A few months ago, one of my children noted that I don’t have any hobbies. Then a couple of weeks ago, my 6-year-old asked what I did in my spare time. I wasn’t convinced he understood the concept, so asked what he did in his free time. He replied that he enjoys playing tag. Clearly, he did understand. Considering I don’t have an abundance of this “spare time” he speaks … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Hobby?
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Getting rid of things in your home can be a difficult task; it seems like we can always find reasons to hold on to items that we no longer need or use. But what happens when we just can't bring ourselves to throw things away? We may imagine that we will need these items someday - but what would life look like without ownership of these objects? Within all of us there is a … [Read more...] about The Art of Throwing Things Away
They say that in order to receive a smile you must give one away. Ruth Kaiser has given away thousands and in return has launched the Spontaneous Smiley Movement. She's all about optimism and choosing our lives by choosing our behavior. The Spontaneous Smiley Project is much bigger than simply thousands of people posting the smiley faces they find in every day objects. I first … [Read more...] about Mompreneur Spotlight: Spontaneous Smiley Movement
As a mom, it's heartbreaking to watch your teen miss out on some of the rites of teen passage. Maybe you just moved to a new city or maybe your teen struggles with self-esteem or shyness. Either way, making friends can be a real challenge. While you can't go out and make friends for your teenage son, you can help address any issues that might be holding him back. You can also … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Teenage Son Make Friends
If you have always dreamed about owning a business, you are not alone. In 2009, more than 10 million businesses in America were owned by females, according to Gaebler.com. In addition, female-owned businesses grew at more than two times the rate that male-owned businesses did. Whether you want to open a retail store, a bakery or an engineering firm, there are resources, … [Read more...] about How to Start a Woman-Owned Company