The rumors were true!



"Power is not given to you.  You have to take it." Beyonce

I have been with many, many, many children for the last 36 hours. 

My ears are ringing Christmas songs, Frozen songs and excited kiddos being overlyexcited!
On a whim, we are now having 11 (ELEVEN) people over for dinner tonight.  
Already, I think I am going to die. 

I'm doing a great job!
I'm doing a great job!
I'm doing a great job!


But here's the good news. 

I'm not crazy and nor are you!

For what feels like the longest time now the HB and I have been playing that "my phone is messed up" game. 
Our conversation about our phones sounds like this:

"It keeps messing up. Is yours messing up?" 
"I charge my battery and then the % drops so quickly now."
"Is it just me?"
"No, it's not you."
"Is this happening to you?"
"I closed all the open apps on my phone, will that make it work better?"
"I did the update, maybe that messed it up."
"I'll restart it."
"The girls messed it up."
"I think Apple wants me to buy the new phone."

And Wooo! we're right!

The main story that came out today was that Apple slows down their response times on their old phones! 
So much so that there is now a class-action suit against Apple for doing so

Take this with you to the holiday weekend. 
You're not crazy. 
The rumors were true! 
And yes, ma'am, you're doing a great job!

Lead Ladies Lead.

--> Thought these 6 self-care lessons were the best I have read in a long time
Fall in love with the process,
don't worry about all the nos you will get,
say no to the things you hate,
appreciate your people.

Manage This.

--> I LOVED this out-of-office responder!  Be bold mama!  Be bold! "Out of Office Message: I’ll be away through Monday, July 9th and I will not be checking this email address. When I return I will probably batch delete emails received during this time.  If you have a news emergency please contact  If there is a matter you would like me to see, please re-send it after July 10th.  Thanks"


--> Your words matter.  What would happen if you snuck a handwritten compliment into each of the stockings that are hung in your home this weekend?
"I love that you _____, it makes me _____."

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.

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