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

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
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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

Free Calendar from Shutterfly [Just Pay Shipping]

Get a free 8×11 wall calendar from Shutterfly through Friday with coupon code FREECAL. Just pay shipping, which should run you about $5.99. ...more

So Worth It – Kid’s Activities

I know that there were lots of opinions on my kids involvement in different activities and the amount of money I spent on them....more

Why my credit score is only “Fair” and how to improve it (if I wanted to)

I check my credit report (free once a year) and credit score (not free) every year. WHY GET A CREDIT REPORT AT ALL? To make […] ...more

8 Delicious Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s Turkey time! This Thanksgiving, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by one thing – no, we’re not talking about your slightly crazy family – turkey EVERYTHING! Every year, you’re bombarded with pounds upon pounds of the iconic poultry, and every year, you microwave the leftovers until you’re just too sick of it to eat any more ....more

Book Review: The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper

I just finished reading Hill Harper’s new book, The Wealth Cure. I’ve been taking the time to read more on some of the finance books that have been coming out lately in order to give you a review of some of the best books on investing and personal finances. Why a Financial Book? ...more

Uncommon Gifts

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Price Drops! 5 Great Toys at 33% Off or More

These toys are now at 33% off or more at Amazon: Plan Toys Stacking Tree: 34% off at $15.90. Baby Stella Peach Doll: 35% off at $20.95. DUPLO LEGO Ville Farm Animals: 33% off at $7.99 ....more

Coffee Break: Is it OK to Discuss Controversial Events at Work?

Photo: http://blackmenconfrontingthelies.blogspot.com/caption Yesterday’s events in Ferguson, MO, and the controversial conversation ensuing on and offline for many of us, made me think about how much impact recent news events can have on our career. Is it ever OK to discuss controversial events in the news at work? Some topics such as politics, religion, or even your own health, can land you in pretty hot water at work ....more

Chapter Closed

Well, almost…our house sold today. It’s officially over. As a result of the finishing touches I had to complete this week, it’s been extremely emotional for me, lots of crying ....more