How to Beat Writer's Block and Make Your Writing More Creative

The only way to become more creative is to force yourself to do it. It's like starting a fitness routine: You'll loathe it at first, but eventually, flexing your creative muscle will feel good. You'll also be able to use it more easily in your regular writing; your voice will become more distinctive, and your choice of topics broader. ...more
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10 Signs You've Outgrown Your Job

It happens to many of us at some point: We hit a wall in our work and aren’t sure of what next steps to take....more
Sorry I meant It's not what you know it's who you know more

10 Signs You've Outgrown Your Job

It happens to many of us at some point: We hit a wall in our work and aren’t sure of what next steps to take....more
It has taken me five years to finally quit my job and find another one that fits my needs. It ... more

Every Waking Moment Doesn't Need To Be Blogged

Anybody that knows my daughter and me know that we love being on the move. From the time she was a tiny baby up to now, she's been my roadie for the last few years. Once I started blogging and writing about our adventures, forget about it. We were up and down the road creating blog-worthy experiences and Pinnable moments. I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunities that we've been able to have because of my work, and they have really enhanced our lives. ...more
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Boomer to Mets Player: Real Men Don't Miss Baseball Games for the Birth of their Babies!

I've heard a lot of stupid things in my day, but Boomer Esiason stating that Daniel Murphy, an infielder for the New York Mets, was wrong for taking paternity leave for the birth of his child seems to take the cake. He went so far as to suggest that Murphy's wife should have scheduled a c-section so Murphy wouldn't have to miss the first two games of the year. No, really. I can't even. I can't—but these memes sure can....more
I guess Boomer's response is when locker room talk comes out on the airwaves. I heard he ... more

The Smiling Woman: How a Stranger Saved Me

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of my re-entry into Corporate America. I had been working at home on a consulting basis and had a couple of regular clients and ad hoc projects, with my kids at a nearby daycare center part-time. But when my favorite client could not renew my contract, I updated my resume and began interviewing....more
what a touching story.  Here's a Mother Teresa quote"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an ... more

Has Age Changed How You See Yourself?

You know the phrase “it’s like riding a bike,” which implies that once you learn how to ride a bike, you’ll never forget. Well, it isn’t true....more
good for you. rock on sista! I'll never beat my husband at anything except loading the ... more

Unconscious Baiting: Gwyneth Paltrow Tells Us Movie Star Parenting Is Harder

In my mind, Gwyneth Paltrow is one of my besties. I hate it when she proves me wrong....more
Gwyneth wants everyone to think she is just like us. I think if she cared that much about her ... more

Better Than Store-Bought: Soft Pretzels with Honey Mustard Dip

A few weeks ago, I went to a "Bagels, Bialys & Pretzels" cooking class at my local kitchen supply store, Different Drummer's Kitchen.  So much fun and the cooking instructor, Deanna Fox (who also writes food columns for the Times Union), was great....more
Homemade pretzels are so much fun to make. Love it. What lovely pictures. more

I Finally Figured Out Why I Procrastinate

Have you ever had one of those moments when an epiphany just hits you out of nowhere?  That moment when something that may have eluded you your entire life is just so obvious, and once you realize it you can't get it out of your mind?...more
I too am a procrastinator. I've been called Putzy Patty, a dawdler, meanderer, and on. There are ... more