Kristie McCollum

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101 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers

Coloring Books<p>Color Wonder Markers (because Toddlers.)<p>Finger Paint<p>Paint with Water Books<p>Canvas for Painting<p>Electric Toothbrush – Getting an electric …

17 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2017

Long before you can afford a staff to help you do more you can afford apps that help freak out less.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like most people in business today, there always seem to be a million things on your to-do list and you don’t know where to …

Apps

Why You Should Spend 80 Percent of Your Time on LinkedIn

LinkedIn recently revealed some eye-opening stats about the immense amount of B2B traffic and sales leads it's generating online.<p>If you are marketing your business online and you're not active on LinkedIn, chances are you are missing 80% of your leads.<p>LinkedIn recently shared some eye-opening …

How to Generate 2281 Social Shares When No Ones Following You

A few weeks ago, I published an article about Instagram.Within a week of publication, the article had been shared on social media over 2,000 …

Social Media

The 3 Traits to Help You Crush Your Goals

To get mentally tough, here are three things you must do every day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Achieving a big goal is a lot easier if you treat it like a marathon rather than a sprint. And as all marathon runners know if you are going to make it to the finish line …

Facebook Live

Top 5 Self Care Needs For A Busy Mom — The Coffee Mom

I spend the majority of my day changing diapers and taking care of two young children. While my days are filled with fun and laughter, they can also …

5 Steps to Creating A Brand That Stands Out

When it comes to creating a brand that stands out among the rest, first look at the brands you love. What makes them the brands that you love? What …

Valentine's Day Gifts for Moms Who Rock

Valentine’s Day is steadily approaching…already! My husband asked what I wanted and I had no idea! So I went on the prowl and found some really great …

15 Valentine's Day Books for Babies and Toddlers

It’s Ayden’s first Valentine’s Day and I had to purchase him a few goodies. I love books. Valentine’s Day books for babies and toddlers are often …

The Complete Guide to Getting Started With Facebook Ads

Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the reach of your content. Though it's not without its questions.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Understanding how to leverage Facebook Ads is becoming a staple part of almost every social media strategy. And …

Social Media

What's in my bag? (baby + toddler diaper bag essentials)

<i>*Posts that promote or review products contain affiliate links. For full disclosures, check our LEGAL section.</i><p>As a mom of two small boys, my diaper …

5 killer productivity hacks: How to work faster and finish early every day

Between meetings, deadlines that require quick turnaround, more meetings, hitting your goals (and even more meetings) it's easy to feel like you're …

Now MailChimp Is Helping Small Businesses Buy Facebook Ads

The company famous for email campaigns wants to be a one-stop shop for online marketing.<p>While MailChimp has made its name as an email marketing tool, the Atlanta company is branching out into other areas of digital advertising, starting with a feature launched on Thursday that lets customers buy …

Seventh Generation

Since having kids, I have become more aware of what is in my household cleaners. I had started using Seventh Generation cleaning products soon after …

Induce Labor Naturally

When I was pregnant with my son, I was determined to induce labor naturally. I was almost 41 weeks and MISERABLE. My doctor had told me that if I did …

Pregnancy

Couponing 101

Couponing 101: For Beginners<p>We have all probably seen the T.V. Show <i>Extreme Couponers,</i> but I am here to tell you that in real life using coupons is</b> …

Salsa Chicken: A Simple Crock

Do you ever have those days where you just stare into your pantry with no idea what to make for dinner? This was me the other night. I had thawed out …

Matching Sibling's T-shirts for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I have been thinking about how I want to celebrate with my little ones this year. As a chef’s wife, my …

Dave Ramsey's 10 Steps to Success

The no-nonsense CEO of Ramsey Solutions is on a mission to get American families out of debt.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have ever so much as Googled the word debt you’ve probably heard of national radio host, TV personality, author and money management …

Entrepreneurship

my REWARD - A Pageant Mommy's Blog

I’m standing at the register, just need to pay and success. A tantrum free shopping experience, when it starts, the ultimate meltdown. I do …

A Social Media Cheat Sheet for 2017

Want to win at social media in 2017? The folks over at On Blast Blog did some research on tips, tricks, and best practices, and they’ve created a …

The Best Books To Give At A Baby Shower

One really fun tradition that’s on nearly every baby shower invite I receive is to bring a book to the baby shower for the new family to add to their …

Kids

Mindful Decluttering [Infographic]

With the new year starting, I know many of us have some goals to make our homes look nicer. We accumulate <i>stuff</i> and it just sits around making the …

3 Ways to Create More Content (and Views) from Your Blogs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content Marketing is still one of the best ways to generate leads for B2B companies. Yet many entrepreneurs struggle with creating a successful content strategy.<p>In reality, you do not need to write hundreds of individual blogs. In fact, …

Infographics

Realistic Toddler Breakfast Ideas For Busy Moms - Toot's Mom is Tired

I am not a Pinterest Mom or a Crunchy Mom. I’m not going to make anything that has kale or quinoa in it. I don’t have a lot of time in the morning to …

4 Easy Stroller Workouts to Do At Home in 30 Minutes or Less

As a mom of three, I know the struggle of getting rid of baby weight. With two older children and a baby, being able to do easy stroller workouts at …

How To Overcome Your Breastfeeding Fears

Let’s get real. Not everyone goes into breastfeeding with excitement.<p>I was one of those moms.<p>I was afraid. What if I failed? What if it hurt? What …

10 Epic Blog Opt-ins Done Right by Entrepreneurs and Bloggers

“I have no idea what to offer as my blog opt-in!”<p>List building is vital. In order to grow authentic relationships with your audience, being able to …