summer break

The Shock of Summertime Spending

Holiday season is synonymous with spending. Black Friday sales and credit card debt just come with the territory when you ‘Tis the Season. So, why is it that no one talks about the “Schools out for summer” season?  Parents around the globe find themselves in a predicament every summer… What do you do with your

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We only talk about money

“All we ever talk about anymore is money…”

“All we ever talk about anymore is money…” I have to admit, when my husband said those words to me I felt crushed. And not in that metaphorical sense as in my feelings were hurt, or I was angry, or that I felt he was being unfair. Oh, I had those feelings too, every single

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While Mommy is Away

While Mommy is Away…

I learned early on that when you become a mom, you become master of “The List”. Whether it’s a shopping list, a to-do list, a honey-do list, an emergency contact list, a party rsvp list, or a calorie counting/food journal, your daily activities will most likely involve some form of list. If you spot a

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Arbitrary Awards

The Bullshit Awards

I was fuming.. My day was interrupted for a Bullshit Award! “Dear Parent, Your son will receive an award…” it began innocently enough. The letter then went on to list the date and the time of the ceremony, inconveniently placed in the middle of the day and on incredibly short notice meaning that I had

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money spending habits

Diet Soda Made Me Broke

I’m completely addicted. Despite my devotion for clean living and organic food, I can’t seem to give up my diet soda, which is completely hypocritical.  Anyone who knows me, expects to see me lugging around my drink. Like a true addict, I know that it is killing me slowly, and I don’t seem to mind.

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work searching tips

Why not me? – Job Searching Tips

Job searching is a transitory circumstance, like broken bones or the flu; the objective is certainly not to prolong the situation. Whether you made the decision to take the plunge for a new job or someone made it on your behalf, the process and the rejection can be brutal. There are many useful job searching

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Working mom

Before Kids… I was Normal

Before my children were born, I was normal.  I realize that this is a statement pretty much any mom reading this can relate to, but bear with me here.  Before kids I had a career, or at least a series of retail and administrative jobs that I could piece together into some semblance of a

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Can Working Moms Have It All?

Can Working Moms Have It All?

My four-year old niece recently said to me during one of our family get togethers “I want to be a mommy ballerina.”  While my mom instincts instantly kicked in and I smiled sweetly on the outside, acknowledging her statement with an appropriate “you can be anything you want to be, sweetie”, her innocent comment started

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generation gap

While I was Partying Like it’s 1999… My Boss was Being Born

Closing the generation gap After taking nearly a decade break from working in corporate America to raise my family, it was time to get back to it. Hours of searching, numerous applications and several nerve wracking interviews later, I landed a job. Yippee!  It was an opportunity to get out of the house, jumpstart my

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