Whole Foods Sold Their Recipes & Formulas to Amazon

How will the transaction impact independent retailers and brands?

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/334164906″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] At some point, in the not too distant future, Amazon wants to ensure that you’re buying everything from either Amazon.com or Amazon stores.  Books.  Music. Diapers. Tech.  Food.  Shampoo.  Organic body care and organic foods. All interestingly now available for purchase at lower prices when you choose their “store brand”. […]

Network Building At Conferences

Are you well known? Are you known to no-one?

Network Building For Bloggers

As I attend more conferences, I’ve realized how many people truly struggle with networking skills.  It can be difficult to meet people when you are new to an environment or a profession.  Nobody knows you.  You have no credibility. It’s easier to recede into your phone or find the nearest familiar face before risking a […]

Cars 3 – Review By A Mom With A Daughter

Will my daughter like this movie?

My husband wanted to take our kids to see Cars 3 for Father’s Day, so, while I was flying back from teaching a cloth diapering class at an event in Phoenix, he bought tickets. We went to a Sunday morning, 10:30am show with all four kids ranging in age from 4 – 14.  Four-year-old Louis […]

The Guy in the Middle Seat

I was on an airplane to San Diego today and found myself sitting next to a guy. Seat partners can be an adventure. Sometimes, they are great.  Last fall, I ended up giving my cell phone number to an amazing mom who was thinking her way through a job change.  She brought me a pile of […]

Counterfeit Baby Products At Amazon

And you don't even get to choose whether you get a real or a fake.

While I know that a lot of you have a love affair going on with Amazon Prime and their seemingly amazing two-day shipping, you should know that you’re not necessarily going to get what you think you’re ordering… and, based on our experience and what I’m reading in the media, even after receiving reports of […]

The CEO Without An Office

Do you actually need a door to close?

The CEO Without An Office

I walked into a business environment recently and was stunned to find the CEO sitting out in the middle of the office surrounded by his staff.  His feet were up. His laptop was in his lap.  He was working on a presentation for an upcoming business meeting. “How in the world do you get anything […]

I hate this day. And I love this day. 

If I defined my success as a mom by June Cleaver's standards or by the home room moms who never talk to me because they don't know me, I'm a failure.

June Cleaver vs. the Working Mom

It’s Mother’s Day. And for some reason, I still have visions of the ideal mom looking like doing my job as the CEO of a mid-sized company while also meeting the standard of the 1950s version of the June Cleaver mom. I hate this day. I love this day. The working mom life means that […]

Mother’s Day – Six Ways To Be Thoughtful

Mother’s Day can be a challenge for anyone.  Choosing the right gifts around special days can make things even more difficult.  It doesn’t take an expensive gift to make a mom feel special though, so today, I’m writing about six meaningful ways to make the mother of your children feel special – without spending a ton of money. […]

How To Safely Diaper a Baby

There is a right way to diaper a baby.

How To Safely Diaper A Baby

To safely diaper a baby, Place the diaper under the baby’s bottom.  Pull the diaper through the baby’s legs and fasten the closures. Remember to be patient.  Newborns keep their little legs drawn up.  You may have to wait for them to uncurl their legs before you can get the diaper on right. Speed is […]