Pajamas to Party Ready in 30 Minutes

by Monica K. Guthrie   Dressing up your frumpy clothes Sometimes I like to fill my days with Netflix and cheese puffs (you know the cheap faux cheese balls they sell at WalMart? … no.. of course you don’t. You are all fabulous women who eat healthy things … I hate you and want to be you at the same time). Anyway – on those days I really hate to get up from the couch and get ready for a last-minute party or, you know, work or something. It’s a safe bet to say I’m feeling very lazy, and that’s...

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10 Tips for Moms Who Want to Start Their Own Business

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from our fans about how to start their own business when they have a family. It’s tough, but worth every minute if you ask me. Here’s a collection of tips I thing every “mompreneurs” should read. 1. Work/life balance isn’t what you think Having a balanced work and life when you run a business isn’t a smooth process. You may not be available every night for bedtime stories. Some weeks you’ll go-go-go, staying up all hours to complete work. Other weeks you’ll have little to do while you wait to be paid...

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7 Ways to Offer Help to a New Mom

If you know a new mom, you’ve probably had the decency to offer some help. Many moms are too polite and refuse offers of help, even though they need it. But you can help anyway! It’s all about how you phrase the question. Don’t ask “What can I do for you?” Instead, be specific. Ask “I’m stopping at the supermarket and then coming past your house. What do you need?” Or try “I want to take your older kids to the movies. Can I pick them up at three?” This takes the pressure off mom so she doesn’t feel like...

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