About Us

– How it All Began – 

Rachael’s beginning

One day, I was sitting around a table talking to some friends. A question was asked, and suddenly all the other women turned to me assuming I would know what to say. That’s when it hit me, I have something to say. When did that happen? I used to be a confused young mother who had never changed a diaper before. Now I’m a confident mother of four who has advice to share. Over the next few months, the idea of starting a blog kept popping into my head.

Jaclyn’s beginning 

Rachael approached me and said, “I’ve got this idea to start a blog about all these things I know interest savvy millennial women like us: family, work, travel and reading.” I’m nodding my head, thinking, Yeah, I’d read that. You do that, Rachael. What she said next caught me off guard. All excited, Rachael then declares, “We can do it together. It can be a sister blog!” Naturally I had to ask some follow up questions to see how serious she was, and her excitement was contagious. 

Our Focus

We went back and forth about what exactly our blog should be about. Since we aren’t particularly fashionable or crafty, those were immediately discarded. We are both mothers, but we didn’t want a typical mommy blog. Sorry, no tips about potty training from us. 

What we really want is to help millennial women lead better lives. But what constitutes a better life? Of course, lots of things go into a better life. But we’ve narrowed our focus to four topics we think every millennial woman needs:

  • LIVEWe know as well you do that times have changed for women, and that being a millennial isn’t such a raw deal that some people make it out to be. Not to say life isn’t without its challenges. From exercising and budgeting to pregnancy, motherhood and parenting, we share our best advice to make your life easier.
  • WORK Millennial women are a force to be reckoned with in today’s job market. We have career advice specific to millennials – how to land your dream job, turn your side hustle into a profitable business, and find a work-life balance.
  • TRAVEL – Lets’s face it, millennials need travelWe share travel tips to make your next family vacation more successful: how to survive a red-eye flight, how to road trip like a boss, and our secrets to travel on a budget. If you are looking for ideas for your next vacation, we have guides to all the amazing places we’ve been.
  • READ – If you are avid readers always on the lookout for a good book, we have you covered. We share book reviews and book recommendations – like this one on the 30 books every millennial needs to read –  to keep your to-read list overflowing.

The more we thought about it, the more we realized that our blog is more than just tips and tricks to make your life easier – though we’ll definitely have plenty of those! A lot of the time, millennials get a bad rap. You can even read our post about it here.

We know just how hard it can be to find answers. Our mom gives us great advice, but the world has changed so much since she raised us. As sisters, we’ve been lucky to be so close in age that we have a built-in support system: We went to the same college, got married a year apart, and started having kids about the same time. 

On the outside, it looks like we should be opposites – Rachael, the stay-at-home mom whose money-saving skills are legendary, and Jaclyn, the working mom who is the multi-tasking queen. Most assume these roles are contradictory, but we find our viewpoints complementary. That’s why this blog had to be more than just one savvy millennial woman. It had to be both of us writing from our different perspectives!

So if you are a mom with young children trying to fit travel into your life, a professional woman navigating your career, or simply a savvy millennial woman trying to manage this crazy busy life without spending too much money, look around and you’ll find some real advice for real life. 

 

Meet Rachael 

From day one, Rachael was always by my side. I was heartbroken the day she left for college, not knowing how our friendship would change since she was moving across the country. But as only a sister and a best friend can do, she left me a surprise to make sure I knew how much she loved me. In the weeks prior to her departure, she made little paper cranes, which she scattered all over my bed for me to find when I came home from the airport that day.

Rachael still lives across the country in Utah, married to her favorite person in the entire world – Mark, the engineer. I believe I come in a close second. She has four adorable little children under the age of 7.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and acts as a tutor for the neighborhood kids from time to time. Rachael loves to read in her pajamas, explore the outdoors with her little ones, and scheme up vacations to every inch of the globe.

What you will come to enjoy about Rachael is her thoughtful approach to your interests and needs as a savvy millennial woman. Her posts will engage your critical thinking skills, captivate your imagination, and lead you on an adventure you’ve always wanted to go on.

~Jaclyn

 

– Meet Jaclyn –

Let me tell you about my favorite person in the whole world, my sister Jaclyn. Jaclyn has grown from such a sweet-tempered, loving child into an admirable adult. Life has not always been easy for her. Career troubles, bed bugs and 2 heartbreaking miscarriages are among the challenges that have tried her to no end. But she has emerged as the epitome of  resilience characteristic to so many successful women. It might have been my idea to start a blog, but I knew it would not be complete without her.

Jaclyn and her husband Steve met while studying psychology in college. They graduated together and were married the very next day. From there, they decided Steve would get a PhD while Jaclyn would pursue her career.

Jaclyn used her experience as a student caller at the BYU Telefund to launch herself into a career in higher education fundraising. She has worked at colleges in New York and North Carolina as well as earned a Master’s degree while working full-time. She’s currently the Annual Giving Manager at UNC School of the Arts – a fabulous job where she can combine her nonprofit expertise with her love for the arts. I know she can do anything that she puts her mind to.

Jaclyn and Steve are the proud parents of an energetic Little Boy, a dog and two cats. You’ll find her volunteering at a local nonprofit, convincing herself she likes the gym, or playing Pokemon Go.

~Rachael

 

– What Now –

Please, take your time to look around. We have new posts every Monday and Thursday. Do you have a question or suggestion for us? Visit our Contact Us page for details on how to reach us. We would love to hear more from you, so connect with us on social media. Thanks for dropping by!

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