Monthly Archives: September 2010

Do Women Have to be Masculine to be Successful?

There are lots of articles discussing the strides Americans have made toward reaching equality of the sexes.  Statistics referencing the rise of women into executive positions are often cited when judging our progress. Based on statistics, I’d say we’re headed in the right direction.  We haven’t achieved equality yet, but we’re trending in the right…More of this…

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Details on How to be a Mystery Shopper

I recently wrote this post (Mad $ Tip #2) about how I’ve made some extra pocket money by being a mystery shopper.   I had a number of responses asking for more details about the specific companies I work with since so many of the advertisements seem to be scams.    So here are the details: Companies I…More of this…

Where to Get Good Dogs?

I was reading Scary Mommy’s Post about realizing that it was time to find their new dog a new home.  There were a few comments on both her page and facebook basically saying she was a horrible person.  One comment chastised her for “recycling a dog like plastic”.  What the hell? btw – this dog…More of this…

12 Tips for Soccer Parents

12 Tips for Soccer Parents

My daughter when she started soccer (2005) and my son watching big sis… I just returned from our Saturday morning routine of watching our kids play soccer and was inspired to write this post. Kids can start playing soccer as young as 3 years old.  Soccer is often the first sport kids play because it involves large…More of this…

My Upromise Savings Statement arrived today…

UPromise – How Smart Parents Save for their Kid’s College Education Remember my post last month about Upromise?  I thought I’d update you on how much I’ve saved for my kids’ college last month and in 2010, just by signing up my grocery and credit cards and booking travel.  Go ahead and read the original…More of this…

2 Years Ago Today

We were at the Indian Reservation in Taos, NM. My youngest was 8 months old and cute as a button, I might add! My oldest was 6, had been riding her first bike for a year, and loved this tutu…More of this…

Myers Briggs ~ Interpreting the Personality Test

Part I – Myers Briggs Introvert vs. Extrovert Have you ever had the opportunity to take the Myers Briggs evaluation?  I have taken it twice now and am still amazed that so much insight into who I am and how I approach problem solving can be determined just by answering a few questions. There are…More of this…

Mushroom Swiss Burger Recipe

We made these delicious mushroom swiss hamburgers for dinner earlier this week.  With 93% fat free hamburger on sale at Sunflower Market, I will be stocking up to make more too! Burgers are burgers – we grilled ours, toasted the bun, slathered with mayonaisse, and put a slice of swiss cheese and mushrooms on top. …More of this…

Wordless Wednesday ~ Paint + Kid + Dog

In yesterday’s post – painting rocks – I teased you with upcoming pics for Wordless Wednesday… I promise that some paint did indeed wind up on the rock! What?  Doesn’t everyone paint in their tutu? And the last tip for painting rocks with kids… keep the dog away from the paint, glitter, and super glue…More of this…

We painted some rocks this weekend…like my turtle?

One of my goals with this blog is to be held accountable for improving my work/life balance.  One specific action item I’ve identified is to have at least 1 interactive activity with my kids each week.  Homework and eating dinner together don’t count…those are givens.  This week, I was inspired by Martha Stewart and we…More of this…

Welcome / About Daria Drago


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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