This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles.… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on July 1, 2012 at 8:06pm —
Our country continues to be in a strained economy. These past few years have been a humbling experience for me and my children. And while it has been a stressful time, many good things have come of it. We have found ways to do without, redefined our true needs and have a better understanding of what are our priorities. For example, in our family, we value time together now more than ever. And through difficult times we have grown closer and work much better as a team.
It is important,… Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on May 15, 2012 at 6:30pm —
This is my blog about my recent experiences looking for a job in my new town.
It's not just the economy, stupid!
You know that saying, "It's the economy, stupid" that we always here as an excuse for everything when the economy is not so great? It is really over-used, and… Continue
Added by Jennifer Copeland on February 15, 2012 at 11:26pm —
The sad state of our economy and our increased willingness to be good to Mother Earth has motivated us to think in new ways about our wardrobes. It’s a case of less is more. It’s a little bit of a scary notion for some of us, to think that maybe only one pair of shoes and less than a dozen garment pieces and and handful of accessories would suffice, but the merits of a minimalist wardrobe need to be considered.…
Added by The Succulent Wife on October 5, 2011 at 6:55pm —
I was in a shop a few months back and it had a cute little collection of hand-painted inspirational plaques. One of them caught my eye because it firmly invoked a belief I have. It said:
The most important things in life are not things.
Turns out it's a quote from Anthony J. D'Angelo who is the founder of The Collegiate Empowerment Company.
While I used to collect a lot of things, I've discovered in recent years that some things are not only… Continue
Added by Caridad Pineiro on February 8, 2011 at 12:30pm —
So yesterday the hubby, J myster and I did something for the last time. We went to breakfast at Alvin's, sat at our table we like to sit at
every Saturday by the fire place and partake in the best breakfast food
in town.… Continue
Added by Heather Jones on November 7, 2010 at 7:30am —
I have been misplaced by a weak economy – trapped in a small house with three children, stripped of my self-worth and blind folded to any clear direction. Though I have been a stay-at-home mom for nine years, five of them have been spent trying to build a career. Unlike most moms I didn’t choose to be a stay-at-homer; I was cast into the role when the $800 a month daycare bill was pushing us toward the poorhouse. Since landing this role I have been fighting to eke out a… Continue
Added by Torie Combest on September 27, 2010 at 3:44pm —
Added by Michele Pfm on November 23, 2009 at 12:16pm —
New automobile emissions standards
are on the right track. President Obama
is serious when it comes to fighting our global warming dilemma, creating new eco-related jobs and reducing our ongoing dependence on foreign oil. By 2016, all auto makers are required to make new cars and trucks get 30 percent better mileage
. It will be a gradual phasing in process with the 2011 new automobile models. Initially, it will cost the consumers a bit more per vehicle, but these “new… Continue
Added by Heather on May 19, 2009 at 8:44am —
Stuff. Possessions. Things
. We all have way too much of it. Especially if you have children or if you are one to hold onto things for sentimental reasons. (You know who you are!) There may be a psychological underlying reason why you hold onto your stuff, but no matter what the reason is, there are ways to help reduce and reuse it.
Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse:
Birthday party favors
. When my girls come home from birthday parties, the flood… Continue
Added by Heather on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.
is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
What makes you feel grateful for everything you have in your life? For me it is hearing the wind howl in the trees outside. I’ll explain…
Last night, I crawled into bed at 1 a.m. after finishing an editing project, and as I sighed and got all cozy and warm next to Landon, I heard the wind howl outside. There is something about that noise that instantly makes me appreciate that I have a roof over my head. Sure, most people do, but it’s not just about having a roof over my head. It… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 26, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Online shopping: I know I couldn’t live without it. It’s one of the most convenient tools the Internet has to offer. Every search engine or guide plugs that they make it the easiest, fastest or have the largest selection available.
Now that green shopping has become the norm, I came across, Thepurplebook Green: An Eco-friendly Online Shopping Guide
. Born from the annually published… Continue
Added by Heather on March 19, 2009 at 10:09am —
So just as an introduction I thought I would post links to some of my favorite and more recent articles I have written! Enjoy and please send me your feedback! Looking forward to hearing from you!
check out some of my articles on http://sitters4u.wordpress.com:
inspiration the power of intention…
Added by Sitters4U/Bianca on February 20, 2009 at 5:15am —
hello & welcome to my first blog post from Australia......the US economy and rising oil prices, along with our own depressed economy have had an effect on our pockets over here in Australia. Thankfully, just before Christmas, our gas prices dropped slightly and we had two small consecutive interest rate cuts. That put some extra jangle in our pockets for Christmas craziness (yay to shopping)!
Anyway, being a familY of fouR + puppy we've been… Continue
Added by Paula K on January 25, 2009 at 10:30am —