Some Men Believe Their Kids Deserve More Than the Kids Of Working Moms

I worked for a man who talked a lot about how hard he had to work to make enough to keep his wife home with their daughters and how important that was to him. I took the job because it offered early morning hours (from 4 am – 12 pm) that allowed with me to be with my kids the majority of the day. After working for the man for more than six months, I put in a written request to leave early three days a year, so I could continue to be a room mother in my kids’ classrooms and volunteer at the Halloween, Holiday and Spring party each year. I was dismissed the next day without explanation....more

How to Improve Your Video Skills With BlogHer University

Happy 10th birthday, YouTube! Video is bigger than ever. According to Cisco, "Globally, consumer internet video traffic will be 80 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in 2019, up from 64 percent in 2014."...more

Roanoke TV Shooting: Making Sense Out of the Senseless

Like the rest of the world, I was stunned by the news coming out of Virginia early Wednesday morning.The murder of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward was an unimaginable, senseless act of violence. Making it even more unimaginable was the fact that it happened live, on the air, before 7 a.m. for viewers and their horrified co-workers to see. Photographer Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker, Image Credit: WDBJ...more

Advance Your Career with Mentoring

By Nichole Ahlstrom, COLL100 Faculty at American Public UniversityWhile mentoring is generally regarded as something you do to help others, the role of mentor can actually help you to succeed in your career. Mentors have an opportunity to think beyond their own situation, get insight into the perspectives of others, and develop relationships and trust with those they mentor.  ...more

What’s in my real-life minimalist bathroom: Sneak Peek

This is a REAL photo of a REAL bathroom; not a magazine spread with fake toiletries and cute bottles everywhere. (Glass in the bathroom? What […] ...more

5 Important Things to Do Before Listing Your Home for Sale

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Buy versus Rent

Has anyone seen this awesome calculator from the NY Times that tells you whether its better (financially) to buy or rent? I love all the different variables it takes into consideration when making the determination! Check it out HERE ....more

50% Off School Uniforms Today Only at Gymboree

Wow! School uniforms are 50% off today only at Gymboree online. And remember, everything (including Halloween items) at Gymbo is 40% off during their Labor Day sale, with clearance totaling up to 70% off ....more

A Ride-or-Die Crew is Good Self-Care!

Hey Feminista Family! I want to introduce you to our newest contributing writer, Tonya Lapido! She is the owner and director of The Lapido Group, an organization that provides high-quality, professional counseling services ....more

My 168 Hour Workweek Mosaic

I read this book I know how she does it (so-so review here because I wasn’t thrilled with the book), but I...more

Sincere Advice for Young Nurses

I occasionally sprinkle a little humor in my blog when it comes to writing about nursing. All jobs need some humor. And when you are new to the profession, the sweet moments when someone or something makes you smile – you need to grab onto those things....more

How to Choose Career Events That Rock

 I don’t know the medical term, but I have a thing. It starts with that feeling I have walking into a conference bright and early and realizing…ahhh…me time! The ballroom house lights dim, music tapers off…I’m ready to soak it in. Just as the morning speaker hits their stride, the symptoms appear: ...more

the privilege and the responsibility of hiring your first employee

There are days and there are moments when I can't believe that we're actually going to do what we're trying to do. Like last week when...more