October 2012 Blog Posts (317)

Apparently I've become a DIY Diva. AND I LOVE GLITTER.

It’s Saturday morning afternoon. And because I haven’t actually made it outside of the house or gotten a lot of work done today, I feel like a total slacker. But when I look at things in all reality, I’ve been an uber productive domestic diva. I’ve done two loads of laundry, picked up our entire house (minus my office, that’s a monster to tackle another day…), gotten an hour long barre workout in, showered, gone through half my emails, fully made the bed (for the second time…

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Added by Cortney Galster on October 27, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

From Zero to Hero - An Introduction

What is it about women- Is it their clothing? Makeup? Personality?

Over the years, there have been many misconceptions about women- stereotypes, to be exact. You may be familiar with some- a woman’s place is in the home cooking, cleaning and taking care of the family, while the man is at work making the money.

While these stereotypes still play a prominent role in society, women are now more powerful than ever before.

Case-in-point, Sara Blakely- she founded Spanx, which…

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Added by Randi Goodman on October 27, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Handling the work-family stressors

It is no surprise that women face a huge amount of stressors once they enter the workforce, but it increases even more once they take on the challenge of having a family. Balancing work and family life isn’t so simple.

It becomes an even bigger problem for women who are not working high-income positions and taking on these extra roles.

In past research, women who have worked managerial positions have stated that they felt “isolated at work, exhibited Type A behavior and…

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Added by Randi Goodman on October 27, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Thinking Pink: Helmet Required

Adorned in pink, football fans gathered at the Rogers Centre on October 14, 2012 for the CFL’s second annual Pink Game in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. With only five games remaining, the Toronto Argonauts took on their rivals the Montreal Allouettes in an exciting game that had players and fans thinking about more than just football.

As the fight for the ball got underway fans were reminded not only of the struggle unfolding on the field, but of the battles fought…

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Added by Randi Goodman on October 27, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

From San Francisco To Taipei and Malaysia

My twenty seven days vacation to California has finally come to an end.  And here I am at the airport in San Francisco after checking in all my luggage.  When I arrived in San Francisco, I had only one luggage to check in and one hand luggage with me.  However after the vacation, I had two "overweight" luggage, one hand luggage weighing 7 kilograms and one tote bag!  At the airport last minute, I had to take out some of my stuff to my sibling's luggage.  Gosh!!  I better control my shopping…

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Added by Reanaclaire on October 27, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Yes, Zaffy, You Can Say the S-Word

“Mommy, can I say the ‘s’ word?”

I’m driving. Always when the questions come, I’m driving. “What’s the ‘s’ word again, Zaff?” I sigh. I have a vague recollection of having this discussion dozens of times before. You’d think I’d remember the…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 27, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Spicy parmesan crusted chicken. Amaze yourself.

My hubby is a little obsessed with Hellman’s mayo. To the point where his favorite snack is Ritz crackers topped with it – and he can eat a full jar in one sitting. Not.Joking. So I wasn’t surprised when we were cruising through Sam’s Club a couple of weeks ago and he told me about a recipe for some chicken concoction he had found using mayo. I didn’t really think much about it again until this afternoon: when I realized we had nearly nothing in our fridge for…

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Added by Cortney Galster on October 26, 2012 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Fresh Fresh: Atlin's Style

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Added by Samelia's World! on October 26, 2012 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Tackle Cold & Flu Season with @Walgreens + Earn #BalanceRewards

I'm recovering from a cold and determined not to have a winter where I'm worn down and tired.

Check out my experience shopping for cold & flu medicine + earning Balance Rewards at Walgreens.

Have you signed up for the reward program to each cash back?…

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Added by Joyce Brewer on October 26, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Inadvertently headbutting the door with your forehead is not the best way to open it.

