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Social Media Posts: Can They Get You in Trouble with the Law?

There’s no denying it – social media is a huge part of our lives. I usually scroll through my Instagram feed before I’ve even had my first cup of coffee, and I don’t do anything before I’ve had my first cup of coffee. It turns out I’m not the only one addicted to screen time- Americans in the 25-34 age bracket look at their devices 50 times per day. There’s even a word for when you ignore your significant other for your phone –

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Lady J | April 12, 2018

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On National Women’s Day, Don’t Be Less Than You Are

This morning, as I was posting on Instagram, I couldn’t figure out whether National Women’s Day was National Woman or National Women’s day. Yes, I was an English major. Yes, baby brain is still a thing when your baby is almost two. Not wanting to make a grammatical faux paux on my return to social media, I googled it. I stumbled upon an article on Forbes called “On National Women’s Day, Don’t Look Less Than You Are.” And wanting to delay the start of my billing as long as possible,

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Lady J | March 08, 2018

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How I Feel About Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is the new buzz word among professionals, especially working women, and specifically working women who are mothers. It’s a special place that exists somewhere over the rainbow where your work demands are in perfect harmony with your domestic responsibilities and, if you’re lucky, hobbies and relationships. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but this place doesn’t exist. At least not for me. And I’m pretty sure other working moms will agree with me.

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Lady J | April 24, 2017

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Marijuana Laws and Special Brownie Protein Bites

Pot. Mary J. Cannabis. Grass. Dope. Ganja. Smokinnn a doobie. Whatever you want to call it, Marijuana is a hot topic in the news and political arena. Twenty-eight states and Washington, D.C. have made marijuana legal for medicinal purposes. Seven states and the Washington, D.C. have laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. In states like California, dispensaries look more like the Apple Store than pharmacies, with the special stuff coming in different flavors, potencies and products,

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Lady J | April 20, 2017

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Five Unexpected Ways Motherhood Changed Me

Some things about becoming a mother I expected- waking up in the middle of the night, getting thrown up on, finding it hard to find time to shower – but other things I didn’t foresee. Here are five unexpected ways motherhood changed me.

  1. My body doesn’t look as good as it did before baby, but I love it more

    Gaining almost 60 pounds while I was pregnant left me with a lot of extra weight to lose after Tripp was born,

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Lady J | April 12, 2017

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Ladies in Business: Lizzy Jones from Factor Eleven

Meet Lizzy!

Meet Lizzy, the designer behind the children’s clothing brands Factor Eleven and Elevensies. Now a full-time, work-from-home mother, Lizzy used to be a nanny and Gossip Girl intern before she decided to spend her days caring for a giggly newborn while starting her own business (sounds easy, right?). Lizzy and I had due dates a day apart, and she made these adorable Easter shorts for Tripp. As a mom,

Lady J | April 06, 2017
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Easter Tradition: Decorating Eggs

Decorating Easter eggs has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. On Easter Sunday we’d use the bright color dye sets my mom bought from the grocery store and stain our hands and the table cloth while making tie dye eggs. One of the best things about having a kid of my own is the opportunity to experience these traditions with him now. Although Tripp didn’t help toooo much in the creation of these eggs (he mostly just tried to eat them),

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Lady J | April 03, 2017

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Cottage Food Laws & Homemade Granola

Do you ever go to farmer’s markets and daydream about quitting your day job and selling your famous jam or granola? Glad I’m not the only one. Usually when you sell food you’re subject to Department of Health regulations and other state regulations that require you to have a licensed commercial kitchen. But there are laws in place, called cottage food laws, to help the little people out who want to sell their food on a small scale.

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Lady J | March 21, 2017

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St. Patty’s Day Gift Idea: Dried Herbs

Before Dave and I had Tripp, we had two children: our dog, Riggins, and our garden. We would get up every morning and water the garden while drinking our coffee. Before we concerned ourselves with baby throw up, waking up in the middle of the night, etc. we were really perplexed about our dill plant that wouldn’t stop growing (I know, problems).  It started out as an innocent little seedling, and quickly becoming the most flourishing plant in our garden.

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Lady J | March 16, 2017

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Hiring a Nanny: What Interview Questions are you Allowed to Ask?

So you’re hiring a nanny…Leaving your most beloved human with a stranger is definitely nerve-wracking, so you may not have even begun thinking about everything that goes into finding that special someone. Before all of the paperwork, like setting up a contract and figuring out taxes, you’re going to want to interview the potential nanny to see if she’s a good fit. You’ve spent countless mornings getting ready for interviews yourself  “Is this heel more cocktail hour than morning meeting?”

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Lady J | March 13, 2017

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