The Day My Blog Ruined My Life

Okay, maybe it didn't ruin my life, but my misuse of social media threw me into a terrible controversy at my kids' school. Today's post is about irony. Well, irony and how I messed up my life and the lives of a few others. And how I'm sorry. So very, very sorry. I sit here thinking, analyzing and obsessing about the events that transpired a week ago and set in motion an unbelievable shit storm. As some of you know, I'm a health and development educator for adolescent girls. In fact, I have a whole presentation on cyber-safety and how girls should always be very careful about what they post online. But right now, I'm sitting here, stewing in my own shame. I imagine I'm feeling much like the 15-year-old girl who insisted she knew what she was doing when she texted her boyfriend a boob-shot that went viral. She intended it to be only for his eyes. ...more
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How to Write a Headline or Teaser That's Impossible to Ignore

Have you finally penned your masterpiece, soon-to-be-viral post? Hold up: There's a little more to write, and it's incredibly important. Your post title, as well as what you say about your post in social media, are your workhorses. The best post in the world does no good if no one clicks through to it. ...more
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7 Time Management Tips for Work-At-Home Moms

I didn't choose to become a work-a-home mom almost 10 years ago, but it's turned out to function as a great fit for our family. I've had readers ask me how I manage to do it all and make time for my family. The ugly truth is: I don’t do it all. You should see the state of my kitchen. Okay, maybe you shouldn't look at the mound of dirty dishes or the piles of clean laundry waiting to be folded. Being a work-at-home mom allows me to drop my kids at the bus stop and greet them when they step off the bus. Plus I'm pretty happy with my office dress code: jeans and a cute top....more
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6 Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Decor Pieces

Thanksgiving is a time for family, relaxing, giving thanks…oh, and insanity! You went shopping for all 101 ingredients to create the perfect feast, cleaned you whole house twice over to impress your guests, and even have food prepped to go straight in the over tomorrow. But, wait – you forgot the decorations! ...more

Dreading Thanksgiving Family Gatherings? There’s an app for that…

Don't forget to Leave a comment! Relax Lite app – Photo: Ok, we all know Thanksgiving, this great time of the year to be thankful and reunited with your entire family can also be a time of gritting your teeth through your least favorite relatives’ not so funny jokes, and waiting to exhale, literally…Speaking of breathing free of annoying relatives, there’s an app for that! It’s called Relax Lite, and is meant to have breathe in and out with the help of soothing sounds and animations ....more

BabyLegs Black Friday Sale: 3 Styles for $12 [Up to 70% Off Plus Free Shipping]

The Black Friday Sale is already on at Mix and match legwarmers and pay $12 for three pairs, $20 for five pairs, or $35 for ten pairs. Shipping is free through 12/2 ....more

Career Tips: How To Move Forward When Waiting for Pieces to Fall Into Place

I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t at some point felt stalled in their career or in relationships or simply with the everyday stuff we call life. Is there something that you really want but keep putting off because doing it the “right” way just feels too overwhelming? Or maybe the pieces you need […] ...more

Wealthy is a Mindset

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50% Off All Fleece Today at Lands End [PJs, Jackets, Throws, More]

All fleece items are 50% off today only at Lands End online. That includes pjs, throws, slippers, jackets, gloves and lots more. Everything else is 30% off ....more

Work It: Embellished Wool Sweater

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Embellished merino wool sweater – Photo: As the holiday season is officially upon us (and so is the cold weather), I’ve been on the lookout for festive yet cozy sweaters, that would look just as good in the office than at my in-laws’ Thanksgiving gathering ....more

50% off Cards at through Sunday [Black Friday Sale]

Take 50% off your order of holiday cards at through Sunday! Use coupon code DDCCN4261. ...more

A New Budget – First Pass

I’ve put this off long enough, it’s time to come up with a new monthly budget for our new life and space....more

Kohls Black Friday Sale is ON! [15% off Site Wide Plus Over 500 Deals]

Kohls’ Black Friday Sale is on NOW! Take an extra 15% off your order at