From the category archives:

Gracious Kids

Yesterday, Elle and Maggie came to work with me in celebration of today’s National “Take our Daughters or Sons to Work Day.” I know we were a bit early to the work-day party but it was for good reason. In my work with university students and young professionals, there is one thing I know to […]


Making the Most of Life’s Little Moments…

by Mindy Lockard on February 15, 2012

Life is made of moments. Big ones and little ones. But unless you’re a rockstar, mostly little ones: morning alarm, coffee, shower, walks, trips to the market, a subway to work, a cup of soup, carpool, dinner and a chapter or two of reading just before turning off the light. Moments that pass us by […]


Using Smarts when Using Smart Phones…

by Mindy Lockard on October 1, 2011

Although it’s October 1st, I wanted to share my September column for Forbes.  A few little reminders for using our Smart Phone smarts… If we are being honest, I think we will all agree it’s not always easy.  What would you say is the most difficult of the manners to keep?  For me, it’s breaking […]

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Back-to-School Supplies for Mom

by Mindy Lockard on September 26, 2011

So often back to school means a new routine and a lot of paperwork for moms. Routines and paper that can be very overwelming. Nothing that a few back-to-school supplies for mom can cure… Check out my latest segement on More Good Day Oregon for a few tools to help keep mom organized and well […]


DIY – A Colorful way to say Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Mindy Lockard on February 1, 2011

I don’t know about you Gracious Girls, but sometimes Valentine’s Day can be too sweet. Just thinking about it gives me a toothache. So when it comes to my children’s Valentine’s Day, I like to think beyond the candy wrapper or box of conversation hearts.  In the past years we’ve sent along these soaps, but […]