Saying Goodbye to My Only Child’s Childhood…

Angeline 2001

Angeline is turning 17 next month and she’s decided that she wants an old fashioned themed birthday party at our local park…just like she did as a kid. This will likely be the last kiddie birthday party that I ever throw…and I am totally freaking out about it! Where did the last 17 years go? [...]

Join the #PoweringSafety Twitter Party 9/23 1 PM EST


September is National Preparedness Month and like myself, Energizer takes this seriously. Did you know that according to a recent Energizer survey* 36% of Americans have experienced a power outage in the last year? These can range from a few minutes to a few days. Additionally, only 36% of households have discussed a safety plan for weather related emergencies or [...]

Join the #LifeProtected Twitter Party 9/16 1 PM EST


As as adult, it’s your responsibility to financially support those you love. Fewer than half of all Americans have a life insurance policy.* Life insurance is incredibly important and Savings Bank Life (SBLI) encourages you to have the No Nonsense Conversation with your family. How will funeral costs, bills, and college tuition be covered? Choosing a policy can be overwhelming [...]

Everything You Need for Your College Dorm Room

If you are heading to college, then it is important to stock up with everything you need to make your college life comfortable. Living away from home can be exciting and difficult at the same time. Fortunately, the following dorm necessities will ensure that you enjoy your stay and do well in school. Clothes It [...]

Change With The Times

When starting a business, there are a lot of unknowns. As quickly as a person learns what it takes to run a business, new ideas and trends are introduced. This means that everyone who is self-employed needs to continually learn to ensure success. This sounds like a lot of work, but the good news is [...]

Are You Making Your Bucket List a Priority? #SunTrustBucketList

Rome Bucket List

I bet I could ask each of you about something that you want to experience in life and you’d easily be able to tell me at least a few things. From travel to learning a new language or skill, there are endless possibilities when it comes to a bucket list. I watched a video recently of new water powered jet [...]

The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Guide

As summer winds down, parents and students both begin to think about the return to school. While most kids probably aren’t very excited to hit the books instead of the snooze button, mom and dad may be more than ready to see their kids off at the bus stop. One of the biggest task for [...]

A #HappiMess is a Sign of a Life Well Lived


I grew up in a house that wasn’t exactly tidy. Sure, it was clean, but there was always clutter – and that clutter wore on my neat-freak personality like you wouldn’t believe. I’ve used to be such a tidy person, picking up after myself (and others) as I’ve gone along my day, folding laundry, putting dishes [...]

3 Tips For an Organized Day #SharpieClearview #Pmedia #Ad


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SharpieClearview By now we are all back into the swing of things, after a hopefully fun-filled summer with the kids. I usually give myself a reduced work schedule during the [...]

Using A Credit Card The Right Way  

If you want to use a credit card, learning to use it in the right way is absolutely essential. Credit cards are great financial tools as long as they are used with caution, but in order to prevent yourself falling into debt, you will need to develop money management skills alongside discipline and financial knowledge. Below, [...]