Top 10 Family Safety Tips from @GetReadyNowPack

Family Safety Tips

Life as a busy working mom is more than hectic! The best way to combat the crazy and chaos is to do our best to prepare in advance whenever possible. Emergency preparedness is one area we often skimp in, leaving us stressed and scrambling when disaster strikes (sometimes even by our own doing!). Our friends at Get Ready Now have a few simple routines, habits and family safety tips that will keep us in control when life strikes back. Regular Car Check Ups We'll admit, guilty as charged! … [Read more...]

How to Add Custom Facebook Tabs to your Business Page

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Custom Facebook tabs are a great way to spiff up your business page with touches all your own. In a visual flow format that’s mostly controlled by the social media platform itself, making the most of these tiny advantages and calls-to-action can be pivotal to expanding your reach. Take steps to prompt your audience to actively engage and direct visitors on your business page to your areas of greatest interest (i.e. subscribing or following you on social media). Custom Facebook tabs give you the … [Read more...]

How to Make Custom Pinterest Board Covers and Upload Pins

pinterest board covers

There are so many little ways you can personalize your online profiles and increase engagement with your market simply by improving your visual presentation. This week, we’re introducing a few ways to sharpen your Pinterest profile. The most visual of all the social media platforms out there, and second only to Google for searching for just about anything…Pinterest is an application that no small business owner can ignore. The case for Pinterest and how to maximize market engagement could be a … [Read more...]

Twitter Tools to Increase Your Sanity

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When it comes to Twitter, automation equals sanity. Simple as that! We all know that every business must have a solid social media presence. However, scheduling, monitoring and reporting on your feeds eats up crucial time that can be can better used running your business. Have no fear, there are an endless number of Twitter tools available to help you manage your profiles; saving you precious time and money by working behind the scenes while you stay front and center in your … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

5 Tips for Time Management

Time Management

Let’s face it. Being a working mom can be pretty crazy sometimes. How are you supposed to fit all of your activities into one 24 hour period, and manage to get 8 hours of sleep every night? <Sidebar: 8 hours of sleep. Every night. Wouldn’t that be nice?> How can we keep our time properly managed in this crazy, beautiful life we live? The internet is filled with posts about time management and how you can achieve better time management skills. Those posts are great! I’m sure they … [Read more...]