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3 Incredible Days That Will Supercharge Your Career

“What’s next?” “Uh, what?” I’d just finished what I thought was a TedTalk-level promotional report for a new client and there was something about the way he asked me the question that stopped me cold. Now, for his company, the next step was going to be a series of small videos showing the fabulous tastiness […]

The 5 Best Gifts In A Jar

    The 5 Best Gifts In A Jar I love jars.  You can pack ‘em full of anything and they look cool. However, there are some things to put in jars that also make them delightful to open.  The twins, Zoe and I have been working on some simple “gifts in a jar” this […]

3 Non-Toxic Spider Killers: Because They’re Coming For Your Basement

3 Non-Toxic Spider Killers: Because They’re Coming For Your Basement I squished a wolf spider I found in the basement today. It was huge, with a bulging egg sac just ready to pop and flood my basement with a scuttling tidal wave of lifelong trauma. (Editor’s note: I then ran around in circles shrieking and waving my hands […]

Asking for what you want: a script for requesting support from your boss.

(Image credit: RawPixel) Asking for what you want: a script for requesting support from your boss. This is a great format I picked up from Villa Consulting-  the amazing women who are running the female executive business retreat on September 8-12th in Heber Valley. While this is specifically for requesting that your company pay for […]

5 Family-Friendly Camping Spots Along The Wasatch Front

5 Family-Friendly Camping Spots Along The Wasatch Front (image credit: rawpixel) 5 Family-Friendly Camping Spots Along The Wasatch Front. Introducing the offspring to the joys of camping sometimes requires thought and careful planning. You’d think all kids would be thrilled with a tent and a stick for marshmallows. But with today’s technology leashes holding our […]

Why I Sat In A Hot Car For 25 Minutes On A 100 Degree Day

Why I Sat In A Hot Car For 25 Minutes (Image credit: Quimono)   Like every other parent in North America, I’ve been haunted by the story of little Cooper Harris, who died in his car seat when his father left him there in the Georgia heat. Since then, Ross Harris has been charged with murder. This […]

Our A/C Free Challenge: How Our Blistering Month Concluded

  (Image credit Elasticomputerfarm)   Our A/C Free Challenge: How Our Blistering Month Concluded… It all started with opening an electric bill for a galactic $423.74 last August. FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE FREAKING DOLLARS (and don’t forget 74 cents!) to cool our home for ONE MONTH? So – mostly based on spite – we decided […]