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A Little Poop on the Playground

I mean seriously, sometimes you just have to laugh. As a parent, you find yourself in predicaments that 10 years earlier you couldn't have dreamed up. But, there you stand...a middle-class, well-educated woman holding the hand of a little tyke, his pants to the ground, booty on full display and a guilty look on his face.

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Moments: Lessons Learned on Optimism & Reality for This Mompreneur

Hey, we all want quick results. I am a sucker for posts titled like "How I Grew My Email List to 15,000 People in Only 2 Months." Yet, as soon as I start to read, I deflate. I quickly realize the writer is starting her life-altering post with the number 2,000. 2,000 SUBSCRIBERS. What? What happened to 0 to 2,000?! I need to know about those numbers as well!!! My post is not about growing your email list. Instead, it is about the patience to grow slowly...naturally...embracing the tough moments.  

The Butt-om Line, Mompreneurs...Failure is a Part of Life.

What does a 44 to 0 (yes, NOTHING!) lose in a middle school basketball game have to do with entrepreneurship for this momma? And what failures did Sara Blakely experience? Sara is the lady we thank when our butts and guts look great in white pants or a form-fitting dress. She is the creator of Spanx. Hear me, failing is a natural part of life. I've done it. Sara's done it. You've done it. But it is how we handle failure that matters.

Our Dislike...Then Like...Now Love Story

Not all love stories begin with starry nights and longing stares. Some begin with ugly words, brutal heat, and a 1996 Ford Escort, maroon and hatchback. At least, that is how Brandon's and my dislike-like-love story started. And, although it was not the most romantic beginning, it proved to be exactly what we needed. This year we celebrate 14 years of married life, and I hope and pray for many, many more. 

To Be Like My Daddy

Ever had a casual comment stick with you (and I mean, really get to you)? Often times, these offhand remarks that hit home are hurtful. They cause us to have negative thoughts. Not this conversation, though! Not the one I had with my dad one fateful, ordinary night. His remark had a positive affect on his scared, yet sometimes brave; intelligent, but often times naive; determined, still hesitant entrepreneur daughter.

To My Hardworking, Steadfast Mom

Moms struggle today with a constant nagging in their heads to do something...everything better. This mom guilt is a nasty thing and robs us of our joy. We must fight against it! Since when did working hard and setting goals become bad things!? They aren't. In fact, we often strive to teach our children these things. So, stop feeling guilty and embrace the fact that you are teaching your children the value of hard work. My mom did, and I am so blessed by her example.