Category Archives: Life Story

Three Things I Finally Did That Made Me Happier Than I Could Have Ever Imagined.

Three things I finally did in 2014 that are making me happier than I could have ever imagined.

  1. I made self care a priority. This includes the basics like getting a solid night of sleep and finally making (and keeping) an appointment to get a mammogram. It also includes implementing a meditation and yoga practice which I look forward to telling you more about in future posts.
  2. I quit my job. This one was a hard one. I care so much for my business partners and clients but given my long commute it was impossible to find or keep any balance in my life.
  3. I bought a single speed bike instead of a car. After we moved from San Francisco to the East Bay late in 2013 my husband and I knew we would eventually need to buckle down and buy a second car. Thankfully, due to the other changes I’ve mentioned, I was able to buy a single speed city bike instead. It is turquoise and adorable. Unlike the bikes I used to ride in my 20’s (before I had kids and still trained for triathlons) this bike is not made for speed. It is made for FUN.

Here is to a Happy, Healthy and Fun 2015. What do you have planned to ensure your happiness?

Working it at Bloggy Bootcamp Chicago


We did it! This past weekend Yuliya Patsay and I had a great time presenting at Bloggy Boot Camp Chicago, a blogging and social media conference for women.

This particular conference was geared towards the business of blogging; therefore, Yuliya and I spoke about helping people land virtual, flexible positions for corporations using their social media footprint as a portfolio.

This is a topic I am extremely passionate about. I believe in a future where all positions at corporations will be virtual and flexible. Until then, I will continue to work towards helping corporations build and utilize a highly-skilled, virtual, and flexible workforce that provides them the ability to scale while lowering operational costs, retaining staff, and increasing brand engagement.

I also find it extremely rewarding to help fellow moms find flexible careers that they enjoy.

I welcome your feedback and questions on the presentation. And if you want to book Yuliya and I for a speaking engagement on this or a related topic, feel free to email me kelly.tirman[at]gmail[dot]com

Let’s Party, Pinterest Style!

Are you following me on Pinterest yet? If not, what are you waiting for?

Thursday (today) I will be participating in my second Pinning Party, along with some AMAZING special guest pinners including: The Honest Company, Gilt Baby & Kids, Project Nursery, A Blissful Nest, Family Fresh Cooking, Yummy Mummy Kitchen, Cupcake Mag, Momma’s Gone City, Frog Prince Paperie, Modern Mom, The Party Dress, Savvy Sassy Mom, Making it Lovely, Petite Party Studio and Big City Moms.

We will be celebrating the everlasting appeal of The Honest Company’s new dino diaper design by throwing one of the biggest parties to hit Pinterest.

So, join us, this Thursday October 25th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT on Pinterest, as we pin all things inspired by dinosaurs. It will be a roaring good time!

How to Participate:
Log on Thursday, October 25th at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT to see the pinning in progress, or check back after to see our complete Dinosaur Inspiration Pinboard. We promise you’ll be inspired! Want to join in on the fun? Project Nursery and The Honest Company are giving you the opportunity to pin and win!

Win It!
One lucky pinner will win a prize pack from The Honest Company and Project Nursery including their choice of 1 diaper bundle OR 2 family essentials bundles from Honest, and a Project Nursery mini-tote and bucket hat. Contest ends Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at 11:59 PM PDT. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

How to Enter:
Visit the “Dinosaur Nursery Inspiration” board on Pinterest and re-pin 10 of your favorite images to your own board titled “Dinosaur Nursery Inspiration.” Add a link to your Pinterest board on either the Project Nursery’s post or on The Honest Company’s blog.