Monthly Archives: May 2011

Going Down in Flames – 5 Reasons for Burnout

Going Down in Flames – 5 Reasons for Burnout

As an employee and especially as an employer, it’s important to understand the causes of burnout.  But before we go there, I suppose we should be on the same page about what burnout actually means… Per wikipedia burnout is: …a psychological term for a syndrome characterized by long-term exhaustion and diminished interest, especially in one’s…More of this…

I felt trapped.  Do You?

I felt trapped. Do You?

There are plenty of times when I am going a million miles a minute.   There are days and weeks – months even – when I don’t think beyond what’s on the agenda today, what absolutely MUST get done, what I would like to get done if I have extra time (whatever that is), and…More of this…

5 Fabulous Bloggers – Why I Love Them and Why You Will Too!

5 Fabulous Bloggers – Why I Love Them and Why You Will Too!

Thanks to Trop50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 Fabulous Wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous! I was very excited to be selected to write this post because there are…More of this…

Empty the Trunk

Paris wasn’t too bad on my weight – although the food was A-mazing!  I haven’t weighed in for about a month – but thought it’s about time to start paying attention again. This week I walked the dog 3 times and made it to Zumba Saturday morning.  Could be better, but much better than the…More of this…

Skin MD Natural Review

Skin MD Natural Review

I was contacted by Skin MD Natural and offered the opportunity to review their lotion.  The part that really stood out to me in their description was: …  addressing severe dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. People with sensitive skin — and those of us who like to live as naturally as possible…More of this…

You’re Fired!  Now what?….

You’re Fired! Now what?….

Unfortunately I think a lot of people in this economy have had the daunting experience of hearing those words.  Maybe they were softened by “We’re laying you off.”  or “It’s not you, it’s the workload.”  but the result is the same – you don’t have a job. How you handle yourself in this situation is…More of this…

Wheel of Fortune is in Denver!

Wheel of Fortune is hitting Denver this week! There are two ways to enter: WOF has a traveling $5,000 reward guy that is in Denver this week.  Go here for details, but apparently you can win $5,000 by registering and solving the puzzle. Go here to register for these type of notices, to qualify for…More of this…

New Law Bans Breastfeeding

New Law Bans Breastfeeding

Today’s news is really pushing my buttons this morning.   First Arnold, now this? Scott from This Daddy’s Blog brought this news story to my attention about a town in Georgia that just passed a law that bans breast feeding in public.   Their justification is that the law was passed to prevent public nudity…More of this…

Schwarzenegger’s True Colors

Schwarzenegger’s True Colors

I was incredibly disappointed to read this article about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair and resulting child with a woman in his employment.  For whatever reason, I had Arnold pegged as one of the good guys. Hard working guy that turned brawn into a muli-million dollar career, married into the US royalty, became Governor of California, family…More of this…

Impacts of Combining Dept of Energy with EPA

Impacts of Combining Dept of Energy with EPA

I received this via e-mail this morning and thought it may be of interest to some of you. In this day of budget crunches, getting efficient seems like a good idea.  On the other hand, the programs don’t seem like ones I would want cut.  What do you think? Bill Introduced to Create a Department…More of this…

You Can Help Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab Stay Open

You Can Help Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab Stay Open

If you are unaware, Outdoor Lab is a week long sleep away camp experience for Jefferson County 6th graders.   It is in jeopardy of being cut due to budget crunches, but I just received an email that gives a little hope for it to stay alive. Personally, I think Outdoor Lab is a valuable…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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