We Can Be Unapologetically Strong!

by Susan

Women are strong. We know we are. So let’s be Unapologetically Strong.

When my good friend Barbara Jones — who I respect as a successful, driven business woman — asked me to share my story for Degree Women’s new campaign celebrating unapologetically strong women, I started thinking about the ways our community of women in social media have shown unapologetic strength.

I am proud to be part of this amazing group of women who are pushing boundaries, creating high quality content, powerfully using social platforms and building solid media businesses.

Janice and I jumped into social media in 2006 with determination and monetization in mind. It was a time when bloggers reluctantly put ads in their sidebars and then apologized for doing so.

We did not apologize for intending to build 5 Minutes for Mom into a business that feeds our families. It’s been a tough road and — like any business — it took time and hard work to get to where we are now and we’ll continue to sweat as we push towards our next level of goals.

My little girls, Julia and Sophia, are my inspiration. I want to teach them to use and show their girl power and be unapologetically strong.

I think this video of sports broadcaster Erin Andrews is a great example of a strong woman pushing past boundaries. Erin is a new spokesperson promoting Degree Women® Clinical Protection with motionSENSE™ because women are strong, and strong women sweat.

What About You?

Share your own unique and inspiring Unapologetically Strong story on the Degree Women® Facebook page for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 to spend on achieving your goal. The Facebook contest runs Sept 12 – Sept 26.
Disclosure: We are participating in a compensated campaign and received a sample product.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of
this Mom Blog, 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Rachel Cotterill September 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

It’s funny, I’ve never felt the need to apologise for being smart, or capable, or achieving stuff. But asking for money? Selling stuff? That’s the one thing I have to fight myself over.


2 Pat Smith September 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Good for all of you as a mother and grandmother I have also been a business women most of my life. It is not easy to balance both.


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