6 Twitter Fails You May Be Making

Some people love Twitter, and others just don't get it and quit before they ever gave the site a real chance. I fall into the first group — it's my favorite social media site. Looking through some of the tweets that go out on a daily basis, I think I understand why so many give up. They don't understand how to Tweet effectively in order to turn it into a useful tool. If you're using Twitter for your business or to promote your blog, I invite you to take a look at how you're using it on a daily basis in case you're making some of these very common mistakes. ...more
lyndalippin Which means... they're not! LOL!more

Get Your Facebook Wall Back!

Have you noticed that your Facebook page is more out of whack than normal? It's because the powers that be at Facebook are tweaking the algorithms again. If you're like 6 billion other people in the world, chances are that you will log into Facebook at least once a day—maybe more....more
Great tips, Kristen, especially those about the lists! I'm off to reclaim my Facebook!more

Please Get Off Kim Kardashian's Ass

I swore I wouldn't acknowledge the Kim Kardashian photo shoot. While I was completely mesmerized by her very shiny, oily, oddly HUGE shelf?? of a butt, it wasn't that big of a deal to me. Say what you will, but the Kardashians - largely led by Mama Kris - have made a lot of money because sex sells. And by sex, I mean sex (literally) and I mean all the other things that go with it. Crazy Hollywood stories and nights....more

Saturday Select and Why I'm All Blair Witch-y

Happy Saturday, dear reader. As you're reading this post, you're probably in your jammies.. sipping a hot cup of coffee and if you're REALLY lucky - you're doing all this before your kids get up and you have to kick it into high gear and drag them all over God's green earth.  But not me. I'm not really here right now. You'll never believe where I am right now. No. Go ahead and guess. Give up? I'm camping with Cassie and her Girl Scout troop. Like.....more

7 Things Teens Need to Know About Relationships

Teens and RelationshipsRelationships get really interesting during the teen years. And I'm not just talking about boy-girl relationships (although, those get REALLY interesting) I'm talking about ALL relationships from friends to parents to siblings to teachers....more

New Rules for Your Facebook Pages

You Can't Make Me Like YouThe only thing that doesn’t change about Facebook is that at least twice a year, they push through some pretty significant changes. Whether those changes affect the public user or the business user is usually the only surprise....more

WTH is Wrong With Walmart and Victoria's Secret?

I'm on a podcast tonight called The Bean Cast (I'll write more about that later) and in prepping for it, I was reminded of two insane occurrences that happened in the ad and retail world this past week that are different but exactly the same in some ways. I'm speaking of Walmart and Victoria's Secret and their perception of body images, of course. Walmart thought categorizing their costumes for the plus-sized women as "fat chick" would be helpful. Or funny? Or go unnoticed? (hello.....more
I never took the VS campaign to mean any other body besides those pictured is imperfect. I agree ...more

November 1st - AKA OMG What Happened to 2014??

It's National Blog Posting Month!!It's November 1st. Most of us are sitting here in a sugar-crashed coma from either too much candy or too much booze from last night's festivities of Halloween....more
KristenDaukas I just went back and looked. It doesn't have a link to the original.more

5 Important (but Random) Lessons Teens Need to Know

You thought you had a lot of lessons to teach your toddler? Well, I hate to break it to you, but potty training and spoon feeding are only messy in the literal terms when it comes to the lessons you will have to teach your teens and tweens. Most of our kids' friends are pretty smart and self-sufficient, but every now and then we'll talk about something and they have no idea how they would solve the issue. ...more
jaycee OMG yes!! I'm amazed at how many of my friends kids have NO clue how to do the most basic ...more