April 25, 2016

The Truth Behind Chasing Your Dreams – #DesignCon16

I never know what to get my mom for Christmas. She’s one of those women who generally buys what she needs and for that matter, anything she might possibly want when she needs and/or wants it. She doesn’t have to wait around for a special occasion. This fall, my parents are building a home. They will be leaving the farm-site where they started their life together nearly forty-three years ago. My childhood home will belong […]
December 9, 2015

Making Our Own Christmas Magic

I don’t know if it’s the Christmas season, the fact that I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time with my family lately or because I’ve been stuck in a constant state of nostalgia with the writing of my memoir. (Yes, I wrote a memoir. What the hell.) Whatever the reason, I’ve felt a tad weepy lately. Wistfully weepy. Ever since I became a mom, I have felt like something was missing from Christmas. […]
May 5, 2015

How Direct Sales Makes Me a Better a Person

Direct sales. Social commerce. Network marketing. Multi-level marketing. Call it what you want, all of these phrases can be used to define a method of product/service distribution. It allows a company to get their product/service directly into the hands of customers through individual people. These phrases also can carry quite the stigma and may induce involuntary shuddering… There are countless articles/resources offering advice on what to look for prior to joining a direct selling company. […]
October 6, 2014

When Nursing Doesn’t Feel Natural

Let’s talk about breastfeeding. Everyone knows that nursing is healthy for both moms and babies. We’re told it provides nature’s perfect food for infants. Hell, even the formula labels tell us so. It’s believed to be the most natural thing in the world. Except when it’s not. And for me, it wasn’t. Before I get into the meat of this article, please let me say one thing. For those out there that nurse your babies […]