Month: June 2014

Firsts

Firsts

Yesterday, with a steady flow of tears and an abundance of nervous energy, we sent my 10 year old son off to sleep away camp for one month.

@Aeroplan Breaks It Down

@Aeroplan Breaks It Down

As you all know, back in 2013 I became a Brand Ambassador for Aeroplan, a program that I’m a big fan of! I have been a LOYAL member of the program for almost 20 YEARS. I know this program well; I accumulate miles with my Aeroplan credit card as well as booking airfare travel, and have used my miles for travel to New York, Florida, Nassau and New Orleans. I’ve rented cars, stayed in partner hotels and even bought merchandise on www.aeroplan.com. But even I sometimes have questions about how the program works.

How To Find A Mentor in Life and Business

How To Find A Mentor in Life and Business

This week’s Global TV lifestyle segment was on a topic very near and dear to my heart – MENTORING. I’ve been fortunate to have been on both sides of the coin in my life — I have been both a protege, as well as a mentor since the age of 25. I can tell you from experience, it is one of the most rewarding relationships out there.
If you have decided that you finally want to get off the fence and find a mentor, but don’t know where to look, who to ask, how to ask, or what a mentor-mentee relationship looks like, please watch this morning’s segment. I have given you the ins and outs of finding a mentor.

The Studies Are In: Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework

The Studies Are In: Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework

“One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, and doing a hundred other things that few working parents have time for. These obligations are so baked into American values that few parents stop to ask whether they’re worth the effort.

Tricks To Grow Your Social Media Following

Tricks To Grow Your Social Media Following

Calling Entrepreneurs, Mompreneurs, Businesspeeps and Wannabe Social Peeps! You’re trying to grow your personal or corporate brand and you know you need to hop on board the social media bus pronto, but you don’t know where to begin! You’re on the fence! You’re afraid to tweet “the wrong way,” or you don’t know on which social media platforms you belong. You just know you want to increase that social media following, increase your exposure, influence, and of course, your bottom line.

After all, the larger and more captive your audience is, the better your chances are of selling your product or service (even if you haven’t created it yet!) It’s still somewhat of a numbers game, and eyeballs do convert to dollars. If you want some tips and tricks to grow your social media following, my Global TV segment from this morning might help!

Summer Camp Madness

Summer Camp Madness

While some of you may be in the juice getting your kids ready for camp too, I came across some FANTASTIC letters of my own that my mother kept of my first summer at sleep-away camp. I was 8 years old. I had BEGGED my parents to send me to sleep-away camp with my friends, and after much persuasion, they sent me.

23 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

23 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

So today I wanted to pay tribute to them. If you’re a new reader, this will be new. If you’re an old reader, this will be a re-run… kinda like a tv show. 😉

It’s age before beauty, so let’s start with Dad #1. Dad, this one’s for you, and for my thousands of women readers around the world. Here are 23 life lessons I have learned from my dad. They are for everyone.

Look UP

I saw this video while ironically sitting having breakfast with my husband in Paris two weeks ago, and if I am to be honest, it stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a cold, harsh reality check that made me recognize some bad habits I have formed over the past few years. That many of us have formed over the past few years.

Look Up is a spoken film in poetic form created by Gary Turk. ‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always result in us spending more time alone. Alone looking down at our phones.

8 Habits of Highly Successful Working Mothers

8 Habits of Highly Successful Working Mothers

The life of a working mother can be one of the most rewarding lifestyles a woman can choose. Modern women are lucky to have the opportunity to pursue both personal and professional fulfillment. But managing career and family can be incredibly challenging. Many women feel like there’s no end to their to-do lists and no time for relaxing and making time for themselves. A myriad of roles and competing priorities isn’t easy to balance and can leave most working mothers exhausted rather than exhilarated.

Top 10 Summer Fashion Essentials for the Modern Woman and Mom

Top 10 Summer Fashion Essentials for the Modern Woman and Mom

Summer is around the corner, and whether you’re a working girl or stay-at-home mom, here are some fun fashion summer essentials that you might like to wear. I’m loving the Maxi, wedges and the low-to-high hems. I can’t quite figure out if I’m a hat girl or not yet, but you never know!

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