Kitty Fund Awards $1.25 Million To Moms Who Start Businesses

Kim Folsom’s mother, Catherine “Kitty” Abrams Tadlock Webster, was an entrepreneurial powerhouse who built not one but two highly successful businesses. She later went on to help her daughters Kim and Meghan build three of their own companies: Five Mountains, a real estate development firm; MyFavoriteFlorist.com, which resulted in Meghan’s winning the Small Business Innovation of the Year Award in 2008; and Founder’s First, a business incubator that helped shape future entrepreneurs. Although Kitty passed away in March of 2020 from pancreatic cancer at the young age of 55, she lived a full life with her family and friends by her side. After her death, Kitty left behind a legacy and request to be granted small micro-investments to aspiring female entrepreneurs competing in small employer-based businesses. Thus, the Kitty Fund concept was born.

I am excited that I am a Semi-Finalist for the Kitty Fund GRANT!

I am very grateful!

The Kitty Fund is an award that makes micro-investments in female founders who run small businesses with 2 or more employees. In honor of Mother’s Day and Founder’s Checkbook founder Kim Folsom’s mother, Catherine “Kitty” Abrams Tadlock Webster, who passed away in March of 2020.

7 Signs of Resentment in Relationships

Resentment DefinitionResentment a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury.

One harboring resentment may feel personally victimized and may be experiencing feelings of anger or shame. If the feelings of anger and shame are strong, it becomes difficult to talk about.

As one continues to foster these emotions and holding them in, eventually they reach their limit and start expressing these emotions in the form of anger, disgust, and disappointment.

A disrespectful comment made by a partner could enable a build up of resentment, as could lack of attention. Unresolved resentment can cause conflict between partners, if left unresolved it could eventually lead to separation.

7 signs of resentment in relationships:

1. Unresolved Arguments

You notice your partner continues to do things that bother you, despite you telling them. You start to complain to your partner and find faults in each other. One argument after the next and none of them are effectively spoken about. The same arguments continue to surface and you are left with many unresolved arguments. Eventually, this shifts the positive outlook on the relationship and over time, all you notice is the negative aspects of the relationship. Instead of focusing on the problem, you are focusing on your partner’s flaws. In your mind, your partner becomes the problem and the relationship becomes daunting.

2. Lack of Attention

Lack of attention in a relationship can be apparent in different ways. If you feel like you are not being listened to, you may feel like your partner does not attend to you and you begin to build resentment toward them. If you feel like your partner no longer makes time for you, you may feel uncared for leading to feelings of resentment. Maybe you notice your partner is spending too much time on their phone or they are always late. This could elicit feelings of insecurities and distrust providing fuel for resentment.

3. Overthinking the Bad Experiences

You catch yourself persistently thinking about something that happened or something that was said which shaped strong emotions toward your partner. You feel emotionally stuck and unable to stop thinking about it.

Road Tripping with Rover: Safe Travel Tips for Your Dog

October 25, 2021 by  
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If your dog is your companion through every adventure, you undoubtedly take them along on road trips. Whether you’re traveling in a beat-up Volkswagen bug or crossing the country in a luxury motorhome, there are a few precautions you need to take to ensure your faithful friend’s safety and comfort on the road.

See Your Vet Before Traveling

Make sure your dog is current on all vaccines and ask your veterinarian if there are specific shots they might need based on where you’re traveling. Also, ask about what you should have in your pet’s first aid kit. If you’re traveling in the desert West, a snakebite kit might be needed. Will you be heading into frigid weather? Your vet can advise you on ways to prevent frostbite and hypothermia in your dog. While you’re there, get a copy of your dog’s vaccine records and medical history. Pop it into your glove box so you can provide it to out-of-town vets in the event of an emergency.

Make Sure Their Collar and Leash are Sturdy

Even the best-behaved dog’s prey drive can kick in when they are at a rest stop or park and suddenly see an enticing animal that’s new to them. (Miss Lizzy goes NUTS for prairie dogs!). A sturdy but lightweight collar and leash combination makes it easier for you to rein your dog in. Pupups’ collars and leashes feature stainless steel buckles and strong but lightweight clips, making them dependable but comfortable. The collar should have dog tags with your contact information in case he ends up lost.

Restrain Your Dog

Dogs are like toddlers – they don’t like to be restrained; they don’t always know what’s good for them. On the road, make sure your bestie is properly restrained, so they don’t fly through the windshield in an accident. You can find harnesses in a variety of sizes and styles that will secure your dog comfortably. Most of them attach to the seatbelt of your vehicle.

If you’re traveling in a motorhome or with a small dog, a crate is an alternative. Bonus: if you have to leave your dog alone in a hotel room or at a friend’s house for an hour or two, your dog will feel safest in his crate. Make sure the crate is big enough for him to lie down, stand, and turn. Accessorize with a comfy mat or blanket and include a water bottle attached to the side. His favorite ball or squeaky toy will keep him happy (until he’s been squeaking for three hours straight while you’re driving, but we can’t do anything about that).

Go On Some Test Drives

If your dog loves riding in the car, you’ve won half the battle. If she isn’t used to it, start with a short drive around the block. Do this until she’s calm and comfortable, then increase the duration of your trips before hitting the road for a long journey.

Go Over the Car Ride Check List

Once you’re in the car with your dog, there are several things to check to ensure her comfort and safety, including:

  • Is her harness properly installed?
  • Does she have access to a water bowl?
  • If she’s crated, is there good air circulation around the crate?
  • Is there room for her to sit and stretch out?
  • Did you bring poop bags? Not picking up after your pet at a rest stop or campground is a huge no-no.
  • Have you brought a few treats or food for when you stop?
  • A new toy for distraction and an old toy for comfort is a minimum.
  • If you have to get out of the car for more than a minute or two, designate someone to stay with your dog or bring your dog along (properly leashed, of course!) NEVER leave your dog unattended in a car.
  • Have you rolled up any window the dog can access? It looks adorable when your dog sticks his head out the window until a piece of debris smacks them in the face or their eye is scratched.

Don’t forget to schedule potty breaks at rest stops, gas stations, or other spots to let your dog stretch her legs and alleviate boredom. Let her walk around a bit and reward her for good behavior.

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