Having a baby is a major life changer in more ways that I could have imagined. So I'm proud to say I have two years of parenthood under my belt. Time really does go faster when you have kids. Parenthood has kicked my as$ and lifted me up in countless, unexpected ways. It also totally zapped my ability to work the first year and still limits how much "free time" I have to work … [Read more...]
What’s your persuasion IQ?
Ever notice how some people always seem to be able to get everything they want? No matter how tricky a situation they're put in, they just seem to know how to talk things out to their advantage. One of my good friends has this gift and it's incredibly entertaining to watch. There's an art to persuasion that even the verbally clumsy and introverted (like me) can learn with … [Read more...]
7 Ways to be a better leader at any age
Some people are lucky to be natural born leaders adept at capturing attention and inspiring those around them. They make it look so easy! For most of us, however, leadership takes a lot of practice and time to develop. It can be intimidating being in charge of other people and having additional responsibilities on your shoulders. That's why starting early in small settings, … [Read more...]
Will Having A Kid Save My Marriage? Just Say No!
It might sound ridiculous that anyone would ever ask themselves, "Will having a kid save my marriage?" but I think it actually happens a LOT behind closed doors and in people's heads. We all know that relationships can be multi-layered, complicated, and hard - that's why there are so many crazy, yet believable storylines in the media and in movies. Kids Are Easy, Right? I'm … [Read more...]
When To Boot Your Adult Kids Out Of The House
It's estimated that roughly 14% of adults between the ages of 24-34 and 51% of adults between the ages of 18-23 still live at home with their parents according to a December 2013 Gallup poll. The numbers have been rising over the years as housing has become more expensive and jobs less plentiful. Add on the explosive student loan debt debacle and it's easy to see why adult … [Read more...]