If you’re dreaming of making a change to your life, consider thinking small instead of big. That’s right - small. Take little steps that give you confidence. Do you know why the first page of the Boy Scouts manual demonstrates how to tie your shoelaces? That simple accomplishment sets the stage for bigger accomplishments down the road. Here are several ways to change … [Read more...] about 9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Energy and Optimism
Once upon a time you were fascinated by politics, intra-office warfare, tummy control slips, and how to dump a frenemy... and then, voila! You had a baby and you entered a new subculture where everyone talks about store-bought versus homemade baby food, the best playgroups and the alpha moms who stalk the playground making certain their child is constantly happy.However, when … [Read more...] about The Modern Mom’s Guide to Party Small Talk
We know them well, don’t we? The moms who can’t do their carpool duties because of a birthday, the moms who book a play date and then dash off to do some errand, and the mom who never invites your kids to play because her “house is under renovation.” Then there are the moms who are gracious and warm, open and hospitable and know the importance of etiquette - especially … [Read more...] about Are You Guilty Of Terrible “Mom Manners?”
Do you ever feel lost when trying to host a dinner party? Not sure what to do or where to be or even what to serve? A fabulous hostess does not need to make a soufflé or a rack of lamb to earn kudos for her entertaining prowess. Au contraire. A fabulous hostess is known for how she interacts with her guests much more than how much work she has put into her … [Read more...] about Do You Suffer From Party Anxiety? How To Be a Fabulous Hostess!
I confess: I love when people invite me to see what is in their handbag. It’s fascinating when someone who appears so perfectly put together has a handbag with old tissues and crumpled dollar bills. One of the biggest mistakes I make is changing my bag during the week. This is not a good idea, especially when I forget to throw in the lip balm, the roll-on itch repellant, … [Read more...] about What’s in Your Summer Beach Bag?