I used to be a madwoman on the weekends. Dr. D. avoided me Saturday mornings as I rode around on my broom frantically trying to cram in as many tasks before noon as possible. As a busy working mother, I found that my weekends were consumed with catching up on all of the stuff I couldn't get done during the week -- laundry, cooking, errands, you name it. Even before…Continue
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"Practice Pancakes for Saturday's Pancakes in a Panic tasting by Merrick!"
Yesterday the kids and I, after making up eFoods soup and corn bread muffin samples, went door to door among our neighbors to invited them to Merrick's "Pancakes in a Panic!" eFoods tasting class.
We passed out flyers with this title "Pancakes in a Panic! Emergency Family Food Series!" That is the name of…
Added by Kim Power Stilson on July 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
How many meals does your family eat?
1 person eats 3 meals a day, 21 meals a week, 90 meals a month or 1080 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 2 eats 42 meals a week, 180 meals a month or 2160 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 3 eats 63 meals a week, 270 meals a month or 3240 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 4 eats 84 meals a week, 360 meals a month or 4320 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 5 eats 105 meals a week, 450 meals a month and 5400…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Portia Mount on June 13, 2011 at 10:56pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 19, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 17, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on May 16, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 2, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments
New Word: Pregomommypreneur
Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and pregnant.
Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and…Continue
Added by Arushi Sood Joshi on April 19, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on March 30, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jenna Conover on February 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments
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…
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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