How to Use Evernote as a Digital Family Photo Album

I take a ton of pictures on my smartphone. I’m sure you do as well. Smartphones have changed the game with capturing “Kodak moments” no matter where we are, or when we don’t have a lot of time.

That’s great, but my problem is I very rarely see those images again. Yes, some I upload to Facebook or Twitter and get a few minutes of “Facebook feel good” based on how many likes and comments I get. But for the most part, I never see them again.

9 Ways to Balance AND Enjoy Your Busy Family Life

To say this is a busy season in our lives is by far the understatement of the year. Our family calendar is a jumbled mess of colors, many overlapping the others.

9 ways to balance and enjoy your busy family life - Jackie Bledsoe | tips to help with work-life balance

We are at a unique season in our careers and family. I’m in the middle of some amazing career opportunities (book deal being one). My wife is not only serving the role of homeschooling mom, but also homeschool community director. In addition, we recently launched our first venture together, co-hosts of a web show.

4 Secrets to Balancing Work and Family

This is a guest post from Brian Mininger. Brian is a business coach, speaker and writer, who helps passionate, but overworked small business owners increase their income and personal productivity so they can make a positive impact and achieve a healthy balance between their work and personal life.  You can connect with Brian on his blog at, and on Facebook and Twitter. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out my guest post guidelines and submit your post.

Have you ever found yourself caught in the middle? Feeling pulled in so many directions and not sure how to meet the demands?

If you are a husband and father who cares about his family and personal life, then sooner or later you will experience the struggle to balance work and family.

5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Your Marriage More Often

As of today I’ve been married to my wife for 4,987 days, which is the equivalent of 13 years and 239 days of marriage. Sometimes I feel like we just got married, and it just hasn’t been that long. But putting it in the perspective of days, that is a long time.

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Of those 13 year and 239 days at least on day per year, our wedding anniversary, is dedicated to celebrating our marriage. So 13 days out of the total 4,987 days of marriage. That is only 1/4 of 1% of those day dedicated to celebrating our marriage.

My 40th Birthday! 5 Ways to Best Handle Turning 40

So, this past Sunday, I hit the big 4-0. I’m gonna let that sink in for a minute (let it sink in for me, not you). I am now 40-years-old. I’m not sure what to say about it.

My 40th Birthday: 5 Ways to Best Handle Turning 40 - Jackie Bledsoe

I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal. I’ve never been big on milestone dates, years, or whatever. I’ve just always had this “it is what it is” type of approach to it.

A Marriage Like This Answers the Question, “What is Love?”

Marriage is one amazing way that two individuals get to live out the word “love” in every day action. Sometimes this is much easier said than done. When two different people come together and try to function as a couple, as one, the challenges can be endless.

A Marriage Like This Answers the Question, “What is Love?” by Jackie Bledsoe |

Every single couple who says “I do” will have those vows tested at some point. But it is at those points that we have the greatest opportunities to really show what love is.

Will You Be Celebrating Your 50th Wedding Anniversary? Here Is Why You’ll Want To

Today is my parents, 50th wedding anniversary!!! Wow! They made it to their golden wedding anniversary! I’m super excited, happy for them, and proud to be their son.

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My wife and I’ve been married 13 years, and I think that is a pretty big accomplishment. But 50 years? That is nothing short of amazing.

A Father’s Day Party? Yes, I’m Hosting a Twitter Party and You’re Invited!

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. – Bill Cosby

A Father's Day Party? Yes, I'm hosting a Father's Day Twitter Party | - Lead and Love the Ones Who Matter Most

Ahh the “ultimate” Father’s Day gag gift, soap-on-a-rope. As we all know, or at least we should, Father’s Day is this Sunday. I can admit that even as a dad, I don’t put too much thought into Father’s Day or recognizing it for my dad or other dads. And I usually don’t expect too much. My dad is exactly the same way.

One Way to Make This Your Marriage’s Best Year Ever

“Make this your best year ever” is a phrase you hear a lot at the end of December and throughout January. The beginning of the year is full of hope, optimism, and excitement for all areas of your life. It’s fun to envision having a better marriage, better finances, better career, and just better life overall.

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I usually don’t go all “this is going to be my best year ever!” But this year is different, I really believe this is going to be my best year ever, or at a minimum one of my best year’s ever!