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

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
AussaLorens Oh yes the dating "red flags" are a Note To Self point, but then we wouldn't have ... more

Can Blogging Help You Reinvent Your Career?

It took nearly 18 years before I realized that science just wasn't my passion. I was good at it, I had a bright future in front of me, but every time I took a coveted day off, I found myself wanting more. In fact, what I found myself wanting was to write. So I turned what I wanted to do into a career. ...more
Jen this is an awesome post.  Blogging helped me land my dream job.  I love blogging because it ... more

Christmas 1994 to Christmas 2013

While looking through old photographs, I came across one that I had used for my Christmas card in 1994. My son William was two-years-old and in love with animals....more
My family Christmas traditions have definitely evolved over the years and I love my new holiday ... more

Bulletproof roadmap to buying your first home

I couldn't wait to get out of my apartment. It wasn't that our apartment was too small or not nice enough (it was, in fact, a 'luxury apartment'), but I somehow felt that having a home would establish us as 'real' adults....more
I love reading about how other people buy their homes.  There is so much to know and the ... more

Go See 'Saving Mr. Banks' But Not With Your Kids

If you are planning on taking your children to Saving Mr. Banks for a reanimation of the  feeling of seeing Mary Poppins,  forget it.   Saving Mr. Banks isn't for the Janes and Michaels of today. I believe it is for us, the aging Baby Boomers who were the age of the Banks children when the Poppins movie premiered in 1964. ...more
I am totally obsessed with Mary Poppins.  I want to see this movie so badly and hopefully I will ... more

5 Reasons It's Fine to Not Focus on One Passion

I’m a multi-passionate person, but I wasn’t always proud of that fact. ...more
This is a really great post. I love having goals, I try to have one main goal and then a bunch ... more

10 Cities Where Women Actually Earn (Almost) as Much as Men

It doesn’t seem like the gender wage gap is going anywhere. On average, women in the United States are paid 77 cents for every dollar that a man makes. But Boston has a plan to solve the problem: In the city, women make 85 cents for every dollar that men do, and they’re launching an initiative to erase the gender wage gap altogether. ...more
If I could pack my bags and move anywhere right now it would be to Boston or New York - Love ... more

Beyoncé's Been a Bad, Bad, Bad Girl...and It Is Oh-So-Good

I will admit that I have been a rather casual fan of the internationally-adored pop culture icon, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter,  even though she has been dominating the music industry for at least a decade.  There is no denying that she is talented, loves her family, makes smart business moves, and is a beautiful person inside and out. My biggest issue was that she had a voice I felt she simply was not using to its fullest potential, both in sound and influence. ...more
I am not a super huge Beyonce fan - but she is on my boyfriends list of people he can cheat with ... more

Dating the Cray Crays: What Happens When You Ignore Red Flags

Normally, the longer I ignore the RED FLAG feeling, the funnier the story is, ha ha ... but at the same time ... well ... just read....more
Oh how I love this post.  I once had a guy bring me a McHappy meal toy on a first date instead ... more