7 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Are Guaranteed to Arrive on Time

Last-minute gifts for your spouse that aren't cheesy

I’m in the middle of my annual ritual of last-minute Christmas shopping. For someone who doesn’t like shopping when the stores aren’t packed, you’d think I’d do all I can to avoid shopping when the stores are jam-packed with Christmas shoppers!

Last-minute Christmas gifts for your spouse

But, nope, here I am still trying to get it done! By the crowds at the mall yesterday, I’m not the only one. You might be in the same boat. So, I’ve put together a list of last-minute gifts that you don’t have to go outside of your house and are guaranteed to arrive on time.

I’m back to share my story of failure to success at the award-winning Fail Fest — a one-day event focused on celebrating success from failure!

Fail Fest Wabash Valley 2017 - Keynote Speaker Jackie Bledsoe

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Date: October 25, 2017
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Event: Fail Fest Wabash Valley 2017
Topic: From Broke to Booming: Building a Business with a Blog and a Book
Venue: Indiana Theater
Location: 683 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

One Thing That’ll Wreck Your Kids’ Lives…for Good

A reminder to make praying together a staple for your family

“Daddy, who are we praying for today? And can we start praying together at the table again?” Those are the words our 7-year-old said the other day. We were five or six days into 21 Days of Prayer with our church, and we’d missed a couple days because our 11-year-old had surgery.

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What he said was just a small window into the truth my pastor spoke to me the first time we went through 21 Days of Prayer with our kids. He said, “Your kids will never recover from this.” I’ve witnessed this firsthand. Prayer has changed our family and prayer with our kids has wrecked their lives…for good.

I’m one of the keynote speakers sharing my story of failure to success at the award-winning Fail Fest — a one-day event focused on celebrating success from failure!

Fail Fest 2017 - Keynote Speaker Jackie Bledsoe

Click here to learn how to book Jackie for your next event!

Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Event: Fail Fest 2017
Venue: Launch Indy
Location: 525 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

An Educator at Our Kids’ School Told Us We Were Parenting Wrong

3 Things to Help You Parent Like a Champion

We’ve been homeschooling one or all of our kids for over eight years. Our boys first and only school experience was via homeschooling. That is until last Fall when we made a big shift and sent our boys to “regular” school.

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It was at one of their school’s periodic Saturday School Seminars that an educator shared with us the right, or best, way to parent our boys, and what we were doing was not it.

My friend and mentor, Jeff Goins, host of The Portfolio Life, interviews me about my “overnight success” story. Not!

We discuss my journey from the trenches, writing 50 blog posts a month, and how you can discover your unique offering to the world.

Click here to learn how to book Jackie for an interview or your next event!
Date: August 2, 2017
Appearance: Myth of the Overnight Success: Interview with Jackie Bledsoe
Outlet: The Portfolio Life
Format: Podcast
Daddy-Daughter | Jackie Bledsoe and Jaicey Bledsoe

My daughter turns 17 today! Wow, it seems like yesterday I was carrying her in my arms.

The relationship between a dad and his daughter is truly a special one. Here are some of my favorite daddy-daughter posts… (more…)