really didn’t know what it would become. I didn’t understand the culture of blogging or the community that you become a part of when you are now given the cool kid title of “blogger.” ...more
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Siblings and Rivalry: Will They Ever Just Get Along?

As my daughter cuddled with me on the couch while I caught up on the latest General Hospital episode {gotta have my soaps, don't judge me!}, her younger brother came downstairs and started in on a meltdown.He complained about his transformer toys that weren't where he left them, and accused his sister of throwing them around because she was "always touching his stuff."Once he finished with all that extra-ness, he begged to play video games - and... well... that ain't happening while I'm watching my soaps!...more

The Truth About Making Money From Your Blog {hint: it's not just hitting publish}

After attending the Blogging While Brown conference this past weekend - and having lots of great conversations with bloggers at various stages of their blogging careers - I started to ponder what I call the "six figure blog myth."...more
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My EPIC Theme for 2014

Each year I have a theme. An overarching guiding principle that will take me through my year. For 2014, I have chosen the theme EPIC. I want this year to be amazing. For my business, and for my life. I want to feel like I have done something above and beyond what I ever could have dreamed of. Read why I chose the theme EPIC and what it means to me in my recent blog post on Memoirs of a Clueless Woman: Happy New Year! Looking Forward to an EPIC #2014.  ...more

Defense of Marriage Act: Is the Fight for Gay Rights Stifling Freedom of Opinion?

I am happy for the progress that our country is making in the fight for gay rights. The recent Supreme Court decision to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act was a huge step forward in equal rights for all people; something I wholeheartedly support. ...more

Helping Children Cope with a Sudden Death

I was in denial until I logged on to Facebook this morning and saw all the posts about the loss. I should’ve stayed away. I have no words, no understanding, I am in disbelief. Why did this happen? How can such a great person, friend, and father be gone –just like that? And how do I help my children cope with this sudden death?  ...more

What Do You Want to Achieve In the Next 1-5 Years?

How often do you ask yourself this question: what do you want to achieve in the next 1-5 years? I cannot tell you how many times I have asked that of myself. I am continuously thinking about the future and where I will be in the next 5 years. It's sort of an obsession; I am always making a list of things to-do with specific actions and deadlines for when the goals must be achieved. Honestly, goal-setting is one of my favorite things to do. Each time I get ready to map out the future, I think about how fast time flies and what I can realistically achieve in that period....more