Personal and Professional Freedom

Career

I first saw this quote on a stunning sculpture outside of Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights. I read Nelson Mandela’s powerful words as water flowed over them, tearing up as I read these words over and over: For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in … Read More

Remember What You Deserve

Career, Inspiration, Musings

“Sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.” -Unknown (click to tweet this) I am all about expressing gratitude and feeling thankful for what I have. I do it every day. It is absolutely important to be grateful and feel abundance, but I want to be crystal fucking clear about … Read More

Shout Out to the Reliables

Career, Musings

Last week, my plate felt full to the point of spilling over. Without going into details, I felt like I was drowning in work, family, parenting, volunteer work and more. I dealt by having a lovely mini meltdown – after a day of service to my clients, daughter, friends and community, I had a few … Read More

Voicing My Values

Motherhood, Musings, Style

I treated my daughter to some fabulous shades (it was #NationalSunglassesDay after all!) on a recent shopping trip. After the splurge, we held hands, walked around the shopping area and I talked to her about some of my personal values (areas in parentheses were not verbalized to her). I said matter-of-factly: I value the truth … Read More

Wild, Wonderful Web-Based Business

Web-Based Business, Women in Business

Web-based business (work-from-home, work-from-anywhere) is so wildly wonderful. So wonderful, I talked about this in depth in my first Wild Web Women newsletter. While the flexibility and limitless nature of having a business without walls is wonderful, having other women to share your experiences, challenges, questions and ideas with takes success to new levels. In the 10+ years … Read More

Why I Love My Work-From-Home Job

Musings

I love indulging in weekly Wednesday morning coffee gatherings with my fabulous mom friends. Today I arrived unshowered, no makeup, trading typical “hellos” for a more grandiose greeting -pulling off my ski cap to showcase my unruly, sticky-outy hair. I felt a badge of working mom honor hearing their oohs and ahhs as they admired my mismanaged appearance. After catching … Read More

The Power of Service

Career

I earned a spot working one of the most coveted parent volunteer roles at my daughter’s school – serving at the Valentine’s tea. The little boys look so dapper in their ties and coats and the girls take on a new air in their dress clothes. The teacher brings in lace linens and her grandmother’s china, a … Read More

A Little Piece of My Heart

Motherhood, Musings

Five out of seven mornings a week, I experience a dull pain in my chest. I’m ok while getting dressed, putting on a little makeup and combing my hair (or hiding it under a hat). Still no pain during the time I wake my daughter up, or while helping her get dressed and guiding her … Read More

Tell Your Story to Sell Your Story

Career, Inspiration, Musings

I was introduced to this beautiful quote was last year by one of my coworkers at Web Marketing Therapy. She sent it to me to share on our Wild Web Women Facebook page. Her timing couldn’t have been better, as I needed wise words for a client who was at a professional fork in the road, I have … Read More

Gourmet Web Marketing

Marketing, Web-Based Business, Women in Business

Last year, I had a long-time client doubly “should” on me saying 1.) I should create a discounted web design and web marketing package offering and 2.) I should make his niche my niche. He wasn’t trying to get a discount- he suggested this because he wanted to refer his clients to a quality web marketing … Read More