Month: May 2015

10 Hot Summer Fashion Trends

10 Hot Summer Fashion Trends

Summer is officially around the corner, and whether you’re a working girl or stay-at-home mom, here are some summer fashion trends that you might like to wear this upcoming season. I am LOVING some of these cool summer fashion trends! Summer is my favorite season. I’m not on the fence here… the are some HOT looks!

5 Great Summer Reads!

On this week’s Global TV segment, I shared five great summer reads. In the fall, I had included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, and a heart-pounding thriller. For the summer though, I kept it a little lighter. We don’t have to be serious ALL THE TIME. 😉 Sometimes it’s okay for Calgon to take us away.

Here is the segment on five great beach reads. As you can see, I wouldn’t do well in a book club. It takes me 9 months to read one book.

Change Is Inevitable, Growth Is Optional

Change Is Inevitable, Growth Is Optional

Embracing change is never easy. We as a people, are not by nature, adaptive to change. Why? Change means ‘new.’ Change involves the unknown. Change means breaking comfortable patterns. Change involves going outside our comfort zone. We can fight change, we can try to avoid it, but change happens. And while change can come as a huge relief if we’ve just moved past a bad chapter in our lives, change can also be very scary. It involves tremendous risk, and puts us outside our comfort zone. But here’s what’s true– you make the choice about how you’re going to respond to change. You hold the power.

A Visit To Microsoft Headquarters

A Visit To Microsoft Headquarters

Hello Ladies!

Seeing that I missed Wordless Wednesday this week, I would love to blog where I have been this week, in PICTURE.

It all started Monday morning. I kissed my three men goodbye at 6am and headed to the airport. I was going to Seattle Grey Mercy West. No, I wasn’t. I’ve just always wanted to say that (I’ve been a big Grey’s Anatomy fan) 😉

7 Thoughts of a Mompreneur

7 Thoughts of a Mompreneur

It’s not easy to be a stay-at-home mom. It’s not easy to be a working mom. The combination of the two, the mompreneur, has it pretty tough, too. She is trying to manage a business, oftentimes at home while she’s trying to manage her family. The thoughts that go through her head every day leave her passed the point of frazzled.

I should know. I am one. The hardest part of it isn’t the work. It’s not the twelve pages (front and back) of a “to-do” list. It’s not the four hours of sleep per night.

It’s the feeling of being alone.

Using @Aeroplan Miles for Fabulous Experiences!

Spring is here and summer is around the corner, making it the perfect time to get out there and explore and enjoy yourself while at home or on vacation.

For my regular readers, you know I have been a LOYAL member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars, for almost 20 YEARS. I am also their proud Brand Ambassador, so it gives me great excitement to share cool experiences you can now use your miles on. It used to be thought that Aeroplan Miles could only be used for flights, but no, no, no!

I’d love to show you other ways to use your Aeroplan miles.

Monday Catch Up

Monday Catch Up

Good morning and Happy Monday!

It’s been a while since we chit-chatted, so I figured we’d simply just catch up today. The week started back on the saddle early this morning at spin. It’s been a little chaotic around here the past week. My washing machine decided to die on us this weekend, so RIP my favorite Mellie The Maytag. Shout out to my neighbor and mother-in-law who graciously took our dirty baseball and hockey clothes along with the school uniform and acted as Mary Poppins! I always say it takes a village, and it does. With no choice after Mellie’s repairman opened her up and then closed her right up like a surgeon saying, “sorry, there’s nothing we can do for you,” we bought a Samsung top loader washing machine yesterday. I am old school, and decided I wouldn’t be suckered into a front loader with lots of buttons. I like my little turny knobby thing, and I like my big top-loading washing machine. So, I’m still living in the 90s but at least I know what I’m doing. I ain’t the best laundress around.

But I digress…

Mother's Day 'Mom Thrive Guide' With A Giveaway!

Mother’s Day ‘Mom Thrive Guide’ With A Giveaway!

Sunday is the day we honor mothers everywhere. For some, Mother’s Day is a day to rejoice and celebrate motherhood. For others, it’s a sad and difficult day, as many will celebrate this Mother’s Day without a mom. I feel so grateful to be lovingly sandwiched in the middle. A delicious and devoted mom on top, and two wonderful sons who are never too busy (okay sometimes too cool) to hug me, on the other side.

WALKING For Just 2 Minutes An Hour Can Extend Your Life

WALKING For Just 2 Minutes An Hour Can Extend Your Life

Researchers find that adding two minutes of light exercise to each hour of your day lowers your risk of dying prematurely by 33 percent.

It’s the latest research to show how important simply walking can be for your health. Earlier this year British researchers also found that just one, energetic, 20-minute daily stroll can slash your risk of early death. They tracked more than 330,000 European men and women over a 12-year span.

Walking is considered the “superfood of fitness,” according to experts. A small study of non-obese men at Indiana University suggests that three 5-minute walks done throughout three hours of prolonged sitting (which many of us have to do during the day at work) can reverse the harmful effects of prolonged sitting on arteries in the legs.

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