Author: Kristen Daukas

6 Ways to Go Social and not Postal this Holiday

Something Wrong? Quit Bitching and Start Getting Results The holidays are officially on like Donkey Kong which means most of us will be whipping out our credit cards and either shopping from the comfort of our home (me!!) or braving the crazies at the shopping centers. I feel pretty certain that at some point over the next few weeks something will happen that will tick you off… misleading ad, out of stock items, rude cashier, delayed flights.. something. And when this happens, what are you going to do? If you’re like many, you’ll turn to social media to air...

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Fearless Females Friday: Tanya Rivera

Fearless Females Friday I met Tanya Rivera probably 4 years ago but I know she doesn’t remember that because I was just a fan girl bugging her at some event she was doing an appearance at. I always loved watching her on WFMY because she was (is!) such a warm and inviting person and completely endeared viewers to her. She¬†started with WFMY in 2002 which pretty makes her a lifer around here. One of the other things that I love about Tanya is that she is just so darn happy all the time. I have never seen her without...

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How Do You Explain News and the State of the World to Your Kids?

You Can’t Escape the News Media and specifically, social media, has changed the landscape on how we as humans get and consume our information and news. If you had any doubt about that, this past election should have made a believer out of you and any other naysayers. As a society, we’ve been reduced to driveling idiots who no longer seek out our own information and verify facts before opening our mouths. We take everything we hear, see, and read as gospel and fake news sites were such a huge problem the past few months that the almighty Google,...

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Fearless Females Friday: Stephanie Carls

Fearless Females Friday “Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” Raising three daughters, I’m constantly trying to show them positive examples of strong women for them to model after. There are so many women doing so many amazing things today – and honestly – all throughout history. But I realized that while women around the world may have a big impact on my life (and theirs), so many of the women that I know personally also fill that bill and I wanted to take the time to honor them, their...

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Taking Advantage of the Rare Family Downtime

In case you haven’t checked the calendar, it’s November. There are only (barely) 2 months left in 2016 which personally, has me scratching my head wondering how that happened. Every year I think “this” is the year that things will finally slow down and every year, that comment just laughs a hearty laugh in my face. And I know that I am not alone in that feeling. We’re over-worked, over-scheduled, over-stimulated, we’re just over being over everything. As our kids get older, they get busier and maybe your time isn’t as busy shuttling them around so you’ve picked up...

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I’m Kristen and this is my Hen House!

Well, it's more like a full-fledged farm what with me, the girls, and Josie and the Pussycats. If you're looking for life done real, you're in the right place. My writing is pretty much like having a conversation in real life with me.. I'll shift gears at any given moment. One second I'm talking about OITNB and the next I'm talking about why I can't get the weeds out of my garden and suddenly, it's the app that I can't live without... today.

But have no worries.. I guarantee you'll always be entertained.

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