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
Oh man, so hard. I feel for you too. It will blow over  but I do know that feeling of your gut ...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
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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
Be flexible, I would have to agree with this and I would like to ...more

Avoiding the Urge to Spend Money While Counting My Blessings

So far I’ve managed to avoid the plethora of store emails streaming into my inbox. I’m deleting the majority of unread feeds in my reader too. Fifty percent off, free shipping, buy-one-get-one and every other type of sale tactic in between flashes on my screen, but so far I haven’t pulled out my credit card to purchase anything unexpected ....more

16 Mixes To Save You 40%-60% on Spice Mixes

I got myself in a pinch the other day. I was making a salad, anticipating that I had bottled Italian dressing in the refrigerator, but when I went to get it….we were out! Rather than panicking about the salad and the company we were having for dinner, and before yelling … The post 16 Mixes To Save You 40%-60% on Spice Mixes appeared first on Retired by 40 ....more

40% Off During Stride Rite Black Friday Sale [On Now!]

Take 40% off at Stride Rite online today and tomorrow with coupon code THANKS14. Shipping is free, too! This post may contain affiliate links ....more

LeapFrog Black Friday Deals. On Now!

A couple of LeapFrog.com Black Friday deals: Save an extra 20% on already reduced apps with code SHOPBF for a total savings of up to 50%. Save up to $40 on exclusive bundles at LeapFrog.com. No code needed ....more

Baby and Kid Lightning Deal Picks for Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are today’s baby and toy-related Amazon Lightning Deal picks for today: You can see all of today’s Lightning Deals here. 10 am ET:...more

50% Off and Free Shipping at The Children’s Place Today Only

Everything is 50% off today at The Children’s Place online and in-stores. No coupon code needed. Shipping is free online, too ....more

Razor Lighted Wheeled Scooters for $19 Today

Razor Lighted Wheeled Scooters are 46% off at $19 right now at Target.com! There are seven colors at this price. Free shipping ....more

The Thankful List! (2014)

I started doing this the very first year I blogged (in 2008, which in blogging years is sort of like the paleolithic era....more

Extra 30% Off Sale Shoes at Shoes.com through Saturday

The Thanksgiving Sale is on at Shoes.com. Save an extra 30% on sale shoes through Saturday with coupon code YAMS. Excludes final sale items ....more

Lessons Learned from Owning a Small Business

Happy Thanksgiving to you U.S. readers!!!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with happiness and warmth! In full disclosure, I wrote this post on Monday but I wanted to schedule it ahead of time so I could give you a little light reading over the long holiday weekend ....more