As some of you may know, my business partner and I conducted a video interview with BlogHer's very own Gina Garrubbo not too long ago in her Manhattan office. Gina is MyWorkButterfly.com's featured Mom Mentor this month (along with Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of NJ). MyWorkButterfly.com is made up of a community of return to work and working moms who gain inspiration and a sense of empowerment from women like Gina.
Truth be told, Gina and I have a mutual friend in common but,… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on January 9, 2010 at 6:44pm —
Did you ever wonder what might be the best possible city to work in and raise your family? What city offers the biggest potential to earn money, has accessible childcare, healthcare and affordable living? Wonder no more. ForbesWoman.com compiled the results and we'd like to know if you agree with their findings. If you already live and work in one of the cities mentioned below, than you must be pumped. However, if your current city of choice is no where to be found... consider an alternative… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on January 5, 2010 at 11:30am —
Butterfly's 2009 Mom Members of the Year. Everyday moms doing extraordinary things:
Malaak Compton-Rock, Philanthropist of the Year, Founder of the Angel Rock Project, mother and wife to Chris Rock, generously opened up her home to host the launch of Butterfly some 11 months ago in support of our mission to empower and inspire mothers across the globe. Malaak continues to open up her heart every day as she champions for children and social responsibility.
Added by Bradi Nathan on January 2, 2010 at 1:17pm —
MyWorkButterfly.com announces its partnership with Facebook's Circle of Moms application. You can now find us in the Working Moms group within Circle of Moms, dispensing the resourceful advice we provide at MyWorkButterfly. We are now able to share our content, as well as empower and inspire more moms than ever before. If you are on Facebook, and we assume that you are, check out the Circle of… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on December 21, 2009 at 10:48pm —
We do hope you enjoyed your families this Thanksgiving and that you were able to put work aside, if only for one day. As we begin the 2009 home stretch we thought we'd "wrap up" some business on our end:
1. Butterfly's Marketplace Directory
We know how tempting it is to promote your business and to solicit new customers via Butterfly's Blog- truly we do. However, please resist the… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on December 1, 2009 at 10:14pm —
There's a reason why they call it the Christmas Spectacular. It truly is spectacular to see the Rockettes perform at Radio City, New York City. My biz partner, Terry, and I were invited with our families to meet and mingle with the Rockettes and Santa, of course. The show promises to dazzle (my six year old particularly loved the sparkley leotards and high kicks) and entertain (our boys loved the 3-D movie, feeling as if snowballs were being thrown their way). Did you know that many of the… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on November 24, 2009 at 11:12pm —
I always loved reading "Cliff Notes" as a young student. Not as a means of beating the system but as a way to quickly learn the pertinent information at hand. Come to think of it, moms deserve cliff notes because we need to absorb things fast and furiously as we go about our day multitasking carpools and kids, work, school, house, parents... need I say more? Today I thought I'd do you the honor of creating a short list, cliff notes if you will, from the book that got us started on the Butterfly… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on November 17, 2009 at 9:00pm —
This post is actually a part of my blog
on how I win my daughter's back
from her attachment to her nanny.
As a Career Mom, I only have about 45 minutes in the morning and 1 hour at night to be spent with my daughter. During the day, she spends more that 12 hours with her nanny.
