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Michelle Dempsey M.S., CPRW

A writer, entrepreneur, radio host, and powerful motivational speaker – Michelle Dempsey, owner and founder of Michelle Dempsey, Very Well-Written, has one goal in mind: empowering women from all walks of life with her incredible personal life story of overcoming adversity and using the lessons learned to achieve success. Internationally published and known for her ability to connect with readers on a deeper level, Michelle has successfully united her passion for business and writing and developed a thriving career, offering writing and editing services, business coaching, branding expertise, and content marketing to business of all kinds.

Articles by Michelle

Letter to My Daughter

By the time you can read this, you may have already rolled your eyes at that fact that I wrote you a letter. But I have something important to share with you.

Things About Raising a Toddler that Have Surprised Me

When I first gave birth to my daughter and spent days on end holding her in my arms, I couldn’t imagine anything past the sweet, subdued calm of infancy – and never thought I’d be able to enjoy the unpredictability of toddlerhood.

Parenting Summed Up in Quotes

And you learn that every moment with a toddler is like a walking (or stumbling) comedy routine. That with each disaster that ensues, you fall more and more in love. In short? Life with a toddler can best be summed up in these children’s book quotes:

The 3 Most Surprising Lessons I’ve Learned While Raising a Toddler

When I first gave birth to my daughter and spent days on end holding her in my arms, I couldn’t imagine anything past the sweet, subdued calm of infancy. I never thought I’d be able to enjoy the unpredictability of toddlerhood. And before I knew it, my little cherub became a toddler — a fiercely independent, strong-willed, wise-beyond-her-years, boss of a toddler, at that.

The Perfect Work-at-Home Routine

When I first made the transition from traditional full-time employment to work-from-home entrepreneur, you could say I was a bit clueless as to what life would really be like.

Why I'm Teaching My Daughter to be Selfish

I’m a giver. A lover. A nurturer. But somewhere in my 32 years of constantly giving at any cost, I became a people-pleaser. A really devoted “yes” person, at, literally any cost. And I had to end it.

Why I’ll Let My Child Indulge This Halloween

When I think back to my adolescent days, growing up in a cozy suburban neighborhood where any and all holidays were celebrated with gusto – I am immediately brought back to Halloween.

7 Things Only Work from Home Parents Understand

Working from home is such a delight. No need to deal with annoying office gossip, corporate dress codes, or worrying about anyone stealing your delicious leftovers from the employee fridge. But working from home with a child in the house?

The Importance of Letting Your Child Play Alone

Not long ago, as my daughter was playing in her playroom, I sat close by listening in on her and heard what sounded like conversation. When I looked at the baby monitor, I could see that she had her stuffed elephant in one hand, and Mickey Mouse in the other.

Literacy Meets Technology: Interactive Animal Books

If you have a child in elementary, middle, or high school, you’ve likely heard the term STEM, and wondered what all the buzz is about. It’s all the rage in schools across the country – and is making giant strides in how our children learn and absorb information.

How to Combat Back to School Jitters in 4 Steps

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely learned that effective parenting takes a good amount of planning and a triple-shot of patience with your morning coffee. It’s those moments in your parenting history that go awry when you choose to forego planning ahead and opt for just winging it.

Best Gear for Back to School

Summer is fleeting, back to school shopping season is upon us, and it seems as if this summer has just flown by. You are likely already hearing that end-of-summer commentary that is synonymous with children everywhere - “But I don’t WANNA go to school!”

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

The truth is, not every child is cut out for the soccer field, ballet barre, or the stage. Yoga is the perfect alternative to those children looking to step away from the competition of team sports and begin forming a stronger mind and body connection from an early age.

Why Single Dads Deserve the Most Special Father’s Day

Single fathers do not get enough credit. For every article about parenting, you’ll likely find an article about an amazingly impressive single mom, balancing a successful career and raising brilliant children all with a smile on her face. And for every story we hear about fabulous single mothers – we hear less and less about the men who are also faced with the often harsh reality of raising a child on their own.

Traveling with Children

Traveling with children is every bit as great as traveling was before you became a parent – if, and only if, you go into battle fully prepared. Knowledge is power, as they say – and you definitely want to put in the research and brain power ahead of planning your next family vacation to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.

The Great Divide

In the span of three months, I went from being a stay-at-home-mom to a working mom, and now back to the former. I spent much of my “working mom” days longing for the simplicity of my stay-at-home-mom schedule, my daughter’s snuggles and the ability to actually clean my house and have enough time to put my mascara on.

The Toddler Transition

My baby is now a toddler. The one-year mark came about so quickly that I almost forgot to take a pause and reflect on all the changes that have come about since my daughter propelled herself out of infancy and into another stratosphere of growing, learning, loving … and exerting her toddler independence.

Why I Let My Daughter Get Her Hands Dirty

My daughter has barely entered the toddler years, but since the moment she opened her eyes and realized where she was – she’s been curious.

Why Pilates is Like Therapy for New Moms

Pilates. It took one class, one amazing instructor, one powerful stretch, one hour of disconnecting on the outside world and focusing on nothing but my own body and one day of surprisingly pleasing soreness to realize why THIS is what had been missing from my new mommy life.

4 Things Every Father Should Be Doing for His Daughter

Through careful observation of their relationship, which blossoms and grows stronger with each passing day, I have learned the four most important things that every girl should be receiving from her father. The things that certainly could have helped me through my childhood. Here they are, not in any particular order, as they are all equally important.
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