Is there a bill that is just needling at you because month after month you think you're paying just too much? Been there. Done that. I am grateful that I have the money to pay my bills because there was a time when I didn't. But let's face it, we all have things we want to be spending our money on and bills isn't it.Read More
Can you believe it's already August? That means 2016 will be drawing to a close before you can blink. Some parts of the year have flown by with a flurry that knocked the wind out of me, while other parts seemed to meander on and on with no end in sight.Read More
Did I tell you about the time I lost my keys? I tore up my whole house looking for them. I search my purse, the diaper bag, the hook where they were SUPPOSED to be. I searched the bottom of the clothes hamper, the toy chest. Even the toilet because... toddlers.Read More
Something happened to me last year. I think I went crazy. I started saying yes every time someone asked me to do something. I said yes to every volunteer event, committee, party, obligation and "opportunity" that came my way. It was like I lost the ability to say no.
Sigh. Then I found myself stressed out, exhausted, moody (okay, okay, moodier than usual... which is REALLY saying something) and dreading everything I had said yes to.Read More
Do you ever go through periods of reflection? Sometimes during certain parts of the year, I think about where I was at this point one year ago, five years ago or even 10 years ago.
Ten years ago I was a newlywed, fresh out of college and I had just bought my first house. This turned out to be a HUGE mistake. If I could go back and shake some sense into myself, I would in a heartbeat.
But I can't. So instead I am going to share a few things I want people in their 20's to understand about money.Read More
I am pretty sure I have photographed my children every day since they were born. Well, almost every day.
If your child is anything like mine they are constantly in motion. I have lots of blurry photos, lots of pictures of the back of my child's head and lots of pictures of him crying because I made him sit still.
And while I am NOT a professional photographer and have no desire to photograph anyone other than my family I have picked up a few tricks for photographing a toddler or young child.Read More
Do you ever feel like you’re long on to do and short on time? I have spent so many months, years even, feeling that way. It wasn’t until recently that I came to fully understand the amount of control I actually did have over my time and how I spent it.
In fact, it seems like that is one of the things that I do have near-complete control over. Sure, I have small children and a husband, a business, and obligations. There is a mortgage and tummies that need to be fed, diapers that need to be changed. I get all of that.Read More
Last spring I broke my cell phone. I had taken it out of the case to clean it and then left it on the back of the couch when it slipped and fell face down on the floor, shattering the screen.
While it was totally my fault and I did feel frustrated, I had gotten the phone for free so I didn't feel too bad. And I knew I could sell my broken iPhone for some quick cash.
Earlier when my laptop fizzled out after years of use I was able to sell it for top dollar.Read More
So what is a virtual assistant?
If I had a nickel for every time I was asked that questions we could all retire next Tuesday.
The definition is in the title. A VA provides a variety of services remotely for clients.
You can provide pretty much any service you want from making travel arrangements to developing product launches.Read More