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Father’s Day Gift Idea #1

Did I ever mention I lived in Bangkok? (Yeah, that’s me on the right with the Amy Grant hairdo). Well, I did, back in my globe-trotting days. I worked for a company called Novartis for a summer as an intern. And one day while I was desperately looking for Fruit Loops getting healthy groceries, I found […]

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Celebrating Erma Bombeck

Today is Earth Day, but it also happens to be the day Erma Bombeck died. While I love mother Earth, on this day (and for the next few) I intend to pay homage to one of the funniest moms to walk the planet. She would have been the ultimate blogger, no? It’s pretty awesome that […]

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The Dog Walkers

Recently the doorbell rang and it was three little girls from the neighborhood. They introduced themselves and asked if we had a dog because they were starting a dog walking business. We don’t, but I pointed them in the direction of the right houses. 

I have to tell you, it totally made my day to […]

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The Megan Mullins Effect

Everyone has a great idea now and then, but not everyone does something about it. The mother of one of my son’s classmates is the exception… Megan Mullins had just had her second child and was surfing Craigslist for baby gear when she came across a desperate plea for diapers. She clicked on the ad […]

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Mompreneur Whitney Biggs is excited to present its first ever Mompreneur of the Month! Whitney Biggs is the mother of two kids (ages 7 and 9) and the co-creator of Treasured Passages letter books. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and you can read all about her business in a recent article from the Knoxville News Sentinel. Whitney […]

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Why I Love Dolly Parton

I just love Dolly Parton.  Beyond her performing talents, I like that she is a self-made business woman who gives back. In 1996, she created a literacy program called the Imagination Library through which children under age 5 are sent one book per month to encourage reading. What an inspired idea! Here’s how it all began…Dolly […]

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Coco (Before) Chanel

Sometimes it’s great when everyone’s asleep. I recently found myself in this situation with sole possession of the remote control. Thumbing through the On Demand options, I selected Coco (Before) Chanel. I didn’t know anything about the movie, I just thought it I would learn something about a famous business woman. And I did.  It’s actually a French […]

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