** When a fart rips through your yoga class, you can't help but feel bad for the person who let it slip out.

** Glue guns and Google are two of the BEST inventions on the planet.

** My kids should have to pay labor costs for all the time I've…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 26, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

I'm a Hot Mess... Pass the Preggatini

I feel like a hot mess this week.  I’m not on my game and I couldn’t be more thankful that it’s Friday!  Pre-School has really changed my little guy in so many cool ways but I’ll be the first to admit; its changed him in some not so cool ways too.  He’s learning some ‘bad’ things from other children and then trying out his ‘new moves’ at home.  Common, right?  Of course!  But one thing he’s learning that I don’t like are his new words and phrases.  So, how…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on October 26, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Fantastic Friday - Faking Confidence With Professional Peers

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to be able to fake confidence in front of your professional peers.

Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of October has been dedicated to faking confidence in a variety of situations. Previous Fantastic Fridays have looked at faking confidence when speaking in public, …
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Added by Janeane Davis on October 26, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Four weeks old: an instagram photo dump

It’s official: my little man is four weeks old! I can’t believe how fast the last month has gone by. And at the same time, I can’t believe that he’s only been here for four weeks! One of my biggest obsessions over the past four weeks? Instagramming pictures of my sweet little man! Want to keep up with me on Instagram? Just search for @cortneygalster. Or view my Instagram photo…

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Added by Cortney Galster on October 26, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

True Blood vs. American Idol Part 3: DAWG! There’s a Vampire in the House!

The American Idol winner was announced a month or two ago. The children still talk about it constantly, like every other day. Mostly when we’re in the car.

The week leading up to the finale, I’d tried to prep the kids for the…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 26, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Current Obsession: Customized Onesies With Matching Leg Warmers

Confession: now that my little man has arrived, I’m absolutely obsessed with shopping for unique pieces to add to his wardrobe. Specifically, I look for things that would be perfect for the holidays – or for his next photo shoot, since he’s pretty much a little GQ model in the making! Anyway, in one of my weekend Etsy hunts I found these awesome customized onesies that come with matching leg…

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Added by Cortney Galster on October 25, 2012 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Lost Causes

I was putting the finishing strokes on the fourth installment of my “It’s a Thin Line” series – you can visit parts12 and 3 – when I realized what I really wanted to do was reminisce about what I miss. So here goes:

 

I…

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Added by Courtenay Harris Bond on October 25, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Rocco's Car Bedroom

Today Rocco told me that his pre-school really hurt his arm.  Alarmed, I asked, “What!?!”… “How!?!” His response as he whimpered and held his left arm?  “They made me pick up a lot of toys.”  The kid just makes me laugh… and roll my eyes…  And yesterday?  Yesterday he told me that his ears get loose.  “WHAT?” I asked.  His response to that one?  “You’re losing your head and my ears are getting loose.”  Here’s what I came up with: When I do something stupid (which is often) I say,…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on October 25, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Losing the baby weight requires more than just exercise

If you’re like me – trying to lose the baby weight, or just trying to lose or maintain your weight in general – there’s one thing that’s just as important (if not more important) to your lifestyle as working out is: and that would be what you eat. Here’s the thing about nutrition and dieting: you can’t just change what you eat for a short period of time and expect to keep the weight off. You have to make a lifestyle change and dedicate yourself to not just working out…

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Added by Cortney Galster on October 25, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments

I hate that question!

You know that one, the one asked by women who actually “do” something. SO what is it that you do? It’s also sometimes followed by a snarky, “Really, I would just go mad sitting at home”

 

First let me clarify one thing! What is the opposite of a “working mom?” Sleeping mom? Snoring mom? Snoozing mom? Just cause I am a stay at home mom, does not mean I sit around the house doing nothing. And second, the expectations of a stay at home mom are sky high. I am the go-to cook, chauffeur,…

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Added by Her Mommyness on October 25, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Thrilling Thursday - Life after Public Humiliation

Thrilling Thursday – it is thrilling to know that good things are still possible after public humiliation.

Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of October has been devoted to helping people survive and thrive after a major professional misfortune. The past three Thrilling Thursday articles have dealt with what to do after a business fails,  …

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Added by Janeane Davis on October 25, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

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