All Blog Posts Tagged 'working' (149)

Reflections of a Recovering Good Girl

Get More Out of Life by Ditching Your Inner Good Girl

Hi, my name is Portia and I am a recovering good girl. I think as the oldest of three children I came to my good girl tendencies naturally. At school I studied hard, tried really hard, got good grades and helped my teachers after school. I was such a good girl that during the planning of my high school’s (unsanctioned) senior skip day I was asked to collect my classmate’s money…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 13, 2011 at 10:56pm — No Comments

How to Return to the Workforce After an Extended Absence

I frequently interview candidates for open positions in my organization and am often asked what advice I have for women returning to the workforce. The most important piece of advice I can give you is to not apologize for leaving your career to raise your children. Be confident in presenting your skills and be assertive about what you have to offer a prospective employer. Finding a…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 19, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

The Great Household Help Debate

The Great Household Help Debate

Last week my friend blogger Blessing over at WorkingMomJournal, made an impassioned pitch for why she thought working mothers needed to embrace nannies, housekeepers and other household help. She referenced a …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 17, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Suicide- A Young Girl Kills Herself

A beautiful young girl took her own life due to high-pressured academics in our achievement obsessed-culture, inspiring a filmmaker to create change in her MUST SEE documentary entitled, THE RACE TO NOWHERE. Add to academics, multiple team sports, AP classes, community service, an instrument (if they…

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Added by Bradi Nathan on May 16, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Blood Oranges and Sunsets

Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.



And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls.



You see, these… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 12, 2011 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

Ten Steps to Finding the Perfect Nanny: Part 2

Nanny Jo

This is part two of my thoughts on searching for a nanny. Even if you are used to hiring and firing people on the job, finding someone to care for your little one can be an agonizing process. After all, you are choosing someone who will become a member of your family. …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ten Steps to Finding the Perfect Nanny: Part 1

Finding a nanny is a little like finding a husband. It's all about chemistry and you have to be patient and willing to wait for the right person to come along. It's also one of the most nerve-wracking things you will do as a parent. Many of you contacted me to say how helpful my post on the …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 2, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Pregomommypreneur

 

New Word: Pregomommypreneur 

Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and pregnant.

Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and…

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Added by Arushi Sood Joshi on April 19, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

How Disney Brings Out the Liar in Me

I was recently given an amazing opportunity from my friends at Disney Canada to attend the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Orlando. I jumped at the chance – by March, who doesn’t need to get a hit of that happy drug the Big Mouse deals out?

The added bonus was that this conference is a family getaway….well, for a family of four, anyway. Once I got a friend to agree to come…

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Added by Julie Cole on March 30, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Love Is Enough

I love Valentines Day! I know I am a sap. My friends say if I were a color I would be pink for sure. So naturally I adore this gushy, blush colored holiday, however commercial it may be.

Given the combination of the times, and my ridiculous schedule  a romantic date with candles, great wine, stimulating conversation , and a hot black dress are not happening this year. I admit in years past I would have been disappointed by the truth surrounding the check book and day timer on this of…

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Added by Jenna Conover on February 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Can I work from home?

I had a bright idea one day.....since I have a few things to sew anyway AND there is a craft show coming up.....why not sew a few more and try to start a business? 4 months and hours upon hours of work later I'm realizing a little bit of talent and creativity does not a booming business make. 

I managed to secure a booth last minute at my very first craft show the week of Thanksgiving. The 2-day show was scheduled for the second week of December. Even though I knew I had a lot of work to…

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Added by Evelyn on February 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Social Media and Moms - An Introduction

Social media has revolutionized what it means to be a mother.  Sure, the basics of mothering remain the same throughout the ages, but with all the information of the internet at our fingertips, new theories catch steam quickly, unsafe practices are brought to light in front of large audiences, and people can pick and choose which parenting methods work best for them in real time, as these methods are being used and tested by others.



One of the largest drawbacks to staying at home…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on February 7, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Surprise Baby

People say that I’m brave for having six kids. My take is that it’s nothing compared to those crazy mamas whose kids are out of the baby stage when they go and immerse themselves right back into it. Imagine ditching diaper bags, sleepless nights and poopy bottoms only to return to them several years later. At…

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Added by Julie Cole on January 31, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

5 Resources For Moms Returning To Work

In October, after I lost my job, I shared 8 Job Hunting Sites For The Out-of-Work Mom. These were the sites I planned to utilize in my job hunt. I'm still utilizing them. There's been a few leads. On the very few interviews I've had, I came across and chatted with quite a few people.…

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Added by Vanita on January 26, 2011 at 1:32am — No Comments

The Fake Career Woman

A beautiful blogger and great friend of mine wrote a post today about being a fake stay at home mom (during break as a teacher.)  She got a lot of well-deserved hits, and I laughed at myself, saying, "I'm going to post where you post, claiming that SAHM is a career."



But, then, I thought, what the heck, self?  SAHM is a career.



She writes: As a teacher "for several weeks out of the…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on December 21, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Push!

So of course last weekend when I was out on one of my coffee dates with my

favorite gal pal Tiff, we decided to change things up a bit. We looked

at our belly flab and said heh why don't we work out together...the

thought was briefly dismissed many… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on November 19, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

When Mommy’s A Mess

Do you ever feel, that as the centrifugal force of the house, that mommy’s mood sets the tone for the the whole family? This Blog post came to me a couple of weeks ago, when my girlfriend said, “Can you Blog

about how when we are not good, the rest of our family never feels good?

And how we can pull ourselves out of these slumps?”

So really, what happens if mom’s not happy?…

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Added by Erica Diamond on October 7, 2010 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Mama Friendships – Are Yours At Risk?

Maintaining friendships when you are a mama can be a tricky business. Often already juggling a hectic home life, work and children, while also trying to carve out a bit of time with Daddy-o, can leave little room for your girlfriends.

The way I see it, there are a few friendship fizzling high risk situations:

1) You become a mama: Many report that their friendships with single/childless girlfriends suffer. Mama feels…

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Added by Julie Cole on August 30, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

I interviewed Hayley Lewis - Australian Olympic Swimmer & The Biggest Loser Host

Hayley Lewis - From Champion Swimmer to Champion Busy Mum
I own and operate an online health and fitness free membership site, and decided to feature celebrity women to help inspire my members. You are all welcome to join anytime http://www.busymomsfitnessclub.com ; Here is my interview with… Continue

Added by sherah on August 23, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Mean Girls and Where to Find the Nice Ones!

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Added by Bradi Nathan on August 2, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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