The art of slow, meaningful gifting

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Remember this package I wrapped and took a photo of on Instagram last week? It got so many "likes"! I'm so pleased, because giftwrapping is really something I love to do, and not just during the holidays. (Note: For the gift above, I used some old newsletters from my visit to Bloesem in Singapore earlier this year as the "wrap," and used scraps from my ... Continue Reading

A Circus of a Birthday Party – Vito’s Fun 5th


This precious little man turned 5 at the beginning of November. I can hardly believe sometimes that he is this big, smart, confident, friendly and talented. You know that song Something Good from The Sound of Music? Sometimes the lyrics come to me when I think about how well Vito turned out, despite me being such a busy mom. I know I haven't been there for ... Continue Reading

Preggy Dailies: Stuff I use all the time!

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I've just entered my 7th month of pregnancy! Ack! I'm going to be a new mom again in about 10 weeks. It's crazy, and I feel like the pregnancy has just whizzed by me. It's been pretty uneventful, in terms of the pregnancy, though. I've been busy as ever with workshops, coaching and blog-building. No complications, which I am grateful for. But, as the third ... Continue Reading

The Sweetest Blog Launch Party Ever –

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I don't think I've ever attended a "blog launch" party by any of my clients for blog coaching, but I absolutely love the idea! What a great way to launch something you're passionate about, especially if it's among the people who share your love for your blog. So when Patty Laurel sent me an invitation to the launch party of her newly-revamped blog, ... Continue Reading

On forgiving ourselves and moving on

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Photo credit: Etsy's AllisStudio I've been feeling a bit tired lately. Well, okay, a lot actually. Juggling a business, a writing career, family life, and homeschooling has never been and will never be easy; but the past month has been particularly tough and I am tired. Articles are hurriedly written, business tasks are put off, my kids' lessons can be ... Continue Reading

Following your bliss isn’t an emotional thing. Here’s why.

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There doesn't have to be a cut & dried line between doing what you love for a living. You can do something meaningfully, work included. That can be your bliss. ============ Disclaimer: I started writing this blog post while I was sitting in Lydia Lee's Screw the Cubicle: Business Freedom Roadmap workshop last weekend. So, forgive me if it sounds like ... Continue Reading