School or Work? How to figure out which is the best option for you {Video}

finding your dream job school or workWhat’s more important?

1) Getting a job so that you can provide for your child financially right now, or

2) Going to school to make sure that you can provide a better future later, but risk struggling right now?

In today’s episode of “Figure it out Friday”, I help you decide which is the best option for you and tell you exactly what you should be doing to get closer to your dream job.



“You become the average of the 5 people that you surround yourself with the most.” -Click to Tweet!

Now I wanna hear from YOU! What is your dream job? Where are you working now? Where are 3 places you can think of to apply that might get you closer to your dream job?

Let me know in the comments below 🙂

<3 Danielle

You Look too Young to be a Mom- 3 Scripts you can use to respond {Video}

You Look Too Young to be a Mom!!!you look too young to be a mom

Anyone else ever hear this before?

I’ve been dealing with this for 9 1/2 years. Even now, although I’m “Old enough” to be a mom, people still think my kids are my little brother and sister. It drives me nuts!

In today’s episode of “Figure it Out Friday”, I give 3 word-for-word scripts that you can use to respond, the next time you’re told that you “Look too young to be a mom.”


Be sure to let me know in the comments what your favorite of the 3 options is…

How did you respond to this in the past?

Are you more of an awkward conversationalist, a creeper or a mature person?

Can’t wait to hear from you! <3 Danielle

Feeling like a Bad Mom: Here’s how to Change that {Video}

Question: What’s something that adds a lot of value and happiness to your life, but also has the ability to make you feel really bad about yourself?

Answer: Social media. feeling like a bad mom danielle ford

For our new video series, “Figure It Out Friday”, I asked all of you to send me some questions and issues that you’re dealing with at the moment.

So many questions and topics came in and I’ll be getting to them all, one at a time.

I chose this question because I think it’s something that we’ve all dealt with, living in an internet based world where you can see on your laptop, iPad or smartphone EVERY SINGLE THING OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING.

Real Life Scenario:

It’s Sunday morning and you’re freaking tired from the week. You and the kids slept in, so now you’re wiping crusties out of your eyes and making “breakfast” which is really some burnt scrambled eggs and jelly toast. While your eggs are burning.. I mean cooking.. you check Facebook to see what’s going on in your little online world.

And then there SHE is.. Supermom.

Supermom has already been up for 3 hours. You know she’s finished her daily 5 mile run because she posted 18 pictures of the sun rise and her running shoes.

She’s just updated that “Church was SOOO AWESOME!” and now her and her perfect husband and her immaculately dressed 5 children under 5 are off to the farmers market to get organic produce for this week’s meal plan.

You finish cooking breakfast and scrape off the burnt part off the eggs before giving them to the kids. You look at yourself in the mirror and wonder how long it’s been since you brushed your hair.. and the last time you did brush it.. did you, in fact, brush it with an egg beater?

Supermom would never have egg-beater-brushed hair.

Watch the video below to hear the question that Rachel sent in to me, asking about what to do when you feel like a bad mom after seeing all these Supermoms online.

Disclaimer: You may-or may not- see what I look like first thing in the morning. Hint: It’s not pretty.


Never compare your ‘behind the scenes’ to somebody else’s ‘highlight reel’. -via @youngmomsclub

Now it’s time fot you to fess up.. Have you ever felt the way Rachel did? How did you handle it? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks so much for reading, watching and sharing with other moms you know that can relate.

<3 Danielle