Networking isn’t an Event

True networking isn’t an event. It’s a call, a coffee, a drink. Networking is building a relationship with the other person. It’s getting them to trust you and you to trust them.   I get frustrated when I hear people, especially entrepreneurs, say that they don’t get anything out of networking events.  If this is […]

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The Future of AprilNoelle.com

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on a regular basis here. Probably much longer than I’d like to admit. Honestly, it’s been a long while since I’ve felt like posting. The current version isn’t “me”. I mean, I love my children, but my children don’t make me and in general, unless I’m […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Order Your Invitations for Graduation!

This is an advertisement for Basic Invite but all opinions are mine. I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the school year already. Graduation season has arrived! I can’t wait to see all of my loved ones get promoted or graduate this 2018 year! What is even more exciting is creating the perfect graduation […]

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5 Ways You and Your Kids Can Give Back to the Community

Volunteering and giving back to the community is very important to me. I am very active with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and the Women’s Foundation. I believe in teaching my children to volunteer as well. Whenever they can tag along, they do. Teaching your children about the importance of giving back from […]

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A #Shiftcon Conference Has Come but Not Yet Gone

I’ve only been to one blogger conference – Shiftcon – and I’ve been twice. It is the only conference that makes me want to get away from my family. Why? Because I know it’s FOR my family. I may not be able to keep up with the latest and greatest, but Leah (Mamavation) works her […]

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Building a Legacy in 2018

Every year, I set goals…and goals… and goals. This year, I had to ask myself a question. The question is the one that you have to ask yourself whenever you begin a new venture, a new business, a new anything really. If you speak to any business coach, the question is simple: Why? Why do […]

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The Results: #Olay28Day Challenge

When I first started the #Olay28Day challenge using products from the Olay Luminous line, I didn’t expect much. Honestly, I didn’t expect anything. I have a bathroom full of products that didn’t live up to their promises. I had my first experience with acne when I was far into my twenties and pregnant with my […]

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Hurricane Irma and Other Natural Disasters

Hurricane Irma came through late last week. We’re still working to get our lives back to “normal”. Our family was in the dark until late last night. Fortunately, we have light! And cable! And internet! But, Hurricane Irma wasn’t my first natural disaster.   Northridge Quake The first was the Northridge quake. I was on […]

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9 Tips for Saving on Back-to-School Expenses

As the kids go back to school, I can’t help but think about all the money that we, as parents, spend on our little ones. Unfortunately, our schools no longer have enough money to take care of some essentials, so the parents have to step in. But that doesn’t make it easy on our pockets. […]

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Best Bladder Help for Women when You Need it Most #ad

This article is brought to you by my partnership with Always Discreet. Please enjoy! A year ago, I cheered that I had a bladder of steel. I would listen to friends and family discreetly discuss their incontinence issues and I would have an air of superiority that I did not experience bladder leaks. Then, we […]

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