Developing Your Online Brand

Developing a recognizable brand is one of the most important things you can do for your ecommerce store. Traditional store fronts allow customers to come inside and experience your store and your products. Everything from your employees' demeanors to your décor to the physical products will help to establish that brand. In an online store front, you don't have all those options. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on it. Instead, you should give serious attention to crafting a brand that will thrive online as well as off....more

It’s Time to Kick Your Helicopter Parenting Habits to the Curb — at Home and at Work

No matter where you live, there are two people you’re bound to see at every middle school band concert and high school football game: the bored-looking saxophone player muddling through her sheet music (or the overworked lineman who looks like he’d rather be anywhere else) and the overly enthusiastic parent cheering from the sidelines....more

Things to Do on Sunday to Have a Better Week

 Today on the blog I'm sharing some tips for having a better week. I'm sharing some organization and relaxation tips for Sundays in order to have a better week!Check out the tips here...more

Change Your Workspace Change Your Worklife

Every now and then I walk into my office and look at my desk and I get instantly depressed. Could it be the dust bunnies taking a nap on my computer screen or yesterday’s muffin on my keyboard? I’m not quite sure what it is, but a drab work environment definitely will not make you more productive.Here are 5 quick tips to sprucing up your work environment in a flash....more

Weirdest Death Threat Ever

Just to ease your mind right off the bat, the death threat was NOT to me. Most death threats directed towards me are probably from behind someone else’s steering wheel.A friend of ours came over the other night, and as we were generally chit chatting, he mentioned that after 12 years of having to work with the Worst Coworker in the History of Coworkers, the Worst Coworker was being moved laterally, horizontally, and possibly Hokey-Pokied into another department within the next 30 days....more

Episode 58: Judge me for who I am, not what I do!!!

Isn’t it strange how very often a person is judged on the job that they do, or profession they choose. It even categorizes what ‘class’ you belong to.Very often, even now,when participating in any sort of consumer study or market research, the question is always asked as to, either the occupation of the ‘head of house’ (at least it is not assumed now that will automatically be a male) or the income of the main breadwinner, in order to determine which socio-economic group or class to slot people into....more

When work is the escape...

I have never been more thankful that I gave up teaching than I am today. If I were a teacher, I would not be heading to work. Instead, I would be living the life fantastic -- cleaning and cooking and preparing for Thursday's big bash at my leisure. Lucky me! I get to go to work. (I am not being sarcastic.)...more

Flowers Pay My Bills

On Monday I went back to work after about a 6 week layoff.  Boy, am I tired....more

Sometimes I argue with my own mind

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-DudeScenario:...more

I am now a List Maker

My husband is super type A. He researches topics and makes lists constantly. If he says he wants to buy something big, it means a 6 month research project is about to happen. In a way, it is nice because we are usually well informed and get great deals. It can also be annoying because when I want something I want it now. During his research he makes pro/con lists, list on brands, lists on needs/wants, lists about everything....more
Heh. We love lists here. You'll fit right in. ;-)more