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...]

Prep your kids and your homes for emergencies with the new Sparky app

fire safety app -- makes learning fire safety fun

Last week, the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) debuted their new app: Sparky and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms. Joined by fire prevention's famous pup, Sparky, three kids are on a mission to solve a dangerous problem, and you and your kids can help save the day.   Upon opening the app (for the purpose of this sponsored posts, and because my kids are always thrilled to play with new apps and I love it when they can learn from them), I was surprised to hear a … [Read more...]

How we #ShareAwesome

Stealing a happy smile #Selfie #ShareAwesome

What will you share today? Will you #ShareAwesome? When you look back at your Facebook timeline or your twitter tweets, will you look at smiles and happy memories? Will you see love, friendship, support and motivation? I want my online legacy to be positive, so that those who learn about me online, will see the good that I had in my life, and will feel I am a good person to know. We tell kids, again and again, that it's important to share awesome. To focus on the positive. To be role … [Read more...]