6 Tips for Creating Your Own Paycheck Fairness Act

If we can’t get our elected officials to help us close the gender based wage gap, we’ll have to do it ourselves. On Monday, the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, yet again. The bill needed 60 votes but fell short 52-40 with every Democrat voting aye and every Republican voting no. Two independent Senators split their votes....more

What You Need to Know Before You Start a Business

I was having lunch yesterday with a new friend, and she had a bunch of questions for me as she was at the really early stages of getting her start-up up and running. At first I was inclined to say I didn't have that much more experience than her, but as we started getting into the conversation, I realized how incredibly much I had learned in a short six months. And I figured it would be nice to capture that journey of realizations. So here they are!...more
Starting a business can be a great thing but one has to expect the unexpected and when one does ...more

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

why I love crappy writing every night

I've always loved writing. ...more

Can You Be A Feminist and Happy at Work?

Don't forget to Leave a comment! Feminism – Photo credit: pinterest.com I’m a feminist. So are Beyonce and Emma Watson ....more

Up to 54% Off Magformers Sets through Thursday

Looking for a deal on Magformers? You’ll want to head straight to Kids Woot, where they’ve got a Magformers pop-up shop with five sets at 41% to 54% off. Choose from 26 pc Rainbow Set 174 pc ....more

Baby and Kid Lightning Deal Picks for Tuesday [Car Seats, Shopping Cart, More]

Plan ahead to take advantage of these baby and toy department Lightning Deals offered by Amazon today: 10 am ET:...more

Save 20% During theTea Collection Friends and Family Sale [Ends Wednesday]

Hey, Tea Collection fans! Save 20% on your order at TeaCollection.com today and tomorrow only during their Friends and Family sale. Use coupon code...more

Let it begin with me

The question posed to the five-member discussion panel was one of those-simple-but-loaded ones:...more

Target Baby and Kid Deals [Week of 9/21]

Thanks again to Christy at must-read site...more

Shopping Secrets: Saving Big on Kids’ Jackets and Coats

Want to know when and where to find the best deals on kids’ jackets, parkas and coats? Read on. Full-priced jackets for kids will run you $20 and up (and up, and up, and up…), but believe it or not, you can find parkas for $5 or less if you time it just right ....more


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that we ordered a new table and chairs and I oh-so-efficiently freecycled the old ones the day before the delivery truck was due to arrive. Unfortunately, the delivery truck brought us chairs, but no table ....more

Book Review: Whiny Whiny Rhino

Book Synopsis: Can Tiny Tiny Rhino have a fun day? Or will all of his whining get in the way? If you’ve ever been worried to try something new,...more