Pre holiday (winter) chaos?

I am not sure if it is the plummeting winter temperatures that have prevented the kids from getting enough time outside, the increased stress levels that my husband and I have experienced these past couple weeks or the anticipation of the holiday season… but it is CHAOS in our house lately! (Something I hate to…

Top Five Reasons I Got “nothing” Done this Week.

Top FIVE reasons why I got “nothing” done, this week: 5.  Last week of summer, cram all that stuff in that you promised the kids you were going to do, and never did. (Water park? That new movie? Nature Center? The Museum? That craft project? Sleepovers?!?!) 4.  “Mom, Mom! MOM!??? MOOOOM!” Can we go call…

The Ups, the Downs and Facebook Envy

A while ago, I was asked in the school parking lot, how on earth I balance being a Mom to three young kids, a college instructor, and owner of my own professional speaking business. I was truly shocked…. Did I LOOK like I was “balancing it all”? because I certainly did not feel that way! I…

Make Time for What is Important

I recently met Michelle McCullough, a speaker, strategist and success coach, at the National Speakers Association annual convention a few weeks ago. She has a proven track record of success in business AND purposefully balances the role of Mom to two small children at home. After visiting her website, I found a video blog with…

Jumping off the Treadmill of Life

Though I write this in the middle of summer, I realize this easily applies to  back to school season, the holiday season, or ANY time of the year. We always hope that life will slow down, no? As women, we are often charged with running a household, balancing work and family, managing kids and their schedules,…

Taking a “Ferris Day” ….Ferris Bueller has nothing on you!

The first day for my Public Speaking class, I asked my college students if they are familiar with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off“…not to my surprise only a handful of these students have seen the movie.  We briefly described the plot of this cinema classic, as the main character, a high school student,  plays hooky for…