At first, I was so… Continue
Added by Nieke L. Garnia on November 14, 2009 at 7:00am —
We love The Real Housewives of New Jersey
! Hell, we love all "real" housewives for that matter. Today, the definition of housewife has taken on a whole new meaning, as evidenced at our event this past Friday night with the stars of The Real Housewives of NJ. Before we share the fabulous details of our evening, or dish on Dina Manzo and her sister, know this: According to Wikipedia (our trusted definition resource), "Housewife is a term used to describe a married female who is not… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on November 10, 2009 at 12:58pm —
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year- what a bonus for working moms! No need to race home from work to take your children door to door. No need to feel guilty that you can't make it home until past dark. Halloween is on Saturday this year- what a wonderful thing! My son is of the age where he thinks it's hysterical to dress up like a cheerleader and actually convinced me to buy him the outfit. Pom poms and all. My daughter, on the other hand, had her mind set on being Hannah Montana which… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on October 28, 2009 at 2:37pm —
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Added by Lua Naquin on October 27, 2009 at 1:37am —
Would it shock you to learn that American companies haven't kept up with the changes in today's workforce or with their families? I think not. On October 16th, this little known fact became official as the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver released “The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything.” This release reveals that, "For the first time in our nation’s history, one-half of all U.S. workers are women, and mothers are the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on October 21, 2009 at 10:43pm —
The past Thursday marked the culmination of a very exciting 10 days at MyWorkButterfly.com. The "Nick Lachey Dream Dinner Date Charity Auction" pulled in $10,600! Thank you to those who bid in an effort to raise money for VH1 Save The Music Foundation and its mission to keep music education in America's public schools. Please know that we are mindful to those who did not have the financial means to turn this opportunity into a reality. Our mission was two-fold: to raise money and to generate… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on October 7, 2009 at 4:31pm —
I do hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day, a holiday that originated in Canada out of labor disputes in the 1870's... who knew? Funny how these disputes press on some 200 years later as I remind you of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act recently passed by Obama.
Although, I can't say I was in much of a celebratory mood this Labor Day as I absorbed the news of the recent death of Ted Kennedy and a lesser known, DJ AM. Loved him or hated him as a politician, Ted Kennedy leaves behind five… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on September 10, 2009 at 4:38pm —
Love Basketball? Wanna Take Center Stage in MSG at Half-Time?
When I was growing up in Westchester, NY in the 60's, my brother was regularly asked by my dad to go see the all-star, championship NBA team, the "New York Knickerbockers" (aka Knicks) play. Yes, those were the days of Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, Earl the Pearl, Willis Reed, Senator Bill Bradley and other "dream-team" players of all time. When my dad would ask my brother, never considering that I would find basketball… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on September 2, 2009 at 6:40pm —
I have learned that in business, and in life, that "All is fair in love and war." What does this mean exactly? Well, if you must know, it traces back to John Lyly's "Euphues" (1598). The quote was "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war." John was a Renaissance English poet and playwright and certainly a man ahead of his time in recognizing that there are many a people who do not play fair. I imagine that some of you who are reading this now may be cursing those who have wronged… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on August 25, 2009 at 6:43pm —
My ex-husband, God bless him, was a douche bag. He put his career first, his mistress second, fantasy football third and coming in a distant fourth was his family.
That said, I must confess that there are days that I come home and miss the selfish bastard. Three and a half years after our "Black October" my brain knows that it is not him I miss anymore. Though my heart misses having someone to come home and share the victories of the day with I’ve become accustom to the adult… Continue
Added by Single Mom Survives on August 1, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I am so proud to work from home for a company that provides us with a benefit that is endorsed by the FBI and that is designed to protect our children. Did you know a child is reported missing every 40 seconds in the United States? Did you know that only 10% of families have samples of their kid's fingerprints & DNA?
Our company has a new program available to its Independent Business Owners that will help… Continue
Added by Liz Bondar on July 27, 2009 at 12:00am —
My day goes something like this:
Wake up, not to an alarm but to an 18 month old who is up anytime between 5:30am and 6:30am. (when its my turn, great tip, my husband and i take turns so there is no cranky argument in the morning) but regardless of turns, i am up by at least 7am.
Then the baby gets milk and breakfast, i get ready for work and then leave to a now crying baby who can say no mommy bye bye! kills me every time......
But there is this moment in the morning between the… Continue
Added by Heather on July 21, 2009 at 10:38pm —
Sometimes I think the most difficult part of having a baby is not the sleepless nights, not the crying, not the birth….it is being away from her. I won’t lie, sometimes it is a needed break when I go to work or I travel and get to sleep past 5 am but not being with her outweighs any brief moment of pleasure I have. I do feel that I am a better mommy to her because I work though. That may not be the case for everyone but for a driven chick like me, someone who thrives on competition and her… Continue
Added by Heather on June 25, 2009 at 7:00pm —