As autumn comes, we tend to find ourselves spending more time indoors and looking for fun family-friendly activities. Here are four simple arts and crafts projects you can do with kids to decorate your home for the season.
Fall is here and it’s one of the best times to travel! Autumn is often shoulder season in popular destinations, meaning less crowds and more savings.
But where in the world to go? Check out these top destinations for Fall and Winter 2018. This list is designed to inspire your next trip and point you toward some great travel deals!
Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Rachel McGehee of Rebel + Connect. Rachel co-founded the Remote Work Summit. She recently the Remote Work Summit in Guatemala with the Clark & Mayfield Hawthorne laptop handbag in tow.
Lifelong learning is defined as the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The benefits of lifelong learning are both personal and communal. By gaining skills and challenging your mind, you can enrich your own life as well as those around you.
Lifelong learning doesn't have to cost a lot of money or take up a ton of time. That's why we've compiled this short list of life-long learning activities you can do from the comfort of your home with nothing more than a laptop and internet.
The Benefits of Becoming A Mompreneur
Modern day moms are making business moves in new and innovative ways. You may have noticed the Lularoe craze, where ladies are using social media and house parties to sell clothing peer-to-peer. Others have launched Etsy shops, provided services or e-products completely online, or even started a technology handbag company for women (Yes, Clark & Mayfield founder, Lauri DeLaczay, is a mompreneur!).
The term "mompreneur" simply comes from the growing trend of women who are balancing motherhood with entrepreneurship. Here are some of the benefits these women are enjoying:
Thanks to the internet, building a business from home is much more accessible. No more choosing between an office job and staying at home.
Entrepreneurship allows flexibility to schedule your work around other family activities.
Of course, additional income for the family is always a plus - whether it be a small side hustle or a full-fledged business.
It sets a great example to your kids of how to be a self-starter and follow your dreams.
Mompreneurs love having variety in their day, using their talents and skills in multiple ways.
Sound interesting? There are a growing number of resources to support Mompreneurs in their unique challenges. If you're looking to learn more about entrepreneurship as a mother, check out the following:
Mompreneur Media - an online magazine with useful articles for mompreneurs
Mompreneur Show - a weekly Facebook Live show interviewing all kinds of mompreneurs
C&M’s Mompreneur Pin Board - inspiration and tips on Pinterest
Business Travel Packing List for Women - handy packing tips and clothing list
Must Hear Podcasts for Entrepreneurs - daily doses of insight for your business
Self-Care for Busy Moms - tips and strategies to stay sane despite hectic times
Top Tools You Need to Work From Anywhere - tools for working remotely
National Mompreneurs Conference - an education, inspiration, and networking event in Canada
Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Michelle C. of IntentionalTravelers.com. Michelle and her husband are "digital nomads," running their business online as they travel. For her visit to Bend, Michelle took the Stafford Pro 17.3" laptop bag in camel.
Stylish bags for college students need to be both fashionable and practical. Demanding course schedules have students jetting around campus, and they often need to carry all kinds of course materials to get them through the day.
That's why a school bag with laptop compartment and room for textbooks should be a top priority for any university student.
Flying in airplanes and navigating the airport with young kids can be a challenge, but many parents find that it's well worth the effort. Kids can learn how to travel from an early age and this helps develop new skills and priceless family memories.
For this list, we surveyed the parents of well-traveled young families and compiled their top ten best tips to survive flights with kids.
Over the years, our travel writer, Michelle C., has toted Clark & Mayfield handbags to different corners of the world. Today, you're getting a sneak peek inside those bags!
These three videos capture how you can use our technology bags for both short trips and long-term travel, for work, and for every-day use. Take a look!
You may have noticed that Clark & Mayfield bags are named after the tree-lined streets and neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon (the place we’re proud to call home).
Our handbags have been toted all over the world, but perhaps one of our favorite place to explore with a C&M bag is our very own city. Over the years, we've featured various neighborhoods around Portland. See if you can recognize them!
We're seeing teal everywhere these days - from accent pieces on the patio to bridesmaid dresses and, of course, our latest handbag collection! For more inspiration with the season's teal blue hues, check out our Pinterest board dedicated to trendy teals.
Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Rachel McGehee of Rebel + Connect. Rachel co-founded the Remote Work Summit. She recently visited a conference in New Orleans, Louisiana with the Clark & Mayfield Hawthorne laptop handbag.
Clark & Mayfield bags are designed to be your constant companion. With daily use, a few simple tips can keep them from looking the worse for wear.
Our business and travel bags are made from either nylon or top grain leather. To clean your bag and keep it in the best possible condition, we recommend the following:
Once a small settlement started by a pioneer named James John, few realize that the St. Johns area actually became its own municipality. The neighborhood did not incorporate into the greater city of Portland until 1915. Even today, St. Johns maintains a detached, small town feel - despite being just a 12 minute drive into downtown Portland via the iconic St. John's bridge.