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How to Have Success “Renting” Subscription Clothes – An Honest Le Tote Review

January 12, 2017

 

HOW TO HAVE SUCCESS “RENTING” SUBSCRIPTION CLOTHES – AN HONEST LE TOTE REVIEW

For the past few years I’ve been wanting to fall in love with a clothing subscription company but the reality versus my expectations always fell flat.  For a busy working mom the idea of having clothes handpicked and delivered to my door for a reasonable price seemed like the perfect solution.  I’m not displeased with my wardrobe but like every woman my age I always want something new for the season or for an event coming up or heck even to lift my spirits on a Tuesday.

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How to Be a Good House Guest When You Are Traveling With Your Kids

December 21, 2016

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Being a good house guest in my parents own home is something I typically never thought twice about until recently.  Up until a few years ago, I still considered their home an extension of mine since it is where I lived my whole life.  As a 20 year old, that attitude didn’t matter much because I left a small footprint behind and was often running in and our visiting childhood friends.  But, with the introduction of first Summer and then Cal both the physical and emotional space that our family takes up in a home grows and grows. Over Thanksgiving I went up and visited my parents in Sonoma County for 10 days, 5 of which was just the kids and I without Ryan.  While there, I put a lot of thought into what I could be doing to make our footprint less intrusive and what my personal revolving door of house guests do to make their presence less daunting.  Whether you are staying with your parents, sibling or friends definitely put some thought into these suggestions this holiday season.

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How Lifestyle and Fashion Bloggers Can Increase Website Traffic and Influencer Income

December 12, 2016

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As a new or even seasoned blogger one of the hardest things to gauge of is where your blog stands relative to your peers.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve assumed that someone with a large Instagram following had comparable reach with their blog.  An equal amount of times I’ve underestimated just how large some blogs reach actually are. So what is the easiest way to compare your blog performance to your peers? I recorded a video to show you exactly how I asses mine and my competitors key performance indicators.

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Finding Our Joy This Holiday Season By Being Present

December 5, 2016

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After spending a 10 days in Sonoma with the kids and then Ryan, I came home to start December feeling like I had a million things to get done. Work is at it’s busiest, life is at it’s busiest. Before December 1st even came we had already put up our Christmas lights, decorated the tree, ordered the holiday cards and started blowing through the checklist of things I wanted to get done. It took me through the end of the week and being so exhausted that I was starting to get sick to realize that although I was plowing my list and we were getting through all the holiday stuff at lightning speed I wasn’t finding the joy in what we were doing. I wasn’t crushing it and I wasn’t present.

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4 Most Important Tips for Any Mom With a Public Social Media Account

October 25, 2016
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Photo by Maa Hoo via Stocksy

This  is a post I have thought about writing almost every week.  I’ve hesitated because the topic surrounds something negative and I don’t want to instill fear or create a forum for an entirely different discussion. However, every few week I see a fellow mom and blogger post something that makes me think maybe we should start sharing tips on how to put some best practices in place for when we do share pictures of our kids.  I’ll be the first to admit that sharing pictures of your kids is a slippery slope.  I went into my blog thinking that I was going to have cute fake names for my kids and never say their real names.  But over time I grew more comfortable writing about them and more comfortable sharing moments form our lives.  But with the ease of relaxed practices and falling into a groove it’s still our responsibility as mothers first to have a moment of reflection where we ask ourselves, what could be the implications of doing this and how can I minimize them?

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