Friday, June 26, 2009

How to Avoid Common Blog Mistakes

A blog can be an excellent marketing tool for a business, or it can provide a great platform to voice your opinion. However, a successful blog is primarily dependent on having a legion of followers.Here are some simple tips to avoid the types of mistakes that leave a blog out in the cold. [ADDITIONAL CONTENT / ARTICLE LINKS REMOVED]

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Content Marketing Cheat Sheet

Below is an excellent presentation for business owners that are looking for tips and resources for content marketing that is web savvy and designed to build your customer base. The information is both valuable and timely, whether you are a budding Mompreneur or an established small to mid size company. Be sure to click on the hyperlinks within the presentation to connect with even more great articles on building buzz and profit:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How Safe Are Your Kids Online?

We've all heard the news reports of kids that have been harmed by online predators. Most parents make the assumption of "not my kid"... they're too smart, too innocent, too informed to give out personal information or to join a chat room, send sexting messages or view inappropriate content. Unfortunately, parents are often times the last to know how truly Internet savvy kids can be. The good news is there are a variety of resources available for parents. One that I have recently come across is Livia Web Protection. The company provides Home Web filtering protection software that is effective and easy to use. They've also received several awards, including The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. They offer a free 14-day trial which makes it a no-risk investment that you may want to consider.

For additional information on Internet (and cell phone) safety:

Netsmartz - an interactive educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Provides free and non-technical cyber security and safety resources to the public.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Vacations Close To Home

Yes, there are layoffs, an economy that has tanked, and gas prices that are out of control. But that doesn't have to mean the end of the family summer vacation. Money may be tight, but that's no reason to cancel the summer fun. Many American families are opting for a stay-at-home vacation (or as it's now been dubbed, "staycation".)


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Are You A Stay At Home Mom with A Great Idea?

"The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world". Even more so it seems in today's economy. Moms are known to be clever and resourceful, and now they are leading the pack when it comes to creating income opportunities from home. So much so that they've been given their own title: "Mompreneur" or "Mommy Entrepreneurs".


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Step Family Success

From time to time I deal with families that are either going through the process of divorce, or are doing their best to coexist as a "blended" family. If you or someone you know is attempting to creating successful relationships within the family unit, you may find some support and resources at the STEP-Carefully blog. This blog is dedicated to helping stepparents who are already stressed and harried enough, to find and develop healthier ways of living.They've also got a free step-family newsletter that you can sign up to receive via email.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Budget-Friendly Summer

School will be out before you know it, and many families will be searching for budget-friendly ideas to keep the kids inspired, entertained, active, and full of smiles throughout the summer. Here's a few resources that can help:

Because I live in CA and know how expensive vacationing here can be, here's a few articles/resources that can help the budget vacation along:
Regardless of your budget, summertime can be a great time for families - so enjoy it!