Being a young, female business owner is no easy gig; but I love every minute of it. I love that I do something different every day, have to meet deadlines, and inspire and motivate other women like myself. While I am new to owning a business, I feel like I have done this job all my life; juggling tasks, meeting deadlines, and feeling a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. That's when it … [Read more...] about Why Women Make Great Business Owners
Hello All :) I am super excited to start blogging for all of you this month! So, there is a lot going on in December for me, and I am sure for the rest of you out there to. I mean there are family get-togethers, holidays we are celebrating, family traditions that are taking place and the list goes on and on....and on! Well, for me and my family, December is packed full of events, and one very … [Read more...] about Words of A Mother ~
In today's economy it is almost impossible to be a mom and not work. If you are a non-working mom, then consider yourself lucky. But for the rest of us, listen up for a few tips to make your life that much easier. I am a mother of two, and I have almost mastered being a mom, having a career, and still preserving my sanity. Organization The first step to not going absolutely bonkers after waking … [Read more...] about Working Moms: Staying Sane while Balancing your Family and Job
Being a parent brings the need to make tough decisions. From pregnancy to the time your kids are adults, you have to sacrifice. Sacrificing is not just about money, but also your personal life. For me, it was my education. During finals of my freshman year of college, I found out I was expecting. My boyfriend and I sat and talked about what was to come. We talked about keeping the baby, which was … [Read more...] about College and Kids: My Story of a Tricky Combo
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from Bowling Green State University in May of 2010. It was one of the best days of my life, but I didn’t start at BG, and it wasn't a happy, smooth trip every day of the five years of my undergrad life. I started off as a freshman at Oakland University in 2005. I had been accepted to Virginia State University (Historical Black College and … [Read more...] about Unpaved Road: My Hardships in College
We all want and need healthcare. The tricky part is finding insurance that is affordable, and a perfect fit for our lifestyles. Let’s take a look at some health insurance basics a bit more in-depth when it comes to investing in your healthcare. Do Research Insurance Companies It is always best to shop around for health insurance. Do not always go for what your job has. I personally went from … [Read more...] about Healthcare Tips: Dos and Don’ts
No matter how careful we are, I'm sure most sexually active women have asked themselves that question before. Not knowing if you’re pregnant can interfere with your daily activities. The simplest thing to do to determine if you’re pregnant would be to buy an over-the-counter pregnancy test. This test can detect the pregnancy hormone in your urine. But not knowing before then can be … [Read more...] about Am I Pregnant?
Once you graduate, one of the first things you ask yourself is, "Where will I live?” A great deal of this decision depends on your financial situation and what your immediate priorities are. Whether you do decide to move back home or give it a try on your own, it is good to weigh your options. Here is a guide that weighs different reasons for living alone or moving back in with the 'rents … [Read more...] about Guest House or Townhouse: Living at Home vs On Your Own After College
So, you and your honey have been dating for some time now and might move in together. While this is an exciting chapter in any relationship, it is still a very important decision. One should weigh the pros and cons before making this decision. Here are a few things to consider before moving in with your sweetheart: Pros Cut Costs Moving in together lowers the overall costs of living alone. … [Read more...] about Is It Too Soon to Move In Together?
You've heard it all before, but I really don't think most women understand how important your resume and interview are when finding a job. Your main goal is to wow the employer and show him or her a person who goes above and beyond with their work. Here are a few tips to remember: Your Resume Should Be Powerful (and Easy to Read) Use action words instead of just listing things you did at a … [Read more...] about How to Sell Yourself in your Resume and Interview
The GRE is a standardized test that must be taken before entering graduate school. It is used by many universities use to determine if applicants are ready for grad school by testing their critical thinking skills as well as their math, English, and writing capabilities. While the idea of a test determining whether you will attend your dream school is nerve racking, this does not mean you are … [Read more...] about Taking–and Acing–the GRE