Learn Your Ass Off About Blogging with A Writer’s Badass Guide

After months of musing, writing, editing, rewriting, stressing and banging their heads against their laptops in moments of frustration, the Misfit authors, Kristin McCarthy and Nathalie Laitmon over at Suburban Misfit Mom (SMM) have finished and launched their first eBook. As if the two women who run SMM as well as other personal projects – all while raising seven small children between the two of them – didn’t have enough on their plates. Why in the hell would they take this on?

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What is Breast Milk Jewelry and Keepsake Jewelry Anyway?

When someone first hears that I make breast milk jewelry and keepsake jewelry they often have questions. While many women are familiar with this type of jewelry and understand how special it is, there are others who aren’t and are intrigued. But when they learn about it, they fall in love with the idea…and I’m one of those women. What started as simply wanting to make a piece for myself, turned into an opportunity to make these mementos for other moms too through Milk Vine Jewelry. So what is breast milk jewelry and keepsake jewelry, who buys it and why do I make it? Let me explain…

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Toilet-Palooza & Things That Shouldn’t Be in the Laundry

I have an autistic 5-year-old son who recently completed potty training and is obsessed with H2O. Water is his boo, his jam, his passion. I know this because I have attended several impromptu Toliet-Palooza festivals and floods he has hosted inside our bathrooms and kitchen. As fun as they were, we now must keep these doors locked, which presents another problem.

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The (In)Fidelity Factor

Relationships are a beautiful thing. Well, they can be when mates are dedicated to building a solid foundation. Love, of course, is a fantastic precursor, but it also takes time and a good dose of growing pains. Some weather the storms, others not so much. Those who can’t deal, don’t, and usually find themselves in the arms of someone else who momentarily takes their mind off of the troubles at home. In other words: infidelity.

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Have you ever been to a gym the first week in January? I bet you had to wait in line for a cardio machine. But if you went back a few weeks later, the gym was nearly empty. Why is it that so many people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions? What is the key to making them stick? The good news is that there is a strategy that will ensure that New Year’s resolution is here to stay. There is a science to success.

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The Importance of a Morning Routine

Some of the most successful people have one thing in common: they have a strong morning routine. I know you have probably heard it a million times, but I’m going to tell it to you again: how you spend your early morning hours set the tone for your entire day. Think about it: on days that you hit your snooze button, skip breakfast, and rush to work, do you feel like you are playing catch up the rest of the day? Do you enjoy feeling disorganized and overwhelmed? Of course not! The truth is that productivity and good morning routines are connected.

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How to Survive a Lay-Off

It happens…you go to work one day thinking everything in the world is just great, only to find when you get there that you have suddenly been laid off.  No warning of any kind.  Talk about a shock.  This happened to my husband four times, but somehow we survived. I hope you never have to go through this experience, but if you do, I hope what I have to say will help in some way.

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‘Jar of Awesome’ and 20 Other Cool Jar Ideas

The ‘jarring’ concept is an easy and practical way to make positive additions or changes in your life. Create several jars on different topics or choose to focus on just one area. Each jar can be used for only yourself or get the whole family involved. Some jar ideas even lend themselves to creating a spirit of healthy competition among family members, which will provide added motivation. Here are 20+ cool jarring ideas.

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Spread the Love with the Random Acts of Kindness Generator

As we get closer to welcoming another year, we reflect on the things we are grateful for. With gratitude, comes the desire to give back. If we think about our everyday life, there are millions of ways to show kindness and help others out. Because kindness should not just be limited to the holidays, Shari’s Berries created a random acts of kindness generator. With 50+ ideas, you and your family can be kind all year long! 

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