Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
Thanks for the reminder. Title IX offices at colleges campuses are also the branch in charge of ...more

Tales From the Job: "Dude, No One Stole Your 1994 Honda Accord."

One of the best jobs I’ve ever had was as a parking lot attendant at my university. I sat in a booth for no more than six hours at a time, took money from people, and did my homework/read a book. It was awesome, especially since I had the night shift, so there wasn’t really anyone parking after 8 p.m, which meant almost two solid hours of reading Jane Austen....more
Love this! I'll never be impatient with a parking attendant again - and I'll try to remember ...more

25 Tips for Small Shop Owners

Here are 25 tips for small shop owners I've learned from opening (and subsequently closing) my first boutique. Some are things I knew already and worked well, some are lessons learned the hard way. Owning a shop has been a lifelong dream. I went into it wholeheartedly and intent on succeeding. But as with any new venture, you don't know what you don't know....more
Thanks for this blog post! It mentioned things I hadn't quite thought of.more

10 Books that Affected Me

Got tagged by Asian Pear for the 10 books that affected me. I love this idea! Umm. ....more

How to Have a Successful Job Search Today

A job seeker shared his job search struggles with me. Let’s call him Bill (not his real name). He is a Veteran and has been in the investment and financial industries for the last 15 years, since he got out of the service ....more

How Yoga Makes Me Better at My Job

Photo: Flickr, Kacey Stafford ...more

What a Cheapskate Gets Paid

Occasionally an article pops up about how much housewives/at-home-mothers are "worth." As in financially, as in--if they weren't around doing stuff in their families for free, how much would you have to fork out to pay someone to do the jobs they do. These articles can be a weird combination of insulting and empowering to a housewife/at-home-mother. Speaking as one, I can say that it's nice to feel that the things I do actually contribute financially to the family ....more

Coffee Break: Are You Being Bullied at Work?

Don't forget to Leave a comment! Bullied at work – she knows.com I wrote earlier about the silent bullying of moms at work. This doesn’t just extend to mothers, but literally to more than half women who say they are bullied at work ....more

Work It: Tulip Wrap Dress

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! I’m all into tulips these days (check out my previous selections here and here too) ....more

Top Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week [9/28]

Welcome to BC’s Cloth Diaper Deals of the Week post, brought to you by Kayla at Obbs and Lala, a cloth diaper deals Facebook page you’ll really want to check out. Kelly’s Closet Choose which coupon you want to use, depending on your order size. Get up to $25 off your purchase at Kelly’s Closet, using the codes 5OFFSEPT, 10OFFSEPT or 25OFFSEPT ....more

Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
Thanks for the reminder. Title IX offices at colleges campuses are also the branch in charge of ...more

10 ways to make editors fall in love with your work

Dave Kansas, chief operating officer of American Public Media Group Editor’s note: Please enjoy this update of a WordCount favor. – Michelle Editors aren’t hard to figure out. They want to work with freelancers who routinely come up with interesting story ideas that are perfect for their readership and then deliver on those...more

25% Off Lands End Treat Bags and More Today Only

Save 25% on your order at LandsEnd.com today with coupon code BESTFRIEND and PIN 1686. That includes those adorably sturdy treat bags that BC parents love so much. You’ll save $6.25 on them with the coupon ....more