We're in the thick of holiday season and I've been crossing items off of my Christmas shopping list left and right thanks to making friends with the Internet and doing the bulk of my shopping online. This is the first year in recent memory where it's 2 weeks before the holiday and I'm 90% done with buying gifts - oh what a feeling! I took advantage of Black Friday and Small … [Read more...] about Three Cheers for Instant Gratification! Order Online and Pick-Up In-Store w. Office Depot Omni Channel
Last year, instead of a publishing a Holiday Gift Guide like so many bloggers do, I did a series on simplifying the holiday crazy. I called it 'Justice Fergie's Happy Holiday Countdown' and for 6 weeks, I dispensed strategies for managing the chaos that the season so often brings to so many. Best of all, I had fun doing it! The idea struck me when I realized that I was … [Read more...] about Live In the Moment: On Finding Your #HolidayZen
Oh the real questions. They are a-startin' to surface. We are long past the: " Where did I come from, Mommy? Was I always in your tummy?" cutesy questions and are now entering the: "Did Dad have a girlfriend before he married you?" um-what-did-you-say? phase. It's loads of fun. Of course I enjoy sharing stories from my childhood, teenage and early adult years with my kiddos … [Read more...] about #TalkEarly Series: When Is Sharing the Truth About Your Past w. Your Kids TMI?
As part of GoMighty, I've been invited to participate in the Too Small to Fail initiative with partners Next Generation and the Clinton Foundation on a sponsored campaign to encourage language in my family. When I launched my first blog in 2006, I came up with aliases for my kiddos to protect their identities online. Coming up with the name for my oldest daughter was a piece … [Read more...] about Being Intentional With My Kids About Encouraging Language
I can hear the words clear as day! My dad telling me - on my way to the mall, to camp, to college, to the movies - "Have fun and be careful!" Of course to a kid/teen those words go in one ear and out the other (my now-parent self is cringing at that reality) but now that I have kids of my own, I realize just how profound that statement is. On this blog my slogan is 'Life … [Read more...] about My Parenting Words to Live By and An Intro to the #TalkEarly Initiative