Thoughts on Teacher Gifts: Part II

We’ve already talked about gifts for teachers (yay gift cards), so what about how you present teacher gifts. I have spent hours on Pinterest over the years to come up with ideas for creative cards for teachers as room mom. Mainly, I’m looking for ideas where kids can...

Thoughts on Teacher Gifts: Part I

Teacher gifts are sometimes a struggle for moms. As this school year is ending, the challenge of teacher gifts comes up again. Here is my advice, nice and simple…unless you’ve specifically had a conversation with the teacher about something he/she likes (e.g.,...

Mompowerment interview update

I try to give an update on interviews or share things I’m learning from interviews about this time each month. Recently, I interviewed a mom about her experience. I’ve known her since grad school – 14 years – but I didn’t know her story about moving to part-time until...

Small business statistics

In celebration of Small Business Week, which was last week in the US, I wanted to share some statistics on small businesses. There are 28.8 million small businesses or about 99.7% of US businesses, according to a 2016 report from the Small Business Administration....

To the amazing moms out there (yes, that means you)

I had a conversation with a good friend recently on a day that started with a tough morning for me and it was the day after a not fun day as a mommy for her. And, we commiserated about motherhood not necessarily being a confidence booster.  Motherhood can be hard....