Strategies That Shape Substance

What You Need to Know Before You Become a Mompreneur

Working Mom_Chispa Magazine

When you become a mom, there are many reasons why you might be thinking of starting your own business. For one thing, if you haven’t returned to work after having your baby, you will have time to plan and think of a business that can work for you that if you were working full-time. You…

Balancing Children’s Needs vs Spouse’s Needs for New Moms

New Mom-Chispa Magazine

Balancing motherhood and marriage is no easy task. It can feel easy, natural even, to get swept away in the pleasures and routines of being a mother that your romantic relationship takes a back seat. Motherhood is in your blood, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be giving your husband your undivided attention as well.…

How To Become Better At Managing Your Time

Managing Time-Chispa Magazine

The feeling that ‘there aren’t enough hours in the day’ has never been truer. Even with all the advances in social media, mobile technology or even flexible working—it can be tough to get everything done in a reasonable time. If you’re working late hours or find yourself bringing work home, it may be time to…

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Down

Feeling Down_Chispa Magazine

Not feeling like yourself is very unsettling. Embrace the fact that everyone has down days and moments where they don’t feel like themselves. You’re no different than anyone else. The good news is that it won’t last forever because feelings and emotions come and go. The most important step you can take is to have…

How to Embrace Your Strength to Live With More Meaning

lee rhodes-Chispa Magazine

Cancer alone is frightening enough. Add being a young parent of three children with her whole life ahead, and the stakes are raised that much higher. That was my reality when I was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 32. Throughout my treatment, friends and loved ones showed their support, but it was one tiny,…

How to Have Some Chill

Chill Time-Chispa Magazine

Some people just can’t help overthinking, wasting nervous energy, or habitually zoning out on life—they have no chill. What if you could just enjoy your life and not freak over every little good or bad thing that unfolds in front of you? What if you were the person everyone looked to as a shining example…