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Trying To Handle The Unknown

Over the past few weeks, I have seen a lot of freelancers and other business owners worried about this new “normal”. We are stuck in our homes most of the day, many of us clamoring to get out and see friends or family. I, however, am used to being at home most of the time. I enjoy being in the comfort of my own home, snuggling with a cat on the couch, scrolling through my phone, and usually watching episodes…

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A Day In The Life

As a mom, I often see articles when scrolling through Facebook about work/life balance for women. How to maximize your time, take care of yourself, etc. It’s exhausting because every article I read tells me I need to do self care. And yes I wrote a blog post about self care, however when do I find the time? My life, especially during the month of January, was work or mom duties. Not much time to do self care. Especially when…

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Self Care – That Annoying Phrase

I know what you are thinking, “Ugh! Seriously! Self Care? I can’t get away from hearing about this!” Trust me, I get it! As a mom and business owner, I often feel so conflicted and see these articles about self-care and think “Yes, I know but I have stuff I have to do!” But let me tell you, on Tuesday night, that 2 word phrase had a whole new meaning for me! So to put this in perspective, last week…

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Grateful And Thankful

This week on Facebook and Instagram, I have been posting about the things I am most thankful for. HealthSafetyClients But the biggest and most important thing I am thankful for is my family. I would not be able to own this business without their support. Owning a business has many highs and lows, and they are right there with me to celebrate or lift me up when I’m having a rough time. It’s not just my little family of my…

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What Is A Virtual Assistant?

Yup! That is often the first question I am asked when I say I own a virtual assistance business. I often go into a small speech about the needs small businesses don’t have time to tackle. Things that are important to their business but it’s a little further down on their to-do list. Which often means it is never done or the tasks are delegated to someone else who maybe doesn’t have the time either. Tasks a virtual assistant can…

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It’s been quite a year…

I look back at the last year, I was a stay-at-home mom with an 8 month old daughter. At the time, I knew I needed to help make money in some way to help with finances. It was at that time, I spoke with my mom and sister. I voiced my thoughts about wanting to continue to stay home, but I wanted to start my own business. I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My mom, being the…

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Things You Hate Doing…

Let’s talk about things you absolutely hate doing! For a long time, when it came to household chores, I would say laundry is the absolute worst! When I would tell my mom this, she told me that she found it relaxing. Often, when she was mad or upset or just needed to get away from a situation she would work on laundry in the basement. I never understood, I hate doing laundry. I would much rather clean the bathroom. Or…

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Wherever You Go, There you are

I was talking to my mom last week about business stuff. Talking about moving my business forward, what the next steps are for her businesses, and how we can help each other make ourselves and our businesses better. She was telling me about how she would have probably called her dad, my grandpa, about what to do. She was telling me a story about how she had called him multiple times trying to decide on the perfect first name for…

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Pushing Myself Forward

Today, I did something I am always terrified to do, I went to an event where I did not know a single soul. Scary? Yes! What if I made a fool of myself, said something stupid, or worse. But I was more terrified of what if I didn’t go? I have always identified myself as an introvert. I prefer to do things at home (maybe that’s part of why I started this business?), or with a small group of people.…

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International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. Which as a female entrepreneur, is amazing in itself. But honestly, it’s just an amazing day to celebrate women and everything we have and will accomplish in our lifetime. There are so many famous women who I could contribute to the inspiration to become a business owner, however I want to celebrate the women close to me. My mother – She taught me the importance of being a strong and independent woman. But most importantly…

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