Life · Motherhood

3 baby and toddler products you will love

I didn’t want to be one of those high maintenance moms who get suckered into buying every gimmicky baby product on the market.  Once in a while though, I will discover a product that is worth its weight in gold.  Here are 3 of my favorite baby and toddler products that I love and think… Continue reading 3 baby and toddler products you will love

Motherhood

When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

There are many tears that are shed along the journey of motherhood, but the phrase “go away mommy, I want daddy” is one that stings profoundly.  My older son, now a four-year-old, has been a bona-fide “daddy’s boy” since he turned two.  I still remember the hurt in my heart when he first screamed “go… Continue reading When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

Food · Life · tips

10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge

Preparing and cooking dinner every night can be a real struggle, whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom with little ones.  For most working parents, by the time you get home it’s already past 6 pm, and the thought of making a healthy dinner (that the kids will actually eat) can be overwhelming.… Continue reading 10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge

How to · Life

How to protect yourself from the Equifax security breach

As you have likely already heard, on September 7, 2017,  Equifax announced a security breach that impacted about 143 million US consumers.  Unfortunately, both my husband and I were affected by the cybersecurity incident and our personal information (social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, address, and birth dates), was compromised.  In order to protect your… Continue reading How to protect yourself from the Equifax security breach

Education · Life · tips

How to easily set up a college savings plan

We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the cost of attending college in recent years.  Even the relatively affordable state colleges are not great deals anymore due to rising costs of tuition and room and board.  I remember that when I was an undergraduate student at UCLA in the ’90s the annual tuition was under $4000… Continue reading How to easily set up a college savings plan

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Simple morning ritual: 7 steps to a happy and productive day

  How many times have you heard the phrase “the early bird gets the worm?”  Society seems to reward people who are early birds.  In fact, I have read that people who are early risers are perceived by others to be smarter and more productive than their night owl counterparts.  There are countless articles and… Continue reading Simple morning ritual: 7 steps to a happy and productive day

Career · Life

7 tips for success you can learn from Chip and Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes certain people more successful and fulfilled in their careers and personal lives than others.  The combination of intelligence, hard work, natural ability, and luck have often been recognized as the four pillars of success.  Why is it, then, that so many people who seemingly have these… Continue reading 7 tips for success you can learn from Chip and Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper