At the Beach

A Practical Guide for the Solo Starter™

Staying Healthy and Sane as a CEO Mom – Getting Back to Me

Life in Overdrive These past few weeks, I’ve felt like I’m going 1,000 miles/hour. Every single day. Jumping back into the CEO role of SPIbelt, managing a growing company, alongside being a full-time Mom and raising a 10-month old – it takes its toll. I get home from a full day of work, managing my team and business, exerting most of my mental energy, ticking off the To Do checklists, and then I have to wrap homework with the kiddos, cook dinner, take care ...
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Victory

A Miracle Through Surrogacy

A Dream Come True - 3 Years of Hope, Prayers, and Love A doctor told me I had fibroid tumors in the summer of 2005. I was 34 years old, single and had not had any children at that point. I was a personal trainer and had just launched my first fitness video, “Love Your Legs”, ran three times per week, and felt completely healthy. But, when you hear the word “tumor” and “uterus” in the same sentence, you can’t help but ...
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Solo Starter

What is a Solo Starter™?

What is a Solo Starter? A solo starter is a man or woman who has decided to take the steps towards parenthood on their own, without a significant other. An individual usually becomes a solo starter when they are approaching an age where having children might become challenging, and they don't want to miss their window. Why do I use the word "starter?" I like starter to remind us that just because we start out solo, doesn't mean we end up solo ...
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Kim and Dillon Overton

Entrepreneurs Make Great Solo Parents (and the other way around)

Entrepreneurs Make Great Solo Parents (and the other way around) I’ve been an entrepreneur from as far back as I can remember. When I was a little girl, I asked my dad to climb trees to collect mistletoe so I could sell it. I also had bake sales, garage sales, and one time I even put on a carnival in my neighborhood. I called the local newspaper to cover the story, and we made the front page. That was my first ...
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