Are You A Human?

Are You A Human?

Apparently I’m now big-time – with spammers, that is. I get at least a few thousand automated spam comments to my blog each day. Luckily, I use the Akismet WordPress plugin which filters out all the spam, but I worry a legitimate comment or two might get lost in the noise. Then I discovered the Are You A Human? WordPress plugin. Read More

Honey – look!

Honey – look!

As a new parent, I’ve seen my fair share of firsts. First steps, first words, first explosive poop (that last one I could have done without). The problem is – all these firsts are over by the time you realize they are happening. That, or you miss the moment scrambling around to grab a video camera or your phone to capture the moment.

Well, no more. Read More

The 30 Day Challenge

The 30 Day Challenge

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as often as I used to these past few weeks. Part of the reason is my day job taking up quite a bit more of my time these days (the nerve!). But another major reason is that I am participating in this year’s 30 Day Challenge – and it has been awesome! So awesome, in fact, that I want to tell all of you about it while there is still time to participate. Read More

Surprise! It’s a…

Surprise! It’s a…

Imagine you are soon-to-be parents, about to find out the gender of your baby. There you are, waiting in the cold exam room, while the ultrasound technician manipulates the slimy electronic sensor and peers at her computer screen. As she ticks off all the things on her checklist, she pauses to unceremoniously tell you that you are having a… Read More

You Don’t Want to Be a Millionaire

You Don’t Want to Be a Millionaire

Tim Ferriss’ book The 4 Hour Work Week starts off with a bang.

People don’t want to be millionaires – they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy.

Perhaps the statement is obvious to some, but to me it was an immediate eye-opener. It is easy to focus on money as an enabler, and lose the forest for the trees. This shift in perspective really changes one’s approach to life. Read More

Lost your keys? The entire world can help.

Lost your keys? The entire world can help.

I think Tile’s new product idea is really clever. Basically – you attach a Tile to your keys, drop one in your purse, stick one to your iPad, etc. Then fire up the companion app, and keep track of all your property. The app alerts you when a tile is in range, and the tile beeps as you get closer to help you locate the item.

But here’s the coolest part. Read More

Twig Terrariums

Twig Terrariums

I want to tell you about a really cool company I found a year ago in Entrepreneur Magazine. It’s called Twig Terrariums and was founded by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. When I saw the article, it immediately caught my eye. It is the classic story of entrepreneurs who never really started out as entrepreneurs. Rather, Michelle and Katy started out doing what they loved, and pretty soon they found a way to turn that passion into a business. Passion is contagious – people are drawn to it and want to be a part of it.

Twig Terrariums makes little worlds, and little people to go in them. Read More