Gangsta Clean

In my house, there are 3 levels of clean. Level 1: Half-assed clean.  This is the level of clean that is achieved on a daily basis.  It’s not that I don’t love having a spotless house, because I do.  But during the weekdays between the hours of 9-5, I’m OBLIGATED to be on the couch at my office desk blogging shopping online working and just don’t have time to clean....more


Love the photos. Love the gangsta clean.


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The Nanny Files: Finding the “Right Fit” for Your Family

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Bloggers Who Can Help You Go from Corporate to Solo

The transition from corporate to entrepreneur is a big leap of faith and making it successful requires support and knowledge on everything from sales to mindset. Where in the blogosphere can you turn for trustworthy advice, inspiration, and success stories from those who have walked the path before you? ...more

Hi Cora,
First, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. I lost my mother a ...more

Year-End Survival Tips for Entrepreneurs

Rosalind Resnick at The Wall Street Journal has listed five survival strategies to survive the cash crunch that most entrepreneurs face at the end of the year.  These creative tips will help small business owners get through to January, 2011, with cash in the bank and revenue coming in the door....more

Working from Home with My S.O.: Can it Last?

As I write, I am wrapped up in a comforter in my home office. The office doubles as the guest bedroom, so I'm propped up against several pillows, a mug of hot chocolate to my right, my to-do list to my left. Working from home has its perks, for sure. Scheduling my work around my life instead of the other way around is freeing. I never have to worry about getting a day off or if my co-workers like me. My co-worker lives with me—he had better like me....more

Work From Home Without Going Insane

Lots of people will tell you they’d love to work from home, especially moms. I used to think that too. Until it actually happened. You can read the long, sad story of my career in the enterprise software industry if you want to cry. But, it came about out of necessity really....more

Annoying behavior that's (unfortunately) revealing.

Anger tells me more about myself than just about any other emotion.  Maybe not specifically anger, because I’m not a very angry person, but certainly impatience.  And that tone of voice we get when we’re annoyed?  One of my least favorite things when I hear it coming out of my mouth. After going through a series of trials, minor and major, I realize this behavior refutes what I think I know about what kind of person I am.  ...more

Mid-life word weavers

Exposure is 'The New Black?'

I nominate anyone out there in cyberspace to become the president of the BLOGGERS’ union we’re all going to start.  Do I have a second for this nomination?  Or a name for either the candidate or the union?  How about BOOB...Best Official Outraged Bloggers as the name of our union?  Think of all the male members we would get Why start a bloggers union?...more

Buy and Sell Digital Documents Online

If you own your own business, you know just how hard it is to create business systems from scratch. Those everyday systems that make your business go are crucial to your success, yet you don't want to spend time reinventing the wheel....more