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Entries Tagged as 'Motherhood'

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 [...]


Creepy Old Spice Commercial is Hilarious

January 8th, 2014 No Comments

Great creative advertising is something that folks will bring up in conversation long after it’s aired.  This commercial is one of those for me.  Yes it’s creepy and funny.  But I’m confident that recall will be very high and it speaks to consumers today like the “old” Old Spice commercials used to decades ago.  Well done! [...]


Reputation Management

August 22nd, 2013 No Comments

Today is very different than when many of us were children.  As I reflect back on my college days, I’m thankful that Social Media was not what it is today.  In today’s world, the lens of society through Social Media is everywhere.  Whether it’s a company and their product, an athlete or a young adult that is caught [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


American Moms doing more Harm than Good

July 2nd, 2012 No Comments

I had to repost this great article written by Suzanne Lucas at MoneyWatch.  We need to prepare our children, but let go MUCH earlier than we all want to.   In my opinion, we American Moms in an effort to protect our children are doing more harm than good!    (iStockphoto) (MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Saws. The kind you [...]


Building Trust

June 26th, 2012 No Comments

Any modicum of success I’ve had professionally is because I guess people like me.  People like me because they know they can trust me.  They can trust me because I always try to do what I say I’m going to do.  I say “try” because sometimes things go wrong.  Sometimes out of my control.  When [...]