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There's No Crying in Baseball By Jennifer Eckfield

There's No Crying in Baseball

by Jennifer Eckfield

Why can't we do it all? This morning was an epic mom fail. Field day at my son's school. I knew it was coming, however I was not prepared. This entire week, ha my life, is whooshing by, at high speed, at all times. All Jack wanted was to paint his face an dye his hair (neither of which I accomplished). Ugh. Now I know this is not the end of the world, but it's those little things that make memories and as a mom it is my job to fulfill.

I am a Lion By Jennifer Eckfield

I am a Lion

by Jennifer Eckfield

As a mother I hope to "do right" by my son. This is my only true job. Define "right"? Everyone has a different definition; a different perspective. I think the definition of parenting is nurturing, loving, teaching, and guiding your children.

Why Stay at a WDW Resort? Melissa Weis

Why Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort?                

By Melissa Weis

Access to Extra Magic Hours! Select theme parks open early or stay open later just for guests of Disney resorts, so you get more time to enjoy the rides and attractions with lower crowds than during regular park hours.

Grit By Jennifer Eckfield

by Jennifer Eckfield

Grit: Courage and resolve; strength of character.

Words are powerful. I love some, more than others; grit being one of them. I was often told by my mother that I was difficult, stubborn, and (her favorite) impossible. To her I was, but all of those adjectives she used to describe me have served me well in my life: head-strong, passionate, mission-driven, tenacious, stead-fast.

I had trouble as a child in elementary school. I was bossy (leader), a tom-boy (athletic), and popular (charming). No matter what age, pack-mentality exists. It only took one girlfriend to decide that I was the enemy and the next day I woke up and had no friends. From that day forward I was taunted and harassed. That year and the next were very hard.

5 Tips to Get Better at Understanding People By Kerry Alison Wekelo

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

Understanding takes form in all of our relationships. I have been through a divorce and was very focused on being friends with my ex- husband. As a result, we are now very close and a great team for our kids. Professionally, I am in Human Resources and teach yoga, so I deal with different personalities. I have learned that, by taking a little time to understand a situation rather than reacting right away, we can add much peace to all our relationships.

I'm Going to Disney Melissa Weis

By Melissa Weis

Summer will be here before you know it – have you made your plans? As a teacher who is oh-so-very-busy during the school year, I like to make each moment count. Down time is important, but so is taking time to explore our world and reconnect as a family.

5 Things You Didn't Know about Little Golden Books By Karen Campbell McGinn

by Karen Campbell McGinn

Over the past 75 years, millions of children have grown up reading Little Golden Books, a vibrantly colored children’s book series that featured intrepid locomotives, slow moving puppies, and other adorable characters. This year, Little Golden Books will celebrate its 75 birthday! In honor of this historic occasion, here are some little known facts about this beloved franchise with their golden spines.

Keeping up with Change By Jennifer Eckfield

by Jennifer Eckfield

So yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to a presentation about aligning your finances with your values. It was all about investing your money to make money, but where we invest is also dictated by our beliefs, social responsibilities, and moral compass. It got me thinking, financial advisors are tailoring investments for their clients based on these things, shouldn't business owners be tailoring their marketing and promotional strategies as well?

Good Enough By Jennifer Eckfield

by Jennifer Eckfield

I woke up, day number two like Frankenstein, unable to move, but today I needed to get it together! Today was the first official Women in Business meeting of the year and I wanted to look presentable.

I am one of those women that loves her "active wear"! I am not active in my active wear (you have to make time for yourself to work out), but boy do I love it.

Don't Forget to Breathe By Kerry Alison Wekelo

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

Before you read any further, pause and notice how you are breathing.

Are you taking little sips of air, or do you fill your lungs up with deep breaths? Are your chest and belly tight or relaxed? Are you breathing fast or slow... or barely at all? You might be surprised to find that your breathing was tight or you were actually holding your breath