What this WAHM has been up to…

When Ryan was a baby I was teaching anatomy and physiology classes at our local college, but I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom now for over a year. I’m incredibly lucky that I’m able to stay home with the two kids while they’re still little. I have an open invitation to teach at the college again when I’m ready, but honestly I don’t know what I’ll end up doing.

I’ve never been good at sitting still… I’m happiest when I’m busy and I like being a hard worker. My passion used to be with the sciences

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my top 5 Bloggy Boot Camp Chicago takeaway points

1. Be nice or go home.

2. Own your sh*t.

3. Don’t be cray-cray on facebook.

4. Have more sex. (And now my husband says the money for this conference was well spent 😉 Nice planning, BBC!)

5. @TiffanyRom is pretty.


Okay, really, I learned a TON MORE. Enough to fill 435 blog posts, probably. Enough to keep me busy for ages. It was all very educational and very motivating and inspiring. I can’t wait to implement some of the things I learned… share with you guys… and be doing what

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So much exciting news!

I’ve been so busy lately… not only getting our house on the market, cleaning for showings (GAH!), and shopping for a new home, but also attempting to stay caught up on blog/writing work, getting ready for ABC, and launching a new website.

Oh, and raising the two little ones. 😉

Well…. after 4 days on the market we had our first showing… a week later they put in an offer… we negotiated… we accepted. Contracts SIGNED. Closing date Nov. 26th.

And wouldn’t ya know that yesterday we walked into the house we want to

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use quality when presenting your brand {moo.com giveaway}

I’ve been to multiple conferences and blogging events where I’ve needed to hand out my business cards. This can certainly be someone’s only impression of you as they sort through the cards they’ve collected after the event. Especially at something as large as BlogHer, each person you meet isn’t likely to remember who you are.

That means your business cards need to tell your story and it’s one area I wouldn’t skimp on.

I’ve used various companies to print my business cards

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a BlogHer12 NYC review

This was my third year at BlogHer, but it seemed so different. It feels like there are hundreds of things I want to tell you… but we’ll save the 24+ hour trip home (thank you, Southwest), my favorite products and gifts, and my tips for another post. Right now I just want to share my pictures and recap what I did in NYC!

The trip out was great–even though I had a 6am flight, got up at 1:40am, and left my house at 2:15am to drive to the airport. It

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The First Annual Blogger Baby Shower for a Cause with Baby’s First Test!

This past weekend I was in NYC for BlogHer, the huge annual blogging conference for women (and some men!). It was my third year attending and this year I was lucky enough to be sponsored by an amazing organization, Baby’s First Test. They promote and raise awareness of newborn screenings. This is something near and dear to my heart and I

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Blog conferences are all about the follow-up: business card test

I’ve been to the large blogging conference BlogHer twice and am about to go for my third time early next month. Business cards are a must-have when you attend conference like this because you meet so many new people…. at BlogHer, there’s a huge expo hall filled with sponsors that everyone wants to meet and many times you also throw your business card into a bucket to enter some sort of contest or giveaway. Then there are the private parties used for networking, too, and all the other bloggers you interact with.

So last

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