Enjoying The Last Days Of Summer #spon

Oh the long lazy days of Summer! Today was the first day of school for us and a stark reminder that summer will soon be wrapping up for good. One of the benefits of living in South Carolina is that we’ll have great outdoors weather for a few more months – one of the down sides is that we’ll have not-so-fun flying critters for awhile, too. Flies and mosquitoes are ruthless around these parts and can truly put a damper on an afternoon in the backyard.

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30 Simple Strategies To Increase Productivity

Increasing productivity or even being productive takes planning and time. We often want to find an extra hour or two a day to do certain tasks, but if you put into effect systems and get organized in your daily life you can get a lot more done each day. Parents can easily fit in more fun time with their kids when they organize their day and their home and learn to say “no” more often.

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Brightening Up My Space With #BOUQLove #spon

I have to admit – I’m a sucker for pretty flowers and plants. My absolute favorites are lillies and orchids. I was first introduced to The Bouqs at BlogHer in San Jose, California and just loved the fresh flowers they had at their booth. So, of course, it made my day when they reached out to me to try their flower delivery service and share my experience with my readers and supporters.

Their online ordering process is very simple and easy to use.

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Tips For Successful Time Management

Time management is a constant struggle for our household and with school starting in a few days I know it’s time to get back on track (again!) and out of our laid back summer schedule. I know, I know – we really should have started our back-to-school schedule a week or so ago to make the transition easier – my snooze button and I are really working on it and had a serious conversation this evening about the need to do better.

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#NicheParent14 Pre-Conference Meet-Up in Columbia, SC

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to get together with a great group of Divas here in Columbia, South Carolina for The Niche Parent Network and Conference. We met at one of my new favorite restaurants, the mamas and the tapas, in Downtown Columbia. Our group ranged from seasoned bloggers, new and about to be bloggers, event planners, direct sales consultants, and a published author. Many thanks to Saidah Washington of A Proverbs Wife and Aprons and Stilletos for coming out and sharing her knowledge on building an effective and profitable email list –

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99 Ways to Market Your Online Business for Free

Marketing effectively isn’t all about the size of your budget; it’s about your audience. Even though you may be faced with a shoestring (or even a nonexistent) budget, one thing you do have is time. You most certainly can market your business on a shoestring, as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort.

Below is a list of 100 ways to market your online business for free. Free does not equate to little or no work.

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Finding HOPE In The Struggle: A Kiwan N. Fitch Production

“Finding HOPE In The Struggle”: A Kiwan N. Fitch Production is a live show comprised of scripted monologues from the “Confessions” Book Series by Kiwan N. Fitch. The series is a platform for women to examine and share their truths. “Finding HOPE” will use a theatrical format to address several social issues that women face daily – the struggles that exist but society often wants to ignore.  

It will spotlight the lives of women who currently or at one time in their lives were receiving public assistance,

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