6 Lies Stay-at-Home Moms Tell Themselves

I've heard it all before: stay-at-home moms with endless excuses, reasonings, logic and lies that we tell ourselves (and other people) of how and why we are the exceptions to many social norms. "I'm too busy as a SAHM to be able to do that during the day." "People should understand because I'm a SAHM." "Well, that's easy for her to do because she's not a SAHM." Ladies, it's all bull. It really is. ...more
@Momofacrew I experienced the same thing, and while I didn't mind helping at times, I had to ... more

6 Lies Stay-at-Home Moms Tell Themselves

I've heard it all before: stay-at-home moms with endless excuses, reasonings, logic and lies that we tell ourselves (and other people) of how and why we are the exceptions to many social norms. "I'm too busy as a SAHM to be able to do that during the day." "People should understand because I'm a SAHM." "Well, that's easy for her to do because she's not a SAHM." Ladies, it's all bull. It really is. ...more
After working 12-hour shifts through three pregnancies while my husband when to school, I was ... more

What's All the Buzz About "Fat Talk"?

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of press about a phenomenon known as "fat talk" -- a type of discussion being attributed almost exclusively to women. It's a back-and-forth conversation in which we make disparaging remarks about our bodies. It usually starts with one individual saying something like "Ugh, my butt looks so huge in these jeans". This generates a cacophony of competing comments, such as, "Never mind your butt, just look at the size of my thighs."...more
Actually, your results show that it is a form of bonding. The majority of women felt it was, a ... more

Mom Torture: Surviving the Dark Spots of Mothering

Mom torture n. 1 emotional pain experienced by a woman when her child is in distress 2 a strategy used to weaken a mother's resolve in regard to her own beliefs and practices 3 a primary cause of sleepless nights See also tough love....more
Wonderful post and boy, does it speak the truth. It does get tougher, doesn't it? You suffer ... more

Do We Ever Really Leave High School?

Lissy Ryder, the main character in Jen Lancaster's new novel, Here I Go Again, never really left high school. She hit her peak during those four years and stopped growing and reaching. When she discovered there is life after high school it was a complete and total shock. While we may not all be like Lissy, I still see references every week online to things being just like high school....more
The thing is..it isn't that simple. I was Homecoming Queen and Prom Queen, but graduated 8th in ... more

Who Do You Want To Be?

When we first met Lissy Ryder in Jen Lancaster's novel Here I Go Again, she didn't know who she wanted to be. She was still focused on who she had been. Her high school days has been her glory days, so why should she want to be any different than she was in her teens? During the course of the novel she learns that if you stay who you were, you'll never become who you are supposed to be....more
In high school, I wanted a career that was nontraditional for a woman. I had a boyfriend, but ... more

3 Reasons Your Resume Will End Up in the Trash

You know all about getting your resume noticed. (Clean layout! Accomplishments, not duties!) But do you know what’s on the flip side? What you might be doing that could cause recruiters to overlook your resume—or worse, toss it in the trash?Gasp! The trash? ...more
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3 Reasons Your Resume Will End Up in the Trash

You know all about getting your resume noticed. (Clean layout! Accomplishments, not duties!) But do you know what’s on the flip side? What you might be doing that could cause recruiters to overlook your resume—or worse, toss it in the trash?Gasp! The trash? ...more
Often I have the requirements listed in the job description only to find out a bachelor's degree ... more

Would You Like To Go Back In Time?

In Jen Lancaster's new novel, Here I Go Again, Lissy Ryder is given a potion that can help her right all her wrongs. Being the person she is, Lissy doesn't approach it cautiously. No, she throws it back like it's an espresso shot. When she wakes up and realizes she's back in the past -- back in high school -- she's elated. That would not be my reaction. ...more
No way I would want to go back to high school! I used to think I wouldn't change a thing because ... more

Music Tells Your Story

One of the things I probably identified the most with in Jen Lancaster's Here I Go Again were the discussions between Lissy and Brian about music. When you are teenager, few things feel bigger than the music you listen to in high school. It becomes the soundtrack for that part of your life, and you carry it with you going forward....more
For me, music is definitely like that little vial of liquid that Lissy drinks to go back in ... more