4 Apps to Help You Improve Your Cooking Skills

Can't pay for culinary training? Here's how to learn to cook without a formal education

When you’re aspiring to become a better chef, it can be difficult to know where to start, especially when cooking is a hobby and you don't want to spend a lot of money. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can improve your cooking skills without spending a fortune on classes or specialty cookware. Thanks to mobile technology and applications (apps), you can work on your culinary craft in your kitchen. ChefsFeed App Like any art form, culinary art needs inspiration. Eating at new, exciting … [Read more...]

The Most-Read Posts in 2015

Julieverse Most-Read Posts of 2015

Stumbling back on a great year at Julieverse, these were the most-read posts this year. Lemon Raspberry Swirl Recipe The Best Winter Snowboots for Women 2015 82 Book Club Books What to Wear to a Theme Park When Its Hot in the Summer Helping Your Child Write Summaries 5-Year-Old Girl Gift Guide 4 Ways Parents Can Create Real Change in Your Schools Books Your Book Club Should Read Next End of the Year Gifts: The Good, The Bad, and How Much to Spend How to Add a New … [Read more...]

Amwell: Consulting with the Doctor inside My Computer

with Amwell, I was able to connect quickly with a doctor and get all the help I needed at home, on my schedule

Busy much? That's my anthem. There's rarely a day that I'm not running around with a zillion things on my lists so I'm sure you know that there's just no time for a sick day, for me or the kids. Even worse? Making the time to actually go to the doctor. I love our doctors, especially our pediatrician group, but it's a twenty minute drive there and back and the average appointment lasts another 20 minutes. What mom has an hour free to run to the doctor just to get a confirmation on what her gut is … [Read more...]

Did you love something you saw on Instagram? Here’s how to shop it

how to shop the instagram images you love so much

Instagram has quickly become a favorite social media outlet. (In fact, if you aren't following me yet, you should click right over and follow me there.) Go ahead. I can wait. Okay, now that we've fixed that little glitch, let's talk about how Instagram can work for you. Once, long, long ago, Instagram was only about sharing moments in the instant. And a lot of us want it to stay that way. I'm sorry. It didn't. It can't. Not really. Like most popular social media things in the … [Read more...]

Succeed in business and be a mom?! Leading Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice

business tips for moms from leading mom entrepreneurs

This guest post was submitted by SocialMonsters. American women entrepreneurs rank their well-being as twice as high as non-entrepreneurs and non-business owners, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor U.S. Report from Babson College and Baruch College. The report also shows that one out of every 10 women in the U.S. are starting or running their own business.   Despite the happiness quotient and rising numbers of female entrepreneurs, business can still be a … [Read more...]

Check-off the To-Do List: Helpful Websites to Assist with Errands

check-off your to-do list with the best online resources

From play dates and groceries to meal plans and general home maintenance, your to-do list seems to grow exponentially. Luckily, there are many online tools that can help you complete all your errands with ease. Grocery Shopping Grocery shopping and bargain hunting can take up time you don’t necessarily have to spare. A solution that will save you time and money is the new Thrive Market — an online grocery store that offers all your favorite natural food, home, health and beauty products at … [Read more...]

The two things you must do to prepare for a conference (or industry event)

before your next conference, read (and do) this!

In my broad workload of careers from marketing to education and back again, I've learned, through trial and error, that there's a right way and a wrong way to attend a conference, an educational course or a networking opportunity. Actually, there are several, but today I'm focusing on a professional core necessity: creating a purpose. All through my education and much of my professional life, I attended conferences, meetings and educational opportunities. When asked why I was there, I'd … [Read more...]

Save me!! Saving memories and data with Netgear’s ReadyNAS

How NETGEAR is saving my memory

Disclaimer: I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received this product in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion and review. It's one of my biggest concerns, and an area where I let my geek-flag lower: backing up my memories and data. If you're a long-time reader of Julieverse, you may recall the time I lost all of my (photo) memories when I had a computer crash. Middle's entire first year, gone. Oh. The tears. Oh. The anger. Oh. The frustrations. Oh. The pledge to back -up! back-up! back-up! … [Read more...]

Introduction to Video : resources, tools and tips you’ll need to get started

tips and tricks to help you get started making videos and feel more comfortable in front of the camera. So many extra ideas and resources -- check out the lists of topics.

Yesterday, I led an introduction to video Google Hangout for a group of merchandisers from Chloe + Isabel. Even 4 years after resolving to 30-days of Pink to encourage my confidence on video, I still get excited about video. I also love leading workshops that are interactive, where we can share feedback, ideas and questions on-the-spot, so Google Hangout was a great resource. Video resources and tools For those getting started in video, the following are excellent resources and … [Read more...]

Is today the day to start over?

WGU makes it far easier to earn your advanced degree

I went to college in the '90s. The early '90s. It was so long ago, that we still had wired phones in our rooms, and having your own computer was fairly unique. There were no laptops in classrooms. And no YouTube videos to remind us how to do things. Office hours required, sometimes, lining up outside a professor's door hoping he'd show up, not turning on Skype and asking a question. We didn't start using email until Senior year, and we did so dialing in using a system called Kermit. When … [Read more...]