Shout Out to the Reliables

Last week, my plate felt full to the point of spilling over. Without going into details, I felt like I was drowning in work, family, parenting, volunteer work and more. I dealt by having a lovely mini meltdown – after a day of service to my clients, daughter, friends and community, I had a few…

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Voicing My Values

I treated my daughter to some fabulous shades (it was #NationalSunglassesDay after all!) on a recent shopping trip. After the splurge, we held hands, walked around the shopping area and I talked to her about some of my personal values (areas in parentheses were not verbalized to her). I said matter-of-factly: I value the truth…

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Why I Love My Work-From-Home Job

I love indulging in weekly Wednesday morning coffee gatherings with my fabulous mom friends. Today I arrived unshowered, no makeup, trading typical “hellos” for a more grandiose greeting -pulling off my ski cap to showcase my unruly, sticky-outy hair. I felt a badge of working mom honor hearing their oohs and ahhs as they admired my mismanaged appearance. After catching…

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A Little Piece of My Heart

Five out of seven mornings a week, I experience a dull pain in my chest. I’m ok while getting dressed, putting on a little makeup and combing my hair (or hiding it under a hat). Still no pain during the time I wake my daughter up, or while helping her get dressed and guiding her…

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Tell Your Story to Sell Your Story

I was introduced to this beautiful quote was last year by one of my coworkers at Web Marketing Therapy. She sent it to me to share on our Wild Web Women Facebook page. Her timing couldn’t have been better, as I needed wise words for a client who was at a professional fork in the road, I have…

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Avant Garde

I said yes when I really wanted to say no. I came up with excuses when it was time to go. I was not excited about stepping outside of my comfort zone. But, I did it. Not for myself, but for my daughter. I sucked it up and went to the gingerbread house decorating event. …

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Unplugged and Recharged

I just got back from a week-long trip to California with my family. My business and pleasure trip is summed up below PLUS my “ah-ha’s” from my time off. I cannot endorse unplugging to recharge enough! It is wonderful to be home, but wow, is it great (personally and professionally) to get away! My vocation…

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Don’t Make Your Issue an Issue

I had a total “working mom on the verge” moment yesterday. I was plowing through work before I unplugged for a live meeting (meaning I had to be showered and dressed professionally, no hiding behind the laptop!) when the babysitter messaged me saying she had a family emergency and couldn’t come. Working mom guilt kicked in… The little…

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Who is a Wild Web Woman?

I am SO excited to launch Wild Web Women, my new support site for women with web-based businesses this year. Be sure to sign up on www.WildWebWomen.com for updates! Over the last few months, I have been talking with future members of the community, current clients who I modeled the new site for, and reflecting on a question I have…

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Creating Time for Creativity

I had coffee today with a friend. As I walked into the front door and took my first whiff of the baked goods and caffeinated happiness I was about to put in my hungry face, I was finishing an internal conversation that sounded something like this: “I don’t have time for this” “I should be using this time…

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