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Mar 10

March 10, 2016


Heather Tarbuck of Buckets Boutique is One Successful Mama

“Raising girls, my husband and I want to show them how to be independent, responsible, self-relying young ladies who will blossom into young women. Hopefully, I am showing them that they can have a goal and accomplish all that they dream…” – Heather Tarbuck, Owner, Buckets Boutique This month, I’m profiling a local mompreneur: Heather Tarbuck of Buckets Boutique, a fun, funky and fabulous boutique located in the heart of Harrison City, Pa. The store offers affordable and unique gifts for men, women and…

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Feb 11

February 11, 2016

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Karla Lemmon of “Little Peanut on the Go” is One Successful Mama!

“I enjoy my flexibility the most. I’m able to walk my son to the bus stop and be there when he arrives home, plus I’ve been able to spend time in his classroom volunteering.” – Karla Lemmon, Little Peanut on the Go This month, I’m profiling Karla Lemmon, founder of Little Peanut on the Go, a mobile app that helps parents manage their on-the-go lifestyles. The app helps parents create packing lists and to-do lists, build care schedules to share with caregivers, and connect…

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Dec 10

December 10, 2015


I Choose Joy This Holiday Season

Dear Readers: I’ve been feeling defeated lately. Mentally exhausted. Worn out. Maybe you have, too. The world is weighing on me, readers, with a capital W. Maybe it’s weighing on you, too. I’m frustrated and saddened by the state of affairs in this country. And then — and then — the news about San Bernardino and Hitler’s Trump’s announcement about Muslims pretty much pushed me to the brink. For starters, I’m sad that my daughter is growing up in a…

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Oct 13

October 13, 2015

This was taken AFTER she told me she combed her hair.

Age 5 is Trying to Destroy My Will to Live

In less than two short months, my daughter will turn 6. I’m not sure if I’m going to make it. Why, you ask? Because, you see: I’m pretty sure that Age 5 is trying to destroy me. At some point over the summer, fragments of my sweet-natured kindergartener were replaced with a strong-willed, eye-rollin’, sass-talkin’ five-ager. Now, don’t get me wrong. The vast majority of the time, she’s still my darling little angel. She still loves cuddles and stories in my…

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Sep 9

September 9, 2015


September’s One Successful Mama Profile: Jen Wirsing, The Green Berry Juice Bar

“Opening The Green Berry has reminded me that I can still have my own life and be my own person, while finding a balance of being a mom and a wife.” – Jen Wirsing, Owner This month I’m profiling Jen Wirsing, owner of The Green Berry, a unique hometown eatery serving cold pressed juices, smoothies and other seasonal specials located in Irwin, Pa. A native of the area, Jen lives in nearby North Huntingdon, Pa., with her 6-year-old daughter Adelle and husband…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2015

Kelly Wonderlin

August’s One Successful Mama Profile: Kelly Wonderlin, Digital Lifestyle Enthusiast

“It has given me the ability to make my own office hours and really enjoy my time with the kids and my husband.” – Kelly Wonderlin, Digital Lifestyle Enthusiast This month, I’m featuring Kelly Wonderlin, a digital lifestyle enthusiast that I met through Twitter! Kelly was raised in Austin, Texas, where she resides today with her husband Mark, their daughter Avery, who is 10 months, and her stepson Chase, who is 6 1/2.  Kelly is a blogger, social media rockstar, and the owner of a YouTube…

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Jul 21

July 21, 2015


July’s One Successful Mama Profile: Jillian Darlington, MomCo App

 “Although I am extremely busy, it allows me to be able to spend time with my son and still be the type of mom that I want to be.” – Jillian Darlington, MomCo This month I’m profiling Jillian Darlington, founder and CEO of the successful MomCo app, which helps moms connect with other moms as well as the businesses that cater to them and their children. Jillian is a successful entrepreneur, business consultant, public speaker and work-at-home lifestyle expert. She’s…

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Jun 30

June 30, 2015

What Type of Mom Am I?

Want to Know What Type of Mom I Am? Read This.

A few weeks ago, I posted a mini-rant on Facebook about how tired I am of all of the “5 types of moms you’ll see at the playground” and “10 types of moms to avoid” posts crawling through my newsfeed. I get that they’re supposed to be light-hearted and fun, but in my opinion, all they do is add more fuel to the “mommy war” fire. When I was a kid, it seemed that moms and dads were just…moms and…

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Apr 26

April 26, 2015

Why Mom Friends Are Important

Why Mom Friends Are Important

When I became a mom five years ago, I was still working full-time as a teacher. I went back to work when my baby girl was just three-and-a-half months old. To say I struggled with this transition is probably the world’s greatest understatement. Those first few weeks (okay, months) back to work, I cried every day and night, crushed by an overwhelming need to stay home with my daughter. Long story short, I was a blubbering, unstable mess. Nearly every day….

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