Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wait until your Father gets Home!

Wait until your Father gets Home!

*Photo courtesy of Babble.com Why do we say this? Are we afraid we can’t control our kids on our own? Are we trying to be the good guy by painting Dad as the bad guy? Are we reaching for something to say so we can have the last word? Whatever your intent may be, listen…More of this…

Empty Trunk – Week 10 – Weight Loss

Empty Trunk – Week 10 – Weight Loss

Again this week, I did not call the corner church about Zumba.  Darn them, I wish they had the phone # on the Zumba sign!  But as I was typing this I was finally guilted into making that call because I didn’t want another week to go by with me not following through.  Yay for…More of this…

Guest Post:  The Art of Effective Nagging

Guest Post: The Art of Effective Nagging

by  Blessing of Working Mom Journal Cartoon courtesy of Everyday People First off, I would like to correct the notion that only women nag. I have seen instances where men nag to the world of no return and come back all sweaty and tired. I have found myself in this annoying state, where I persistently…More of this…

BOGO Free Chipotle Coupon!

I absolutely LOVE Chipotle.  The cilantro rice is to die for!  And, they just added a new brown rice option too!  If you go here and watch a 1 minute video about a new show on NBC, you will get a BOGO Free coupon for Chipotle!  It is only good for a week, so plan…More of this…

Guest Post:  And Sometimes We Dance

Guest Post: And Sometimes We Dance

by Samantha of A Spoonful of Sugar The Secret to 19 Successful Years of Marriage After 19 years of marriage through infertility, miscarriages, failed adoptions, and the adoption of our sons… I usually get asked the same question:  “How did your marriage survive?” My answer is always the same… “Sometimes we dance”. Dancing There are…More of this…

Featured on Working Mom Journal Today!

Featured on Working Mom Journal Today!

I am very honored to have been asked to guest post over on Working Mom Journal today.   My post is about finding balance…and offers tips on how to achieve your goals and be content with your ever shifting priorities. Excerpt: Parenting, Marriage and Me Time This is where the real struggle usually comes when trying…More of this…

Guest Post:  5 Predictors of a Successful Marriage

Guest Post: 5 Predictors of a Successful Marriage

Five Top Skills Identified by Science to Predict Success in Marriage Relationships by Dr. Athena Staik The science of intimate relationships has identified specific behavior patterns of partners that succeed in creating healthy, mutually enriching couple relationships. Partners who think and act in certain ways nearly guarantee themselves love relationships in which they feel fulfilled,…More of this…

Empty Trunk – Week 9 – Weight Loss

Empty Trunk – Week 9 – Weight Loss

This week was the end of that week.   It seems to make such a huge difference, that I’m going to start keeping track of how much timing during the month affects my weight.  I also haven’t been drinking as much water as I should and am going to attribute a good portion of this week’s…More of this…

Guest Post:  And Baby Makes a Family

Guest Post: And Baby Makes a Family

By Kathy Morelli A life of freedom and fun! You and your partner had some ups and downs.  Maybe a surprisingly shattering argument about choosing a floral pattern (or lack of) on your new accent chair.  Or maybe it was a comment from your mother-in-law about your cooking (or lack thereof).  But most of the…More of this…

Can I Be Married and Still Be Myself?

Can I Be Married and Still Be Myself?

Photo By Ben Husmann Create Your Own Story! By Irene Savarese First, I want to thank Daria for asking me to contribute to her series: “What is the Story of your Marriage?” In this post, I will give you a bunch of questions to help you create your own story – the story of your…More of this…

The Peaks & Valleys of Love

The Peaks & Valleys of Love

Leaving the Valley Every relationship has its peaks and valleys. When you first meet someone, there’s the spark of attraction, the thrill of the unknown, the agonizing question as to whether or not he’ll call you. You dissect every conversation, every minute gesture, every expression. And you hope. You hope he likes you. You hope…More of this…

Giveaway!  $35 Photobook & It Benefits a Non-profit!

Giveaway! $35 Photobook & It Benefits a Non-profit!

I was contacted by a great Denver based firm asking if I would review or giveaway one of their photobooks.   I LOVE photobooks and this one has the added benefit of spreading the word about nonprofit zoos and their conservation efforts.  I briefly considered keeping it for myself, but you guys are so great…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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