Amazing Flower Arranging You Can Do at Home!
June 25

On a recent trip to Napa Valley wine country I had the opportunity to take a class at the Russian River Flower School with world-renowned florist Dundee Butcher. If you are ever in the area and have some free time, I would highly recommend spending a few hours here.

Work/Life Balance is for Both Moms AND Dads!
June 23
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Over the past year, Sheryl Sandberg has worked tirelessly to redefine the modern perception of the “Working Mom.” As the Facebook COO, she is not only an influential businesswoman, but also a successful mother of two, passionate about empowering women and changing the perception of the working woman.

Making Plans for the Weekend? Take a Look at a Few Weekend Ideas!
June 19

After a cold, snowy winter, we love celebrating warm weather. In my neighborhood, we see signs everywhere – from gardens blooming to yard sales to home decorating – everyone has embraced a new bright and sunny season. While we want to soak up as much sunshine as possible, it also feels nice to have the flexibility to explore outdoors – or simply spend time at home with our family. This weekend, if you need a few ideas, feel free to choose a few items from this to-do list.

What We Learned From Our Fathers
June 10

Another Father’s Day is here. All around the world, people will be reflecting on their relationships with fathers, both past and present, sharing sweet memories and photos of our dads. Now parents ourselves, we’re mindful of the wisdom our fathers imparted to us, and we’re sure to pass it on to our own kids. The team here at Influence Central share below what we learned from our own dads.

Cut the High Cost of College With These 4 Practical Tips
June 04
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Given the rise in college tuition these days, just about everyone is in search of financial aid and ways to reduce the price of attendance. Tuition alone at some private colleges and universities now tops $50,000 a year, and the price to attend public colleges and universities has skyrocketed recently, thanks to declining state support.

You’ve got life ahead of you, live it!
June 02
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For both students and their parents, this proves a bittersweet time of year. Whether preparing for a small, fifth-grade graduation ceremony, if your high-schooler now faces the summer before college, or whether you’re celebrating the acquisition of that coveted college degree, spring brings not only sunshine but also a lot of reflection and the fears that come with figuring out “what’s next”? It’s graduation season!

How to Avoid Being Drowsy in the Daytime
May 26
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No matter the industry, no matter how exciting the company, no matter how stimulating the tasks we may have in front of us, we all hit a wall at a certain point in the workday. We’re all familiar with the feeling that hits us in the middle of the work day, when all we want to do is get back into bed and get the good night’s sleep we were unable to get the night before! Sometimes, fatigue during the workday is inevitable, but chronic daytime sleepiness can be avoided with these helpful hints on how best to stay awake on the job.

July 02
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Practice makes perfect. Whether crafting an intricate dessert dish for the family, or playing that difficult John Mayer song on the guitar to impress your friends, we all invest a lot of time and effort into improving our performance to reach, well, close to “perfection.”

July 02
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Wouldn’t it be nice to serve our children non-GMO, all natural, vegan, gluten- and gelatin-free treats? Too many foods today are overly-processed and filled with harmful, or artificial ingredients. With allergies and food intolerances seemingly at an all-time high, schools restrict snacks from home so as not to put any child at risk.

Summer Sparkles with Bonne O
July 01
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From neighborhood block parties to barbecues to dinners on the patio, hot days call for cool drinks. While it can prove tough to beat water as the refreshing summertime beverage of choice, sometimes you want to elevate water into a little something more.