It is fantastic to love work because it makes good things at home possible.
For many people going to work is a chore, something they do because they must, something they hate. As a result, these people start the day with a bad attitude toward work and continue with a bad attitude throughout the day. Imagine what would happen if instead those people started the day with a good attitude and continued it throughout the day. Instead of hating work and dreading the approach of each… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on February 11, 2013 at 9:57am —
Each workday, people all over America wake up, shower, dress and go off to work. Many of those people are not happy about having to go to work each day. Some of them even curse the fact that they must go to work. I am proposing that instead of hate, those people start looking at their jobs with a loving attitude. Think about it. When a person is in love, the person is kind, considerate and speaks with a kind voice. When a person is in love, she does not insult the object of her love. A… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on February 8, 2013 at 12:36pm —
Readers of a certain age will remember the movie Mahogany starring Diana Ross and Billie Dee Williams. There was a great line in the movie where Billie Dee's character told Diana Ross' character that all her success at work meant nothing if she had no one at home with whom to share it. For me, having a loving, caring family at home to share my successes and accomplishments is more valuable than the accomplishments and successes.
I like to call myself a Proverbs Wife.… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on February 4, 2013 at 11:59am —
If you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and have not been successful, guess what? Today is a new month and you can start over with a clean slate. As a mom, I realize how much work it takes to raise a family, maintain a household, and go to work. In fact, over 92% of people who set a New Year’s resolution don’t meet their end goal. You don’t have to remain part of the 92% because today you have the opportunity to get up and try again to meet your goals, whether it be to lose… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 1, 2013 at 4:10pm —
Many people go to work each day, perform their duties and then come home to their families and never talk about work. Similarly, many people go to work each day and share nothing of their personal lives with their co-workers. On the surface, this may seem like a good way of doing things, keeping work and home in separate categories. However, things are not always what they seem. By keeping work and home in separate categories that never intermingle a person keeps her life out of balance.… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 26, 2013 at 11:21am —
Many people are at work complaining about how much they hate the supervisor, how stupid the boss is and how no one running the company has a good idea about anything. For these people respect for those in authority is a foreign concept. It is no wonder that people with this attitude find it difficult to succeed in the workplace. It reminds me of a line from a Staples Singers song, "if you disrepect everyone that you run into, how in the world to you expect anyone to respect… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 24, 2013 at 9:36pm —
Here is a new idea for some people: go to work and actually work. There are quite a few people all across America who go to work each day and look for ways to skip as much work as possible. Think about how little sense that makes. It really does not make sense to go to work and complain to that you have to well, work. But, each day millions of people are going to work and spending countless house figuring out ways to look busy while not actually being busy doing the work their employers… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 17, 2013 at 2:24pm —
Wonderful Wednesday - when it comes to work it is wonderful to show up like a grown up.
Each wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of January will be dedicated to new ways of looking at work. Last week, was about being grateful to have work
. In future weeks we will look at:
- It's work, don't play around
- Respect those in authority
- Keep work…
Added by Janeane Davis on January 9, 2013 at 11:34am —
In June of 2011, I began using a breast pump on a regular basis to start building a stash of breast milk for my baby so that he would have plenty of milk once I returned back to work. When I returned to work, I knew exactly where I would have to use my breast pump but I never did put much thought into how I planned on cleaning my breast pump parts after I finished a pumping session. Luckily at my job, we had a break room that had a clean sink. Thankfully, I didn’t have to worry about…
Added by Christy Garrett on January 7, 2013 at 10:07pm —
Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to use technology to balance home and work.
A few months ago my husband, Darren, was doing work that required him to travel out-of-state for two weeks at a time and then work at home for two weeks. Our family is a close one. We enjoy each other's company and like to hang out, laugh, watch movies and music videos together. So having him gone for extended periods for a long period of time was hard on all of us. But, I put on my big girl panties and… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on January 4, 2013 at 11:16am —
There is nothing like working in the restaurant industry to make you doubt the sanity and rationalizing abilities of our species. Continue
Like yesterday, when I had a woman ask for a new wine glass because her glass smelled funny. Let me repeat that. The GLASS SMELLED FUNNY. The wine was fine, but man that cup had to go.
It takes a certain type of crazy to deal with people like that. Luckily I seem to have it covered.
Added by Sarah on December 30, 2012 at 11:49pm —
Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to balance work and play so you are not a broke girl.
Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of December we will be continuing our exploration of ways to balance work and home. Last week we explored the notiion that all work and no play makes you a dull girl. Today we will be looking at ways to balance things because all play and no work make you… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on December 14, 2012 at 11:43am —
When I was a little girl, the majority of my friends did not come home to an empty house like I did. They knew that their moms were waiting for them with a hug, a smile and some cookies and milk. Their moms were there to make sure they changed out of their “school clothes” so that they could go outside and play. And once their dads came home from work, they knew it was time to “wash up for supper” and join the family at the dining room table. I’ll admit it; as a little girl, I… Continue
Added by Penny Roach on December 8, 2012 at 8:48pm —
Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to be able to continue to balance home and work when priorities change.
Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of November has been dedicated to the work//home balancing act. Previous articles have covered the plan fail dichotomy and balancing work vacations and school schedules, and… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 23, 2012 at 12:09pm —
Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to be come up with a plan to balance work and home.
Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to the work//home… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 16, 2012 at 10:23am —
Magnificent Monday - it is magnificent to mind map a plan and take action now.
Each Magnificent Monday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to the idea of getting TAN -Take Action Now. We all have things we want to accomplish, goals we would like to reach and journeys we would like to make. There is one thing stopping us, a refusal to TAN, take action now. Last week was all about, why you should… Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 12, 2012 at 7:25am —
Sensational Saturday - it is sensational to go to bed happy.
Each Sensational Saturday throughout the month of October will be dedicated to sharing some of the best marital advice I have gotten from people close to me. I have been happily married for 22 years and I have to admit that it is in part due to advice I got from others. Last week I shared my grandma-in-law to be's advice to …
Added by Janeane Davis on October 13, 2012 at 11:16am —
Yes, being a work-from-home mom is not for the faint-hearted. And I’m not even getting started on the bad days when schools are shut, or the children fall ill or the help mysteriously disappear to their gaons (villages) for vague, unexplained reasons. So the next time, someone you know tells you she’s a work-from-home mom, give her an encouraging pat on the back. Even better, take her out for coffee or offer to watch her kids while she takes a luxurious ten minute shower. Trust me,… Continue
Added by Manasi Vaidya on October 9, 2012 at 2:30pm —
Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to find the good in the end of a friendship at work.
This is the fourth of four Fantastic Friday posts dealing with using what seems to be a bad thing for a good purpose. This post is about finding the good in losing a friend at work. Most people spend more time at work than with their families.…
Added by Janeane Davis on September 28, 2012 at 9:28am —
Yeah, pump it up! If you're a child of the 80's like me (yes I'm a nerd, and a music nerd)- than this might be the first song that comes to mind and it's totally okay if you sing along:
But I wasn't really talking about that type of pumping it up- I'm talking about the working mom! The mom who's gotta nurse her baby even though she works 8-5, kind of pump-it-up. If you don't nurse, or have boobs, you can… Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 23, 2012 at 12:02pm —