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 As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, I wanted to share these four useful travel essentials for women, that are easy to pack and helpful to have on hand whether you are headed out on a road trip to a girls' weekend, or booking a flight to a romantic getaway, or a family fun vacation this spring.

Four Useful Travel Essentials for Women:

Four Useful Travel Essentials for Women

4 Days To Zen

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, March 29, 2012

What a difference a 4 day spring break can do for mind and body!

If you are experiencing blogger burn out, I highly recommend walking away from the computer for as long as possible.  If you stop the constant input, even for a weekend, you might be pleasantly surprised at how much clarity can be gained.
 I used gardening to clear my head, but any activity that gets your hands busy will work.   

 The blogging community moves quickly, so in order to perform at optimum levels you need to shut down and re-boot, just like your computer. Our brains are like one big super computer, and when you take time off,  its like clearing your cache!

Here’s what I discovered on my days off:

Blog for the love of it.

I love blogging. I really don’t care how many readers I have or how “big” I may be. I find blogging to be a creative outlet that helps me be a better me.

To Thine Own Self Be True.

I have knowledge and expertise to share with a certain audience: Work at Home Moms and Moms wanting to work from Home.  I’ve been doing it for 13 years. That’s my niche.  And it’s a good one.

It’s not about money.

This blog is not about money. A strong statement, I know.  I will work with 1 affiliate company and that is it.  Sure, I need more money, but I know that I won’t be happy trying to earn from blogging. I can’t sit at the computer long enough every day to make it profitable.  

 My WAHM Plan is an integral part of my business tool kit.

I have planted seeds and created strong roots to my blog. It is my Home Base, it is center to any and all advertising activities I pursue for my JAFRA business.  If you are in direct sales, or want to be, I highly recommend starting a blog as your home base. Brand yourself NOT the products.

Less is More.

I don’t need to be a member of every blogging community out there.  I found a lot of my online time was being spent helping blogging buddies, or trying to comment in the forums. This felt like non-productive hours. 

Yes, we should allocate a certain amount of time networking, but also set aside time to research your true R.O.I. ( return on Investment). Your time is important. Be mindful of constant requests that lead you away from your goal.

So that’s it, just 4 days to Zen, clarity and a nice looking flower bed.  

When was the last time you unplugged or walked away from your blog or online business?

Maybe you need a little Spring Break too. 

Spring Break

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Monday, Happy Spring! This is just a quick note to let you know I am taking a break from blogging so that I can fully enjoy the season and to give my JAFRA business my undivided attention. 

Sometimes to move forward we must stop. Will I return to blogging? That remains to be seen, but I know I will find myself and the answers outside, digging in the dirt with warm sunlight on my face. 

So I'll close with Good Day and Blessings upon you and yours rather than Goodbye! 

Monday and My Plan

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, March 21, 2011
It's going to be another busy, fun week here at my house.

Spring break continues for the girls and I, but hubby has to work so I'm on the look out for fun, cheap (or free) things to do.

My oldest daughter also turns twelve this week,  so we have lots going on to celebrate.
 She wants to make her own birthday cake from scratch because she's turned into a label reader herself and wants to be able to pronounce what's in her cake. Ah, sweet Mama payoff. See, they do listen! Okay sometimes.

Speaking of healthy eating, did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? There’s no better time than now for you and your family to commit to more wholesome snacking options. My Blog Spark has asked me to help spread the word about Yoplait's healthy snack options, and in return, I get a chance to win a Yoplait prize pack. Yay!  

 My whole family will Love it if I do win because we run through Yoplait's Fiber One Key Lime Pie pretty quickly!  Moms: here's a snack tip, put your yogurts in the freezer for a couple of hours for a yummy frozen treat!

 To give Yoplait a hand in expanding its community on Facebook, and to keep up with all the exciting news and offers we have in store for fans, be sure to use this link to “Like” Yoplait on Facebook today.

*  Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook! *  You can print coupons from their Facebook fan page as well, which I will gladly use because I'm going to take part in Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up Plan!
 Here's what Yoplait says:
Start spring off right with Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up Plan – Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to for full diet details.
Please join me in Yoplait's effort to help us all eat better in March and in the future by clicking here and liking Yoplait on Facebook today.  Thank you!