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

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

Top Qualities You Must Have to Become a Successful Woman Real Estate Agent

Business management skills and entrepreneurial skills are two factors that separate an average real estate agent from a great one. As an agent, you must be able to accumulate many deals aggressively into your pipeline and be able to close transactions on time and on a regular basis. This way, you will not only win the confidence of your clients but also be more and more popular, helping your business.But there are other factors that improve your quality, as a real estate agent. Here are five important qualities you must have to become successful with your real-estate business....more

Dear Mom Who Has to Work on the Holidays

Dear Mom, So you have to work on the holiday, huh? Yeah, I’ve been there. No matter the reason you’re working it still kinda.. ....more

Reindeer and Snowmen (well, cupcake versions, anyway.)

Sometimes the best-laid plans get derailed....more

How many toxic chemicals do you slather on your face each morning?

Yep, another hippie rant. It has been a while since I have been dabbling with the idea of eliminating all toxic chemicals completely,...more

Possible Car Sale – Oh, The Stress!

I have a viable offer for the van! The problem is the loan amount and the sale amount…well, they are farther apart than I’d hoped, but I’m confident this could be the best offer I will get. So right now I’m working with my banks to see if I can get a lower interest personal loan to pay the difference between the sale price and the loan ....more

$8.88 Jeans and PJs at Crazy8 Today [Entire Store $12.99 and Under]

Select jeans and pjs are $8.88 today at Crazy8.com. In most cases, that’s over 50% off. Everything else is $12.99 or under ....more

Baby Gear and Toy Lightning Deal Picks for Tuesday [Britax, Diono, Elf on the Shelf, More]

Don’t miss the car seats on Lightning Deal today at Amazon. There’s an Elf on the Shelf to stash away for next year, too! 11:30 am ET:...more

Why Your Career Does Not Need New Year’s Resolutions

Photo: health.com Here we go again…We’re getting to the time of year when New Year’s resolutions are the talk of the town world…There’s even a science behind it…From how to nail our financial resolutions to dragging our behind to the gym, ‘Tis the time for (failed) resolutions of all kinds. Yet, given that only 8% of people follow through on their New Year’s resolutions, is it even worth making them just to break them (and get even more discouraged?). Especially when it comes to our careers, many aspects of which, to be quite honest, none of us can control ....more