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How to Choose the Ideal Living Room Furniture for My New Home

If you’ve just bought a new home, you probably don’t want your old, worn-out living room furniture in there. Just like you, your living room needs a fresh start.

Most homeowners worry that buying…

50th Birthday Gifts for Women

The days of living our lives are marked by how well we live and the number of experiences we have collected through the life. A lot of time the experience counts more than the age. There are different milestone birthday’s in the life that makes us revisit life in a certain…

Birthday Celebration Ideas - 6 Things To Do On Your Birthday

Birthdays are a very special occasion that one should bring in with innovative and unique ways that make it a memorable affair throughout your life. Although it is said that we should live each day fully, for birthday’s, you should go beyond full and live it in a…

Portia Mount's Blog – May 2011 Archive (7)

Are High-Achieving Parents Pushing Kids too Hard?

Should a three year-old be getting tutored in math and reading? And can this tutoring really help give them an edge in school? Apparently the parents who have signed their tots up for Junior Kumon think so. This question is at the heart of a social media firestorm that continues to rage after a recent New York Times…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 26, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Listen to Your Heart: Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

Would you recognize the signs of a heart attack in yourself or a loved one? I thought I knew all of the signs and found out I was wrong. Earlier this year Dr. D's mother died very unexpectedly of a heart attack. I became motivated to educate myself as much as possible about heart disease which is the number one killer of women in the United States.  I'm very passionate now…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 24, 2011 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

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

Get Your Body Swimsuit Ready in Just 57 Minutes

It's that time of year when every women's magazine cover trumpets its own formula for the perfect beach body. If you are still feeling a wee bit zaftig from all of those wonderful winter comfort foods you consumed, have no fear help is around the corner. While there is no silver bullet to losing those extra lbs, …

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Added by Portia Mount on May 10, 2011 at 9:22am — No 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

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