Monthly Archives: November 2010

Giving Thanks when you are a 15 Year Old with a Brain Tumor

Giving Thanks when you are a 15 Year Old with a Brain Tumor

Do you remember being 15? For me, the sky was the limit.  The world revolved around who kissed who behind the garage at so-and-so’s party.  SAT’s and sending applications to colleges were starting to loom on the horizon.  I was scaring the life out of my parents while learning to drive.   And head over…More of this…

Part II – Executive Image Series

Part II – Executive Image Series

I wrote this introductory post awhile back What Affects Executive Image?.  I intended it to be a weekly series regarding Executive Image, but I dropped the ball and haven’t picked it back up again.  Yes, there are excuses – sick kids, working full time, revamping the site…but they are excuses. I was immensely touched to…More of this…

Guest Post: Help! My To-Do List is on a Rampage!

I am a guest writer over on my friend Jennifer’s site,  Life with the Lebedas today.    My post is about managing your To-Do list and, if I do say so myself, has a bit of humor woven in.  Here’s an excerpt: Buy Christmas presents. Wait, dear daughter’s birthday is before Christmas… Buy birthday presents…More of this…

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

It’s only 5 days until Thanksgiving! I am pulling out my recipes and making ingredients lists so I can go shopping later today. Here’s what we’re making: Turkey Gravy Mashed Potatoes Green Salad Sweet Potato Souffle Stuffing then everything else our guests bring My favorite is a tie between the Mashed Potatoes and the Sweet…More of this…

Why and How to use Photo Posts

Me ~ 2? I am featured today on Marketplace Mommies.   Go check out my article regarding Photo Posts. Here is an excerpt: …there are a couple of weekly blog themes that focus on selecting and publishing photos that tell a stand-alone story. A couple of good reasons to participate in these photo events include:…More of this…

Paycheck Fairness Act Voted Down by Senate Today

Article first published as Paycheck Fairness Act Voted Down Today in the Senate on Technorati. The Paycheck Fairness Act failed today with a vote of 58 Yea’s, 41 Nay’s and 1 abstention.  It needed a 3/5 vote to pass.   Because I am an engineer, I did the math.  To pass, it needed 60% of the Senate…More of this…

2nd Giveaway – Another VERA BRADLEY!

I was thrilled to be able to give away a chocolate colored Vera Bradley purse as my first ever gift to my readers. Geri with Heart n Soul Cooking was the lucky winner of that first purse. Many of the comments were about how much some of you want a Vera Bradley. I was so…More of this…

Do you have a holiday budget?

My email from Daily Worth today is all about tools for creating and sticking to a Holiday Budget.   This year I will need to be more strict about sticking to a budget due to our new house and my husband staying home.  Any thoughts on how you have successfully implemented one?  And what do you…More of this…

Is giving 110% really the key to success?

Is giving 110% really the key to success?

I recently read this  article regarding level of effort being the difference between going from Good to Great.  The author, Sean Ogle, wrote a very compelling argument about why his success has been good, but not meteoric, is that he gives about 85% versus 100% to his blog.  This, along with reading a book about…More of this…

Babysitter Rate Calculator

Article first published as Current Babysitter Rates on Technorati. Getting ready to go out on the town? Trying out a new babysitter and when you ask how much $, she says “Whatever you think is fair.” ? My friend Heather just brought this website to my attention and I love it!   It has a babysitter calculator that considers:…More of this…

Cellfire Coupons no Longer Valid at Safeway

Cellfire Coupons no Longer Valid at Safeway

I really enjoy the convenience of Cellfire and shortcuts coupons.  I just load them on my club card and forget about them, then get an extra bonus when my e-coupon discounts at the register.  I am bummed by the below e-mail I received about Safeway no longer accepting Cellfire coupons and am thinking this is just another…More of this…

HUGE Tax Hikes for Families in 2011

HUGE Tax Hikes for Families in 2011

I was shocked to learn that beginning January 1, 2011, my taxes (and yours too if you have kids) are going to increase dramatically.  I found this out yesterday when I opened an e-mail from Daily Worth.  This is a free newsletter I signed up for about a month ago, and because I found the…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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