Monthly Archives: April 2011

School Uniforms – Good Idea?

I have a 3rd grader (girl) and a 1st grader (boy) – also two high school stepsons – all in public school. Many of my peers have decided to send their kids to charter or private schools and one of the first things they cite as a positive is having school uniforms.  I’m not sure…More of this…

The 4 C’s – Creating a Creative Corporate Culture

The 4 C’s – Creating a Creative Corporate Culture

I am participating in a year long Leadership training program that is nearly wrapped up.  Last week, I had the privilege (and anxiety) 0f leading one of our monthly sessions.   The President, Vice President and Chairman of the Board of our company are part of this program.  The topic was Creativity in the Workplace.  I…More of this…

7 Tips for Getting a Promotion

Were you raised that humility is a desired personality trait and that actions speak louder than words? Many of us were. Unfortunately our parents did us a disservice. One of the top measures of success in corporate America today is that individuals able to self promote in a non-arrogant manner will rise to the top…More of this…

Making Money with Green Living

Making Money with Green Living

Did you catch my article on Pure Natural Diva last week? If you know me in real life, I’ve probably shared that Tevan – our 6 year old – has started his own business.   He is collecting aluminum cans and recycling them for extra cash.  So far he’s made $31. His original marketing scheme revolved…More of this…

Staying Fit While Traveling – Empty Trunk

Staying Fit While Traveling – Empty Trunk

It’s Saturday, but I’m in France for a week, so am not home for the weekly weigh-in.  I know I recommitted to getting into shape in last week’s post, but I’m sure I am drinking wine and eating brie right now.  And if I’m not?  What is wrong with me?!? Here’s the deal.  Life is…More of this…

Guest Post:  Stretching a Single Income for a Family of 9

Guest Post: Stretching a Single Income for a Family of 9

While I’m out of town, Caryn has graciously agreed to write a post for Mom in Management.  I won’t be here, but don’t let that stop you from commenting.  I’m sure Caryn would love it and I will respond to comments when I get back -promise! By Caryn Haluska I have to admit to being…More of this…

Women and Social Media Series – Week 5

Women and Social Media Series – Week 5

I just love the dialogue and ideas that develop when you get bright women together and start a conversation.  The blogging version of this seems to be a Series. I got to kick off a 7 part exploration on Women and Social Media that was inspired and organized by Margie Clayman.   This is Week 5…More of this…

Do you Celebrate Life or Mourn Death?

Do you Celebrate Life or Mourn Death?

Not to rub it in…well maybe a little – but if everything has gone right, I am on a plane flying to Paris right now.  My passport came through in time, so my mom, aunt, cousin and I are celebrating Granny’s life with a weekend trip to France. We started this 8 years ago when…More of this…

We have 2 Winners!

We have 2 Winners!

Sorry for the delay – I needed to get approval from Mom Spark Media to announce the winner and then was in back to back meetings.  First – THANK YOU to everyone that entered!  Your time and willingness to participate is much appreciated. Second, here are our winners: JumpStart Giveaway Method Laundry Detergent Giveaway Congratulations…More of this…

Let’s Party!

Let’s Party!

I love it when the mailman gives me presents, especially when it’s not even my birthday! This week I came home to a huge box on my kitchen table.  I had forgotten about it, so was thrilled to find a Party in a Box from Party City when I opened it.  That wasn’t the actual…More of this…

Two Giveaways End Tonight!

Did you get a change to enter these two giveaways yet?  They both end tonight and have relatively low entries, so your odds are good! JumpStart Membership – Kid’s gaming site that combines education with fun. Method Laundry Detergent – Environmentally friendly, easy pump action bottle, and smells great too! Thank you!  And good luck.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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