First Days

The K's have many of these this week. Thing 1 starts Kindergarten and I'm one of the few mom's not having a mental breakdown at the idea, Thing 2 starts Preschool (finally!) and Miss D starts her first full-time job, ever. 14 year old moment: I'm stoked! Now back to grown up me. I will be working at the local daily newspaper as a District Sales Manager. That means I'll be in charge of a district's worth of carriers, dealers, and customers. Since the girl's hours aren't as long as mine, they'll need a combo of before and after school care and daycare. The $ is adding up quickly....more

Life is a Series of Experiments

Wish that I can have this moment for life, cause in this moment I feel so alive. ~Nicki Minaj   ...more

Childcare is a Life and Death Issue

Last week, a Long Island freelance news anchor, Michael Baldwin was called into work for Thursday. In this economy, you don't say no. Scrambling for a sitter until late Wednesday evening, with the baby's mother away, Baldwin finally called someone he did not know well, an acquaintance of his wife's, Teresa Coffey."And finally when I had no one else to call, I called her on Wednesday night and she said she would love to do it." Michael Baldwin...more

Living with Intent: Make a Birthday "Life Goal" List

 I just had a birthday a couple of days ago. The big 33. (That's right - I'm not ashamed of my age!) This year, I can officially say that I have lived a third of a century.   People always ask me what exciting things I did on my birthday, but I'm not one for birthday fanfare....more

I'm starting over, y'all.

I have two blogs, a portfolio website, a twitter account, a facebook page. I'm on Blogher, Klout and google. I spend too much time on Pinterest, Apartment Therapy and Design Sponge. My dog suffers.And for some odd reason, I feel this is too much. I told my therapist that I felt like I was on Hoarders, and she said it was interesting because the people on Hoarders collect things that become replacements for the thing that's missing.  #socialcontact...more

Love and Money: Women Should Learn to Protect Their Finances

At a recent event held by the San Francisco chapter of "Girls in Tech," women were treated to a unique perspective on the balance between "Love and Money." That was, in fact, the title of the seminar by family lawyer Monica Mazzei and certified financial advisor Michelle Soto....more

What Do You Even Do All Day?

This isn't your typical post about stay at home moms and how hard they work. I won't be going on about how we're teachers, janitors, nurses, etc. Though that's all very true, this post is about my surprise about how hard I actually work now that I don't work. I can't compare myself to anyone else. I'm sure I fall short in the grand scheme of things. There are so many mothers out there, working and not, who are able to accomplish so very much in each short day. No, I can't compare to them....more

OMG I have been so busy

    I  have become OBSESSED with It's like the Facebook of ideas. If you haven't checked it out, you're either going to love me or hate me cause you'll be hooked!  But anyways I have tried Two new Recipes from that site......more
It looks good and easy! This maybe just what I need to make on those busy nights:)more

The Evolution of me.

Where do I start, there is so much that makes me who I am.  I am a country girl at hart, right now I love watching the farmers shell corn.  I am a wife of almost 14 years, while is not been easy we are doing pretty darn good. I am Mom to three monsters.. oy  I love them. Then if that is not a full plate, I am a wool nut (sheep, knitting, spinning ect) and a wanna be runner while I am not all that fast today....more

Want To Get Ahead in Your Career? Put Away the Pictures of Little Billy

Nancy and I bonded in the late ’90′s workaholic days of an internet startup when our kids were little. More than a decade has passed and she’s VP of a growing company and I’m consulting and coaching, both of us busy as can be. We don’t see each other enough now, and the reason I know that is that at the end of every lunch that survives our schedules, we hug and say things like, “which college did Jeff decide to go to? Is Alex already graduated? ...more
@thegrumbles - Glad when you got here the content rung true. You're totally right that "there's ...more