How To Save Money In 2019 Without Being Miserable!

Happy almost New Year, lady friends! As you think about the approaching, you might be thinking about what fresh starts and changes you can make, and no doubt money is going to factor in there somewhere. Money is so intertwined with all part of our lives - from work to family, friendships to our home, our dreams and responsibilities - so it makes sense to plan out some money moves as you think about what shifts you'd like to make in the new year.

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Melissa Alam
Top 4 Holiday Essentials For Work-At-Home-Moms

Holiday season can be bananas as a mom, having to manage so many balls in the air: packing, presents, travel, sleep schedules, family weirdness, new foods and places, beds and spaces. If you're a working mom, there's a whole other layer of stuff to manage, and for those of us who are work-at-home moms, either working remotely or running our own businesses, the already blurry lines between home and office can melt into a puddle during the holiday season. So here are our top four tips to help you sail smoothly through the holiday season, keeping your customers happy, your family healthy, and yourself sane. 

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Melissa Alam
10 Questions To Plan Great Goals In 2019

Hey there! Are you thinking about 2019 already? I know I am, and much as I love reflecting on big questions throughout the year, I can't help but also get swept up in the goal-setting and resolution-making that the impending new year brings.

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Melissa Alam
Get Out Of Reactive Mode & Get In Control | Six Tips for Moms

The other day, I was reminded of a phone call with my cousin Heather six years ago. At the time, I was 27 and running my own consulting practice.  I was childless but still had responsibilities - mortgage, business to run, and two dogs and a husband who relied on me to put feed them (my husband would just eat an entire bag of jalapeno chips for every meal if someone doesn’t watch him). I felt very, very busy. Heather had a one year old and a three year old, as well as a full-time job that regularly demanded 13hr days. She was understandably frazzled. I tried to think of a way to help. Even though I had no idea what her day to day life felt like, as it was so different from mine, I tried to ask her the right questions, and empathize.

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Melissa Alam
Journal Prompt of the Week #2

This week we're going to do a free association journal prompt. I invite you to set a timer for three minutes. The rule is you must keep your pen moving; even if you're not sure what to write, and you just write "I don't know I don't know" over and over again, keep your pen moving. It may feel silly, but that's fine. This is a valuable type of writing practice that helps you break through blocks and free associate more easily.

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Melissa Alam
Journal Prompt: Seasons

Hi lady friends!

Today's Journal Prompt has you reflecting on the idea of Seasons. You can either approach this literally (like, it's summer in Philadelphia) or figuratively (thinking about "life seasons," or another meaning "seasons" has for you).

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Melissa Alam