Five Fabulous Statement Necklaces from High to Low

Big, bold, bright statement necklaces are the perfect accessory really. Dress up tee shirts with them, wear one with a business emsemble for a pop, dress up your basics, and of course, cocktail parties!...more
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Why You Should (And How You Can) Develop The Power Of Praise

Do you recall a time when praise gave you a lift?  ...more
Elisa, thanks for your feedback.  I realize that not every story is for every one, but glad to ... more

What I Learned While Publishing My Book

In September, I released my first full-length published book titled Open to Your Intuitive Intelligence™: Reflections on Nature and Wisdom and to say I am excited is an understatement. Along the way I learned a great deal about what it takes to start and more importantly complete a project like this. Whether you are looking to publish as part of your business or for professional gratification, here are some lessons learned. ...more
Paula, I appreciate your encouragement and practical how-to's.  What I took away was: get ... more

Why The Atlantic Says Women Can't Have It All

[Editor's note: A new article in The Atlantic revives a tired old question, Can Women Have It All?, complete with a dated cover of a baby popping out of a briefcase. My own opinion is no, we can’t, and it’s not because of feminism. Still, the story by Ann-Marie Slaughter, who left her high-profile and exhausting job working for Hillary Clinton, to return to her job as a professor at Princeton, is a must-read about women’s roles. ...more
I thought the article was fantastic - extremely thought-provoking. The comments to the article ... more

Why Christians are not the boss of marriage.

I’ve been doing some thinking about marriage lately, in light of the recent decision by New York state in the U.S. to legalise homosexual marriage, as reported by the New York Times just a few weeks ago. I myself am married. I committed this act when I was all of nineteen years old. The person whom I married was eighteen, and we had managed to make a little baby together a year or so before. Of all the things we did in those few, heady years, technically, marrying was certainly the easiest. It was one terrific day. But getting ourselves a Christian marriage was definitely a lot harder. ...more
Interesting article and comments - thanks for taking the time to flesh this out.   more

Kathryn Minshew is Changing How We Lead Our Professional Lives

We can all use a little help when it comes to our career, which is why I was excited to chat with Kathryn Minshew, co-founder and CEO of The Daily Muse. The Daily Muse is a hybrid career platform and job discovery tool serving hundreds of thousands of professional women and men worldwide. It's been featured on CNN, Forbes, INC, Fast Company, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, and PBS. ...more
I appreciate learning about sites like Kathryn's on BlogHer! more

My Blog Got Stolen... And This is How I Got it Back

My food blog got hijacked. Hijacked, like a plane. Like a stagecoach in the Old West. You heard me right. Hackers stole my domain,, and from mid-March to mid-May, I had absolutely no control over it. I just got it back. If you haven't heard of domain theft before, it sounds crazy. After all, domain names are pretty intangible and live in cyberspace. But, domain names are a commodity, and are subject to theft just like other property. That is, if someone can figure out how to pull the rug out from under you. ...more
Wow - sobering story with lots of good advice on how to stay alert.  Thanks! more

Back in My Day: Should We Parent Like It's 1984?

How many times have you started a sentence, "Well, back in my day..." Well, back in my day, we didn't have Power Wheels or fancy wood fort swing sets or any of that jazz. I had a metal swing set, some balls and an 89 acre farm to explore. I was outside all day, all summer. Tricia at Imprints from Tricia wonders if we shouldn't parent like it's 1984, if we shouldn't back off and let kids figure things out on their own a bit. I think she has some good points....more
This is so true!  What's really at the heart of all this over parenting?  Is it fear?  I'd love ... more

Conflicted About Time... All the Time!

I'm pretty sure that if I ever meet a genie in a lamp, I'm not wishing for a new house or a million dollars or boobs that aren't breastfeeding-saggy. Nope. I'm wishing for more hours in my day. I know that all moms, working or stay-at-home or any variation thereof, can understand that concept. It just seems that there's never enough time to get done all that I want or need to get done, including loving on my kiddos! Tracy at Liberating Working Moms lamented about the concepts of time lately. I felt her pain. ...more
Great post!  You don't have to do it all - just do your best, and that's already fantastic. ... more

Me, My iPhone, and God

I recently got an iPhone.Truthfully, I went back on forth about it in my mind countless times before I finally signed on the dotted line.  As much as I appreciate all it can do, I still have Perpetual iPhone Ambivalence.  I love it!  I worry about being leashed to it!...more
 @Isabel_Anders Likewise Isabel!  What a lovely idea for a book on marriage - and much needed as ... more