how can I get an employee to solve problems on her own, when does my two weeks notice start, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. How can I get an employee to try to solve problems on her own? ...more

Top Ten Date Night Must Haves

Sponsored Date nights come few and far between in my house due to having 2 kids, but when my husband and I do get a chance to hit the town I want it to be perfect. I also want to look perfect. I am going to take you through my Top Ten Date Night Must Haves ....more

Classic Pesto Recipe

This classic pesto recipe adds so much flavor to so many dishes! Made of fresh basil, garlic, nuts, olive oil, and cheese, this pesto recipe comes together in minutes! My basil has been abundant this summer in our back porch container garden ....more

Confederate Attack on Washington, DC

As the war stretched on, lower class white women faced an uphill battle to survive....more

Confessions- Oh Look She's Complaining About Traffic Again

These are some of my favorite posts even though I feel like half the time they turn into rants so I appreciate you listening to my stark raving mad confessions. ...more

Summer Beauty Haul & Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more

A Challenge for Challenge Blogs

I participate and/or manage two group blogs- the Complete Booker Challenge, where I'm a participant, and the Complete Europa Challenge, which I started with a friend (who no longer participates) several years ago. Both blogs have been extremely active in the past- lots of members, frequent posts, etc., but in the past year or so participation in both has dropped off. The new manager of the Booker blog is looking for ideas, and so am I ....more

Mangosteen Passion Fruit Smoothie {Breakfast Club}

Feeling that mid-week slump? Click on over for a tasty energy boost with Mangosteen... TAKE ANOTHER BITE» ...more

I Want to Tell You More: Sign Language Gives My Son a Voice

I stood in front of my son listening and listening, and I still couldn't understand what he said. He calmly repeated the word over and over. I felt horrible. I wanted to understand more. "Boooey," he said, again. He opened his hand and placed the palm in front of his mouth, as if you were to blow on it, exhibiting patience with me as if he was the speech therapist and I was the student. ...more

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Alum Fete Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala

Patricia Ward Kelly presented the Gene Kelly Legacy Award to Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau. Saturday night, the Dizzy Feet Foundation presented its fourth annual Celebration of Dance Gala at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles. Nigel Lythgoe (executive producer of “So You Think You Can Dance“) and Adam Shankman (director, and guest judge on SYTYCD) founded the Dizzy Feet Foundation in 2009 to increase access to dance education, especially to underprivileged and at-risk children ....more