Do You Make Resolutions or Set Goals?

Every January brings about additional thoughts on what I want out of life. I suppose it’s the New Years Resolution syndrome that we get caught up in every year but this year seems a bit different. 2017 was a hard year for me in some ways – I am looking forward to what 2018 will […] Read more…

Blogging When You are Crazy Busy (Hello December!)

December is just a crazy month for me. Not because I go to lots of Christmas parties or have people over for Christmas, it’s just regular day to day stuff plus a few extra projects thrown in. Blogging has taken a bit of a back seat in terms of writing but I am still making […] Read more…

10 Reasons Why Blogging is Hard But is So Rewarding

Blogging is not easy. It looks like it could be easy but it’s not. Blogging is hard – for me anyway – I have no doubt that there are lots of bloggers out there that wouldn’t agree with me. They are probably more organized than I am! I love everything about blogging though and I […] Read more…

22 Tips to Banish Beginner Blogger Overwhelm

Beginner Blogger Overwhelm Got You Feeling Frazzled? Starting and keeping up a blog is hard work and very time consuming – if you have no other commitments in your life that may work out just fine for you. For most of us though, blogging is one of many things on our to do lists and […] Read more…

Why Are You Blogging? 5 Reasons Why Bloggers Blog

Exactly how many blogs there are on the internet now that we are in 2017 is almost impossible to know. Realistically, we can conservatively assume that there are millions. In early 2012, Neilson/McKinley estimated there were over 181 Million blogs – and that was almost 6 years ago. Some stats from 2016 are here. Interestingly, […] Read more…

How to Create a #PinterestHashtagStrategy

How to create a Pinterest Hastag Strategy to get more traffic to your blog

  Pinterest is allowing and promoting the use of hashtags on the platform now and I think this is really exciting! I suspect they finally caved to the unspoken “peer pressure” from other platforms and brands that are using hashtags and are so commonplace now in online marketing. I have never been one to use […] Read more…

Add a Side Hustle to Bring in More Monthly Income

36 Ways to Side Hustle

Why add a Side Hustle to your life? There are lots of great advantages to adding a side hustle to your life (I know, life is already busy but I believe everyone should have a side hustle). Job security just isn’t there for most of us anymore and we need to create our own form […] Read more…

How I Lost 42 Lbs in 86 Days

How I Lost 42 Lbs in 86 Days

This year I decided to take my health by the horns and get serious about my weight. I have battled my weight since about 10 years of age and I just turned 48. As a newly single mom of two girls (one in university, the other in grade 3), I knew that I had to […] Read more…