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Turning an Idea Into a Mission: Announcing My New Business ‘Play, Work or Dash’

Have you ever had an idea that took hold and transformed from more than just an idea, but instead into a mission? A mission to create something completely new and different? A mission to solve a problem for others? Well, I have been walking around with one of those for quite some time now. And […]

Women Owned Business Day: My Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs

I love owning my own business (or I should say businesses)! To me, there is nothing more rewarding than making an income from a business I created and nurtured. In honor of Women Owned Business Day, I decided to spotlight inspirational women business owners I have had the pleasure to meet and learn from. These […]

Bloggers and Business Owners Collaborate, Share, Inspire at FemCon13

Magical. This is the only word I can think of to describe what it felt like to sit in the audience of the conference I had painstakingly organized with Kelley Sanabria, Founder of Femworking. I sat and listened to speaker after speaker sharing their hearts and truth with the audience. It was as if they knew […]

Motherhood In The Workplace: I Was Asked to Tone-Down the ‘Mommy Thing’

I will never pretend I don’t have children again. My children are everything to me and being a mother is a huge part of my identity. It has been for almost 15 years. That is except for the one year I was asked by my former boss, who also happened to be a woman, to […]

Blogging With My Authentic Voice

Yesterday, I ran into an old acquaintance and we began chatting about what we are doing and I mentioned that I have been writing. She wanted to know what I write and I said, “I have a blog.” She politely smiled and gave me a “how nice” response. It wasn’t quite condescending, but I could […]

I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Planning a Crazy Big Blogger and Small Business Conference

Mommy Confession: I have been ignoring my husband and kids. For the last few weeks I have been glued to my computer screen until all hours of the night. I have been tossing and turning and strategizing and planning and taking risk after risk. All for my latest endeavor of bringing a blogger and small […]

Everyone Needs Support and Gratitude

This is the ninth post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. Sometimes it feels like we are living in a vacuum where no one notices who we are or what we are capable of accomplishing. Everyone has talents and abilities. Everyone is amazing in their own way, but not everyone receives recognition, appreciation or support. It […]