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A-minus Mama Blogcast Season 4: Business Time

Approximate reading time: 1 minute In what continues to be a season of comedic timing, Season 4 of the blogcast drops just as I’m taking a break from client work for the next few months. Go figure. You can listen to episodes below or through iTunes and Google Play. Episode 1: The Myth of Passion …

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My Favorite Things: Black Friday 2018 Edition

Approximate reading time: 4 minutes A couple of my favorite brands are doing cool things for Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday / Giving Tuesday. Here they are in one place so you don’t have to search. Passion Planner I’ve been a faithful Passion Planner user since 2016 and while I don’t …

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To My Child Two Years Later

Approximate reading time: 2 minutes Two years ago, the country of your birth and mine elected a racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, anti-intellectual demagogue. Two days ago, some of your compatriots resisted, while others did not. And that is how it will always be. In the last two years, children have died at schools and concerts and …

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NaNoWriMo Kickoff 2018

Approximate reading time: 5 minutes I am going to try something exciting and unprecedented this November: National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo for short. The official goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. But people have expanded it to all kinds of genres and lengths from poetry to book proposals. The real …

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The Ministry of Web Design (and Blogging and Copywriting and Graphics)

Approximate reading time: 5 minutes As the child of Asian immigrant Christians, I had a set of rather confusing, somewhat conflicting beliefs about what my priorities ought to be. “Being godly” and “serving God” and “obeying God’s calling” were obviously supposed to take precedent. (Quotation marks are not sarcastic, just indicating that these are phrases …

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Marketing Strategies for Wedding Planners

Approximate reading time: 4 minutes When I stepped away from teaching after my first year in the classroom, the first career alternative I investigated was wedding planning. I took a certification course through Penn Foster. I even joined the Association of Bridal Consultants. Pretty much all I ever did with that was go on two …