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

Avant Garde

Family, Motherhood, Musings

I said yes when I really wanted to say no. I came up with excuses when it was time to go. I was not excited about stepping outside of my comfort zone. But, I did it. Not for myself, but for my daughter. I sucked it up and went to the gingerbread house decorating event.  … Read More

Working Mommy Meltdown

Inspiration, Motherhood

It’s International Peace Day (every year on September 21st) and this morning I honored it by crying…in public…at my daughter’s school. Working mommy fail and meltdown. The day didn’t get off to a bad start, it was great in fact. It was a typical working mom morning, but better. I got up, got dressed, put dishes away, … Read More

Easy Self-Management Mantra

Lifestyle Business, Women in Business

These simple questions help make decision-making/steering so simple: Does it work for me? If not, how could/would it work for me? I shared these questions and my #1 self-management mantra for the first time last year when I was speaking to a group of amazing businesswomen in Chicago. In the Q/A session, lots of business issues were coming … Read More

Unplugged and Recharged

Career, Health, Inspiration, Motherhood, Musings

I just got back from a week-long trip to California with my family. My business and pleasure trip is summed up below PLUS my “ah-ha’s” from my time off. I cannot endorse unplugging to recharge enough! It is wonderful to be home, but wow, is it great (personally and professionally) to get away! My vocation … Read More

Don’t Make Your Issue an Issue

Career, Motherhood, Musings

I had a total “working mom on the verge” moment yesterday. I was plowing through work before I unplugged for a live meeting (meaning I had to be showered and dressed professionally, no hiding behind the laptop!) when the babysitter messaged me saying she had a family emergency and couldn’t come. Working mom guilt kicked in… The little … Read More

Who is a Wild Web Woman?

Career, Musings

I am SO excited to launch Wild Web Women, my new support site for women with web-based businesses this year. Be sure to sign up on www.WildWebWomen.com for updates! Over the last few months, I have been talking with future members of the community, current clients who I modeled the new site for, and reflecting on a question I have … Read More

Creating Time for Creativity

Career, Inspiration, Musings

I had coffee today with a friend. As I walked into the front door and took my first whiff of the baked goods and caffeinated happiness I was about to put in my hungry face, I was finishing an internal conversation that sounded something like this: “I don’t have time for this” “I should be using this time … Read More

Don’t Like Something? Stand Up and Change It!

Career, Inspiration, Musings

“Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!” ― Mark A. Cooper One of my dear friends is feeling overwhelmed. She is bringing work home with her, isn’t getting enough “off” time, personal priorities are taking a backseat to work and she isn’t feeling like she has reached her true professional potential. Can you … Read More