There is a new mass emailing service available that will allow you to send unlimited emails via your Gmail account, among many other things! GMass integrates seamlessly with your Google, Gmail and Google Drive accounts. It can send brand new emails, follow up emails and personalized correspondence.

GMass accommodates any feature that your normal Gmail account does. So, you can still add attachments and inline images, for instance. It helps you grow your lists by avoiding spam filters and allowing for unlimited personalization in mass campaigns. You can also set up to eight automatic follow up emails, saving yourself a lot of work!

One of the trendiest features is the ‘send as replies’ feature. The typical mass email campaign is sent as a new message, which in turn creates a new conversation with each recipient. This feature allows each email sent to be sent as a reply to the most recent conversation with each recipient. This leaves a great impression with clients or prospects that you’ve had an ongoing conversation with. This feature would definitely increase visibility among existing clients.

One of the newest GMass features is the availability of proofreading. Even the most experienced writers can benefit from a second set of eyes. These English experts will not only correct common spelling and punctuation mistakes, but they also give suggestions regarding your grammar and context. This could undoubtedly relieve a ton of stress for business owners and email marketers everywhere!

I am a fan of anything that makes business easier, faster and more productive. GMass certainly seems to be one of those things. It’s not meant to replace Mail Chimp or Constant Contact, but to be used as a supplement. The ability to schedule, personalize and track takes it a huge step above your traditional Gmail account and enhances it dramatically. It also provides the ability to place an unsubscribe button at the bottom of your messages.

By using GMass, you can dramatically increase your distribution list and use the tools to continue to build your audience and your client base. Are you already using GMass? Tell us about it in the comments; we’d love to learn about your experiences.


Being a working parent is a challenge in the best of times. But when your child gets sick, balancing your career and your parenting gets significantly more difficult. It takes practice, patience, and careful planning to handle a child’s sick day without neglecting either your parental responsibilities or work. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to manage working while your child is sick.

Communicate. When your child gets sick, it’s important to contact your boss and colleagues right away. Even better, you should have some sort of backup plan in place for when your child gets sick, like dropping them off with a grandparent or taking turns staying home with your partner. It’s important to stay connected to your boss and continue to work as much as possible. It’s also important to anticipate things like this happening. Since the average child can catch between six and ten colds each year, there’s a very good chance you’ll have to manage working while your child is sick a few times a year.

Stay connected. Technology allows most people to work remotely when necessary, especially with jobs in fields like digital marketing, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to continue working even when you have to stay home with your sick child. But it’s important to remember that if your boss and colleagues have been supportive of you staying home, you shouldn’t abuse the opportunity by checking social media all day. As many people have learned the hard way, telecommuting requires a particular sort of discipline. To stay focused, be sure to respond to any incoming emails or phone calls to help your colleagues in whatever ways you can.

Engage with your organization. If your child has an illness or injury that is going to last longer than a few days, it’s time to alert your organization immediately. HR managers will be unable to move deadlines and work with your schedule unless they know what’s happening. You will need their help in managing a leave of absence if necessary and alerting the insurance company of any needed care coverage.

As frustrating as it can be, remember to not blame your child — they didn’t ask to get sick and they probably already feel bad enough. Instead, think about why you’re working in the first place: to provide a good life for your family. Missing a meeting or having to push a deadline may seem like a big deal at the moment, but overall you need to remember your child comes first.

Finally, give yourself a break! You’re managing your busy life as best as you can.

If you’ve ever attempted to move everything from an old home all on your own, you’ll know moving is not easy, for various reasons. The difficulty of the same is also greatly increased when children are mixed into the whole scenario.

However, it doesn’t have to be so difficult, to begin with, and you can potentially decrease the amount of drama (the whining and inevitable anger tantrums) you’re going to deal with by following these simple tips.

Moving Tips: Make it a fun activity for your kids

Get your kids ready for the big move

Often overlooked is the importance of preparation. Adequately preparing your kids before you move could save you a lot of headaches, and them, a lot of stress. It really helps them adjust and adapt to the new environment faster.

For relatively younger children, break the news about a week or two in advance. This gives them some time to process what you just told them and helps them prepare psychologically. Most importantly, emphasize to them what will be different, and if possible, take lots of pictures so they have some memory to hold onto. It helps with adjusting.

It’s okay to be sad

Nobody likes to be taken away from a home they’ve been comfortable in all their lives, so don’t criticize them for being sad and anxious about moving to a new place.

Heartbreaking as it may be to witness; crying and tantrums are a normal reaction to such a profound change in their lives. What’s more, once you’ve moved, don’t expect them to settle in immediately. Give them around six months to fully adjust to their new environments.

Practice what you preach

Despite what you tell them, always remember that kids learn first from observation before all else. You mustn’t forget that negativity rubs off on your child. Therefore, if you stay positive, you’ll give them the feeling that everything will be okay.

Stick to the Schedule

Another proper way of helping them acclimate to the new environment would be to keep your morning and afternoon rituals the same. Consistency has a calming effect on the senses and helps reassure children that everything is more or less the same.

The same goes for on-schedule rituals such as bedtime, lunch, and dinner, especially for toddlers.

Help them raise their esteem

Children, as a result of the learning process, will often want to mimic adults and will feel better if they feel like they had some input to add to the moving decision.

Even if they don’t have a choice in the matter per se (which they shouldn’t), you can have them ‘approve’ new furniture positioning, choice of rugs and perhaps entertain one or two requests they may have, like getting a dog.

Expect Regression

It’s not uncommon for already potty trained children to, for example, ‘go’ in their pants after a big change in their lives. Regressions such as these are a common part of a child’s life and are their way to deal with stressful situations.

Don’t overreact when they show signs of regression. Other common signs include insomnia, lack of appetite and sudden anger tantrums. Different children have different rates of adjustment, so give them time.  If a time period longer than three weeks go by and nothing seems to change, you should probably see a doctor

Get to Know Neighbors

Make sure you allow your kid’s lots of time to meet the neighbors and make new friends. Let them go out and mix with the children until they finally find a group they click with. In the process, they could pick up new interests and hobbies.

While the moving company is busy unpacking and setting up the goods, you may drop your kids at a neighbor’s house. This will serve as a good icebreaking meeting for them.

This point cuts across for parents, too. Throw a housewarming party and invite the neighbors or join a local club to create new opportunities to mingle with the new neighbors. You could kill two birds with one stone by hosting a kids’ party and inviting the neighbors’ children.

Help them practice their social skills

One of the great things about being a child is everyone is a potential playmate, and the closer they live, the better. However, social skills are better taught than simply picked up at random, so you’re going to need to teach them how to approach someone they feel they might be interested in making friends with.

In the process, it helps for them to point out what, exactly they like to do, and they could get new playing spots and once again, new playmates. The sooner they find a friend they are more likely to be friendly with, the sooner they will adjust to the new environment.