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Falling only makes you stronger….

January 10th, 2014 No Comments

P&G’s commercial tugs at the heart strings of Moms (and Dads) everywhere as we look forward to the upcoming Winter Olympics in February.  We’ve all picked our kids up from a fall on the ice, the neighborhood sidewalk or the volleyball court.  That’s what we do as parents.  It sometimes breaks our hearts,  but we all know [...]


What I’ve learned in 50+ years…in case you missed them….

July 18th, 2013 No Comments

What I’ve learned in 50+ years… 1. Don’t Blink. 2. What goes around comes around – this applies to marketing concepts, how you treat people and fashion! 3. The First Order of Business is to listen. 4. Smile, people smile back 5. Keep kids too busy to get in trouble. 6. Success comes from working [...]


Whatever you are, be a good one…

June 6th, 2013 No Comments

I recently realized my beloved father didn’t make this quote up himself, but instead borrowed it from one of my other heroes.  He used it a great deal as I was growing up.  Today is graduation day for a number of young people that hold special places in my heart.  I know they are all [...]


Worst End of School Year Mom Ever – repost

June 5th, 2013 1 Comment

This is a truly funny article written by Jen Hatmaker.  I originally read it on Huffington Post, but feel free to check out her writings at If you’re a Mom, I’m sure you can relate this time of year.  If you’re a Mom and you can’t relate then you’re probably kidding yourself.   Enjoy!  Deb [...]


Your Values Define you…

June 4th, 2013 No Comments

At the end of this week, my little girl will be a senior in high school.  Where has the time gone?  It was just yesterday that she started kindergarten.  That was the first time I realized how independent and confident she was when she told me I didn’t need to walk her to class the [...]


Remembering what’s really priceless…

May 27th, 2013 No Comments

I was working late, but had to run out to Publix to grab something for the next day. I was stressed out. Feeling work pressure and kind of feeling sorry for myself. I checked out and started to hustle out of the store back to my car so I could get back to working on [...]


How to move the Millenial Market

May 17th, 2013 No Comments

Millennials (born between 1982 and 2004) make up the first generation that actually outsizes the wealthy, but aging boomers. So why are so many senior “Marketing Minds” missing the opportunity — and their piece of $200 billion in spending power? Their habits are vastly different than many of the “Marketing Minds” that are trying to [...]


Study Confirms Americans’ Spending up 9 Percent Since 2009

May 14th, 2013 No Comments

U.S. consumers are spending again. After a prolonged lull following the 2008 recession’s historic spending lows, consumers are now spending about nine percent more than they did just four years ago.  Gasoline, gift and healthcare spending have increased significantly, and the biggest spenders are men. These are among the findings of the new Intuit Consumer [...]


I wanna be a Googler…

March 15th, 2013 No Comments

Okay, not really.  I love what I do at Cox Media Group, but Google really does impress me.  I was recently invited to visit the Google campus just outside of San Francisco.  What an amazing environment for promoting innovation and collaboration.  There are restaurants throughout the campus and it’s all FREE (they call it the [...]


Rise and Shine Sleepy Head!

July 11th, 2012 1 Comment

I’m a Morning Person.  I think I get more done before noon most days than others do all day long.  Of course, I fall asleep before the 10 o’clock news every night (Okay, sometimes at 8:30 laying on the couch).  My husband, on the other hand, is not such a happy morning guy.  It’s just [...]