Bullied at 33!

I have been very preoccupied lately with a whole bunch of drama at my office.  Here’s the situation: The only male on our three person team called me and another female co-worker a really derogatory name when he lashed out at us in anger after a team meeting. He called us two words that rhyme with sucking cuts, but this is an all-ages friendly blog so we need to keep it PG.The problem with bullies is that no one stands up to them...more

Is homeschooling the answer to bullying?

“I am not pro or con homeschooling. I am only pro or con MY kids being home schooled. It is not a route we will take.” Tamara Bowman from TamaraCamera.com...more

7 things you should know by now - but maybe don't

Last week I celebrated my 33rd birthday and as I get older I am starting to realize that I am actally getting older.  I know it seems ridiculous because every day we get older, but this birthday is a little bit different because for the first time I also feel that I am getting wiser.  When I was younger I didn’t really understand why people always said “wait until you get older and you will understand”, but now that I am older I absolutely get it....more
Jeana Thanks Jeana. I know it's cliche to say "If I only knew then what I know now" but as I get ...more

Don't have kids and keep your money

The cost of raising a child  is terrifyingly expensive. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported the average middle-income couple can now expect to spend approximately $241,080 raising a child born last year to age 18. In some parts of the country, that’s more than the cost of a house. And, by the way, that number doesn’t include the cost of sending the child to college....more

I'd Rather Go To Starbucks

I really don’t like…wasting money. If I pay for food that’s not good or go and see a movie that I don’t like I get really upset about it and it bothers me for at least a day or so.  I don’t mind spending money on good food and quality clothes but I really really hate wasting money.Don’t waste money, just do what you love...more
@TahnyaKristina  Both? Sort of? I do love my Starbucks ... and it's not so much that I don't ...more

The man in my dreams is NOT my boyfriend

Lately I have been dreaming about a man, I can’t see his face and I don’t know who he is; but for some reason I can’t stop dreaming about him when I am asleep, and I can’t stop thinking about him when I am awake....more
Hi Rene,  I am sure you will find the perfect relationship :-) Thanks for reading.more

My Sister, Not My Friend

To say that my relationship with my younger sister has been less than perfect, would be the understatement of a lifetime. I would describe my relationship with my younger sister Tara Marie as turbulent, unstable and until very recently, upon the verge of eruption.My sister and I have always treaded lightly around each other as if we were walking around on cracked glass. Over the last year our already fragile relationship has been slowly cracking, and last October during my stepmother's violent behavior my relationship with my younger sister, Tara Marie, finally shattered....more
Loved your article. Like you and your sister, me and mine have only our parents in common. ...more

3 things people never tell you about losing weight

We are well into 2013 and it's time to check in on our New Year's resolutions.  Setting personal goals is all about improving our lives, or at least improving some aspects of our lives. I love the New Year because it’s a fresh start and it’s a chance for a new me.  I usually start working on improving myself in October when my birthday comes around and in January I go into full force with my New Year’s resolutions....more

Yes Grandma, Blogging is a Profession

This week I am celebrating my blogging anniversary. I can hardly believe that it’s been four years since I started blogging; to say that I have learned a lot about writing, blogging, being in business for myself and building a network would be an understatement....more
Thanks Lisa.  It definitely takes time to gain readers but the traditional media industry is ...more

How I used my blog to get my dream job

Last year I decided to go back to school to make a career change and I am proud to say that I recently accepted an offer for my dream job.  After a decade of working in personal finance I said bye-bye to retail banking and hello to the world of corporate communications and I owe it all to my blogging experience. ...more