I try very hard to stay a positive person. Yes, I have backup plans if things go wrong and like everyone I have off-kilter days, but generally speaking, I like to think that life will go my way. And I have noticed that I am the happiest when I am hanging out with like-minded positive people: Happiness spreads happiness.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 15, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments
Kids become not what we want them to but what we are to them. It won't be wrong to say that kids in most cases are just the mirror image of their parents. From the time they are born till the age of six, they have a great sense of observation and their ability to imitate helps them learn and adapt to the world.…Continue
Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 13, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
As a working mother, I have become accustomed to being flexible and making changes. Change is constant and it is not always easy or welcomed. It could be something as simple as a sick child or something drastic like a career change and relocation. With those changes, I always have to take into…Continue
Added by Cassandra L. Pinson on June 26, 2015 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Somewhere in the ever-growing list of apologies to my Mother, I am making a point. (It's subtle, but it's there.) The point is that my Mom knew what she was doing when she was raising me and that she showed me lots of love and support every day. Those are just a few of the reasons I find myself incorporating some of the things she did into…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 23, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
My son made me a notebook. It consists of six pieces of construction paper held together with copious amounts of tape. (Note to self: Skip presents this Christmas and just buy son jumbo rolls of tape.) He gave it to me because he knows I like to write and immediately asked me what I would write in it.…Continue
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When I was 16 I worked at my very first job. I ran a small coffee shop in my neighborhood. All day I made and drank coffee. I was a full fledged coffeeaholic from that summer…
Added by Hope Brissette on October 4, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments
After I posted 50 Facts, a friend mentioned to me that she didn't know if she could write one herself. And it got me thinking in tangents about things I thought about writing here a while back when I had little time to blog but plenty of inner-chatter to chat out, if you know what I mean.
I explained to her that truthfully, that list of 50 took me a few years to complete. A little idea jumping out here and there on occasion, and…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 6, 2014 at 1:29am — No Comments
Would you rather be around someone who is always smiling or constantly frowning? Which person would create a better atmosphere for those around him/her? I will…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 12, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments
My left eye is twitching.
I didn't think that I was stressed out (because, I'm not busy anymore or anything), but my eye is twitching and that is a sure sign from my body that I am stressed. It happens whenever I have too much going on, or too much stuff on my to-do list.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 10, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments
The following snippets are actual lines I've heard other mothers say:
Added by Lauren Markman on May 23, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority.
High unemployment in the US continues to contribute to the economic downturn. And multi-generational households increase…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments
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Does your mind work in the ways of a hamster wheel? Once something bad happens you find yourself…Continue
Added by Chelle on March 29, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Wonderful Wednesday – it is wonderful to stay positive and focused while on the job search.
Each Wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of December has been dedicated to dealing with what you should do if you find yourself out of work unexpectedly. In previous weeks, I wrote about adjusting your budget, using…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on December 26, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments
Wonderful Wednesday - it is wonderful to start the day with a positive affirmation.
Added by Janeane Davis on October 17, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments
A week ago I receivde a text message on a saturday saying to download in amazon for free this book that will help many people in their …Continue
Added by Jennifer wood on September 21, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Serene Sunday - positive thinking has the power to change the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
There are some people who have a good attitude no matter what situation they encounter. Other people are miserable no matter how wonderful the world around them…
Added by Janeane Davis on August 26, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments
Ever since Title IX guaranteed equal funding for girls' sports programs 40 years ago, we've seen the results in school, the workplace and women's self-confidence. Studies have shown that girls who play sports in high school are more likely to do better in science classes, complete college, avoid substance abuse and join the workforce. And the more time they spend participating in team sports, the higher their self-esteem.
Naturally, there's also an effect on the playing…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on August 13, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments
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 — No Comments