Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Mind of a Toddler

Written By: Hope Jennings

My daughter was a great baby, but I was a hot mess. Exhausted, clueless, terrified, panicky, and continuously questioning my life choices about sums up those first few months. 

My daughter is fast approaching 5, so now I'm one of those well-intentioned-on-the-verge-of-getting-shanked-in-the-kidneys strangers who laments the passing of time. One day, it's sponge baths in the sink and the next you're cleaning "dora the explorer" training toothpaste spittle off of the bathroom mirror.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Key To...Self-Esteem

Written By: Hope Jennings

The key to happiness and success of getting rid of all those negative thoughts and feeling good about yourself. Here's how to build self-esteem - and be a stronger, more confidence person.

Money can't buy it. Success doesn't ensure it. The most unexpected women, such as Princess Diana (my favorite), don't have enough of it.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gift Ideas

Written By: Deanna

Can you believe it is almost the end of the year already? It seems like not long ago, it was January 2016 and I was writing up my goals for the year and promising myself I was going to make it a good year! Wow. And now, I'm going to have to do that all over again. For someone who loves setting goals, I'm okay with that. But, you know what always stresses me out? Gift shopping.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

15 (Free) Ways to Relax and De-Stress

Written By: Tami

Confession: I've been super stressed out lately. I also have issues with anxiety, so it's been tough. But I know how stress can wreak havoc on your health, so I make it a point to relax and de-stress.

I thought I'd share 15 (free) ways that you can relax and de-stress in the hopes of helping other people who may need it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Plan, Record, Succeed

Written By: Hope Jennings

These are the words that sums up goals...the importance of setting concrete goals and also tracking them consistently is what helps you actually achieve them. Having a structure around a goal is paramount to creating a path to reach them!! This post is inspired by my good friend, Meredith. While I've watched you not only start from scratch with two amazing blogs, I'm also watching you build two businesses of your own from scratch yet again. You're an inspiring stay-at-home-single-mama, who is extremely gifted with many talents. Both of her personal companies, she doesn't talk about too often, but she's truly gifted. Plus, her teams (staff members) are full of very inspirational individuals from all over.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tips To Help You Deal With Bad Days

Written By: Shannon Boyce

Bad days happen to good people. Maybe you're upset about the state of the world, an argument you had with a friend, or you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It's okay to be grumpy and upset...so long as your bad mood doesn't last indefinitely. Can't get out of your funk? Feel like shutting out the world? Here are some coping mechanisms to help you transform any bad day.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Stay Warm Without Sacrificing Style

Written By: Shannon Boyce

Layering is a fashion essential. Not only is this a fall and winter runway trend year after year, but it is the most practical way to deal with the changing temperatures. You know how it goes. One day it feels nice and warm, and the next, it is windy and rainy. That is just how this time of year is: totally unpredictable! To keep your style fresh and fabulous this season, you'll need a solid plan of action. Not to worry. These tips will help you stay warm without sacrificing style.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Simple Tips To Spoil Your Partner

Written By: Deanna

After over six years of being together, it's amazing to see how sometimes you forget to spoil your partner. This summer, my husband has been absolutely amazing to me. We bought my grandma a house that required...er, several modifications - to put it nicely. And, despite the fact that he hardly knows her, he's been there pretty much every day of the summer working on getting it finished.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Oh, What Fond Memories...Comical...But Fond Memories!

Written By: Meredith

So, after a looong discussion with my mom about what we should be thankful for this year...I stumbled across a picture on Pinterest about the most haunted places in Florida. While Halloween has past, I always like to learn the history of old places in Florida - since it would be a nice day trip with my bestie (she's also a history buff).

see this...don't do this...i did this...3 months before i got pregnant with my son. and i totally blame this chair... my ex and i didn't play it safe for 11 years and NEVER had an oops...and the one time we played it safe...well, hello Mark!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

How To Tap Into Your Intuition

Written By: Hope Jennings

Making decisions is really tough sometimes. My head has been known to go on for days debating with itself the path forward. I'm a smart gal, so I figure that if I just think a little harder, I'll find a solution I can live with. That works, like, never and yet I continue doing this silly dance when it comes to adulting.

Consider this: our minds can only rely on past experiences to predict the path forward. This isn't helpful when you're trying to break new ground for yourself or go someplace you've never been before. That's where intuition comes in handy.

Intuition can elude us when we need it most. It's a tricky thing. Sometimes it's a matter of getting the brain to quiet down enough that you can hear that soft whisper of intuition. Sometimes it's a matter of learning to stop letting your brain dismiss the stuff you "just know" and allowing yourself to feel all the feels. Either way, hope is not lost. Like many things, it just takes a little practice to get back in touch.