If you’re wondering how to cope with losing your pet…

If you recently lost your pet…

If you are in the midst of making one of the most difficult decisions of your life to put your dear pet to sleep…

If you’re grieving your furry little friend more than you ever thought possible…

Read on.

What is it about our pets?

Die-hard pet lovers agree that our pets are our kids. They’re members of the family. I’m a mom, but not just to my human baby – to my fur babies too.

In the midst of my agony over the loss of my cat and as I struggled to tell my story and make sense of how excruciatingly difficult it has been for me to deal with this, a close friend of mine put it so beautifully…

If you’re in the service business, then you live and breathe the saying: TIME IS MONEY.

And if you don’t, you should.

I run a service based company too and it wasn’t long before I realized that my time is everything. It’s up to me, and only me, to value my time and do everything I can to maximize it.


I’m constantly trying to do things that save time. I’m on the lookout for process inefficiencies. I’m alllllll about convenience. I’m a productivity whore. I’m continually revisiting and changing my approach to make sure that when I give something or someone my time, it’s worth it.

I’m obsessed with good customer service and responding FAST.

Maybe it’s because I’m the type of person who can’t get any real work done until my inbox is empty. Or maybe it’s because I can’t stand when other people don’t get back to me quickly. Or maybe it’s because I’m impatient as hell and want the answers I need right now and so I assume others demand the same.

Whatever the reason, I take responding promptly to a whole new level. (At least I used to before my son was born.) Emails had a reply in minutes. Phone calls were returned within the hour. Clients were damn impressed too. Who wouldn’t be when so many other companies drop the ball?

You’re here because you want to be more present when you’re with your kids. Kudos to you.

I know you’re expecting a major scroll-down before you get to see my one simple tip.


I’m going to reveal this tip FIRST


I know. I know. I KNOW.

It’s crude.
It’s overly simple – almost seemingly too simple.
And it doesn’t make much sense.


Let me paint you a little picture

You’re with your kid. You’re playing and having fun.

You’re there, but you’re really not.

Your mind is racing through your to-do list. You cast your eyes into the next room and see the mess. You remember that you still have laundry to switch from the washer to the dryer since the morning. You wonder if that client emailed you back yet to close the project. You quickly check the time on your smartphone to see if you’re late on dinner prep.

So you’ve got a catnapping baby on your hands. And now you need to figure out how to be productive with a baby who catnaps.

I know how frustrating it can be…

Your baby finally goes down for a nap after a half-hour battle. But you won so now it’s time to enjoy your much-needed break…by working! (Hey, it sounds worse than it is – we’re mom entrepreneurs so we LIKE work, right?)

You pour your steaming hot coffee that’s been waiting for you in the coffee maker for an hour and that you’ve been looking forward to since 7am.
(5 minutes)

Here’s your Monday Mama Motivator.

Need a little help kicking your ass into gear today? There’s nothing like a solid quote that hits home and knocks you out of your Monday funk.

Even better, here are a bunch of inspirational quotes that I’ve compiled just for super amazing working moms like you (but who need a little reminder every now and then). Let’s get your feet off the ground for work, business, home, baby and everything else that Monday brings!

  1. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – OPRAH WINFREY
  1. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – NOLAN BUSHNELL
  1. When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary. – CONNIE SCHULTZ
  1. I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed. – MICHAEL JORDAN
  1. Cry if you need to. – WHITNEY SHAFFER
  1. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – HENRY FORD
  1. Nothing will work unless you do. – MAYA ANGELOU
  1. There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. – JILL CHURCHILL
  1. The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant. – JANE SELLMAN 
  1. Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism. – GILDA RADNER
  1. Your house will be messy but it’s all worth it. – SARAH RAY
  1. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. – CONAN O’BRIEN
  1. If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. – ABIGAIL VAN BUREN
  1. Good things happen when you go for it! – ALAN WEBB
  1. You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. – MAYA ANGELOU 

So, I don’t have any “quotes” of my own, but I do have a few words to share that’ll hopefully elevate your mood, spark that energy inside you and keep you goin’ all day long.

Think your 1 year old is too young to participate in any kind of Halloween activity?

Think again, Mama!

You just need to keep it simple. It doesn’t take much to amuse a 1 year old if you just think on their terms.

If you’re looking for a simple, easy and fun Halloween activity to do with your little one, consider this. It ain’t original – but it’s fun as hell!

I don’t know about you but my little guy LOVES getting dirty. The dirty the better. Messy? Bring it on!

So, I kicked it back old school with him yesterday and dragged the pumpkin in from outside…

You have no idea what “routine” is anymore.

Morning feels like night and night feels like morning because days and nights have become one.

Lightness and darkness mean nothing to you.

Your boobs are KILLING you and you’ve got a tiny little human sucking the life out of them every 2 hours on the dot.

You feel trapped because your baby depends on you and only you for food.

You can’t go anywhere for more than an hour and you can’t do anything that you once used to.

Fast-forward 10 months… 

You’ve got a great routine.

There’s a reason why women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the last 20 years. It’s forecasted that women will create more than half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected to exist in the United States by 2018. And they won’t be doing it in corporate, office environments – they’ll be doing it from the comfort of their own homes.

Are You One of These Women?

According to a survey conducted by BMO in 2012, 71% of women in Canada want to start their own business.

As of 2004, in the United States, women were starting businesses at nearly twice the rate of men. (And that was over 10 years ago!)

That’s what I did.

No, it’s not a lie.
No, I’m not exaggerating.

10 days after the birth of my son … MY. BELLY. WAS. GONE.

Shocked? I was too.

I know there are lots of resources out there that claim to offer the perfect solution or program to help you lose your pregnant belly in X amount of time. Trust me when I say that over the last 8 and a half months, I’ve given this a lot of thought. Particularly after receiving a countless number of compliments about how I look post baby (not gloating, just stating the facts) and after seeing my weight on the scale go back to exactly what it was before, even though I’m still breastfeeding.