All Work + No Play = Business Failure

Business Failure. Those two ominous words that plague the nightmares of every entrepreneur, young and old. The ever-present possibility of the professional “face plant” motivates us to keep driving, keep pushing, keep learning...but keep playing? When Somer and I joined forces in professional partnership back in 2014, we very quickly saw how our friendship morphed into a constant business meeting. There was so much to do and the stakes felt so high, every spare minute we had away from our … [Read more...]

24 Super Awesome Articles for Busy Working Moms

24 Super Awesome Articles

You may have noticed a bit of feast or famine over here at Chaos & Kiddos. Why? Because we’ve been sharing the love all over! Yup, that’s right. When we’re not here actively posting, it’s usually because we have the great honor to share our voice on other platforms. We thought you might like to keep up with where we’ve been! So...check out these 24 super awesome articles for busy working moms. Enjoy! Parenting Need a little parenting pick me up? Look no further! Grab a cup of coffee and … [Read more...]

New Must-Try Apps for Busy Working Moms

I met with my favorite group of local gals at our monthly chapter meeting for Business Among Moms this week. I recently took over as the Hampton Roads leader as part of my promise to myself to invite more friends into my home and into my life this year (and forevermore!). Our topic was must-try apps for busy working moms. I had my little go to list of powerhouse players on hand. You’ve heard me rave about them before! My usual suspects: ORGANIZATION My very favorite, interactive to do … [Read more...]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Moving

As a busy working mom, a little chaos just comes with the territory sometimes. Throw the idea of packing and moving your family to a new home into the mix, and it might just be the stuff of nightmares. But it doesn't have to be! Here are some useful tips and tricks to make moving less stressful and more efficient. Do's and Don'ts of Moving: DO all of the packing and labeling before moving day. You'd be surprised how many people get stuck in the last minute rush to pack everything … [Read more...]

How to Schedule One-On-One Time With Your Child

Now that I am almost 2 years into living on my own (holy cow?! for real?!), it occurred to me that my twins were never, ever, getting any one-on-one time with me. When I was married, solo time wasn’t especially frequent, but I did make an effort to split them up to make sure they got to go on an errand with Mom or run to the hardware store with Dad every now and again. Now that it’s just me, it’s always the three of us, together wherever we go, all day, every day. As a mother of multiples, I … [Read more...]

Six Things Moms Need to Do Before Starting A Business

Danielle Tate

By Danielle Tate, Author of Elegant Entrepreneur: A Female Founder's Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company Many moms are often sitting on a goldmine, a great business idea is there, but turning that idea into a reality can be greeted with uncertainty and hesitation. People often have daily passing thoughts of inventions that would make life better, ideas to make a difficult task easier, or a dream from youth that has not yet been realized. In my opinion, the greatest multi-taskers … [Read more...]

The Corporate Captive: An Update on My Transition to Work At Home Life

I’m about six months into my transition from full time corporate work to a new, full time work at home routine. I’ve been busily focusing my energies on Modern Femme™ Movement and our upcoming May convention (join us!), also expanding my services with The Hampton Roads Creative, which will soon transition to a special new project that I’ll share with you very soon! I’d love to tell you that this transition has been an easy one and that I’ve got a perfect routine now, am the epitome of … [Read more...]

Four Must-Watch TV Shows for Small Business Owners

TV Shows for Small Business Owners

We talked about the "Multi-tasking Myth" when I had the opportunity to listen to Roberta Oster Sachs pour wisdom into working women at a local women's leadership luncheon. I'm going to play on that a bit today by suggesting one area of your life where you CAN multi-task. Watching TV. If you're like me, you rarely have the opportunity to sit down and watch TV, falling far behind on top shows and probably having no idea what "How to Get Away with Murder" is (I found out about that one super … [Read more...]

Year-End Money Tips for Working Moms and Female Entrepreneurs

Money Tips for Working Moms

I don't know about you but the end of the year brings two thoughts...well, three thoughts for me. One, CHRISTMAS!!!!! Two, fresh start on January 1st! And three, holy cow, what's my money situation? Taxes are coming. A big, big thank you to Kristen Robinson, SVP of Women and Young Investors at Fidelity Investments for taking the time to develop these year-end money tips for working moms and female entrepreneurs! 2 Tips for Female Business Owners / Entrepreneurs: Keep Your Future in … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget: 5 Must Haves for Babysitter Drop Off

Babysitter Drop Off

Dropping the kids off at the babysitter’s might seem like a no-brainer. Drop them off with someone trustworthy, and go about your business. It might seem simple in theory, but how many times have you reached the babysitter’s front door and realized that you forgot Mr. Bumble Bottom, your child’s most favorite item on the entire planet? Don’t worry, it has happened to all of us. We’ve all had that moment where we suddenly remember the thing that we should have provided the sitter with. In order … [Read more...]