Yearly Archives: 2010

Managing Money in 2011

Managing Money in 2011

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this money management site to you yet.  If I have, I haven’t given it nearly enough screen time. Mint is a free site that has some amazing tools for setting budgets, managing all your accounts, and achieving financial goals. What I’ve found incredibly useful is that it sorts all…More of this…

Trying Something New in 2011

I have seen this button around the web for awhile now and it always seems to be on blogs that I really respect and enjoy.  I have intended to check out Business2Blogger for awhile now, but rather than start the new year with a list of things I intend to do, I decided to just…More of this…

2010 – A Year and a Blog in Review

It’s the time of year people take a minute to look backward before starting off the new year with a clean slate.  Scary Mommy posted about her year in review and Tough Cookie Mommy wrote her lessons learned.  I had not planned to reflect on 2010, but their posts changed my mind.  I think there…More of this…

Goodwill 50% off on Saturday (Jan 1st)

Goodwill 50% off on Saturday (Jan 1st)

I love Goodwill.  I have found great furniture, purses, and jeans for the kids there.  I first started shopping there after my first daughter was born and I needed work clothes but didn’t want to spend a lot because I didn’t intend to stay that size for very long.  I’ve since become addicted. The half…More of this…

Wordy Wednesday – Mama Can’t Fix This One

Wordy Wednesday – Mama Can’t Fix This One

I know it’s supposed to be Wordless, but there are lots of questions when you post a picture of a kid in the Emergency Room. Sunday night, my 6 year old was trying to skate with these new Heeley (ish) wheels that fit on the heels of his shoes.  My 9 year old daughter was…More of this…

My Favorite Poem

My Favorite Poem

After A While By Veronica A Shoffstall After a while you learn The subtle difference between Holding a hand and chaining a soul And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning And company doesn’t always mean security. And you begin to learn That kisses aren’t contracts and Presents aren’t promises And you begin to accept…More of this…

The Choking Game – Warning to Parents

The Choking Game – Warning to Parents

Were you aware of this apparent fad threatening our kids?  I wasn’t.  I was aware I needed to talk to my kids about saying no to peer pressure on smoking cigarettes “because they can kill you” – but the Choking Game takes threat of death to a whole new level.  Our school district recently sent…More of this…

Week 2:  Secrets of Executive Image

Week 2: Secrets of Executive Image

Dr. Jennifer Gresham is the second of 7 Fabulous Women to share her thoughts about Executive Image with us!  She writes about how to create an Unforgettable Executive Image and provides tangible and insightful tips on how to build your confidence and hold your own with executives. (If you missed last week’s post by Margie Clayman –…More of this…

Pay it Forward (Microloan)

Pay it Forward (Microloan)

By a fluke of fate, I am incredibly blessed.   One of those blessings was being born in America where women’s rights are much more progressive than in many parts of the world.  I may complain about wage inequality, pressure to be thin, or office politics, but I am much more fortunate than 100,000’s of…More of this…

10 Years Ago Today – Engagement Story

10 Years Ago Today – Engagement Story

Ten years ago today, I spent my first Christmas morning with my boyfriend. We were alone in a quiet house with soft flakes of snow gently falling outside the picture window.    The dog was asleep on the couch, one eye cracked, but not about to budge just because I was up at 6am excited…More of this…

KIVA Update

KIVA Update

Remember when I told you about the two people I lent money to via Kiva.org?  Well, I just received an update on their loan repayments and have enough back to lend to another person!  If you are looking for a good cause that gives a hand up instead of a handout, I highly recommend Kiva.…More of this…

Will you have a Cuter Husband if you Earn More?

This was one of the recent e-mails I received from Daily Worth.  I was intrigued by it because it fits so well to the Trophy Husband thoughts I’ve posted about here and here.  I’m curious what you think. December 21st, 2010 | Earn Higher Income, Cuter Husband? OK, gals—besides a fatter 401k, here’s another benefit to…More of this…

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Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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