Dear Amy Pascal: What Were You Thinking?

Amy, Amy, Amy. Boy, do we need to talk. In general I write these clever little letters to public figures who have behaved poorly (Mama June, etc.) where I have a polite build-up with some funny ‘isms that really get the reader going. It’s kind of my thing, if you will. ...more
She was thinking what she feels. I don't understand why she used the company's email to post ...more

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
jillpond I just realized that you may not even know the term "dooced." (Seems like forever ...more

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
Thanks for sharing this! It's a great list. I struggle with writing headlines on my blog, Rudeysroommore

Trying to stay off the "mommy track" at work

As mentioned in the past, I work for a great company with a great group of people. There are a lot of women on my team, and there are a lot of mothers. We understand what it means to be a working parent: We watch one another's backs and fill in when family emergencies arise....more

Links à la Mode: Jolly Ol’ Style Picks

Jolly Ol’ Style Picks Merry Christmas (to those who celebrate). How many of you are still in your PJs tinkering with your holiday loot? Or […] ...more

Merry Christmas from Saving the Crumbs!

Just wanted to pop in to wish you a Merry Christmas from Al and Deb at Saving the Crumbs! Thank you for sharing the last 7 months with us as we have embarked into the world of blogging and journeyed together in our goal to learn how to be responsible stewards of the resources we […] ...more

Merry Christmas!

I hope all of you have a wonderful day with people you love. ____________________ P.S. Joshua is close, but he’s not really taller than Mr. FG ....more

Merry Christmas!

To my Christian readers “Merry Christmas, our Lord is born”! Or like my Jewish friend Elaina says “Happy Zombie Day”! To my atheist readers, “Happy Thursday”! ...more

Merry Christmas!

Categories: holidays Merry Christmas, from my family to yours....more

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Me!

I hope you aren’t reading this today....more

Merry Christmas!

This is just a quick post to say MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with joy, laughter, family and most importantly…FOOD! Posts will resume next week but in the meantime, enjoy the rest of this holiday season! ...more

The Car is Sold! – $30K in Debt – Gone!

The van has sold! The money part won’t be done til early next week with the holiday and all, but the buyer and I have come to an agreement. The bank and I have come to an agreement ....more

This One Tool Can Turn Goals into Reality

During the holidays, I enjoy the time with my family and friends, but I’m already thinking about the new year. I remember something that I started doing back in 2010 that really helped me and I wanted to share it with you today. But first a little back story ....more