Make the Most of Your Amazon Prime Membership

I am addicted to Amazon–frankly, a bit too much! I do a good amount of our shopping through Amazon (the subscribe and save option is especially awesome!), I’m an affiliate member through my other blog, we regularly listen to Prime music, we have an Echo and two Dots (read about them here), we watch movies […]
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Working from Home with a Newborn

Wow, it’s been almost a month since my last post! Our newest little man joined us on May 16, 2018, and it’s been a whirlwind since. Even though our older son hasn’t yet reached three, I somehow forgot how demanding and tiring a newborn can be. A couple of months before the new dude was […]
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How to Use Hashtags on Instagram

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social platforms for both personal and business use. It’s the perfect platform for photo and (short) video sharing because it has easy-to-use features built right into it. Photo editing and enhancing has never been easier when posting from your mobile device to a social platform. If you’re using Instagram […]
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Understanding Plural Nouns

I’m a grammar nerd. Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes it’s a bad thing. One of my biggest pet peeves is improper pluralization of a noun. If you read my post about apostrophes, you know I strongly believe that an apostrophe is never (never, ever, ever) used to make a word plural. I hold […]
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Write Effective Business Emails

Email is the #1 communication channel in today’s business world. It is used for everything from informal, internal messages to formal, external messages. For most businesses, it has replaced the company memo and has maybe even reduced the number of necessary staff meetings. We use email to send promotional and marketing messages to current and […]
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Don’t Lose Your Files, Use Cloud Storage

Many years ago, our desktop computer crashed. Despite our best efforts to salvage anything from it, we lost everything on it. That included not only the computer’s hardware and software but also all of our music, pictures, videos, and other files. Very little of it had been backed up. Honestly, I had just never taken the time […]
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Twitter Analytics: the Basics

Like all social platforms, if you have a business page on Twitter, you get access to analytics to (theoretically) help you understand how your page is doing. It’s a snapshot of the number of tweets posted, impressions, mentions, followers, and more. If you’re looking to grow your Twitter presence, even a basic understanding of the […]
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Cozi: The BEST Family Organization App

I am a tech geek. I love devices and apps! My friends and family members often ask for my advice when they’re looking to get a new phone or when they need an app to solve problem X. I just love tinkering with new apps to see if they’re something I can incorporate into my […]
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The Cover Letter: The First Piece of Your Employment Portfolio

Not too long ago, I wrote an article about writing a better resume. A resume is one of three documents that make up what I call your Employment Portfolio. The portfolio is you–on paper. You send it to potential new employers when you’re looking for a new position. It includes your cover letter, resume, and references page. […]
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Improve Your PowerPoint Presentations with 3 Simple Tips

Some folks think PowerPoint is outdated or overused. While I might partially agree, I can say one thing for sure–it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. When I say I “partially agree,” I just mean there are tons of alternatives out there now to PowerPoint. If you’re tasked with putting together a multimedia presentation, you have […]
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