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How Traffic Secrets Can Boost Your Business

How Traffic Secrets Can Boost Your Business

I've been my own boss for a few years now, and while I've come a long way, it hasn't been a linear process. Trial and error, studying, long nights working and more books than I can count went into building my business. While I've worked with different mentors, I wish...

One Class Review

One Class Review

If you’re in college or considering going back, you probably want to soften the blow of tuition, books, fees and housing as much as possible. While we have posted about a number of different opportunities to earn money on the side, today we’re talking about something...

Keeping the Christmas Card Tradition Alive

Keeping the Christmas Card Tradition Alive

As a child, I always remember my grandmother getting Christmas cards, usually starting the first week of December. She’d place them all over the huge bay window along with her decorations and I’d marvel at them as they accumulated. My other grandmother had her piano...

Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

Valentine's Day is especially great when you have preschoolers - they're old enough to want to celebrate, but too young to want to celebrate without Mom or Dad by their side. I love all the cute projects they bring home from school and it's always a joy to then...

Standardized Testing Needs to Go

Standardized Testing Needs to Go

I’m so over standardized testing. Maybe not as over it as my Kindergartner and 1st grader, but close! Given this past year’s health crisis, my children are still both learning remotely. Most days are actually pretty okay. And I recognize a large part of that is not...

Hiring a Doula as an Act of Self Care

Hiring a Doula as an Act of Self Care

Self-care. We hear so much talk about how important it is to practice self-care. But what do you see when I say self-care? If you take one scroll down social media or Google it, you’d likely get the idea that self-care is all about the massages, baths, lotions, and...

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