Giving Up the Mommy Guilt

It has not escaped my notice that women with children often express regret about their performance as mothers. I remember coming back from my own (partially paid) maternity leave, and for two months, driving to drop off and pick up at two different day care centers, doing my work, running the household, rocking the baby, mothering the four-year-old, and feeling like a total failure at everything I did. (Yes, I had a husband at home, but he left early for his office, and came home late, getting in his hours and pushing for professional advancement.)...more
Thank you for putting words to how I feel right now...! I am the mother of four little boys - ...more

Laid Off? How I Survived the Job Search

They say that doors close so new ones can open, and now that I have found a new job I hope for that to be as true as it has proven to be in the past....more
That is great you were fortunate to find one quickly as you were very proactive. My last layoff ...more

20 Things I Love About Working from Home

Almost three years ago now (I truly can't believe it's been so long!), Peter and I moved to Windsor, Ontario, and I started working from home (part-time) for my employer in Victoria, BC. Though I'd never really seen myself as the work-from-home-type prior to giving it a try, I quickly discovered that it actually fits me well—and that furthermore, I absolutely love it. ...more
Velvet S. All the best - I hope something happens for you soon!more

Meal plan for September 15th – 21st

You need to stop reading this right now....more

The Moments That Defined Our Financial Future

The other night I took my husband out to celebrate his thirty-eighth birthday. Over wings and beer we began discussing the current state of our bank accounts...more

How to Stand Strong Behind your Work & Art, Even when it’s Scary

Well, I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night…soooo… Well, I didn’t have very much time to prepare…soooo… Well, I wasn’t really invested in this idea anyway…sooo… Sound familiar? We dish these lines out like they are candy on Halloween. ...more
To answer the question, as an Actionable Creator, I find myself bringing a greater sense of joy ...more

The Benefits of Systematic Giving

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s been a phenomenal marketing success in generating awareness and donations for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research and even perhaps combatted global warming through immense amounts of ice being dumped […] ...more

Top Diaper and Formula Deals of the Week [In Store - 9/14]

Welcome to Part 2 of the TDFDOW where we give you the best in-store diaper deals of the week! Check out...more

Top Wipes Deals of the Week [In Store - 9/14]

Welcome to the Top Wipes deals of the week! Premium Brands There is a coupon for .50 off Pampers in the 8-31 P&G. Pampers wipes refills (192-216 ct) are $5.99 at Publix ....more

The 411: Weekly News Update

Get the debate started here! Weekly news update – Photo credit: thegrio.com Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great week-end, and that somewhere in the midst of the busyness of life, you find a few moments to reach and inquire within ....more

Top Diaper Deals of the Week [Amazon Deals - 9/14]

Part 1 of the TDFDOW gives you online diaper deals and...more

Top Amazon Baby Wipes Deals of the Week [9/14]

Welcome to BC’s weekly rundown of the best wipes deals I’m seeing through...more

Diversify Your Career and Involve Your Daughter

What’s wrong with a career adventure in mid-life?What’s wrong with mentoring your daughter for a adventurous career?Career adventures begin with knowledge....more