Tricks To Grow Your Social Media Following

June 18th, 2014

Calling Entrepreneurs, Mompreneurs, Businesspeeps and Wannabe Social Peeps! You’re trying to grow your personal or corporate brand and you know you need to hop on board the social media bus pronto, but you don’t know where to begin! You’re on the fence! You’re afraid to tweet “the wrong way,” or you don’t know on which social media platforms you belong. You just know you want to increase that social media following, increase your exposure, influence, and of course, your bottom line.

After all, the larger and more captive your audience is, the better your chances are of selling your product or service (even if you haven’t created it yet!) It’s still somewhat of a numbers game, and eyeballs do convert to dollars. If you want some tips and tricks to grow your social media following, my Global TV segment from this morning might help!

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Summer Camp Madness

June 16th, 2014

Happy Monday, Chiquitas! Hoping everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Father’s Day yesterday.

I have a cute (maybe not so cute) story to share. Our wonderful Bubby Sarah turns 95 next week and the whole family came in from Toronto to share in the festivities. You should know, Bubby is in better shape than me, and as sharp as a razor blade. The 95th birthday luncheon was all planned. The only issue? Bubby was a no-show. When we called her in the morning to confirm pickup time, she uttered, “I’m an old lady, and I just don’t feel like going today…”

So guess what? We figured, at 95, you definitely earn the right to skip your own party! So, we partied without her.


Bubby last week with her grandson (hubby) and great grandsons (the boys)

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23 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

June 13th, 2014

Sunday is Father’s Day– a very special day for Dads everywhere. I have had the great fortune of growing up with a father that girls dream of. I say this with tremendous love and pride. His initials are G.E.M., and that is just what he is.

When I left the nest, I chose another amazing father.  I am blessed to have these two dads in my life.


Lunch with these two dads this week

So today I wanted to pay tribute to them. If you’re a new reader, this will be new. If you’re an old reader, this will be a re-run… kinda like a tv show. ;)

It’s age before beauty, so let’s start with Dad #1. Dad, this one’s for you, and for my thousands of women readers around the world. Here are 23 life lessons I have learned from my dad. They are for everyone.

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Look UP

June 11th, 2014

Take five minutes to watch this. You will not regret it.

I saw this video ironically while having breakfast with my husband in Paris two weeks ago, and if I am to be honest, it stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a cold, harsh reality check that made me recognize some bad habits I have formed over the past few years. That many of us have formed over the past few years.

Look Up is a spoken film in poetic form created by Gary Turk. ’Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone. Alone looking down at our phones.

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8 Habits of Highly Successful Working Mothers

June 9th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Liz O’Donnell

The life of a working mother can be one of the most rewarding lifestyles a woman can choose. Modern women are lucky to have the opportunity to pursue both personal and professional fulfillment. But managing career and family can be incredibly challenging. Many women feel like there’s no end to their to-do lists and no time for relaxing and making time for themselves. A myriad of roles and competing priorities isn’t easy to balance and can leave most working mothers exhausted rather than exhilarated.


It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Top 10 Summer Fashion Essentials for the Modern Woman and Mom

June 6th, 2014

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Summer is around the corner, and whether you’re a working girl or a stay-at-home mom, here are some fun summer fashion essentials that you might like to wear. I’m loving the Maxi, wedges and the low-to-high hems. I can’t quite figure out if I’m a hat girl or not yet, but you never know!

Check Out These 10 Essential Looks!

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Wordless Wednesday: #HabsFallonBet

June 4th, 2014

I have waited all week for this WORDLESS WEDNESDAY. Today we’re off the fence! Today we’re celebrating my love of four things: My Montreal Canadiens (AKA Habs), Jimmy FallonTwitter and a good bet.

In case you don’t follow hockey, it was the Habs Vs. the New York Rangers in the NHL playoffs last week. And in case you don’t know much about Canada, WE LOVE OUR HOCKEY! Well, my fave Jimmy Fallon took to Twitter to confirm a bet offered up by our Habs.