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Happy, Joyous & Free

May 1, 2012 | | 10 Comments

This is the piece that I wrote and shared at the Listen To Your Mother live show in April 2012 at the Walton Art Center in Fayetteville, AR. You can read more about Listen To Your Mother, a nation series … Read More

How to: Be a work-at-home mom (WAHM)

March 6, 2012 | | 8 Comments

Guest post by Shannon Magsam. 

When I went on maternity leave from the newspaper where I was a reporter, I wasn’t sure if I would go back to work or stay home with my new daughter.

I left the door open. Then, after she was born, it closed tight. As a writer, I figured I could cobble together a decent annual salary with freelance work.

After my three-month leave, my first stop for work-at-home job options was the newspaper I had just resigned from. It felt a little weird, but they were gracious and said they were glad to have me. I happily continued writing a weekly lifestyle piece where I interviewed local married couples about how they met. I also picked up other work for the paper, including a food feature and profiling our region’s version of the rich and famous.

Later, I added work for a local PR firm (which my newspaper friends joked was “the dark side”) and started writing press releases for a large retailer.

Some months, the different Read More

Apple household invaded: Daddy got a Kindle Touch

January 15, 2012 | | 3 Comments

A couple years ago I posted a pretty decent rant about Steve’s addiction to Apple products and some new contraption called the iPantyLiner. There was absolutely no way I was going to let him spend hundreds of dollars on another piece of gadgetry just because Apple freakin’ rocks at marketing and he’s one of their mindless followers. Read More

Actual food? Nope. Not here.

January 9, 2012 | | 5 Comments

Four months ago I made a rash decision on the way to dinner at Noodle’s Italian restaurant. My friends were there already; I was late, which is a little out of character for me and I was on the phone with Angela Belford.

We had partnered on a social media management proposal for a national product and she was asking how I thought the pitch went. As I was getting off of the freeway we were in the middle of talking about future collaborations when I heard myself say out loud, Read More

Top 50 Christmas Toys of the Past Century [Infographic]

December 12, 2011 | | 4 Comments

This is fascinating.

What I find particularly interesting is how old some of my favorite childhood toys actually are. Born in the 70s, some of my favorites came from the 10s, 20s, 30s and 50s. Read More

As Report Reveals Toxic Ingredients in Baby Shampoo, Johnson & Johnson Goes Public with Plans to Clean Up Products – Forbes

November 3, 2011 |

“Nothing says we need tighter chemical regulation than toxic baby shampoo.” – Forbes
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I have a 1 in 250 shot at making $100,000 next year!

November 1, 2011 |





No joke. I entered the Cheap Sally “Bring Home the Bacon” frugal living blogger contest and I’m a state finalist (there are five in each state), which by my math … Read More

It’s kinda nice here afterall: Northwest Arkansas 8th lowest cost of living

October 31, 2011 | | 6 Comments

Northwest Arkansas has once again been ranked one of the lowest cost of living cities in the country. What are your favorite things about NWA? Read More

Value who you know

October 26, 2011 |

Have you ever heard the saying: Stick with the winners

Thought it sounded snobby or elitist? It isn’t. Read More

Know your value

October 25, 2011 | | 8 Comments

There is a recurring topic of conversation in my life right now among my women (the women with whom I surround myself on a regular basis). It seems the topic of value keeps coming up. Maybe this is because I know a lot of women who are entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners.   There are plenty of us who Read More