Kids Say the Darndest Things

Getting to the Bottom of What Really Matters

The lines between work, school, and play have definitely been blurred over the past year. My kids saw me working on my computer in my home office early in the morning, while they were in school, and sometimes even as they were ready for bed. I am constantly torn between feeling pride over them seeing my work ethic, guilt over sometimes prioritizing deadlines, and excitement when they ask questions and show (some) interest. I wanted to document what they’ve observed and the perceptions they have formed of my “work” which turns out to not be much. This 1:30-video is sure to make you laugh!

A Small Token of My Appreciation

Digital Goodies For You

Last year, I shared my first ever digital care package as a holiday “gift” because of COVID and I decided I wanted to keep the tradition alive. It allows me to share some things I genuinely use myself and feel offer something of value to you in return. Acts of service are one of my main love languages, after all. Please enjoy and don’t be a stranger, I love feedback!

I do this because I enjoy receiving holiday cards that have a personalized message, and so this is my heartfelt gift of appreciation to you. THANK YOU for filling my life with inspiration, a creative outlet, friendship, laughter, and a partner to attack challenges with. Cheers to new adventures in 2022!

First Step

Monthly Desktop Images

These are no ordinary computer backgrounds.

I created monthly desktop backgrounds that feature pictures taken by my Uncle on his many hiking trips in upstate New York. He’s been taking pictures of birds for as long as I can remember and every time a birthday rolls around, he sends a homemade card with a print of a bird. So, I asked him to send me his best 20 so I could make my own.

Download them all and don’t forget to change them on the 1st of the month in 2022!

Second Step

A Motivating Read

If you read my monthly newsletter, Marketing Motivation, or follow my Five Ones brand on social, you’ll know I’m all about harnessing momentum. So, this book (and the series) will come as no surprise. I’d love to gift you with a Kindle version of “Master Your Motivation: A Practical Guide to Unstick Yourself, Build Momentum and Sustain Long-Term Motivation”.

Fill your name and Kindle email in the form below and the magical elves of the Internet (ME) will deliver the e-book within 48 hours for your reading pleasure. Seriously, I got really inspired just by the first five pages which led to a redesign and editorial calendar for my e-news in 2022! Talk about some #marketing #motivation.

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Third Step

A Meditation for Ultimate Relaxation

I’ve tried all of the meditations I can possibly imagine. The Calm App, meditations on YouTube, Meditation Books, Peloton; you name it. And nothing can compare to this recording of a meditation my 4th grade (yes, I’m not kidding you) teacher played for us and after my request, gave me a copy on cassette.

This fall, I ordered a cassette player with a USB recorder so I could preserve this meditation and share it with you. The leader of this meditation walks you through relaxing every single part of your body and I promise that you will feel light as a feather afterward.

Fourth Step

Guilt-Free Holiday Snack

With just five ingredients (plus spices) this recipe is vegan and can be gluten-free if you use GF oats.

I make these cookies every couple of months and they are gone in a flash. My household eats them like they are M&Ms, which is saying something for my sweet-loving crew.

If you’re looking for something to nosh on that won’t leave you with a food hangover, or guilt for days, try these!

Get Baking!
Third Step

A Sneak Peek

I’ve been dropping little hints here and there all year – in my writing, my presentations, my conversations with friends, the podcast – that I’m writing a book. It’s not progressing as fast as I’d like, mainly because I’m knee-deep in work + life with 3 kids but it will get done someday.

I was hoping if I gave you a sneak peek, you’d be kind enough to give me feedback. Constructive criticism and general reactions are very welcome and (desperately) needed. You might just help create some momentum for me tackling this book!