• Potty Training Boys
    Parenting

    Potty Training Boys

    The Struggle is Real I’m struggling guys. Where do we find the balance of letting our children become independent and restricting them for the sake of having to clean less? LOL! I’m especially talking about potty training boys – where’s the balance in that?! Xavier is nearing 5 and has recently decided it’s time to stand while going potty…let’s be honest though, that harebrained idea came up with Daddy’s help. And I’ll tell you why – Daddy thinks it’s time for him to be a big boy. You know what I think – What a stupid idea! I’m already at max capacity for cleaning the bathroom since this nonsense started…

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    6 Reasons for Using a Multiple Online Hostess Approach in Direct Sales

    Time is Money Girl, if you’re using your valuable time to have single hosted online events with your direct sales business, you’re doing a disservice to your time! Maximizing your time and value is how you stay ahead of the game, and ultimately thrive in this business. In the past, I would spend at least 2 hours on each individual party plan, and my sales were dismal! Discouragement in the process and resentment towards hostesses was impeding my progress. You have to seek out new systems when current systems continuously put out the same negative results. Below are 6 reasons for using a multiple online hostess approach in direct sales…

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    5 Reasons to Use a Posting Service with Your Online Business

    Time Management Time management is vital for thriving in the business world. How can you make life easier? Building an online party format takes time but it’s time well spent. You do the work one time until it’s time to freshen things up. Once in place, using a posting service will give you back the time necessary to post. Let’s not even start on actually remembering! Working this business in addition to having another job and/or family is difficult. Time management is efficiency and follow through. All things in life come with a cost, regardless of the task and that’s time or money. When weighing the pros and cons of…

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    7 Tips to Balancing Being Mom and Working From Home

    The WAH/SAH Juggling Act Finding balance is difficult to find when working from home, or at least it feels that way when you first start out. Your new business is budding and needs all the love and attention it can get, but so are your children – something’s gotta give and you don’t want it to be either! For me, the realization you pay for everything in either time or money resonated loudly. Talk about a lightbulb moment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a hot mess and have some work to do, but overall, I’m finding it and here’s how! Here are my 7 Tips to Balancing Being a…

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    My Life as a Duck

    I’m a Duck I was discussing branding with my TEAM recently and I revealed to them my spirit animal is a duck. They all laughed at me because who on earth picks a duck when there are so many cool animals out there, but it’s so true! I do wish I related to something far more gracious, beautiful or strong, but no, I’m a duck. I’m a duck and I’m owning it. Have you ever noticed how serene a duck appears above water? They’re graceful and calm. Under that water though, they’re moving their feet like crazy to tread water and stay afloat. This is my life as a duck.…

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    Letting Go of The Mom Guilt

    We Do it To Ourselves Mom guilt is real and it sucks! I am by far my biggest critic and I’m quite certain most mothers can relate. So you know what I did? I let it go. Sure, it rears it’s ugly head from time to time, but that’s okay because I don’t let it dominate me anymore. Learning how to push those thoughts aside is difficult, but with practice we can all accomplish it. Making it a common practice of letting go of the mom guilt has had the greatest of impacts on my mental health. If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy We all love our children. The…

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    Postpartum Life – Is this normal?

    Is This Normal? I told you recently how my spirit animal is a duck, but I’ve done some tremendous self-reflection since realizing this. I’ve always known I was this way but never equated it to being a duck until I was 32. That’s kind of nuts in retrospect. I’m a mother of two young children, ages two and four, and life is busy. Being a mom is hard. Absolutely amazing, but so damn hard. That transition from no children, to one child, to two children, and then trying to figure out who the hell I was along the way has been a struggle! Like all moms, I let myself go…

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    Parenting

    A Day in The Life – What the fuck?

    A Day in The Life Mr. Fun Suck and I were walking through Home Depot recently with Scarlett and Xavier. You best better believe we had one of those insanely annoying, I mean amazing, double steering wheel shopping carts for this quick outing. You know, the ones that are supposed to make everything so much easier for parents because they magically keep your children happy, yet all the while you’re running into crap…Yes, that amazing cart. Oh and the magical happiness? It only lasts for roughly 47 seconds before one drops something and the other tries to take the other child’s steering wheel. Thanks for that, Home Depot. Anyway, as…

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    Parenting

    Strong Willed Daughters

    Scarlett the Sassafras Raising strong willed daughters is not for the faint of heart. My sweet Scarlett is 2.5, insanely verbal and quick-witted! Seriously, it’s nuts and we often can’t keep up with her. Our children are quite fluent in sarcasm because that’s how we roll in this household. Xavier is 4 and gets it but he doesn’t know how to use it quite yet. Scarlett is getting her footing on it early, and we’re scared! We’ve got some growing pains in store for all of us, but it also makes us happy to see. Raising strong willed daughters is not for the faint of heart. The Incident Dinner has become super…

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    Parenting

    Raising Boys and Girls

    Should We Raise Them Differently? It’s the norm for society to insist on raising our daughters to behave one way and our sons to behave another. But why? It’s totally unacceptable. I have never understood this mentality, and it’s even more baffling now that I have one of each of my own. How are we supposed to raise confident children that are capable of acceptance and empathy with that mindset? Is that even possible? Why are we raising boys and girls differently? Body image is one area where I feel this is especially unacceptable. We as mothers are becoming so much more aware of what we say in front of our…