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All Blog Posts Tagged 'work' (248)

Not in the mood to cook

Think about one of those bad days at work. The kind of day in which nothing went right. Let's say you got stuck with some work you didn't want to do, had to smile through some negative comments from customers, figured out a way to stay out of your boss's cross hairs, got some moody text messages from a spouse and a friend, and then you had to fight through traffic the whole way home only to be reminded when you got there that you have to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 6, 2017 at 6:40am — No Comments

The balance that was passed on to you

Like many working parents, I struggle with work/life balance. At least once a day, I wonder if I am spending enough time with my family, or if I am committed enough to my job. I do my best to model a family first attitude for my team, but I know they have seen evidence of me working late into the night from time to time. I hate not knowing how my son will really feel about having two working parents - and the effects upon his life from…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Let that teen get to work

Think about your first job for a moment. I'm guessing that it wasn't your dream job, but I am also guessing that you learned a lot. You probably learned how to deal with a boss, and how to treat customers; you learned how to handle your money and how to own up to your mistakes.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 3, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Too many things; too little time

I was listening to a friend of mine describe her daughter's schedule, and it scared me. She told me how her daughter would come home on the bus by 5:30 pm, start homework, leave for sports practice at 7 pm, return home at 8:15 pm to eat dinner and then do more homework until 10:30. She would then wake up at 5 am the next morning to finish up the rest of her homework. My friend is worried because she knows her daughter isn't getting enough…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 25, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

Admitting you need sleep is the first step

My son's alarm goes off at 7:35. I can hear him get up, turn the alarm off and then...silence. I know he has gone back to bed. At 8 am, I tentatively go into his room and gently wake him up. He is cranky and angry and tells me that he feels like he didn't sleep at all. I do my best to be gentle with him and coax him into the day, even though I desperately wish I could send him back to bed for a few more hours.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

A reason to ask for that raise

Hey there, Working Mom.



I know you have been working really, really hard lately. I've seen you at your day job, putting in the extra time to get that project done, even though you would much rather get home to your family and hear about the amazing day you engineered for your children who are home for the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 1, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

Working hard for the money

My son was in the loft playing office.



Even if he hadn't told me this several times, I would have been able to figure it out based on the number of "important meetings" and "back-to-back" phone calls he said he had. At some point he told me his…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 18, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

Want $50 in Ebay Coupons? Sell Your Old Baby Clothes

Baby Gear=Money

Purge the kids' closets and empty their drawers. Think of it as a late Spring cleaning with benefits. If you sell your baby clothes and baby gear by August 18th, you can earn cash…
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Added by Takiela Langley on July 30, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

How could I possibly be this tired?

I am tired. No, I'm not even going to try out that trick in which I tell myself that I am not tired and convince myself through the power of positive thinking.



This is why I am tired:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 28, 2017 at 7:03am — No Comments

How to Sell Your Stuff on Ebay: the Step-by-Step Tutorial

 Sell Your Stuff on Ebay…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 27, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Vintage Peter Max, Lacoste, & Pikolinos

Was it Worth the Lacoste?

Yes! The thrift gods really smiled down on me this time. Featured in this post: vintage Lacoste, vintage Peter Max, & a pair of leather Pikolinos shoes. The profit-- not too shabby!

Vintage Children's Lacoste Belts

Vintage Children's Lacoste Belts

Item: Lacoste Vintage Children's Belts Sizes 26 & 28 Lot of 2

Purchased at: Goodwill Retail

Purchase Price: $0.99/belt

Sold for: $10 for the lot

Side-note: I…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 2, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

The teenage summer job is: Studying

When I was a teen, I talked to my Mom about getting a job. She told me that I already had a full-time job, which was to be an excellent student. So, I stayed unemployed and maintained excellent grades. When summer approached, I talked to her again about getting a job, and she reminded me that I would be working my whole life: I should enjoy the summer off while I could.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 14, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

The women with multiple jobs

After dinner one night, we were looking through some photos and videos of when our son was a one-year-old. Looking back at that age felt like a giant oxymoron: It seemed like forever ago; it seemed like it was only yesterday. I was marveling at how much he has grown up and how much fun he is now when I was struck by the thought about how much easier our life has become.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 9, 2017 at 7:55am — No Comments

Real Ways for Single Moms To Make Money from Home



There are many women who have decided willingly or unwillingly to settle down and have a family. This also means that they put an end to their career lives and have no source of income. They are responsible for taking care of the house and family and have to depend on their husband’s financially. This has caused a lot of stir for the new generation moms who like being financially independent.

Taking care of the house is no doubt, the…

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Added by Hoa Giusti on June 1, 2017 at 4:35am — No Comments

Mom Guilt

I am currently writing this post, coffee in hand, from the comfort of Starbucks. Baby girl and I just left her first day of daycare. I desperately needed a coffee, and she desperately needed a nap. And so that is what is currently happening. 


Oh, yes, you read that right. I said daycare.


My 10 month, 18 day, 11 hour and 59 minute old daughter started daycare this…
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Added by Mar Ward on April 8, 2017 at 9:17am — No Comments

Raising the allowance

I like to listen to my son talk about his plans for the future. They include him working as an engineer in NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, yet somehow living next door to me so he can help me cook sometimes. These plans also include him being a marine biologist on the weekends.



When he tells me all about his…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 20, 2017 at 6:20am — No Comments

Appen – A Great Work From Home Opportunity for Anyone Looking for Extra Income

Giving birth, whether naturally or by C-section, takes a toll on a woman’s body and sometimes her mind. Having to go back to work within weeks or 3 months of giving birth does not allow a family the time to adapt and bond with their new addition. Unfortunately, in the United States returning to work within 3 months of having a child is the norm and for most families a must. Other families run into the hard situation where both parent’s need to work to support the family, but child care costs…

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Added by Rachel barry on February 11, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Work at Home Moms: Things You Can Do To Keep Yourself Fit

Most moms have so little time to get into a regular home exercise program. Not only do they get so busy taking care of the kids, some of the today's moms also work at home, which makes it even harder to get to the gym or join a health club. There are errands to run, shopping to do, housework, soccer practice,…

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