This isn’t really an awful before picture.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Would you believe that Joshua used to be one of my most mess-prone kids?...more

47% Off Dyson Toy Vacuum Today [Dyson Deals for Grownups, Too]

Kids Woot has the Dyson toy vacuum for 47% off today. It’s $18.99. If you’re in the market for a real one, Woot has factory reconditioned DC 25s, DC39s, and DC21s for up $179 to $229 ....more

A secret sauce for leadership?

Our brains prefer simplicity. We look for ideas and solutions that support how we think—and ignore evidence that says we’re misguided at best, wrong at worst. No wonder it’s so hard to get our leadership arms (and heads and hearts) around paradox ....more

I Bought a Costco Membership & It’s a Great Time to Get One

The closest Costco Wholesale is about 10 miles away, which isn’t that far, but we belong to another warehouse club just 2 miles from my house, so I never considered getting a Costco membership. About a month ago, two friends were raving about their love for Costco. I became intrigued and I even mentioned to my husband that I might check out a membership, especially since I am near the Costco once a month for a regular appointment that I have in that town ....more

Book Review: 25 Money Saving Strategies Your Teacher Forgot to Tell You About

There are a lot of books on the market to help you save money. I could line my bookshelves with at least twenty or thirty that I’ve read over the past ten years....more

40% Off Site Wide at Sierra Trading Post through Midnight, MT: Shoes, Clothes, More

Through midnight, MT tonight (2 am ET), take 40% off site-wide at Sierra Trading Post...more

Career Plan B: Go to Your Happy Place

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Reflection: How 9/11 Changed Me

Every year, around 9/11, I check in on Rosemary A. Smith's story. She is the victim from the World Trade Center attacks whose story changed me most ....more

Why Can’t I Get a Job Anywhere?

I’m writing this post because someone got to my blog using the words “why can’t i get a job anywhere” and it breaks my heart to know that there are so many job seekers out there scared and frustrated and not knowing what else they can do to finally find work. They hear reports that […] ...more

Coffee Break: Is it Appropriate to Wear Red Lipstick at Work?

Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and share your thoughts! ...more