Be Prepared But Know That You’ll Be Just Fine

Purposeful Parent Tip: Preparation removes uncertainty and empowers you.

Here in the Northeast, it is Hurricane Sandy that’s been monopolizing conversations these past few days. Facebook posts are filled with handy storm tips, pictures of storm damage, and I have to say, some pretty funny jokes. Overall, people are cautiously optimistic that the storm will pass and not wreak the havoc that has been reported. Continue reading

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Purposeful Parent Tip: You’re going to mess up. It’s not the end of the world.  Move on.

It has been a busy time in our household lately. As you know, I’ve been heads down in my Mom to Mompreneur Now! Tele-summit program and my children are fully engaged in school and activities. If I’m not conducting or moderating the interviews for my tele-summit program, I am chauffeuring my daughter to basketball practice and my son to friend’s homes. You probably have a similar routine, right? Continue reading

Knowing Your Limitations

Purposeful Parent Tip: The shortest word in the English language is “No”.

Recently my daughter came home with paperwork regarding tryouts for her middle school play. She was very excited and wanted to learn more about the play’s characters so she could determine which one she should try out for. I explained each of the characters and gave a suggestion or two into which ones I thought she might enjoy the most. What happened over the next week surprised even me. Continue reading

Partners and Friends

Purposeful Parent Tip: People come into our lives for a reason.

(Note: This is the sixth and final in a series of posts about the speakers scheduled for my upcoming Mom to Mompreneur Now! Tele-summit starting on October 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm.) 

It was almost two years ago that my Mom to Mompreneur Now! partner, Suzen Pettit, walked into my house for our first Mastermind meeting. She came prepared with her laptop and a dream. I was fascinated by her business, Omaginarium Online Marketing.  As a website/blog newbie, her knowledge of how I could get found on the Internet was
amazing to me.

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From LLC to Mom Incorporated

Purposeful Parent Tip: Opportunity Awaits You Behind Every Door if You Are Willing to Open It

(Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the speakers scheduled for my upcoming Mom to Mompreneur Now! Tele-summit starting on October 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST.)

I clearly remember the day I received my shipment of my baby journal, My Life. Opening up that first box and seeing the product of my work for the first time was exhilarating. It sounds silly, but I thought, “My words are in print for others to see!” as if that somehow validated them. Continue reading

What’s in a Name?

Purposeful Parent Tip: You Are Your Brand – Tell the World!

(Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the speakers scheduled for my upcoming Mom to Mompreneur Now! Tele-summit starting on October 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm.)

Many times when I introduce myself to someone at a networking event, I typically hear, “I just saw something about you somewhere – where was it again?” My response is usually a litany of recent mentions in various media outlets until the light bulb goes off and they remember. Continue reading