We fight for a fair maternity leave, and a supportive work environment tooth and nail. We do so because we deserve to have a balance between family life and work. If the organizations themselves were aware of the benefits of maternity leave to the organization itself, I think the battle would get much easier. Not only does maternity leave benefit the organization, it also "greatly" benefits the economy. …Continue
Added by Mirna El-Sabbagh on February 8, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
I have really been in a funk lately. My mind has been a whirlwind of emotions & thoughts. Ever since my youngest, my baby, turned 4years old I have been giving myself a hard time. I feel this pressure, entirely from myself, but pressure no less, to work. Not that I don’t work now, in fact I feel like this is the hardest I have ever worked in my life! My husband and I are a bit old school. He works outside the home. I do all the household chores, all things clothes and food…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on February 4, 2015 at 2:32pm — No Comments
I have never been a model employee. From the age of 14 until I was 25, I've held around 12 jobs (I may be forgetting a couple). In each and every one of these positions, I would show up to work and do my job with one foot out the door. When I worked at Wal-Mart, I was forever filling up receipt tape with random notes to myself. Story ideas, song lyrics, scraps of poetry, random observations. I'd watch the customers for inspiration for character's that I would one day write about. I'd…Continue
Added by Brandyn Blaze on February 2, 2015 at 12:02pm — No Comments
It is fantastic to realize that when it comes to work life balance you can succeed by being your own super hero. When my oldest daughter was a little girl she watched a movie from the Cheetah Girls with words to a song something similar to this:
I don't want to be like Cinderella
Added by Janeane Davis on January 22, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments
Want to know one of my biggest pet peeves?
The chronic complainer who LOVES to point out problems but NEVER volunteers a solution.
Those people irritate the hell out of me.
Guess what? If you want to be successful in business, DON'T be one of those people.
I'm fired up, can't you tell with all the caps? LOL!
Now, I can certainly appreciate the fact that people may get deterred by a lot of red tape and invisible barriers to change within their corporate…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on January 15, 2015 at 8:33pm — No Comments
I've been looking for a sturdy weight bench for my husband but one in my budget that can still give us the features we need. I was seriously considering Gold's Gym XRS 20 Olympic Workout Bench (still considering it), but I would have to buy the bar and weight plates separate which I didn't want do. I came across the CAP set (currently under $100), which wouldn't take up as much space, which means I wouldn't have to get rid of…Continue
Added by Ronda on January 4, 2015 at 5:31pm — No Comments
Added by Janeane Davis on December 10, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments
It is fantastic to know you can balance work if you organize your life the right way. Almost every day I field questions from friends, associates or co-workers about how to balance work, home and everything. They wonder how I am able to keep all the balls in the air. Often they are looking for the magic bullet or secret potion that makes balance possible and easy. The fact is, there is no magic bullet, no secret potion. If…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on December 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 31, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments
I am now 36 weeks pregnant, so I have 4 weeks to go whoo before I have my bundle of joy. For the past couple of week I found myself being emotional, I’m getting irritated really quick, my patience is real short, and crying for what I don’t know lol. My husband told me I can’t wait till you have the baby because you was a lot nicer( I had to give him the side eye, like I know you didn’t say that to me)but anyway my emotion are all over the place. I have tried to keep my feeling in check but…Continue
Added by Sabrina Cesar - Parker on October 27, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 9, 2014 at 8:59am — No Comments
Before I joined Scentsy I was struggling working 2 jobs and practically homeless. After some mis-communication over parking tickets my husband and I decided to work on our marriage. One of the things I made clear was that I wanted to be independent and continue to work from home, but also make money from home. The kids were in daycare and my…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on September 3, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…who is very excited to put this past week behind them. It has felt like nothing but holidays, holidays, holidays the past couple of weeks, and as lovely as it has been I am ready for the good old hum-drum of the work week.
We rang in the New Year and hit the sheets about fifteen minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square on the eve of 2014, but the Hubs and I still felt exhausted (and just a tad hung over)…
I cannot be the only one...who sometimes realizes that as independent, as self assured, and as confident of a woman that I think I am, there are times that I am surprised by my need to be acknowledged for doing a job usually considered masculine. How could a woman who want's to be treated as an equal in the world, and more importantly in my marriage, feel the need to receive the proverbial pat on the head by a man for a job well done...this is a mystery.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 11, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Women place a lot of faith in expensive moisturizers and wrinkle creams, waiting months for them to do what the label promises. Surprisingly though, research is consistently showing that eating certain foods will beautify your skin from the inside out without the cost of those high-priced items…Continue
Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on November 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby. Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over. I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me. Once, I returned to work…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Have you ever thought about becoming a Work At Home Mom (WAHM)? I thought about it long and hard the day I sat down and calculated how many students I had suspended, and how many had been arrested in just one week. When my daughter was born I took one look at her and knew that I had to figure something out fast.
Now back to my question. Have you ever dreamt of a job…Continue
Added by Gabriella Lassiter on September 13, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Prepare all of your meals ahead of time and freeze them. You will be amazed at how much time you will save each week. Here is a collection of freezer cooking tips and recipes that will definitely make your life easier! It may seem like a lot to do at first, but you will thank yourself the next time you come home exhausted and all you have to do is go to your freezer and grab a container.
These recipes explain how to season your meals prior to freezing for a tasty outcome. If you are a…Continue
Added by Gabriella Lassiter on September 8, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
In September 2008, the financial world erupted when the largest global economic crisis in recent history rippled across the country. Experts proclaimed that it would take five years for unemployment rates to recoup, and six years for the housing market. Nearly five years in, and the state of this nation’s economy is still teetering on unsteady ground.…Continue
Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on September 4, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments