How to Keep Your Balance (Even when the Holidays get Crazy)

How to Keep Your Balance (Even when the Holidays get Crazy)

During the holidays, I sure have a lot on my plate. I have my normal, professional obligations, more parties than usual, my two boys’ holiday events, presents to buy, things to volunteer at, and oh yeah, I’d like to sneak in a date night every once and awhile. It can...

Keeping Up with the Mainquists

Keeping Up with the Mainquists

Ahh, tis the season for sleigh bells and eggnog by the fireplace and coming together. And financial irresponsibility. Christmas is the time for generosity, and we should embrace that, but we don’t have to put ourselves in debt while we’re at it. There’s a lot of...

The Art of Gratitude

The Art of Gratitude

So it’s Thanksgiving again. That time of year when we come together and acknowledge all the beautiful things in our lives that we so often take for granted. The food on our tables, the roofs over our heads, and the people in our lives. But what do we do when we feel...

How to be Intentional with your Calendar, And Still Keep Your Sanity

How to be Intentional with your Calendar, And Still Keep Your Sanity

So you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, and a hard working, busy mom like me. You’re probably wondering what the secret is to not rip all of your hair out, stay on the road to success, and still keep your sanity? Time management To be completely honest, time...

On gratitude

On gratitude

As I sit here this morning trying to soak it all in, I am just in tears. Tears of gratefulness, tears of unbelief. How is it that God has chosen me to be a small part in His plan to help so many? God uses us every single day. He has a plan for each and every one of...

A Nation united, not divided

A Nation united, not divided

I'm traveling today. I was in small town America last night. It was beautiful, peaceful, green, rolling hills, birds chirping. Looked like something from a movie. Back home there were riots and shooting and pre-meditated attacks on those that risk their life everyday...

The accidental entrepreneur

The accidental entrepreneur

What is an accidental entrepreneur you ask? Well, that describes me well. You see, when I was growing up, working for myself or owning my own business wasn't exactly what I thought about. But what happened as I got older, and after being through job after job and...