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The Childcare Conundrum

The Childcare Conundrum

Can’t my baby watch herself? Of course I know this is a ridiculous notion, but my husband and I have joked about it before. Here’s why: childcare is one of the only situations we’ve run into with a zero-sum solution for our household. While I want to be a great mother, (call me crazy) I also WANT to work, which means we need to have someone to care for our daughter. Expense First of all, the... »

Has Becoming a Parent Ruined You?

Has Becoming a Parent Ruined You?

Before adventuring into parenthood, I had concerns that having a child would ruin aspects of my life or my career. Since becoming a parent, I have accepted a lot of changes. I’ve had mornings where I’ve already had more costume changes than a Cher Concert, and somehow still get to work with “stuff” on me. I’ve had dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep, which I’m sure are viewed... »

How To for Small Business: Implement a Private Label Program

How To for Small Business: Implement a Private Label Program

Major retailers have been using private label to their advantage for years. A private label product is one that is manufactured or provided by a supplier and labeled with another name or brand. For a retailer, it gives them the opportunity to have product created according to their specifications, create differentiation from its competitors, and reduce costs, among other things. There is no reason... »

The Top 5 Ways “Saving” Money Costs Consumers

The Top 5 Ways “Saving” Money Costs Consumers

With the struggling economy, almost everyone has less money in their wallet than they used to. Consumers are trying to pay down debt, trying to recover from home value losses, and now trying to pay off escalating student debt. Every company seems to be pushing ways the consumer can “save” money, through coupons, deals, and financing options to get them to spend. Here are 5 examples of ways con... »

Excited to be featured in The Angelos of Kappa Delta!

Excited to be featured in The Angelos of Kappa Delta!

For those of you who were involved in the Greek System in college, hopefully you had a similar experience to mine–a great adventure and experience. I pledged Kappa Delta my freshman year of college, and had the unique experience of being a founding member of our chapter at the University of Idaho. It was an experience filled with chaos, excitement, fun, friendship, and sisterly love–an... »

Gift Wrapping that Ideas that Leave an Impression

Shopping for the perfect gift can be really fun, but the fun shouldn’t stop there.  Gift wrapping can be a great way to show your creative side and personalize the gift giving process without being expensive. It can also be a great way to reinforce your personal or business brand. Below are a few ways to make the gift giving process extra special! His & Her Wrapping Tips: Using craft paper ... »

Increasing Your Power Currency: How Women Climb the Ladder Naturally!

I’m really excited to share the article that I wrote for the Idaho Women’s Journal with you!   Since many of you won’t have access to the printed version because you live outside of our geographic region, I thought I’d share it here! Increasing Your Power Currency: How Women Climb the Ladder Naturally!  Imagine that woman who shot up the proverbial corporate ladder in... »

Ten Products We Love, Made in Idaho

Ten Products We Love, Made in Idaho

I’m so excited about my guest post on USA Love List! Here’s an introduction to the post, or you can read the full article here. When people from Idaho introduce themselves to a national audience they get a lot of  “Oh yeah, I know where Iowa is! No? Ohio? No? Wait, did you say Idaho? Potatoes!” Well, we might not be the most well-known (for anything besides a starchy vegetable) of... »

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