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BMW Dallas Marathon: It’s All About Family

Being a CEO mom is not just about what you do for a living or even achieving work/life balance. It’s about the sacrifices you make as a mom to show your children that there’s nothing they can’t do if they are willing to dream big enough. That was the sentiment among many moms who participated…

Talking to Yandy Smith About OutlierZ and Partners Uplifting Our Daughters

Yandy Smith wears many hats as an entrepreneur, mom, philanthropist and now foster parent to a teenage daughter. She is showing no signs of stopping, making her work as a philanthropist one of her most important endeavors. She recently partnered with OutlierZ, a fundraising platform for celebrities, to support her non-profit organization, “Partners Uplifting Our…

How Two Single Moms are Giving Felons a Second Chance

Jimmy John’s franchise owners, Mary Jo Smallman and Angie Daniels know the power of second chances and starting over. These two single moms met when they were both at a crossroads, professionally and personally. As part of Jimmy John’s new Freak Yeah! campaign, the sandwich giant is spreading the word about some of their favorite…

SPIbelt Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Kim Overton is continuing her tradition of giving back by raising funds for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin. Through the sales of her innovative and trendsetting product, the SPIbelt, Kim is impacting her community $1 at a time. CEOMOM spoke with Kim to learn the inspiration…

What Students Need to Know About Active Shooter Situations

It’s September which means fall is around the corner and schools across the United States are back in session. Kids are excited to be surrounded by old friends, meet new teachers and get involved in school activities. Unfortunately, the start of the new school year also means the possibility of school shootings. Mass shootings are…

Empty Nests are Opportunities for Career Flight

August is here and the highways are filling with SUVs packed ceiling-high with bedding, lamps, mini-fridges, duffle bags, headphone-sporting 18 year-olds and Kleenex-clutching parents. It’s college drop-off time and, for many families, a new era is being ushered in: the Empty Nest. According to workplace consultants Susan Rietano Davey and Kelley Biskupiak, the independence of…

Meet Missy Payne of Cheer 4 Your Life

Missy Payne was a survivor long before competing on the 29th season of the popular and long-standing CBS show, Survivor. For 39 days, this single mother lived in the Nicaraguan jungle, battling bugs, eating nothing but rice, enduring the heat and protecting her fellow competitor and daughter, Baylor Wilson. As one of the last three…

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