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Kudos and Thank you

[starbox]I would love to give a shout out to the gentleman that I see walking everyday - rain, snow or shine.  This stranger to me is always carrying a grocery bag in his hand as he takes his morning or afternoon stroll. This grocery bag is for picking up any trash that he sees along his journey! Kudos to this gentleman for taking matters into his own hands and making a difference in the appearance

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November 27, 2019 0

Changes

[starbox]As the weather starts to get cooler, the cooking moves from the outside grill to the oven in the kitchen. The meals turn from BBQ’d hamburgers and macaroni salad to homemade lasagna and hearty vegetable soups.  “Mom! Why are you smiling?” asks my daughter while we are driving to school. I come back to reality and tell her that this is the happiest time of year for me. Normally, I try to avoid driving anywhere

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October 15, 2019 0

See Brilliance, Be Brilliant!

[starbox]That's like one of those inspirational quotes that you look for, "See Brilliance, Be Brilliant" but it's true. A few years ago I wrote an article about the many works of art currently displayed in my office at AVA Virtual Assistance. Still so proud to be displaying them! Each one was created with so much love and thought. And now there's even more. I find that I’m a better person when I surround myself with

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October 4, 2019 0

More secret weapons for the WAHM

[starbox]So far in our series on being a work-at-home mom, we've discussed the decision factors and logistics of working at home with a baby, the importance of not multitasking, and the usefulness of nap schedules. Now we'll look at a few more tools to help you get the work you need done—while still being the best mom you can be. Bonus secret weapon: the babysitter. Before you start yelling at me about how the point

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September 25, 2019 0

“Submit” – A button that can make you “poop your pants”?

[starbox] I never thought I could be so intimidated by a submit button, but there I was, cursor poised. Do I click the button? ...DON'T CLICK THE BUTTON...Other people might see the answers to those very personal questions. You should totally click the button. You know you want to. What if people judge me...or the business I've created. ...I don't know what to do!!! Click the button. No! Don't! ...ah, come ON!!! It's like a

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August 29, 2019 0
Nap Schedule for Work at home mom

Schedules: The WAHM’s Secret Weapon #2 for Sanity & Productivity

[starbox]Work at Home moms have a unique set of challenges. We've covered why and how to be a WAHM first, then last time we talked about the importance of being able to give 100% to both your work and your baby, in turn. Today we'll tackle my favorite method (and the only method I've found that's actually worked!) for being able to do that. As a stay-at-home mom, it can feel impossible to find a

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August 20, 2019 0