business advice to ignore: “screw this balance crap”

If you’re at all familiar with my backstory, my opinion about work-life balance will not be a surprise to you. I started my first business in 2005, took on a partner, hired a bunch of people and managed to become really successful while the rest of the economy was in the tank. While it looked great from the outside, though, …

(video) Jenn visits the moms behind Seattle By Foot

It’s been a little while since we originally filmed this video, and you may have seen some of the video on the Seattle By Foot website, but I’m excited to finally share the interview in its entirety! I love Love LOVE these women – Penny and Heather are business partners, but they are also moms and they know how to …

small gesture, huge impact

This has been one of those weeks- crazy, crazy, crazy. Between two small kids and running two businesses, the Hubbs and I take quality time any way we can get it. This morning he and I met at Einstein Bros Bagels after he dropped the kids at school, for 20 minutes of hot-coffee-and-bagel Quality Time before the madness of the …

bring your passion to work

What do you bring to work with you each day? I pack my laptop bag, sometimes I’ll pack a lunch. Not going anywhere without the keys or my cell phone. Now that it’s a chilly 80 degrees here in Arizona, I’ll bring a sweater into the office. But there’s one intangible, crucial item that I do forget some days. I …

photo shoot at Farm at South Mountain

Today was one of those beautiful days that will stand out in my mind for a long time to come – not just because of the weather and heavenly surroundings – but also because I couldn’t believe that I got to do this amazing natural light photo shoot for work. It was a day of sunlight, laughter and ease, and …