The Trouble With Gossip

I remember first hearing that saying when I was young child. While I get the intent, in my mind, this is one the most confusing and ass-backward concepts we could possibly be teaching to our kiddos. Because as we all know, words do hurt. And the effects of our words can have a lifelong impact…
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2 Ways To Say “No” That Work Every Time

We’ve all been there. You’re heading to the checkout lane at your local grocery store and you glance up to make eye-contact with a woman from your local sports booster club. Her face lights up as she realizes you’ve actually seen her. There’s nothing you can do. She’s seen you and she knows you’ve seen…
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Being A Mama’s Girl

Have you ever been given a label that doesn’t seem to fit with how you’d describe yourself? Sometimes, the label itself isn’t negative, but we attach negative meaning and assumptions to what wearing that label must say about us. After working through one of the many, many rounds of editing my book How Mommy Got…
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Five Things I Wish I’d Known When I First Started My Business

Today is my 3 year anniversary of owning my business. My business doesn’t look much like it did when I first started. I’ve grown. My family has grown. I’ve changed and my business had to adapt right alongside me. The dedication and commitment it takes to see an idea through is intense. Naturally, hindsight is…
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How To Accept A Compliment

Most of us would agree that there’s tremendous value in looking for things to appreciate in other people. This seems natural to us. Have you ever tried to give someone a compliment and it “backfired”? Instead of beaming and walking a little taller, the person shrugged off your well-intended statement with a brusque, “Oh this…
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