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Finding a way to organize all aspects of your life from motherhood to feeling artsy, or perfecting your portfolio as a professional.

Enjoy the Ride, Right Now

It’s finally Friday night, the beginning of a weekend of freedom, which also happens to include your birthday. Your family, friends, and spouse all have celebratory plans for you. You have a rewarding career and a network of beautiful people who want to rejoice in your life. As you walk out to your car to…

Being a Good Steward of Your Finances Can Benefit All

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As a Certified Financial Planner I encourage my clients to embrace their roles as financial caregivers by being good stewards of their assets for themselves and their families. As April is National Financial Literacy month, it serves as a timely reminder for everyone to reassess their personal financial knowledge. Have you been making an effort…

Keeping Sane + Productive

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Mompreneur, you know the delicate juggling act that includes the many different aspects of managing your tasks, supporting your family, getting things done—and feeling like you have a life of your own. Yes? One of the critical areas successful mompreneurs learn to master is managing time effectively. To do so, we must become experts at planning,…

Reminders for Brave Leaders Who Are Leading the Way

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Leading businesses, organizations, and communities isn’t easy. It expends energy. It requires focus. It demands determination. Leadership calls us to step up and step out, abandoning our comfort zones for the sake of a goal or cause. It takes on many different forms, but its purpose remains: to serve and to lead its followers into…

The Balancing Act

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Help! I ran out of Tuesday! Life and work balance—is that even possible? When was the last time you felt you were in that Balance Zone? Did you recognize it at the time? If you are still striving for it, are you able to describe what it might look like? I confess. A couple of…

Women Rule the Retail Industry as Buyers and Producers

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In a male-driven world, it’s sometimes hard to notice how much women are becoming the dominating force that runs the business world, especially when it comes to the retail industry. From frugal spenders to insightful leaders, women are becoming a major voice for what female consumers want and how to sell products better to women.…

Defining Unstoppable

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As one of the many stories shared within If I Could Share One Thing About Becoming Unstoppable, published by The Tapestry Network, Maggie Sabatier-Smith shares her view of faith versus everyday living. Treadmill Faith takes me through, under, over, and around the obstacles that rise up to try to silence my voice; my purpose. How…