Friday, April 28, 2017

Working Mom Tip: Support 412 Food Rescue (#412FoodRescue)

Fresh Produce
"In the United States, we waste 62.5 million tons and spend $218 billion a year (or 1.3% of our GDP) in “growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten." (412 Food Rescue, quoting EPA, 2014)

This post is sponsored by 412 Food Rescue

Wasting food makes me crazy. It's probably because my grandmother was a child of the Great Depression and wasting food was presented to us as a surefire way to go directly to hell. So, on the Saturday before Easter, I woke up early. The sun was shining and I had a job to do. I didn’t wake up early to run, although I did get a long run in later in the day. I woke up early so that I could participate in a "food rescue". A food rescue addresses the inequity between organizations who have food that will go unused and those deserving individuals who need that food. It is a genius concept because it takes out the middle man by soliciting volunteers who will pick up the food from those organizations and directly distribute the food to those in need.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Disney SMMC is the "S-P-A-R-K" to ignite your social media game!

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On the Disney Wonder
I am a part of Disney Social Media Moms. As part of this program I received a discount package to visit Disney World with my family. All opinions expressed are my own. 

With the blogging conference season approaching, I realized that I never posted about the Disney Social Media Mom Celebration and why I think it's the coolest even on the planet. Although the conference is over, I still learned things that might help you as you decide what conferences you are going to attend this year. 

Since I work full time in addition to being a social media influencer, I am very selective about the conferences I select. In my opinion, the keys to a great conference are about where its located, who is going to be there, what are you going to learn and can you leverage the lessons and relationships to take your craft to the next level. Well, the Disney Social Media Celebration has all of that and more!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom: Holidays are for Family time

Easter egg hunt

"How sweet it is to be loved by you!"-Holland-Dozier-Holland
Holidays matter. They are are the times to build great family memories! Life gets hard and complicated, especially when you are a working mom. We have to do everything that all other moms do, but we have to do it less time because while we are loving our families we are also trying to please our bosses. It can get overwhelming at times. However, holidays remind us about why it is all worth it. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday - The Weekend

Working moms are more than children and jobs. We also like to have fun! Last weekend, I spent quality time with friends and family.  I attended a fabulous birthday party for a friend and a college reunion event at my alma mater, The University of Virginia.  Can't share all of the details, but here are a few photos!